In Canada, Tuesday, August 29th, global civil resistance against a wayward system continues with On2Ottawa supporter Kaleb throwing paint onto a million dollar work of art.
After gluing themselves to the ground, Kaleb had a prepared statement he was able to recite before police arrived, “Hello everyone I apologize for this disruption. Are you shocked? You are probably eager to see law enforcement come and take me and put me in jail for this transgression. Right? I feel just like you. Fossil fuel industries are destroying the work of art that is our planet and our government is firmly in their grip doing nothing to stop their crimes. Anthropogenic climate change is leading to hotter, drier summers in Canada. So far this year we have seen wildfires burn 37 million acres of land and emit over 300 million tones of carbon equivalent into our atmosphere and force tens of thousands from their homes and communities, particularly indigenous communities and it has lead to the deaths of four Canadian firefighters this year alone. And that is just here in Canada. We are shocked by this disruption. We are shocked that the governments of the world, including our own, are allowing this beautiful planet, this work of art, to be gutted and burned to fill the pockets of fossil fuel plutocrats. No more. This must stop or we will not stop disrupting. We demand climate action now. Canada must establish a national firefighting service of 50,000 firefighters to tackle the fires of years to come as the planet heats up more and more. Firefighters deserve federal resources that are out of the reach of petty provincial premiers and their cost saving austerity platforms. We deserve a government that protects this land. If our elected leaders don't have that courage we must establish a Citizens' Assembly to do what they cannot. Slash carbon emissions, reject all new fossil fuel extraction projects, build more renewable energy infrastructure, save this work of art that we call planet earth.”
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Four civil disobedience activists (including one rebel) blocked the road to the Burning Man festival. It generated hundreds of media stories.Another rebel glued his feet to the floor of Arthur Ashe stadium and stopped a US Open semi-final game for 49 minutes. It generated thousands of media hits worldwide, inserted the topic of climate emergency where it is least seen - the sports pages. Would you like to be a part of this new wave of climate actions, where a small number of brave people can make a big impact? Come learn from these two rebels. It's not hard. It just needs a bit of pluck, a bit of creativity, and a straightforward message.
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“What are our responsibilities at this time? Because of the fossil fuel industry, we are facing horrors of a magnitude never before experienced in our existence. Our government continues to lead us to the edge of no return. We must stand up and defend ourselves. No one else is going to do it. It must be us, if we want to live.
Our methods must be disruptive, and they must be nonviolent. Our actions are evidence-based, credible, and we have a plan. The only thing missing at this point in time is YOU!”
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