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Save the planet with a human chain – Parliament House protest

By poptop - 10 January 2009 56

Stray mentioned this protest earlier, but details have now been posted out; so here they are.

    Subject: Feeling let down by Kevin Rudd on climate change?

    If you are wondering what kind of future your children will face, in light of the lack of leadership by the Federal Government on climate change, you are not alone.

    http://www.climatesummit.org.au/

    Join hundreds of other Australians forming a human chain around Australian Parliament House on the first sitting day of Parliament on Tuesday 3rd February 2009. [ED – Anyone got a time?]

    It is time to send a strong message to the Government that we will not accept weak targets that guarantee the destruction of our natural wonders such as the Great Barrier Reef.

    Come make this a historic community demonstration. We will gather at 8am on the lawn in front of Parliament House before forming a human circle around the Parliament. Once we’ve held a press conference and the helicopter has taken the aerial photos, we will gather nearby for a picnic lunch and celebration of our people power. Speakers will include Greens Senator Bob Brown.

    Please bring water, sun protection, and a packed lunch. Wear red – for the climate emergency – and bring long red banners to snake around Parliament House.

    Let’s make 2009 the year we turn the tide of climate change. Bring your family and friends on Tuesday 3rd February.

    You are also invited to join Australia’s Climate Action Summit in Canberra the weekend before the action.

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Save the planet with a human chain – Parliament House protest
poptop 5:06 pm 10 Jan 09

Environmentalism – a crazy notion that we should clean up after ourselves.

Even if climate change isn’t a problem, isn’t being a bit clean and tidy a good enough reason?

I think the red banners will look quite festive on the green lawns on the hill.

54-11 4:56 pm 10 Jan 09

You Gen Xers and Yers bother me. We are being presented with two different scenarios – one states that we are plundering our planet into eventual oblivion, and the other being touted by big buisness that grows fat on the profits of carbon-producing products, is that this is all a lie.

I would have thought that the precautionary principle would mean that we should at least think about the consequences of our actions.

At the very least, we would reduce pollution in the air, in our soils and our oceans by reducing fossil fuel usage. At the very best, we just may save future generations.

What’s so wrong about that?

Deckard 4:40 pm 10 Jan 09

R. Slicker said :

More greenie crap. For the last time THERE IS NO CLIMATE CHANGE. It is a myth being propagated by the international media.

Of course it’s a conspiracy!!

I’ve been stockpiling weapons, food and water in the basement of my house for when the UN uses this as an excuse to take over the country. They’re not going to get me alive!! Who’s with me??

sepi 4:19 pm 10 Jan 09

People Power.

anon1972 4:18 pm 10 Jan 09

“Comically, coal power produces far more radioactive waste than nuclear power…”

I’m not sure if I have ever read more rot in my life. The radioactivity of the waste from a coal powered station is NOT more than a nuclear station. The radioactive waste emitted from a coal powered station IS more than a nuclear station due to a nuclear station due the reactor vessel, fuel rods, and any radioactive waste on site being well shielded. In saying all that Scientific America state that the chance of becoming ill from the radioactivity of a coal station equate to that of being hit by lightning.

Mr Waffle 3:45 pm 10 Jan 09

more coal-fired power stations

Enjoy the increased rates of cancer and toxic pollutants pumped into the environment. Comically, coal power produces far more radioactive waste than nuclear power…

Jonathon Reynolds 3:21 pm 10 Jan 09

Join hundreds of other Australians forming a human chain around Australian Parliament House

Because holding hands is such an efficient way to stop global warming … if only we had known a decade ago!

gingermick 3:11 pm 10 Jan 09

Unfortunately some poor sods actually work on a Tuesday (and on a few other days also). They then pay tax to help fund the allowances these parasites receive. Please explain how raising the red flag will save the planet. My memory is good enough to recall an earlier generation of red flag waving comrades.

Holden Caulfield 3:01 pm 10 Jan 09

So, to promote the green cause they want to wear the opposite in red.

This is going well.

I-filed 1:27 pm 10 Jan 09

I’ll be nearby – will be amused to see how many of the hypocriterati arrive by car, from their large, climate-inefficient O’Connor houses (full of expensive rainforest-timber furniture), wearing imported emissions-laden clothes, digesting expensive imported, emissions-laden food …

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_ 12:35 pm 10 Jan 09

What a waste of time. Surprising they’re holding it now, normally these things coincide with uni exams, so the Arts students have something to do while their colleagues in other courses are studying and/or sitting exams.

jakez 12:12 pm 10 Jan 09

R. Slicker said :

More greenie crap. For the last time THERE IS NO CLIMATE CHANGE. It is a myth being propagated by the international media. All governments should divert money from spending on climate change initiatives into better roads, more coal-fired power stations and assistance to the car industry.

Assistance to the car industry? OH HELLS NO!

R. Slicker 11:59 am 10 Jan 09

More greenie crap. For the last time THERE IS NO CLIMATE CHANGE. It is a myth being propagated by the international media. All governments should divert money from spending on climate change initiatives into better roads, more coal-fired power stations and assistance to the car industry.

Pandy 11:25 am 10 Jan 09

The dreadlock set have nothing better to protest about.

BenMac 11:24 am 10 Jan 09

Join hundreds of other Australians forming a human chain around Australian Parliament House on the first sitting day of Parliament on Tuesday 3rd February 2009. [ED – Anyone got a time?]

We will gather at 8am on the lawn in front of Parliament House

Will this be entirely peaceful?? There are some wacked out, f*cked up Greenies out there.

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