Sunday, August 29, 2010

Rally 4 Free Public Transport!


Having free, frequent and accessible public transport will increase the amount of people using it and we already spend way more money than we would need to do it on stupid things like locking up refugees (we're still the only 1st world country that does that), invading Iraq & Afghanistan and supporting the 'War on Terror' or just giving it to big business. Just 2% of the $6 billion energy & transport subsidies for big business could replace Adelaide Metro’s fare revenue for an entire year.

Protest 2pm Sat Oct 30 @ Hindmarsh Square, Adelaide.

Download a PDF of the above leaflet in A4 or A6 and start getting the word out!

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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Radical Bloc @ Walk Against Warming

Chalk Rundle Mall red! It's a climate emergency!

* 100% Renewables by 2020! (Read the plan at beyondzeroemissions.org)
* Free, Affordable, Accessible Public Transport Now!
* Government investment for Green Jobs!
* Ban Old Growth Logging!

“An extreme illness cannot be cured with a moderate medicine." 

Wear red & black, grab some red chalk and join the Climate Radical Bloc at Walk Against Warming.

Sun 15 August 11am Victoria Square 

With current emission rates, scientists estimate that we will hit a climate tipping point that will trigger unstoppable run away global warming within the next 10 years (WakeUpFreakOut.org). We can not wait for politicians to act. Delay is denial. We must force action. Petitions & lobbying DO NOT force politicians to act. Even when an issue has massive popular support they will ignore it if it seriously challenges big business. This is why Labor never seriously engaged with the Australian anti-war movement even when half a million people were protesting in the streets. This is why even The Greens don't set policies in line with the climate science (VoteClimate.org.au). It is safer for a party to lose an election than it is to lose the support of big business and their media.

In order for a movement to be powerful it needs to be based on people power NOT lobbying. For instance, in 2000, despite the pro-corporate World Economic Forum being supported by both Labor and Liberal parties, a 10 000+ strong protest blockade shut down their meeting. More recently, after years of being ignored, Melbourne's taxi drivers won safer working conditions by organizing a wildcat strike & blockade of Melbourne streets. These are just a few examples that show that people power can make real change. We all saw how quickly the anti-Iraq war movement grew. Climate movement can grow just as fast but we need to make sure that it understands how to force real change. Nothing else can make the dramatic changes necessary.

Reclaiming Rundle Mall and decorating it with climate action slogans in red chalk is a way to demonstrate that we are not waiting for politicians and we are not playing by their rules. We can take control of public space back from corporate and government interests and as we get stronger we are going to set our sites on increasingly bigger targets. 

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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Fossil Fools Day Picket

Critical Climate will be supporting the CLEAN SA (www.cleansa.org.au) initiated picket of Penny Wong's (Minister for Climate Change, Energey Efficiency and Water) office on April 1st. Her office is located at 19-21 Gouger St in the City. The picket will begin at 4:30 and wind up around 6:30.

Everyone is welcome and it will be a great opportunity to talk to other climate activists and also spread the word about Critical Climate in this high pedestrian section of the city.

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Monday, March 22, 2010

New Leaflet


A new Critical Climate leaflet. Updates include Michael Moore's quote being included, recent Australian examples of mass action replacing the historical US ones and the SMS phone number contact has been updated.

Download the PDF for this file below for printing.

Get it out there! :)

http://www.mediafire.com/file/xwkgytnzxzo/Critical Climate Leaflet.PDF


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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Film Screening: Shutdown: The Rise and Fall of Direct Action to Stop the War

Created to gain insight, inspire, and draw lessons - Shutdown: The Rise and Fall of Direct Action to Stop the War is a documentary about the 2003 protest occupation and disruption of the San Francisco Financial District in opposition to the invasion of Iraq. It tells the story of how social justice organizers and everyday people came together to plan and shut down the financial district of a major US city.

Wednesday, 10 March @ 6pm at Bliss Cafe - 7 Compton Street (which runs off Gouger St near Bank SA) in the city. Price $4 concession (includes health care card) $8 full.
Bliss will open at 6pm for people to order food. It would be greatly appreciated by the staff if people ordered food & drinks before the film starts at 6:30. There are limited seats - so please message criticalclimate@gmail.com a head of time to book a seat.

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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Cap & Trade

The Story of Cap & Trade is a fast-paced, fact-filled look at the leading climate solution being discussed at Copenhagen.

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Monday, December 7, 2009

"ClimateGate" "Con-spir-a-cy"

A solid run down on why "ClimateGate" is not the conspiracy some media pundits are saying it is...

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