GROUNDSWELL: Doing more for climate justice in one year than our government has in the last twenty-one
Governments have failed to deliver what is needed. Let’s show them what climate justice action really looks like. Groundswell is a call to escalate climate justice actions in the wake of the Paris climate talks. From fossil fuel to border controls, the arms industry to financial markets. It will link up groups taking action, and create new avenues for people to engage in civil disobedience.
We want to do more for climate justice in one year than our governments have in the last twenty-one.
It’s going to take a lot of us working together, but it’s going to be great. If this sounds good to you, get involved…
- I have a group of friends and would like to be given some useful ideas of things to do (and possibly some training and support to develop ideas) →
- I’m part of an organisation and interested in joining Groundswell →
Working with: Plane Stupid, Blackpool Anti-Fracking Nana’s, Art not Oil, Frack off, Earth First, Coal Action Network, South West Against Nuclear… and many more groups joining soon.
We took our red line to Paris, now let’s …
Groundswell – a year of direct action in answer …
Open Letter from the Wretched of the Earth bloc to the organisers of the People’s Climate March of Justice and Jobs
Originally published on Black Dissidents website on 16 December …
ANTI-FRACKING ACTIVISTS STOP WORK AT CARRINGTON GAS POWER STATION
For immediate …
What happened in the streets?
Reclaim the Power organised hundreds …
Why we got together to Reclaim the Power
While Britain is submerged in the worst floods for decades, the government and oil industry are pressing ahead with plans that could see see two thirds of the UK covered by fracking rigs, causing more carbon emissions and causing even more destructive weather patterns. Fracking is part of the wider Dash for Gas which includes the construction of up to 40 new Gas fired power stations. This agenda will crash our climate targets, increase fuel poverty and keep our future energy dangerously concentrated in the hands of unaccountable corporations.
Climate crisisThe UK is one of the dirtiest countries on the planet – we need to reduce our carbon emissions by 90% in 20 years if we are to stop climate change.
Economic crisisSince 2007, our economic system has lurched from recession, to depression to slump, countries have imploded, people are starving while the 1 per cent gets even richer.
Social crisisSavage cuts to our welfare system, fuel poverty and a lack of decent jobs are tearing apart our social fabric.
Why we must stop the dash for gas
The Government has announced plans to approve the building of 30 new gas-fired power stations. Despite overwhelming evidence that we’re rapidly heading towards catastrophic climate change, these plans rip up the Government’s own legally binding commitments to reduce carbon emissions; they will actually make us even more dependent on fossil fuels in 2030 than we are now. Find out more›