By creating a brain-bending system of carbon pollution licenses, fossil fuel companies and trading firms have found a way to keep on churning out global warming gases and to reap huge windfall profits at the same time. Meanwhile, the UK government is justifying a third runway at Heathrow and a coal-fired power station at Kingsnorth by saying that these new “carbon trading” schemes will magically make all their emissions vanish.
They are handing control of our climate over to the same people and systems that caused the financial collapse. All the workable and fair alternatives aren't getting a look-in.
We need to stop this foolishness.
We've camped against the Heathrow runway, we've camped against the Kingsnorth coal power station. Now its time to camp against the over-arching problem: absolute faith in unfettered markets and endless economic growth. On April 1st the G20 leaders arrive in London. At a time of climate crisis their response to the market meltdown is emergency loans to car manufacturers, increased spending to encourage consumption, and bailouts for the very people who got us into this mess - just the thing that will make the climate crisis worse.
Don’t let them get away with it: join our camp in the Square Mile!
We will convergence on the European Climate Exchange, Hasilwood House, 62 Bishopsgate, EC2N 4AW at 12:30 exactly. If we are to be succesful, it is very important that we all arrive at the Climate Exchange at the same time. We must swoop in from different directions, and under different means to all arrive within a minute or two of each other. We therefore advise that people meet up with their mates early, and somewhere within easy reach of the Climate Exchange. Then, at the appropriate moment, leave quickly, and timed to arrive at exactly 12:30. You may even want to practice beforehand.
Things may change on the day, perhaps significantly. There is a text message news service which will be available during and in advance of the G20 Leaders meeting. We strongly recommend that people subscribe to
it. It is possible, even likely, that the place that we finally set up camp will not be the Climate Exchange.
Bring a pop-up tent if you've got one, sleeping bag, wind turbine, mobile cinema, action plans and ideas...let’s imagine another world.
Don't let the financial and fossil fools make the rules!
For updates, details on back-up plans, and more information, visit us at http://www.climatecamp.org.uk/g20
Email g20 [@] climatecamp.org.uk for more information.
In the meantime, we all need to get the word out.
If you would like to be in touch with others from the Nottingham area going down contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
* This callout can be forwarded to your friends and email lists
* Invite your friends to the Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=49600653225
* Download the postcard version for photocopying and get it out: http://www.climatecamp.org.uk/files/G20PostcardB_4onA4.pdf
* Stickers and colour postcards are available - email
g20 [@] climatecamp.org.uk to get them
Please post this link, paste this text, and otherwise spread the word!
and the MELTDOWN.....
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse will lead themed processions starting at 11 a.m. 1st April from the following rail stations:
Red horse against War;
* Liverpool St
Green horse against Climate chaos
* London Bridge
Silver horse against Financial crimes
* Cannon Street
Black horse against land enclosures and borders in honour of the 360th full circle anniversary of the Diggers
At 12 noon, April 1st, we're going to reclaim the City, thrusting into the very belly of the beast: the Bank of England.
Early a.m. April 2nd, we're going to bang on their hotel doors, @ the Excel Centre, Canning town to deliver our message of a world beyond capitalism.
Take on the capitalists whilst we still have time!
See you there.......