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10 Reasons to #ClimateStrike on March 15

Charlie Wood from TippingPoint writes

Hi folks,

The school strikers’ Global #ClimateStrike is at the end of this week and they
are asking for all of us to help them get out the word to make it HUGE.
See below their latest email invite (also on their facebook page here)
and please forward it to everyone you know.
 
Then find a strike near you here and share the facebook event with everyone.
Let’s all show these awesome young people how much
we admire their courage and inspiring action!
See you all on March 15!
With hope,
Charlie

We’re striking from school on March 15 to call for all politicians to take urgent action to stop the climate crisis.

Here’s why you should JOIN US….

1. The climate crisis is hurting people now

And the people in power aren’t doing nearly enough to stop it.

2. The Government is telling us not to strike

Haven’t politicians learnt that telling young people what to do always backfires?!

3. It’s an awesome learning opportunity

Our politicians clearly aren’t listening to the educated, so we have to take to the streets to make them. Why should we learn about history and then not be allowed to make history? Activism is learning.

4. It’s going to be massive

Students in dozens of countries are joining. Our families and communities are coming. Unions are endorsing us.
Some businesses are even shutting for the day to be there.

5. A federal election is coming up

A federal election is coming in May. Australians are worried about climate change. This is our opportunity to show every politician that we’re gonna make sure climate change determines who governs Australia from now on.

6. Adani is pushing ahead with their mega coal mine & our politicians aren’t stopping them

Coal is the #1 cause of climate change yet our politicians aren’t stopping Adani opening up one of the largest untapped coal reserves on the planet.… Read more >>

Flanagan comments on a Burning Tasmania

“Scott Morrison’s proudest boast is that when the barbarians were at the gate, he stopped them. But now the truth is clear: the barbarians were never at the gate. They were always here, in the palace, in power, and they were blinding us with their lie that the enemies who would destroy our world were the wretched and powerless who sought asylum here. And all along our real enemy was them: those who held up lumps of coal in front of their throne, and laughed and laughed and gloated won’t hurt you won’t hurt you.”

— Richard Flanagan, “Tasmania is burning. The climate disaster future has arrived while those in power laugh at us”, The Guardian

{Powerful commentary published Feb 5th, well worth reading}

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FoE Adelaide meeting on Climate at Box Factory, 6:30 Mon Feb 11th

We start with the first of our meetings at the Box Factory this year on Monday, Feb 11th with a discussion about climate change, the transition to renewables, what various groups are planning, and how it might effect the upcoming election. Come along and help us decide where we should focus our efforts in the fight against climate change.

Special Guest: Jim  Allen, from FossilFreeSA will tell us about the campaign for divestment in local councils.

Members and supporters welcome! Upstairs in the kitchen at the Box Factory, 6:30 start wih nibbles, with Jim joining us at 7pm.… Read more >>

Getup’s Adelaide Election Launch, Tues 12, 6:45 at The Gov

From Getup:
Everyday people want action on climate change, a fairer society and they love our ABC. But time and again, the hard right’s toxic politics stand in the way.
Our polling shows this is making hard right MPs, like Abbott and Dutton, more vulnerable than ever before. But we need to start early and get to work in every corner of the country if we’re to have a chance against their big money politics.

Come to GetUp’s Adelaide Election Launch to learn about the power of ‘persuasive conversations’ with voters and how you can be part of it. It’s effective. It can be done from anywhere in the country. And it can only be done by a truly grassroots, people-powered movement.

Come along to our Adelaide Election Launch and learn about GetUp’s strategy to take on the hard right (proven and honed through several elections), find out what’s on the line, and how you can work with other locals to have the greatest impact.

Ready to make it happen? RSVP now to the Adelaide Election Launch in Hindmarsh on 12 February.

WHAT: Adelaide Election Launch
WHEN: Arrive 6:45pm for a 7pm start, Tuesday, 12 February
WHERE: The Gov, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, Adelaide, SA, 5007
WHO: Passionate Adelaide locals – please pass on this invitation!

Authorised by Paul Oosting, GetUp Ltd, Level 14, 338 Pitt Street, Sydney NSW 2000.

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