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Deliver a Message of Resistance at Copenhagen

December 8, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Civil disobedience works: it played a role in ending apartheid and segregation and in launching FDR’s New Deal, to name just a few examples. When an organizer presented him with a list of demands, Roosevelt said, “I agree with you, I want to do it, now make me do it.” polar-bears-climate-change-schools

Now is the time to remember that lesson, and to apply it to climate change. By signing the Climate Pledge of Resistance, you can become a part of their non-violent protest and give world leaders needed incentive and inspiration to take action. Organizers are hoping to gather 10,000 signatures and create the largest worldwide civil disobedience action in the history of the climate-change movement:

“Today, when our leaders find themselves cornered by industrial lobbyists, they must be able to point out the window at us. Then, like Roosevelt and other leaders before them, they will be able to say: ‘Sorry, I can’t.’

“This December, at Copenhagen, our leaders can choose to save our world. After that it may be too late. Through actions this fall leading up to November 30 and beyond, hundreds of thousands of us will show them directly the choice we want them to make. Won’t you join us?”

– Suzanne Bopp


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