War or planet? Time to choose.
IN NEW YORK
Take part in the march on September 21, and the Climate Convergence 19th-21st.
ANYWHERE ON EARTH
Find or create an event here or here.
AN EVENT TO WATCH ON LIVESTREAM
"War, Whistleblowing and Independent Journalism"
[Eastern U.S. times]
Sept. 21 at TheRealNews.com
6 pm: Body of War film screening
7:30 pm: Q&A with Phil Donahue
8 pm: Panel with Paul Jay, Norman Solomon, William Binney, Marsha Coleman-Adebayo, Jessica Desvarieux, Phil Donahue, Thomas Drake, Kirk Wiebe.
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We're launching a petition to the world's governments gathering at the United Nations to discuss climate on the International Day of Peace.
Please click here to sign your name and add any comments you like.
The petition reads:
The United Nations was established "to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war" and is now addressing the scourge of climate change. We urge the adoption of an approach that addresses both together.
Since the Kyoto accords of 1998, the U.S. military has been exempted from calculations of greenhouse gas emissions, despite the fact that it burns more oil than do most nations.
Wars that consume huge amounts of fossil fuels are often motivated in large part by a desire to control and profit from much greater amounts. In the process, large areas of the earth are rendered uninhabitable by mines, toxins, and other war waste.
There is $2 trillion a year, globally, that could be invested in a major effort to protect the climate, were it not being invested in war and preparations for war. The United Nations must make disarmament an environmental cause.
A world that turned away from war would have the vision and the ability to address the danger of climate change on the scale required.
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