Saturday, September 20, 2014

Comedy, CLIMATE, and Capitalism (video)

Amber Larson, Ashley Wells, Pat Macpherson, Pfc. Sandoval, Seven, Wisdom Quarterly; Stephanie McMillan (; Naomi (; PW
Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014 is the People's Climate March (NY, LA): See details below.

Sick sad word, contaminated environment, dying planet...brought to you by capitalism (SM)

US military-industrial complex aids Israel in its killing, incremental genocide, and war crimes: "I'm very pleased with your civilian kill rate efforts to stop terrorism (SM).
Fracking? First capitalism ruins the environment (Left Coast/SM)
Then capitalism gets us addicted to Internet over-consumption and "news" propaganda (SM)
Then capitalism funds armies to put down the poor and complainers (Left Coast/SM)
"Capitalism isn't working: Another world is possible"! (
People's Climate Events
From Los Angeles' linking arms on Wilshire Blvd. on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 to New York's march against capitalism and "flood Wall Street" to protest government inaction on climate on Sunday, Sept. 21: THE PEOPLE'S CLIMATE MARCH.
  (, Sept. 18, 2014)
People's Climate MarchAt least 100,000 people are expected to take part in the People’s Climate March in New York City on Sunday.   More than 2,000 "People’s Climate" events are planned worldwide in 150 countries. And on Monday, climate activists are planning to stage a mass sit-in in the financial district in Manhattan in an action dubbed "FLOOD WALL STREET."
We'll save you, Earth!
The actions are taking place ahead of Tuesday’s one-day United Nations Climate Summit. DN! speaks to acclaimed journalist Naomi Klein, author of the new book This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate being launched today, about the upcoming climate activism as well as the global grassroots movement dubbed "Blockadia," which is fighting fossil fuel extraction from Canada to Nigeria to Greece. Watch Part 1
  • The NYC book release of Naomi Klein's This Changes Everything is sold out, but watch it free on live stream.
Corporations prefer profits over people and plunder over the planet.
The solution? According to author and artist Stephanie McMillan, it's Capitalism Must Die!
Capitalism Must Die! (Stephanie McMillan)
Why? "There's an evil force dominating the people of the world and destroying the planet [Bhumi, Gaia, Earth, Tierra] itself. This force is our enemy and the enemy of all life. But before we can defeat it, we have to correctly identify it. We have to understand its underlying structure, how it works, and who controls it in order to pinpoint its vulnerabilities and effectively fight against it."
We agree, and it's not just us. Naomi Klein, author of Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism and the new This Changes Everything on climate change also singles out capitalism -- at least the aggressive form of it practiced in the USA. This is sometimes called "disaster capitalism" or the "create a problem then sell them a solution" model.

Capitalism vs. the Climate
This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate arrived in stores on Tuesday (Sept. 16). For more information, tour dates, or to buy the book, see: What's it about?
This Changes Everything
Forget everything you think you know about global warming. The really "inconvenient truth" is that it’s not about carbon [that whole carbon market is just a way to make money by selling pollution credits!]. It’s about capitalism!
The convenient truth is that we can seize this existential crisis [a threat to our very existence] to transform our failed economic system and build something radically better.
In Naomi Klein's most provocative book yet, she tackles the most profound threat humanity has ever faced -- the war our economic model is waging against life on Earth. More 
(Big Think) Question: Why did you write Shock Doctrine?
Naomi Klein: It came out of reporting that I was doing in Iraq after the [U.S.] invasion [and] the first year of occupation. But I guess it dates back earlier than that. I happen to have been in Argentina making a documentary film when the [U.S.] war [o]n Iraq began. And it was a really amazing time to be in Latin America.... 
Less Concerned
Daily Affirmations for the Revolutionary Proletarian Militant: "I'm less concerned with my own comfort than the advancement of our class in its struggle" (
Once the smartest show on KPFK FM daytime, GO HARRISON is returning!
Up to 8,000 MPG? It's true! Going GREEN wtih Go Harrison (
Capitalism: A Ghost Story -- and how it's ruining India (Arundhati Roy)
Formerly better known for building coal-fired stations, China has closed and cancelled scores of them, mainly to combat the air pollution that kills some 250,000 a year
Will capitalism clean up the world? No, but let's cash in before we call it quits.
World leaders are going to gather in New York to reach a global agreement on climate change have big money behind them. Clean it or pollute, we don't care as long as we can make money off it. More

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