Hackney against climate change and fracking - What we want for Christmas: For the government to treat climate change as an emergency.

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Hackney against climate change and fracking -  What we want for Christmas: For the government to treat climate change as an emergency.

Time: December 10, 2016 from 2pm to 4:30pm
Location: Town Hall square
Street: Mare Street
City/Town: HACKNEY
Website or Map: https://www.google.co.uk/maps…
Event Type: energy, pollution
Organized By: Richard Payne
Latest Activity: Dec 5, 2016

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NO CLIMATE CHANGE U-TURNS, N0 FRACKING, NO FOSSIL FUEL INVESTMENT

 

JOIN US – for information & debate

  Hackney Town Hall Square from 2.00-4.30 Sat, Dec 10th

 

Xmas is coming and Santa’s arctic retreat is melting due to climate change. Polar temperatures are rising faster than elsewhere and this month are an unheard of 20°C (30-35°F) above average. 

 

A year ago Britain signed the Paris climate deal, the first international step to tackling the climate emergency. But the Tories have chucked out policies that could slow climate change and are forcing a reckless energy policy on us, dolling out licences to energy companies to frack for gas in Yorkshire, Lancashire and nearby Surrey. This will create more greenhouse gases; contaminate ground-water and poison people and the environment. And to Trump that, yes; this pantomime villain in the White House thinks climate change is ‘Chinese hoax.’ 


We're assembling in the Hackney Town Hall square; on one side is Barclay’s Bank; notorious for backing apartheid in the 80’s; it still hasn’t cleaned up its act; it rewards its shareholders with profits from armaments, finances coal, oil & gas and owns the energy company Third Energy who want to frack in Yorkshire. 

 

And here Hackney Council is dragging its feet over pulling out pension funds worth £42m from fossil fuel companies such as ExxonMobil and Shell.


We’re calling on:
1. Theresa May’s government to reverse all austerity cuts including those to green energy projects and to ban fracking in the UK.
2. Barclays Bank to stop funding armaments and fossil fuel industries and invest in affordable housing and clean, renewable energy.

3. Hackney Council to pull its pension funds out of climate-destructive fossil fuel companies. 

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Comment by Sustainable Hackney on December 1, 2016 at 11:31

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Comment by Sustainable Hackney on December 1, 2016 at 11:09

Groups now supporting this action:

  1. Sustainable Hackney
  2. CACC, The Campaign Against Climate Change
  3. Frack Off London
  4. Hackney Green Party
  5. TH and Hackney FoE
  6. Campaign Against the Arms Trade, London
  7. Labour Party (Lea Bridge)
  8. HPA Hackney People's Assembly
  9. Socialist Worker Party  
Comment by Kathryn Johnson on November 29, 2016 at 12:22

Hi everybody,  I like the attitude in this Josh Fox interview on fighting the pipelines in the US:  'Silence means you're with the oil companies' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kz-utcgekQs  

“First rule: Leave your house!  Get your arse down here!” 

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