As the nearly half a million people participating in the People Climate March in New York City on September 21 demonstrated, we now depend on our leaders who are in the streets. They will secure our daily bread, and they will forgive our debts, as they organize everywhere.
The message echoing in the streets of New York and across the globe may come as a surprise to some. The following is from a report that Jared Paul posted after his arrest at #FloodWallSt in New York. In Jared’s My report back from #FloodWallSt / #PeoplesClimateMarch he makes the key point loud and clear:
Looking around it became clear that the majority of the messaging was blatantly anti-capitalist. Signs read: “Capitalism Is Destroying Our Planet,” “Corporate Globalism doesn’t work: System change now!” “Climate Change is Class War.” I thought it was just our area but as thousands of people streamed by on either side heading for different parts of the march, I saw that the signs were almost all of similar messaging. From watching #DemocracyNow I knew that there was a large contingent of First Nation activists leading the march with a clearly anti-capitalist message as well.
Not all of URI might be quite ready for this radical position, but some of us certainly are. However that may be and wherever you may find yourself on this political spectrum, please join us for the:
Global Frackdown at URI: October 10, noon-2pm in front of URI Foundation on Upper College Road, Kingston.
Green Power to the People!