Archive | May 2013

Climate Activist Jeremy Brecher to Speak in West Haven

Activist Jeremy Brecher who has written 12 books on labor, activism and climate problems will be speaking next Monday, June 3 in West Haven about his newest book “Save the Humans?” The talk will start at 6:30 p.m. in the Sacco Room (lower level) at the West Haven Main Library , 300 Elm St. The book talks about major challenges facing humanity like disasters caused by climate change and the ways people are organizing to preserve jobs and prosperity.

The event is free.

It’s sponsored by the Friends of the West Haven Library System.

Jeremy Brecher’s website features articles like:

Should We Remain Silent About Climate Change?

Citing Jobs and Environment, More Unions Backing EPA

6 Reasons Climate Change is a Threat to America’s Health

Pipeline Climate Disaster: The Keystone XL Pipeline and Labor

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New Groups Co-Sponsor Today’s Rally

350-CT, Connecticut Coalition for Environmental Justice, Great Society of Environmental Warriors, Promoting Enduring Peace, and Socialist Action are joining with “Capitalism Vs. The Climate” and Fight the Hike to rally today in Hartford against the Governor’s Energy Plan.

Wednesday, May 22nd at 1 pm

210 Capitol Ave, Hartford, CT

Meet us on the sidewalk south of the State Capitol

No More Fossil Fuels and False Solutions! It’s high time to call for 100% Just, Renewable Energy and oppose Governor Malloy’s Energy Strategy!

We can power Connecticut with 100% wind, sunlight and water, and we ought to start now. Last year was Connecticut’s hottest year on record. We always knew burning garbage, coal and gas in Connecticut’s cities was a bad idea, but now we have even more wake-up calls such as Hurricane Sandy and atmospheric CO2 passing the dangerous 400 parts per million level.

Fight the Hike Leader Bashes Malloy Energy Plan, Approves Demo

 

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See You Tube video of Paula Panzarella

and listen to interview with our own Dan Fischer at www.EconomicUprising.com

Wed. May 22 – State Capitol – Say No More Fossil Fuels and False Solutions!

Capitalism vs. the Climate Invites You to Join Us At the State Capitol to Say No More Fossil Fuels and False Solutions! It’s High Time to Oppose the Comprehensive Energy Strategy, and To Call for 100% Just, Renewable Energy!

With dirty natural gas, carbon trading, and mega-hydro, Governor Malloy‘s Comprehensive Energy Strategy puts Northeast Utilities’ and other corporations’ profits over Connecticut’s communities.

Make a sign and join the fun!
Wednesday, May 22nd at 1 pm
210 Capitol Ave , Hartford , CT



We can power Connecticut with 100% wind, solar and water, and we ought to start now. Last year was Connecticut ‘s hottest year on record. We always knew burning garbage, coal and gas in Connecticut’s cities was a bad idea, but now we have even more wake-up calls such as Hurricane Sandy and atmospheric CO2 passing the dangerous 400 parts per million level.

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Confront Climate Change, Stop Malloy’s Comprehensive Energy Strategy

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A Statement from Capitalism vs. the Climate

May 13, 2013. Last year, Connecticut experienced its warmest year on record and saw 5 people killed by Superstorm Sandy.[i] At the same time, communities mobilized to build new recycling facilities and community gardens, bring together unions and climate activists, and postpone construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, demonstrating a heightened sense of urgency and possibility around confronting climate change.

“It’s clear that achieving 100% just, renewable energy is not only socially beneficial and technologically possible, but also an environmental necessity,” said Carmen Cordero, a member of Capitalism vs. the Climate. “Governor Malloy’s Comprehensive Energy Strategy is so packed with false solutions and loopholes that it takes Connecticut further away from reaching this goal.”

Despite our testimonies at public hearings and our satirical Climate Circus [ii], serious flaws in the Comprehensive Energy Strategy have not been remedied. We therefore call for the defeat of House Bill 6360 An Act Concerning an Implementation of Connecticut’s Comprehensive Energy Strategy and the related Senate Bills 839 and 1138.

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Group Calls for 100% Just, Renewable Energy

Meeting in Voluntown, the group Capitalism vs. The Climate resolved to call for 100% Renewable CT Electricity, Heating and Transportation

Community-controlled, ecologically-appropriate energy stabilizes fuel costs, reduces air pollution deaths, and confronts climate change. We demand a just transition for all impacted communities and workers.

What is renewable energy? Here’s a complicated but valuable chart from Energy Justice Network.

Studies by Stanford University’s Mark Jacobson show that renewables can meet all our energy needs. By emphasizing energy conservation and shifting subsidies from militarism and dirty energy, it can likely be done much sooner than 2030.