Posted on October 26, 2009 by polidoc
Saturday marked a day of unprecedented international climate actions by activists in 181 countries who are building momentum to inspire political leaders to take substantial steps towards climate reform at the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen this December.
In the Bay Area of California, cyclists from as far away as Arcadia descended upon Justin Herman Plaza in San Francisco in the culmination of the kickoff. City Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi, urged people to push their municipal and state legislatures to take aggressive action to reform climate regulation, regardless of what the international community does (or does not) do. A consistent fighter for green legislation in one of the greenest cities in the country, Mirkarimi most notably initiated the anti-plastic bag initiative which has since spread internationally.
The international day was spearheaded by the group 350.org and supported by numerous environmental activist groups, including GreenPeace. The number 350 represents the parts per million of carbon dioxide emissions that the atmosphere can bear if we want to avoid runaway global warming.
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Posted on April 21, 2009 by polidoc
With the crowd chanting “Arrest Jim Rogers,” referring to Duke’s CEO, several dozen protesters lined up to cross a pink spray-painted line that defined Duke’s property and were cuffed by police and placed in waiting vans.
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Posted on July 26, 2008 by polidoc
Polidoc will be releasing more videos this week. Until then, enjoy the soulful song candidate Jesse Johnson put out at the 2008 Green Party National Convention on July 12, 2008 at Chicago’s Symphony Hall.
Johnson moved into electoral activism after years of absence from his home state. He was appalled at the destruction of his native blue ridge mountains by profit driven coal companies. A former Republican, Johnson represents the Libertarian Greens; in the past, he was endorsed by Mike Gravel.
Johnson continues his electoral activism in West Virginia, where the Green Party’s affiliate, The Mountain Party, has nominated him to run for Governor. Johnsn is scheduled to be in two debates in October, when election season really heats up.
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