Saturday, November 7, 2015

Ta'Kaiya Blaney & Naomi Klein -VANCOUVER - It's time to LEAP

Now is the time for boldness.
now is the time to leap.

#Canada CAN take bold action to fight against climate change
#meaningful justice
#rights of indigenous
#leapmanifesto- Climate Justice
#united nations declaration
#more and better jobs for those who need it more
#expand and restore social safety net
#welcome refugees
#recognize that climate change is a major cause of migration
#illegal wars looking for fossil fuel
#bad trade deals
#can not leave it for politicians
#we must lead
#our dreams don't fit on your ballot
#now the work begins
#First Nations
#Green Jobs

The Leap Manifesto

A Call for a Canada Based on Caring for the Earth and One Another

"This leap must begin by respecting the inherent rights and title of the original caretakers of this land. Indigenous communities have been at the forefront of protecting rivers, coasts, forests and lands from out-of-control industrial activity. We can bolster this role, and reset our relationship, by fully implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples."

"We declare that “austerity” – which has systematically attacked low-carbon sectors like education and healthcare, while starving public transit and forcing reckless energy privatizations – is a fossilized form of thinking that has become a threat to life on earth."

"The money we need to pay for this great transformation is available — we just need the right policies to release it. Like an end to fossil fuel subsidies. Financial transaction taxes. Increased resource royalties. Higher income taxes on corporations and wealthy people. A progressive carbon tax. Cuts to military spending. All of these are based on a simple “polluter pays” principle and hold enormous promise." 

Naomi Klein

Ta'Kaiya Blaney

 Published on Nov 6, 2015- From Youtube
Ta'Kaiya Blaney and Naomi Klein sent an inspiring message about the growing power of the climate justice movement, and the need to ramp up action at a Vancouver Rally. Speaking and performing before an estimated 1,500 people, both expressed determination to build a movement powerful enough to push back the fossil fuel industry and create a more just society.

Klein said “We know that this new government is being bombarded by pressure from above, pressure from pipeline companies — which they’re way too close to — pressure from Bay Street, pressure from the oilpatch. These people want them to do nothing more than put a kinder, gentler face on Harper’s disastrous policies . . .What this government needs is powerful and relentless pressure from below”

The November 4th rally was organized by CUPE to focus attention on The Leap Manifesto, a climate justice document already signed by many unions and other organizations as well as tens of thousands of individuals. It took place on the same day as the Climate Welcome started in Ottawa to pressure the new federal government to freeze oil sands expansion.

#TheLeap #ClimateWelcome #ClimateJustice #Cdnpoli


Eric Doherty said...

Good thing the content of the video is so powerful . . because I so blew it with the focus on Naomi. New camera is my excuse :(

Tina Winterlik said...

All you can do is your best! I have been there, it's tough! You did a great job! :D Thanks for being there and sharing this so that we can get this VITAL INFORMATION out there