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Submitted by Rangoon78 on

The grassrootyness of this event makes me think this was corporate kabuki. The "world leaders" were set to announce some incremental tltl move on climate change, so they wagged the dog.

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Submitted by Rangoon78 on

An excellent article on the march:

The organizers state that the target of this action is the group of “world leaders” attending the U.N. climate summit. The organizers and staff have also stated, as you read in Gupta’s CounterPunch article (seriously, go read it and come back!), that the goal has to do with imagery.
http://truthscout.net/2014/09/19/change-everything/

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Submitted by DCblogger on

I believe that there were two marches, one with corporate sponsors, and a real one. I think the people's march was the real one.

Submitted by lambert on

I think the 350.org part is DC-ist; but there was apparently some civil disobedience at the flooding Wall Street event.

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Submitted by Rangoon78 on

Not a Climate March denier: This author holds out HOPE for CHANGE due to the march:

So at the U.N. Climate Summit on Tuesday, when heads of state brag about accomplishments, make grandiose promises, and announce a lot of marginally helpful measures from the private sector and civil society, don’t be fooled. Things are a lot grimmer now than they were even five years ago.

Advocates like Oxfam and the 140 organizations cosponsoring the People’s Climate March on Sunday are trying to make clear that they won’t let world leaders off the hook easily.

http://grist.org/climate-energy/were-way-more-screwed-than-we-were-the-l...