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As Climate Records Shatter, Lights Dim Worldwide in 'Call to Switch on Our Collective Power'


As Climate Records Shatter, Lights Dim Worldwide in 'Call to Switch on Our Collective Power'

Andrea Germanos, staff writer

Cities worldwide turned off their lights for an hour Saturday night to mark this year's Earth Hour and highlight the pressing need for global climate action.


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yohocoma, Yes, Americans are the most quietly but effectively propagandized people in the world — because the Disguised Global Capitalist EMPIRE is both HQed, metropoled, and ‘posing’ here as a faux-democratic facade!

Talk about “Bernie Sanders’ Political Revolution Still (being able to) Triumph and Transform America” — from the HQ and ‘front’ for the Disguised Global Capitalist Empire, back into any form of representative democratic Republic (let alone a “Socialist democracy”)?

We see the vast malevolent and deceitful impact of the ‘media/propaganda-sector’ of this DGCEmpire clearly today on the national/corporate TV networks via NBC’s inane and deceitful “Meet the Press” with Chuck Toad, as well as the other supposedly liberal ABC’s “This Week” with anchor-head, George Steponisdick:

Both of these Orwellian professional ‘fixers’ for the Empire in deluding the American people before the 2016 (s)election, have taken Chuck Toad’s que of last weekend in trying to bury Bernie before he’s even cold or dead — which even the young-people in “Weekend at Bernie’s” fought against — have used Chuck Toad’s invention of “Separation Tuesday” to attempt to 'separate Bernie from absolutely any coverage on TV!

Both propaganda ‘shows’, had absofrigginlutely NO mention. video, or discussion of Bernie ---- despite the fact thst the invented “Separation Tuesday” scam was supposed to be, by Chuck Toad’s own pledge about ‘separating’ BOTH parties’ “also-rans” from the only two remaining winners of the primary contests.

Well, neither Empire-sponsored and produced ‘show’ ‘separated-out’ the other Repuglican candidates — Teddy Cruz and Johnny Kasich ---- although they BOTH dumped the still rising Bernie Sanders. Which reminds me of Mark Twain’s reference to his own premature but foretold passing.

But it also makes any half-intelligent and thinking person wonder, why the “Dump Trump” 'story is being explosively fanned by the entire MSM and both the neocon ‘R’ Vichy party AND the neoliberal-con ‘D’ Vichy party (of the war Empress-in-waiting) to continue the hype and faux ‘excitement’ of the Primary Stage show monopoly coverage ---- with only one single little piece of information ‘left’ out?

Suddenly after “Separation Tuesday” there is no reason that the American ‘subjects’ of this Disguised Global Capitalist Empire need to be worried about any talk of “Political Revolutions” — and particularly NOT about Bernie’s growing move toward his being a “Political Revolution against EMPIRE” — perhaps, just perhaps, because the greatest danger to this friggin ‘Disguised’ Global Capitalist EMPIRE is merely to be; ‘exposed’, un-masked, publicly ‘called-out’, and overtly confronted by someone with as much sway and influence with the young, poor, unemployed, Black, Latino, but highly informed new majority of voters who, in their enthusiasm and trust for Bernie will go absofrigginlutely madly in LOVE with Bernie when he fires the non-violent “Shout heard round the world” to ignite a full-blown American and Global “Political Revolution against EMPIRE” — which while HQed and ‘posing’ as some kind of functional government here, is also the “Shout against Empire” that the younger generation will hear all over this otherwise Global EMPIRE.

Bernie is certainly feeling the pull of LOVE by young people world-wide to fire that non-violent “Shout heard round the word” and to ignite not just a Second American Revolution against Empire (again 240 years later) but a “Political Revolution against Empire” all around the globe to take control out of the hands of a tiny (< 0.01%) looting and hoarding ruling-elite of this Disguised Global Capitalist Empire that only ‘poses’ as our former country, but also for the “poor people abroad” who are the foreign ‘subjects’ of the same Empire.

Liberty, equality, justice, and socialist democracy
Violent (and dual-party Vichy disguised)


“The U.S. state is a key point of condensation for pressures from dominant groups around the world to resolve problems of global capitalism and to secure the legitimacy of the system overall. In this regard, “U.S.” imperialism refers to the use by transnational elites of the U.S. state apparatus to continue to attempt to expand, defend, and stabilize the global capitalist system. We are witness less to a “U.S.” imperialism per se than to a global capitalist imperialism. We face an EMPIRE OF GLOBAL CAPITAL, headquartered, for evident historical reasons, in Washington.”
[Caps substituted for italics in the original]

Robinson, William I. (2014-07-31). Global Capitalism and the Crisis of Humanity
(p. 122). Cambridge University Press. Kindle Edition.


I didn’t either. Where was Common Dreams?


KeeyaZ, I was also surprised and disappointed by your recognition that very few of us in the supposed U.S. ever ‘caught wind of this’ from the world-class propaganda arm of the ‘media/propaganda-sector’ here.

I just did some google searching on this topic of “Earth Hour”, and other than Andrea Germanos at CD, the only whiff I found was in the international press — which is less REpressed than our faithful pro-Empire scribes here.

It was quite disappointing that many of the other principled left, progressive, and usually thorough radical web-sites that I read and write on ALSO missed this story.

Hat’s off to Andrea for sniffing it out!


Very different from those environmentalists who are giving their lives and loosing them over defending our common home planet Mother Earth.


Thank you. DEGROWTH - important term and perspective.

Academics at the Autonomous University of Barcelona Spain published the 2010 book
Degrowth A Vocabulary for a New Era
Edited by Giacomo D’Alisa, Federico Demaria, Giorgos Kallis

simply doing a search of the word DEGROWTH serves up an increasing number of organizations dedicated to researching, compiling and advocating for transition.


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yohocoma: Exactly…probably didn’t get one ounce of coverage…I wouldn’t know personally because I am boycotting (probably forever) corporate media news. I wonder how many American cities participated…
Could you say …probably none?


Giovanna: those are the real heroes…of which you will hear very little if anything from media or
establishment politicians…


amacd: very true…nothing said by the “progressive” blogs either…I did not see anything…


Yes and it will become much more evident over the next couple of years… one, two or three not much more…


To all…


I’ll be more impressed when “earth hour” includes cities that halt all but emergency car usage for an hour, then a day then…


we won’t have to think about it.

That’s the clue. Not thinking about it is the goal of our managers. Edward R Murrow spoke to that in his '58 speach to Radio and Television Directors Association speech. The battle is indeed for our minds.