"[I]t's important to put forward an alternative vision that inspires and connects":Agreed and when these austerity loving, fossil fuel pusher sharks ignore or make marches all but illegal then rolling, total non cooperation starting in cities across the USA.
How about refusing to go to school and /or work?
Climate is one of the issues where it should be easy to resist a president with an insane suicidal energy policy of increasing the production fossil fuels. Not to resist given the threat of climate change is equally suicidal. Marches would seem to be a no-brainer. It a clear physical demonstration of resistance although it may have no other benefit. The most important form of resistance is people continuing to fight climate change by implementing renewable energy and increasing energy efficiency. These could be people in state or local government or just ordinary citizens who want to save the world.
"The most important form of resistance is people continuing to fight climate change by implementing renewable energy and increasing energy efficiency. These could be people in state or local government or just ordinary citizens who want to save the world."
* consistently calling out the US military as the world's single largest polluter and emitter of GHG's,
* insisting that swords be beaten into plowshares: close all 800 of our overseas military bases, end our illegal wars of terror, and retrain military personnel for green public works projects ("defense" expenditures drain 54% of the government's $1.11 trillion discretionary budget - see https://www.nationalpriorities.org/campaigns/military-spending-united-states/)
* boycotting, as much as humanly possible, fossil fuel companies and other corporations that are perpetuating global climate disruption
* working towards Zero Waste (see http://zwia.org/)
* creating a culture in which caring, creativity, connection and collaboration replace crass consumerism
Your list consists of mostly things that are very difficult to achieve, especially given the urgency needed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The US military is a minor polluter compared with the civilian population but all emissions matter. Closing all 800 military bases would require years of negotiations with our allies around the world. I am not sure what you are referring to by illegal wars of terror. The main mission of the military is protecting this country against enemies not carrying out public works projects. How can you boycott fossil fuel companies when almost 80% of our energy comes from fossil fuels. Zero waste is a long way off but we should work toward it. Two-thirds of our economy depends on consumerism so that isn't going away any time soon but there is a of room for improvement. I would start with buying more fuel efficient cars. Still seeing too many SUVs out there.
I agree - these goals will certainly will be difficult to achieve. But the earth has a fever, and survival of life as we know it is in jeopardy. Half measures just won't cut it. Unless we aim high, we're bound to fall short.
I believe that the vast majority of people in the world, if not their governments, would be happy to be rid of our bases.
Wars are, by definition, terrorist. Many Americans are brainwashed into believing that somehow "we" are the defenders of democracy and freedom; however, a comprehensive review of US military actions reveals a consistent pattern of imperialism (intervention in the interests of corporate America) and support of dictators whose interests are consistent with big business and antagonistic to their own people's welfare.
Arms merchants, of course, profit hugely from wars, but it's great for business in general.
This need for perpetual war means that the U.S. has a long and sordid history of false flag operations, including 911 (see 911truth.org and http://911review.com/articles/anon/false_flag_perations.html). As for terrorism,
"... unfortunately, the U.S. military has always accepted massive civilian deaths as part of the cost of war." (See http://academic.evergreen.edu/g/grossmaz/interventions.html).
Imagine a Department of Defense that was devoted solely to protection of our borders.
Imagine abolishing rather than "upgrading" our nuclear arsenal, which Obama has pledged to do, at a cost of $1 trillion (see http://www.commondreams.org/views/2016/10/29/nuclear-weapons-time-abolition-now).
Can any sane person maintain that MAD (Mutual Assured Destruction) makes us safe?
Another way to reduce our carbon footprints: vote three times a day and choose a vegan diet. Vegans' daily contribution of CO2 emissions from the food they consume is estimated to be 2.9 kg per day, compared to between 4.7 and 7.2 kg per day for meat eaters (see https://veganuary.com/it/why/environment/reduce-ghg-emissions/).
Americans have historically contributed far more to global climate catastrophe than the rest of the world, and much of this is due to our lifestyle choices. Live simply that others (and the planet) can simply live.
Please, urge followers to continually tweet @realDonaldTrump on climate/fairness/jobs; have him act responsibly Retweet! Never retreat!
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