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Rome March Celebrate Pope's Call for Urgent Climate Action


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Rome March Celebrate Pope's Call for Urgent Climate Action

Sean Buchanan, IPS News

People of faith, civil society groups, and communities affected by climate change marched together in Rome Sunday Jun. 28 to express gratitude to Pope Francis for the release of his Laudato Si encyclical on the environment, and call for bolder climate action by world leaders.


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"Climate change is an issue for everyone with a moral conscience, she [Arianne Kassman] added."

Bingo! It is far past time to consider the quality of ALL LIFE, not just human life (and particularly from a quantity standpoint). True morality does not make a good bumper sticker or political slogan, but for the sake of irony, "let's get it on."


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Who cares what he has to say about anything?

He thinks women and gay people are second class citizens. He promotes large families without talking about resources.

He believes in a makebelieve sky deity who talks to him personally.

And his Vatican is invested in some of the worst companies on the planet.

But yeah, he's important because he's the leader of a cult. Please, make it stop.


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Climate change is an issue for everyone with a moral conscience,= oh boy do we have a long row to hoe


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Painting Progressive Democrats with the same brush as Regressive Democrats is counterproductive.

Progressives Unite!


#10

The Gods bless you Pope Frank.


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This endlessly repeated construct here in the Common Dreams comment threads - that THE KEY to fixing all our ills is proper behavior at that moment when we fill out a ballot - is fundamentally mistaken.

We need to think, and live, holistically. Everything is connected to everything else, and we need to live our lives in light of this interconnection and interdependence. We need to measure our own capacity to exercise power, in multiple ways, to face down the arrogant privileged (Euro-centric, colonialist, corporatist) plutocrats who believe they "own" nearly everything, including "owning" not just economic and financial assets, but key elements of society and culture. We need to challenge the ideological constructs of that "ownership," not just theoretically but practically, materially, interfering with their exercise of "ownership." We need to dare to work diligently to live in line with what we know to be true, not spend lifetimes submitting to illegitimate authority while we wait for a concerted electoral wave to sweep away the illegitimacy. The plundering plutocrats are well versed and skilled at waiting out generations, and manipulating electoral politics. They PREFER that when we manage to lift our awareness away from the endless smorgasbord of enticing distraction, we focus exclusively on electoral politics, and not on confronting their claims in multiple other ways.

Transformations of political culture, transformations of economic systems, transformations of social arrangements, empirically and historically are NOT primarily dependent on, nor driven by, voting.


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In black or white?


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This endlessly repeated construct here in the Common Dreams comment threads - that THE KEY to fixing all our ills is proper behavior at that moment when we fill out a ballot - is fundamentally mistaken."
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"We need to think, and live, holistically. Everything is connected to everything else, and we need to live our lives in light of this interconnection and interdependence. We need to measure our own capacity to exercise power, in multiple ways, to face down the arrogant privileged (Euro-centric, colonialist, corporatist) plutocrats who believe they "own" nearly everything, including "owning" not just economic and financial assets, but key elements of society and culture. We need to challenge the ideological constructs of that "ownership," not just theoretically but practically, materially, interfering with their exercise of "ownership." We need to dare to work diligently to live in line with what we know to be true, not spend lifetimes submitting to illegitimate authority while we wait for a concerted electoral wave to sweep away the illegitimacy. The plundering plutocrats are well versed and skilled at waiting out generations, and manipulating electoral politics. They PREFER that when we manage to lift our awareness away from the endless smorgasbord of enticing distraction, we focus exclusively on electoral politics, and not on confronting their claims in multiple other ways.

Transformations of political culture, transformations of economic systems, transformations of social arrangements, empirically and historically are NOT primarily dependent on, nor driven by, voting." smirk

I won't surrender to the fascists if that's what you mean. sob


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It is what i mean, but there is deep meaning to that. Everything we do in our lives is in play. Certainly not simply our votes.

Surrender happens a trillion times a day in the USA. How do we actually materially not surrender?


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This is the first Pope the right wingers dislike and criticize. It's good he's taking a stand against climate change. He is the best pope so far. The Republicans never criticized previous popes because they believe in mixing religion with politics.


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There've been Popes the right wing despised. Look up Vatican II. And some say John Paul I was offed early in his first year by the right wing.


#18

Roam! March! Celebrate!