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To Save Face in France, Did US Cancel Controversial Fossil Fuel Auction in DC?


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To Save Face in France, Did US Cancel Controversial Fossil Fuel Auction in DC?

Jon Queally, staff writer

A coalition of U.S. climate campaigners is claiming victory for its new and growing "keep it In the ground" campaign on Monday after the Obama administration postponed a planned auction for fossil fuel leases that was scheduled for later this week.


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Yes you are correct in that the word "postpone" is there and that is a problem. Just don't think it's justice to demean the very folks that are the ones (the few ones) that are in fact doing just what you prescribe, "realize that the system is broken beyond repair and begin to work toward a non-violent social revolution" etc. It's good for morale to occasionally proclaim victories where they are usually only partial or temporary victories.


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“Until we realize that the system is broken beyond repair and begin to work toward a non-violent social revolution which topples this government, we are just pissing in the wind”.

Historians in the future with the advantage of hindsight may still not be able to agree as to when the pissing stopped and defiance to massive egregiousness started. Delineating how a non-violent social revolution would look like at its start, even realizing as to what, where and how that start would manifest itself, including for those living through it, is a bit much to assume. The revolution may have already started.


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"According to the BLM, there were nine parcels of federal land that
would have been made available in the auction, including two 80-acre
parcels in Arkansas and seven parcels in Michigan totaling 427 acres."
Let there be a thousand Tim DeChristophers! This is possible, this is non-violent. Let it happen.


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Agree that "postpone" makes this action practically worthless.

Disagree on protests and petitions, especially protests. Imagine if the whole world took to the streets for a day.


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Thanks for the link. CD usually runs a story like this.


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Agreed! It's always baby steps, even when leaps seem imperative. ~dr