Please forward widely!!!!!
Int'l Day of Action/Solidarity with Germany Critical Mass Bike Ride
Against Climate Change & the G8.
A Better World is Possible! A Better US is Necessary! Flood the Streets
before the Sea Does!
5:30 Friday June 8, 2007
Justin Herman Plaza
(foot of Market St./Emarcadero BART)
5:30: Gather and Bike Decorating, 6pm Ride
Use pedal power to challenge oil addiction, to show solidarity with
anti-G8 mass mobilizations in Germany and resist the polluting economic
and political system of the G8. As the megalomaniac G8 leaders meet in
police-state Germany, behind fences, cops and soldiers, intent on
leading us further towards catastrophic and irreversible climate chaos,
we must shout, scream and roar 'no more'. Take action to challenge the
fossil fuelled madness of the G8 governments and their oil addicted
corporate buddies. Actions targeting the root causes of climate change
are planned in other G8 countries and around the world on this day.
We know the terrifying statistics: a million species extinct by 2050, 19
of the 20 hottest years on record since 1980, Greenland and Antarctica
melting, droughts, floods, famines ... the G8 have met for over 30 years
to further a global system that is destroying our planet and our future
while they line their pockets, and at the same time stage fake public
relations promises to confuse us. This global system is at the root of
our ecological and social problems; lack of heath care, housing and
education, war, more prisons, the rich getting richer, low wages and
lousy jobs, pollution, and attacks on immigrant, worker and civil
rights. Meanwhile, island countries disappear and hundreds of thousands
die as a result of the freak weather conditions caused by their
irrational and uncontrollable obsession with never ending economic
June 8 International Day of Action Against Climate Change and the G8 has
been called by the International Rising Tide Network.
Initiated by Bay Rising; bayrising (at) gmail.com
A Better World is Possible! A Better US is Necessary!
Flood the Streets before the Sea Does!
I'm a rollin' stone all alone and lost,
For a life of sin I have paid the cost
When I pass by all the people say "Just another guy on the lost highway"
Some will rob you with a six-gun
And some with a fountain pen.
"At some point we must draw a line across the ground of our home and our
being, drive a spear into the land and say to the bulldozers, earthmovers,
government and corporations, "thus far and no further." If we do not, we
shall later feel, instead of pride, the regret of Thoroeau, that good but
overly-bookish man, who wrote, near the end of his life, "If I repent of
anything it is likely to be my good behaviour."
"Talk is cheap...It is the way we organize and use our lives everyday that
tells what we believe in."