[Marxism] The people's climate march in Canberra

Gary MacLennan gary.maclennan1 at gmail.com
Sun Nov 29 02:51:09 MST 2015


These marches were of the same size as the huge rallies before the 2nd Gulf
War.  Those marches were ignored and no peace movement rose subsequently.

Will the same fate befall the climate change movement?  Impossible to tell,
really.  But at a guess I think not. Principally, because we are further
down the road towards a severe crisis of legitimacy.

Our leaders appear more and more detached from the lived experience  of the
vast majority. In the mean time the Number One Hegemon, the USA, seems
crazier and crazier.  Trump, Carson & co seem barking mad, not to put too
fine a point on it.

My feeling is that the next economic crisis will be a down turn too far.
That will create two, three many Syrizas and then it will be a case of no
more water, the fire next time.

comradely

Gary

On Sun, Nov 29, 2015 at 7:35 PM, John Passant via Marxism <
marxism at lists.csbs.utah.edu> wrote:

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> The people's climate march in Canberra
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> Given the vested interests involved, and the short termism that engulfs
> both business and governments, coupled with each country battling for a
> competitive advantage over the others, I do not think capitalism can solve
> the crisis of climate change. Our marches show we can raise our voice for
> action. However to win our demands for real results ('Turn bull into
> action' was one clever sign at the Melbourne Rally) we need to have a say
> in the outcomes. That means in my opinion not making polite representations
> to the representatives of a system addicted to and dependent on fossil
> fuels but fighting for greater democracy to win real action on climate
> change.
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