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Nov 9, 2009

There's less than a month to go before world leaders meet in Copenhagen “to take global action on climate change” and let’s face it: many of us aren’t holding our breath.
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Neither are an international group of protesters from ‘Climate Justice Fast’, but they will be going without food for the next four weeks. Twenty-nine-year-old Paul Connor from Melbourne is one of them and he'll be fasting for strong and urgent action on climate change in the lead-up to Copenhagen. He’s leading a hunger strike on the lawns of Parliament House in Canberra right now, and he’s being supported by 31-year-old Marcella Brassett from Melbourne and 61-year-old Michael Morphett from Sydney.
But with such a slow-moving issue and the Rudd Government’s commitment to its Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme, are they starving themselves for nothing?
YOUTUBE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzE3AYosF0o&feature=player_embedded
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Exerpt from CJF: "
We urge all people, everywhere, to make a commitment to join the movement for climate justice, and to not to give up until we succeed in these demands being met.
"We are offering the strongest form of moral protest against climate inaction, and standing up for true climate justice. We call on both the global public and their political representatives to fulfill their moral responsibility to halt and reverse climate change, and to protect the world’s most vulnerable people and our children from its effects."
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Join CJF on Facebook and keep in touch via twitter http://twitter.com/CJFtweets 
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The notes below have been taken from an article in 
Care2's 'Causes' by GinaMarie Cheeseman

In two months, the world’s leaders will gather together in Copenhagen  to create a successor to the Kyoto Protocol. 
One of the demands of
Climate Justice Fast, an Australian organization, is reducing carbon emissions to 350 ppm. The way Climate Justice Fast is calling attention to “the urgency of climate action,” is through a hunger strike.
.Climate Justice Fast participants started a hunger strike on November 6 which will last until the end of Copenhagen conference on December 18. Not every participant is fasting that long...some are fasting one day. The organization suggests groups can participate in a rolling fast by having every member choose a day to fast.
.Although Climate Justice Fast is based in Australia, people from the U.S. the UK, India, France, Germany, Canada, South Africa, Belgium, Honduras, Bhutan, New Zealand, and the Philippines are participating. Climate Justice Fast calls for “all people, everywhere to act with courage and good faith for our common, global good.”
In addition to stabilizing carbon dioxide at 350 ppm, participants want $160 billion year for developing countries to mitigate climate change, the reduction and rejection of over-consumption.
.Join me (GinaMarie Cheeseman) in participating... I urge everyone who is concerned about Copenhagen to participate. I will fast on my birthday, December 11. If you do participate, please leave your comments, or email me at lilcheese71@care2.com.
 
http://www.abc.net.au/triplej/hack/notes/s2738807.htm
http://www.care2.com/causes/global-warming/blog/fasting-for-climate-justice/


 

 
 
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