“Our house is on fire—let’s act like it,” says the strikes’ call-to-action, referencing the words of Swedish activist Greta Thunberg. “We demand climate justice for everyone.” (From Common Dreams)
This post summarizes information about the calls to strike and protest on both 20 September and 27 September.
It is also a specific challenge to CACOR members: mostly, CACOR members are hugely absent from protests. Sometimes I see one or two and one or two more say they’ve been there but we missed each other. As the children say, TALK IS NOT ENOUGH ANYMORE, if it ever was. So, CACOR MEMBERS, START TO WALK THE TALK! And, it is a walk; you need not carry a sign or shout slogans, indeed you are not expected to do anything but be there. Surely, that is not too hard.
“Everyone should mobilize for the 20th and 27th of September,” said Thunberg, “because this is a global issue which actually affects everyone.”
(From Common Dreams)
“This is a fight for ourselves, for our future, and for future generations,” continued Cholerton. “This is a fight for justice for all: workers, students, parents, teachers, conservatives, liberals, socialists, and everyone else. We can fight against climate breakdown, and we can fight against environmental destruction. We need to all be part of this, or else the establishment won’t budge.” (From Common Dreams)
“But to change everything, we need everyone. It is time for all of us to unleash mass resistance – we have shown that collective action does work. We need to escalate the pressure to make sure that change happens, and we must escalate together.” (From The Guardian)
“So this is our invitation. Starting on Friday 20 September we will kickstart a week of climate action with a worldwide strike for the climate. We’re asking adults to step up alongside us. There are many different plans under way in different parts of the world for adults to join together and step up and out of your comfort zone for our climate. Let’s all join together, with your neighbours, co-workers, friends, family and go out on to the streets to make your voices heard and make this a turning point in our history.” (From The Guardian)
“This is about crossing lines – it’s about rebelling wherever one can rebel. It’s not about saying “Yeah, what the kids do is great, if I was young I would have totally joined in.” It doesn’t help, but everyone can and must help.” (From The Guardian)
Here’re a few URLs to get you started; it’s my opinion that the Guardian is the best if you only want one. See you on the 20th!