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At the #climatestrike. Here’s a 🧵 on how climate strikes could go into the workplace even within Australia’s restrictive IR system.
The starting point is to organise based on how workers concretely experience climate breakdown at work - extreme heat, storms, fire, floods and all the threat to safety and disruption to livelihoods that flows from these events.
Climate breakdown is experienced both as a threat to a safe workplace and a threat to wages and conditions. The latter is important but the former provides a basis to organise outside of the restrictions of the Fair Work Act.
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This is a learning thread.

A lesson in #language, "purpose" & #NewPower.

From inception, #NetZero was devised as the language to garner uptake/demand from citizenry while simultaneously building a framework to propel #CarbonMarkets, #CCS technology, #NETs, & #nuclear.
Note the panel. Nicole Schwab as moderator (daughter of Klaus Schwab), #naturebasedsolutions, 1TDOTorg, #Gates, #Carney (#ImpactInvesting), Nazareth (regulation), & Bill Winters, chair, Taskforce on Scaling Voluntary #CarbonMarkets.
"#NewPower – The ability to harness the connected crowd to get what you want" – Jeremy Heimans, Purpose/Avaaz/Verifed

Launched Sept 2020 by Carney, the taskforce includes #BlackRock #BP #Saleforce #Shell #Unilever #GoldmanSachs #NaturalCapital Partners:
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A major partner of The Climate Group #ClimateWeekNYC, (attributed to Callum Grieve) is #GlobalCitizen which targets/captures youth demographic. For Climate Week 2020, the film "Imagine for 1 Minute" was released - featuring #Thunberg w/ #Pope, & others.…
So let's take a quick look at #GlobalCitizen & the film.

"Reward points" for actions - marketed as #activism.

Founded by Hugh Evans, partners include #Forbes, #Gates Foundation, #CocaCola, Johnson & Johnson, P&G, Citi, Cisco, Verizon. #UN #WHO #SDGs
Global Citizen advisory boards: #UK, #Australia, Southern & East #Africa, #Nigeria & #Canada. Corporations/ institutions represented on Global Advisory Board includes #Bridgewater, Gates Foundation, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation, CVC Capital, etc.:…
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Ahead, as part of the #GreatReset, is the finacialization of nature. "#Ecosystem services" & #biodiversity will be bought, sold & traded on #WallStreet. This will be the largest transformation of the global economic system in modern history.
It must be stopped. @nodealfornature
Assigning monetary value to nature ("#NaturalCapital") will replace #GDP. The very corporations & institutions that have destroyed the natural world, will then own what remains - what they have not yet destroyed.

Nature's contribution (theft) to the global economy is est. at 125 trillion $ annually, while world's annual #GDP is est. at 85.9 trillion dollars (2018). "Natural Capital" accounting will replace #GDP.

The financialization of #SocialCapital will follow.

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Economic freedom is the only guarantee of environmental protection. #ClimateStrikes

(Yale & Columbia Environment Protection Index, Frasier Institute Economic Freedom Index)

Open Thread:
Interventionism and socialism have never protected the environment. They always subsidize the most polluting sectors and raise taxes on citizens with the excuse of the weather.


The most polluting industries are state or semi-state owned or managing state resources in countries where economic openness and freedom is minimal. #ClimateStrikes

(Climate accountability report)
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Today 100,000 people took the streets of Westminster demanding radical policy reform. From the beaches of Soloman islands, the roads of Melbourne to the streets of Westminster, we echoed the same message! ImageImage
Across the seas, over mountains, through deserts, we are the generation that will unapologetically put humanity at the very top of the agenda. We will not rest until the Government has heard our message; The Time to Act is now!
LOOK, It’s the union family united, what a pleasure to meet Gen Sec of @NEUnion @cyclingkev and the fabulous @DrJoGrady & was also a pleasure to follow @jeremycorbyn jeremycorbyn with these amazing unionists! ImageImage
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It’s #ClimateStrikes time in Seattle. Follow along as we make our way from Cal Anderson park, where the youths are gathered, to the Amazon Spheres, where employees are striking to forces Bezos to adopt a real climate plan.
Hundreds gathered here in Seattle #GlobalClimateStrike Image
Schedule of events includes a peacekeeper training, youth open mic, and a Green New Deal photo booth 🤗 Image
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Someone said my idea for a "restrictions against use for modern slavery and [or] oil extraction" open source license was a great idea.

Has nobody done it?

“Tech, Ethics, #ClimateStrikes and ‘it’s not my decision how you use my software’” by Paul Johnston
Because it's obvious to me that if software was released under this kind of license, most of us would be fine in the tech world, but it would put some big companies and governments in legal problems.

And that could be interesting.

Because licenses are our superpower.
It's how we as an industry started to fight back in the 90s against big tech.

Maybe we can take that fight to big oil.

Maybe it's naive but maybe, just maybe it's also a plan that might work.
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Now what common goal could unite so diverse and often antagonistic human beings all around the world?
Yep, I’d say survival will do -it’s in our genes after all.
Side note: Get ready for an extensive, global trashing propaganda about this. But that shouldn’t scare you from joining the million “extremists” who think that the life of so many (including non-human) beings matters more than the profits of a few c****.
Money poured into dividing us &screwing democracies/alliances strong enough to enact regulations that big corps/millionaires can't escape
-Tax dodging ("Let's say welfare, healthcare aso are too expensive instead)
-"Death corps" (tobacco, food)
-This 👇…
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Today's #GlobalClimateStrike - inspired by activist @GretaThunberg - is expected to be the largest yet, taking place in 150 countries 🌎🌍🌏

The protests are calling for action on climate change ahead of the @UN Climate Summit in New York

#FridaysForFuture #ClimateStrikes #UNGA
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The #ClimateStrike is starting around the world. Here's the strike in Geelong, Australia

Huge crowd and growing at the #ClimateStrike in Sydney, Australia

Great to see students and staff at big academic institutions like @Sydney_Uni walking out today. Follow their lead rest of the world! #ClimateStrike
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Yesterday I got to co-host the #YouthClimateTakeOver with the incredible Zoe. What an energising and important day. To have so many young people taking action for the global youth strikes! Big ups to amnesty for pulling this together w/ the help of so many orgs ❤️ Image
And as I was heading home, I saw some of the Young people that cam. Acting on the call to action by leaftleting in kings cross 👏🏾👏🏾 #legends #ClimateStrikes #YouthClimateTakeover Image
There are so many resources for the global action available on @nusuk Connect -… . @UKSCN1 -
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⬇ THREAD: Students are staging a #SchoolStrike4Climate across the globe.

Thousands in Australia and New Zealand called for urgent climate change action #ClimateStrike
"There is no planet B!"

Swedish students chant as they join a global strike demanding action to tackle climate change #ClimateStrike
LOOK: Huge crowds marched in Stockholm, calling for urgent action to tackle climate change #climatestrikes
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There's a conspiracy theory circulating about the #ClimateStrikes: the children can't possibly be organising and thinking for themselves. Someone must be controlling them. 1. Not one shred of evidence has been adduced to support it. Why? Because there isn't any. Thread/
2. The strikes took us veterans by surprise - and they fill me with hope of a kind I thought I'd never feel again. If the young people ask for help, we'll provide it. But they are the leaders now, and we are the followers. They have the moral authority.
3. Have you any idea how patronising and condescending this sounds? Children aren't capable of acting in their own right? The young people organising today are the most inspiring, determined group I've ever come across. They should be honoured, not insulted. #YouthStrike4Climate
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Young climate warriors: This Friday, you may be launching the largest coordinated protests of young people and children in history.

The future you're fighting for? That's what I've spent my life working to see.

I'd like to share some truths, from an old warrior to younger ones.
1. First, you're right. You're right to strike; you're right to march; you're right to feel your fear and rage and longing for a better world.

You are the victims of a monstrous intergenerational crime, and you are as right as humans can be to demand justice.
2. You are so right that—even though I'm a tough-skinned veteran of three decades of this fight—your truth brings tears to my eyes.

You should know that there are millions of older people whose hearts are with you.

You should know you are not, in any way, alone.
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