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Most plans to address the ecological and climate crisis, involve serious denial. Either the figures are fiddled or there is governmental or corporate denial of responsibility, or they do not look at the full spectrum of the highly interlinked ecological/sustainability crisis.
It's obvious why this is happening. They start off from the point off from the unquestioned position of maintaining business as usual, maintaining the status quo. Then try to find some sort of fantasy solution, consistent with this.
The core problem to this is quite simple. Some individuals and some countries are vastly wealthier than other individuals and countries, and this inevitably means all other individuals and countries will try catching up with them.
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@GretaThunberg has run rings around some of the most powerful men in the world. Not because she is a Machiavellian evil genius, but simply because she is honest. She is pretty smart, but mainly very honest. She simply said it like it was.…
The reason Greta came to the fore, was that nearly every powerful or influential person, including most, but not all academics, were in total denial of the nature of the ecological and climate emergency. Greta just cut through all the bullshit.
As Greta says in this short interview, all these lies told about her, all the attacks by very powerful men, say much more about them, than her. In fact, these lies say nothing about Greta, because they are lies, and she is not a liar, but simply very honest.
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Call an immediate #generalelection #Petition - Country List for 16th October 2022

Current: 616,389 signatures
Previous: 606,921 signatures.
Difference: 9,468 signatures.…

#NeverVoteConservative #GeneralElectionNow #WhoVotedForThis #AntiGrowthCoalition
It is sad that a time like this a poll like this doesn't get millions of signatures 🙁
1) #UnitedKingdom 609,047 (+9,327)
2) #France 1,638 (+25)
3) #Spain 924 (+24)
4) #UnitedStates 557 (+7)
5) #Australia 519 (+8)
6) #Germany 511 (+10)
7) #Ireland 290 (+5)
8) #Canada 264 (+3)
9) #Netherlands 257 (+11)
10) #Switzerland 210 (+2)
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Call an immediate #generalelection #Petition - Country List for 15th October 2022

Current: 606,921 signatures
Previous: 570,208 signatures.
Difference: 36,713 signatures.…

#NeverVoteConservative #GeneralElectionNow #WhoVotedForThis #AntiGrowthCoalition
Parliament will debate this petition on 17 October 2022.

You'll be able to watch online on the #UK #Parliament #YouTube channel

Need the petition to be at least 1 million signatures by then.
1) #UnitedKingdom 599,720 (+36,255)
2) #France 1,613 (+88)
3) #Spain 900 (+45)
4) #UnitedStates 550 (+43)
5) #Australia 511 (+24)
6) #Germany 501 (+36)
7) #Ireland 285 (+23)
8) #Canada 261 (+28)
9) #Netherlands 246 (+16)
10) #Switzerland 208 (+16)
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It's Friday let's end this week on a whole bunch of questions.
Why are children being deprived of free school meals if their parents income is more that £7,400 take home pay a year,that's £125 a week,why? #ToriesThisIsOnYou
Why is the only thing @KwasiKwarteng can say
At the dispatch box is #antigrowthcoalition when he is challenged,why not an adult debate? #ToriesThisIsOnYou
Why are energy prices gone up 215% while in France they've gone up by 4% #ToriesThisIsOnYou
Why do the @Conservatives believe giving money to the rich is incentive
Rich need a payrise to work harder
Poor need a pay cut to work harder.
Home insulation for homes has been cut exponentially since 2012
Why @Conservatives?
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The 1922 Committee has been declared to be part of the Anti-Growth Coalition by Liz Truss

@pgnx @agumdoo @alanbullion2 @Goonerdyer @AidanGrooville @ChrissieGrech @trussliz @KwasiKwarteng @MrsNigel

#antigrowthcoalition #NoBraDay2022 #inflation #BrexitDisaster
Jacob needs help

His Tory Brexit jizzum has failed Image
Part of our current problem with the ‘cost of living’ crisis is that Liz is involved with a ‘cost of loving’ crisis with the man next door at No 11.

@KwasiKwarteng @LizzTruss
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The last 3 Tory Prime Ministers ALL campaigned against Brexit at some point, because they know it makes people poorer, and yet NONE of them had the moral integrity to say so when they had the power to do something about it.
This is what @BorisJohnson REALLY thought about the effects of being in the EU Single Market.
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I’ve written on how Liz Truss’ call for ‘growth’ reveals the economics of deception behind neoliberal growth politics in general. @NewStatesman

Since it’s paywalled, here’s the key argument 🧵…
“I have three priorities for our economy: growth, growth and growth.” Liz Truss’s pronouncement reverberated around the world. So, too, did her attacks on what she called an #antigrowthcoalition. @TheAntiGrowthC4
.@trussliz focus on economic growth is politically misleading, economically wrong-headed and profoundly outdated.

By putting growth at the centre of her political programme, she is invoking an economic ideology – the “growth paradigm” – that emerged during the 1950s
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I want to clarify this statement. I do not mean that everything humans do is natural, just that we are part of the natural world and totally reliant on it. I regard the whole pattern of our system at the moment, to be a mass delusion.
It should have been obvious from the very beginning, that "you cannot have infinite growth on a finite planet". For crying out loud, I can remember that exact phrase being repeated in environmentalist texts I read 50 years ago. #antigrowthcoalition
In other words, it is not that no one was aware of the basic suicidal nature of our modern colonialist, extractivist, capitalist system. Because people saw the inherent problems right at the very beginning. The problem is, this was ignored.…
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I detest this government and everything they stand for,I detest their lack of integrity, I detest their lack of honesty,I detest their lack of honour,I detest everything about their #AntiGrowthCoalition I detest their lies,I detest their obvious distane for the vunerable. #GTTO
I detest the obvious disregard for human life,I detest how they only value the rich and powerful,I detest how they openly lie to cover the lies and corruption,I detest how they supported Johnson and partygate,I detest how their supporting @trussliz @KwasiKwarteng in destroying
Our economy,I detest how they had to be bailed out by the Bank of England,I detest how they weren't concerned about old people's pension,I detest how they've broken people's mortgages,I detest most of all how they just don't care,I detest how unless your rich or a donor your not
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Liz Truss' demonization of what she is calling the #antigrowthcoalition seems to actually be identical to what now disgraced former Conservative MP, and former Environment minister Owen Paterson called, the "green blob".…
Here is Paterson's description of what he called "the green blob", which seems to be identical to what Truss is calling the #antigrowthcoaltion. This is highly significant, as both Truss and Paterson were former Environment Secretaries.…
When Michael Gove was Education Secretary, he also claimed to be opposed by "the blob".
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Call an immediate #generalelection #Petition - Country List for 9th October 2022

Current: 570,208 signatures
Previous: 555,757 signatures.
Difference: 14,451 signatures.…

#NeverVoteConservative #GeneralElectionNow #WhoVotedForThis #AntiGrowthCoalition
1) #UnitedKingdom 563465 (+14286)
2) #France 1525 (+36)
3) #Spain 855 (+14)
4) #UnitedStates 507 (+17)
5) #Australia 487 (+15)
6) #Germany 465 (+13)
7) #Ireland 262 (+6)
8) #Netherlands 233 (+7)
9) #Canada 230 (+5)
10) #Switzerland 192 (+5)
11) #NewZealand 177 (+4)
12) #Italy 143 (+4)
13) #Portugal 132 (+5)
14) #Belgium 125 (+1)
15) #Sweden 107 (+3)
16) #Denmark 79 (+1)
17) #IsleofMan 72 (+3)
18) #Norway 67 (+1)
19) #Greece 66 (+1)
20) #Austria 58 (0)
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Billionaires, and their enablers are, in evolutionary terms, parasitoids. The difference between a parasitoid and a parasite, is a parasitoid always kills its host.

The analogy is very close.

Typically, a parasitoid devours its host from the inside, leaving only an empty husk and then those parasitoids that emerge, fly off to find another host.
Billionaires, with their growing their wealth obsession, growth, are aiming to devour all the Earth's natural resources to growth their wealth. Then, once they've sucked the Earth dry and killed it, they dream of flying to Mars, and starting all over again.
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[thread] I want to talk about the #AntiGrowthCoalition

Buckle up as we go back over a century in time

Other themes will be

#BelieveInBritain / #LoveBritain

#GetBritainMoving #Freedom

The themes of course taken from a Conference speech of @trussliz…
To focus in on one key part
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