The fossil fools ain’t no joke – but that doesn’t mean we can’t fight them with one!
The Fossil Fuel Empire is real and it’s here. The stakes couldn’t be higher: destabilization of the global climate, communities from Alaska to Alberta to Appalachia being destroyed by dirty energy extraction and combustion, devastating super hurricanes, droughts, flooding, the list goes on…
Last December in Copenhagen, the politicians sold us out to the fossil fools, corporate lobbyists and big banks. Now we’re left with “green capitalism,” carbon market shenanigans and continued assaults on our communities and ecosystems. If we’re going to stop climate change, the only real solution is to keep fossil fuels in the ground.
This April, join Rising Tide North America as we pull some pranks that pack a punch. Use the simply subversive to the downright disruptive: office occupations, banner drops, road blockades, clownish parades, spoof product launches, sub-vertising, leaflets, street theater, lock-downs and laugh-ins. Whatever works for you and your group!
Climate change is no laughing matter, but we can’t take things too seriously all the time. Join us this Fossil Fools Day as we employ our senses of humor to hatch some harebrained schemes that will strike a blow to fossil foolery everywhere!
And remember what Abbie Hoffman said: “The first duty of a revolutionary is to get away with it.”
Let us know if your group wants to endorse or co-sponsor!
WHAT: Actions, Jokes and Pranks Galore to Stop the Fossil Fools
WHERE: Your Town Planet Earth
WHEN: April 1st, 2010
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Brought to you by your friendly neighborhood radical climate justice network, Rising Tide North America.
Endorsed by Mountain Justice, Rainforest Action Network, Climate Ground Zero and Coal River Mountain Watch