Organizing Notes

Bruce Gagnon is coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space. He offers his own reflections on organizing and the state of America's declining empire....

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I'm back to work for the Global Network. Will continue to help Lisa Savage for US Senate campaign on my free time. Trying to self-isolate as much as possible. Best wishes and good luck to you all.

Monday, May 25, 2009

CLAP AND RAVE BUT DO NOTHING


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According to an organization I am associated with, called National Alliance of Public Transportation Advocates, "the American Clean Energy Security Act (ACESA) is moving through the House in Washington this week. Though ACESA would establish emission reduction goals for the transportation sector, no funding is made available from the proposed cap-and-trade system to finance public mass transportation investments to reduce emissions.

"ACESA in its present form fails to invest in the transportation sector in an effective and sustainable manner that recognizes the role of public transportation and other strategies that provide Americans with more choices in our transportation system."

In addition, as the video well documents, the bill is a sellout to the banks, big coal and other energy giants. Once again we see Obama and the Democrats cave to their corporate masters and take the path of least resistance.

They talk big about climate change but do little to deliver real substance.

When does the mainstream environmental community get out of bed with the politicians and really fight for the Mother Earth and the future generations?

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