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Sat Feb 16, 2013, 08:06 PM

Greens to rally on Mall to demand climate specifics from Obama

Source: The Hill

More than 20,000 protestors from around 160 organizations will swarm the National Mall Sunday in hopes of intensifying the pressure on President Obama over climate policy.

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“We’re really past the point of playing games with any of this stuff,” climate activist and 350.org co-founder Bill McKibben said in a Friday press call. “There’s no time for half measures.”

McKibben said buses from 31 states are hauling people to Washington for the rally, which 350.org, Sierra Club and a number of other environmental and progressive groups are spearheading.

Participants will meet at noon near the Washington Monument, where speakers such as McKibben, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) and others will address the crowd before marching on the White House.

Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/e2-wire/e2-wire/283499-greens-rally-on-mall-to-demand-specifics-from-obama

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Response to onehandle (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 09:07 PM

5. This isn't the Green party, it's sloppy headline writing.

It's Green activists, as in pro-environment ones.

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #5)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 09:14 PM

7. Ah. Silly me. nt

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Response to onehandle (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 02:12 AM

10. Really! "DEMAND!" I demand they apologize for denying us President Gore! nt

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Response to MADem (Reply #10)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 06:00 AM

11. Democrats against a better climate policy.

Who would have guessed? I suppose it was to be expected when politics is more important than the world.

This place is a cesspool.

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Response to aandegoons (Reply #11)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 09:02 AM

13. Reagan Democrats.

"Obama: I Would Be Considered Moderate Republican In 1980s - ABC News"
http://www.democraticunderground.com/101793318

"Noam Chomsky: Obama Would Have Been Called a ‘Moderate Republican’ in Recent Decades"
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/noam-chomsky-obama-would-have-been-called-moderate-republican-recent-decades

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Response to aandegoons (Reply #11)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 11:02 AM

17. Who is against a "better climate policy?"

Obama came out and made the climate a "key topic" of his second term, and, ignoring that, a bunch of people get out there and protest.... him.

Where are the people protesting his pre-K initiative....that's how much sense it makes, but hey, he's for it, now's as good a time as any to gripe that he's not doing enough!

I have no objection to people protesting the pipeline, or fracking, or other issues, but when they make it about Obama (when it's Congress that creates law--where are the anti-Boner signs?) I smell a stench. It doesn't smell like an honest stench, either.

Where were these people when Al Gore was robbed?

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Response to MADem (Reply #10)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 09:42 AM

14. I was victim of a poorly written headline. Green organizations, not the Green Party.

I deleted my joke about President Nader.

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Response to onehandle (Reply #14)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 10:53 AM

16. Aww, no fun! I'm still pissed about President Gore, anyway!

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 08:27 PM

2. Well he did get an award in the past for good intentions

so I'm guessing the same probably applies now.

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 09:03 PM

3. yeah to hell with protesting global warming, especially if nader thinks global warming bad. ok nt

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 09:06 PM

4. For a second I thought "The Green party doing something useful?"

Of course, it's not them, but dedicated activists instead.

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 09:11 PM

6. The author of this article

should've reworded the title because this has nothing to do with the Green Party; just Green activists.

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 10:12 PM

8. Do you think that nuclear is part of their acceptable equation?

Nah.

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 10:50 PM

9. U.S. Climate Policy Protest-National Mall, Tomorrow-Info

 

On Sunday, February 17th, thousands will rally in Washington, D.C. to call on President Obama to make climate change part of his presidential legacy. The Forward on Climate Rally is being held by 350.org, The Sierra Club, and the Hip-Hop Caucus.

The Rally will demand that President Obama prove his leadership on serious climate action by officially rejecting TransCanada’s proposal to build the Keystone XL Pipeline across the U.S.-Canadian border. The KXL Pipeline would transport emissions-intensive tar sands oil across the U.S. Midwest to the Gulf of Mexico. In late 2011, over 15,000 people surrounded the White House pushing President Obama to deny the KXL Pipeline.
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http://act.350.org/signup/presidentsday
http://forwardonclimate.org


When: February 17th, at 12 Noon
Where: The National Mall, Washington D.C.
Who: 350.org, The Sierra Club and the Hip-Hop Caucus
Why: To tell Barack Obama it's time to lead in the fight against climate change, beginning with the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.
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Already, 10,000 people have signed up to attend the Forward on Climate Rally.
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Response to triplepoint (Reply #9)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 06:48 AM

12. 350.org, The Sierra Club and the Hip-Hop Caucus

Yay!

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 10:01 AM

15. These aren't Naderites......

The headline has apparently been changed to show "Green Groups". Not that anyone actually taking the short time to read the article would have had any confusion about it.

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 11:09 AM

18. Unfortunate infalmmatory language in the article

It says, "The rally will put Obama in the crosshairs on climate change." Putting Obama in the "crosshairs" may incite radical elements to try an assasination attempt. It these dangerous times, we don't need reckless publications like The Hill inciting the crazies.

Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/e2-wire/e2-wire/283499-greens-rally-on-mall-to-demand-specifics-from-obama#ixzz2LAncUQCl
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