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Thursday, July 05, 2007

Climaction-Socialist Worker "Climate Change" Scam

One of the most vigorous "Climate Change" activist groups in NZ is Climaction


...a broad collective of activists who have come together to take action on Climate Change in Aotearoa. Inspired by the tactics of Martin Luther King's Civil Rights Movement, we believe the time has come to take to the streets to stop the destruction of people and planet. Action on Climate Change will be the Civil Rights movement of our generation."

Climaction believes in;

SYSTEM CHANGE, NOT CLIMATE CHANGE: CO2 emissions must be cut by 90% just to stabilise temperatures.This will require radical change. Corporate controlled economic systems stand in the way of these changes.They put short-term profit before the future of the planet. We face a choice between system change or climate change.

According to Wikipedia;

Climaction is a radical environmental Climate Change coalition in New Zealand. Formed in October 2006 at a broad meeting in Auckland City's Methodist Mission...

So far it has organised two major protests in Auckland, one on November 4th 2006 [1] as part of the International Day of Action on Climate Change, and another on March 3rd 2007 for Free and Frequent Public Transport called Carmaggedon. [2] It is currently working within the union and student movements in conjunction with Auckland's populous Pasifika Community for the Live Earth Day of action on July 7th 2007.

It involves many notable NZ activists and individuals from groups such as Socialist Worker (Aotearoa), Radical Youth and the Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand and has been supported by notable people such as Sue Bradford, Laila Harré, John Minto, Simon Oosterman, Matt McCarten, Dean Parker, Councillor Christine Caughey, Councillor Robyn Hughes [3], Grant Morgan and the Residents Action Movement who polled over 89,000 votes in the last Auckland Regional Council elections. It is connected nationally with the Climate Defence Network and works alongside Greenpeace Aotearoa New Zealand, and has sisterly contacts with international groups such as Rising Tide and the UK based Campaign against Climate Change.


Climaction is basically a front for NZ's biggest Trotskyist group, Socialist Worker. Its leading activists are Joe Carolan, David Colyer and Julia Espinoza-all well known SW members. It also links directly from SW's Blog.

Any more proof required?

12 Comments:

Blogger MikeE said...

Whenever I've seen climaction protesters, they tend to always eb accompanied by the worst maintained 20+ year old car belching smoke whenever its on.

You'd think they'd put their money where there mouth is and actually drive non polluting, tuned cars before telling others what to do wouldn't you :-P

That is if they actually cared about emissions!

1:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"basically a front group" it quite obviouslly is a front group following SW's tactic of adopting popular issues in an attempt to get more members and wider public support.

I only hope this group does not discredit the message that cliamte change is an urgent threat.

12:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it cant be a direct front if it has known SWP members and links to the website - what kind of 'front' is that.

if the word socialist worker or socialism was never mentioned then it would be a front. it is leftwing a lot of the time (most) if that is what you mean.

3:34 PM  
Blogger Trevor Loudon said...

Anon-it simply means its a very well hidden front.

The point is that Climaction is led and directed by SW. It would not exist without SW-that is what I call a front.

3:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

so trev are you one of them climate skeptics - its all a commie/illuminati conspiracy by the red jews is it?

they paid off george and gore - and even helen clark and john key...

oh the power they have.

or maybe you are too rightwing to consider buisness has limits and there are resource boundaries.

climate chnage is real my friend - ge ya head out of the sand!

3:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it would exist - the founding meeting had a wide variety of people - it would of happened sooner or later, because climate change is that big an issue. maybe the climate defense network in new zealand would of started it instead or someone else.

they do not lead it - yes joe takes a prominent role. you could go to an event or set up your own climate change group if you wanted to make change yourself.

have you seen the David Attenborough film on climate change or in fact any?

do you not understand what greenhouse gases are?

3:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

and can you confirm you are a climate skeptic?

3:51 PM  
Blogger Trevor Loudon said...

Confirmed aon.

You worry about "climate change" anon.

I'll worry about bigger issues-like this is the FINAL EVER series of Sopranos.

4:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it will tbe the final series if climate chaos ensures - you wont be watching tv if you live by the coast -

you really have no idea do you?
and you make policy?

doesn't give much hope for ACT having a future in parliament if they don't even recognise critical issues. but thats ok because selfness is a virtue - and ignorance is bliss.

enjoy your soap opera

9:16 PM  
Blogger Trevor Loudon said...

Thanks anon, I will. My weekly Sopranos fix gives meaning to my sorry life.

Firstly the only policy I've influenced in ACT was to do with apprenticeships.

Nor do I speak for ACT on Climate Change.

I'm a skeptic through and through, but I cannot speak for others on that issue.

I will say though that I have yet to meet an ACT member who believes that regulation and lowering living standards will solve any problem, let alone "Climate Change".

3:06 PM  
Blogger Richard Lipscombe said...

Business models and systems have to change... The interesting thing is businesses are changing faster than society on these issues especially in UK and Europe.... There are two issues here - social/societal and business/economy. Businesses will work on these issues more and more now because capitalists now realise they can cut costs in their supply chain and service support models that are wasteful, full of rework, and not sustainable within the new cost regimes of peak oil, clean water, etc ...

If you are interested in "leave no (carbon) footprint" business models I riff them about some of the related issues you have raised here on my blog
http:/richardlipscombe.spaces.live.com

There is a revolution taking place in business but there is so much more to do... Society is talking about the issues but not doing enough to make a difference. When businesses and consumers unite then the world will be a better place.

9:50 AM  
Anonymous S. Khratzinski said...

When you do a Google search for “Climate change,” one of the top results that always appears is the Wikipedia entry for this subject. Wikipedia is a free online encyclopedia that anyone can edit. Unfortunately, most of the people that sign up to edit this article are pro-global warming evangelists who exhibit a clear pro-global warming agenda. This means that everyone from school children to the media are getting this highly biased view of climate change, when they research this topic via a Google search. Fortunately, however, ANYONE can sign up on Wikipedia free of charge in less than one minute and edit this article. I would encourage everyone to sign up and contribute to this article, to ensure it presents the correct view of global warming. Simply go to: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Climate_change (or just go to Google and search “Climate Change” to find the Wikipedia entry right near the top) and start editing! Then you can help to provide the proper balance that is needed in this highly biased article.

-S. Khratzinski

5:50 PM  

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