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Storm of protests against Bush and Blair

Issue No. 1979

Protesters from the campaign agaonst climate change (Pic: Guy Smallman)

Protesters from the campaign agaonst climate change (Pic: Guy Smallman)

Leaders from around the world gather in Montreal, Canada, this week for the UN climate conference. They will be discussing the Kyoto agreement which George Bush has refused to sign up to.

US climate negotiator Harlan Watson had the gall to announce this week, “With regard to what the US is doing on climate change, the actions we have taken are next to none in the world”.

Yet the US is currently the worlds biggest producer of greenhouse gas. Profits, not the Earth’s future, come first for Bush. As the Montreal talks take place, activists in 30 countries will hold the biggest international day of action on climate change. We cannot afford to wait for big business to find a solution, or for renewable energy to become profitable.

As Tony Blair increasingly reflects Bush’s line on climate change, we need to raise a storm of protest against him.

Demonstrate Saturday 3 December, assemble 12 noon, Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London (Holborn Tube). Cyclists’ protest assembles at Thames Barrier, 9.30 am. For details go to

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Sat 3 Dec 2005, 00:00 GMT
Issue No. 1979
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