For a full UK and International 2010 Roundup click here.
Climate change is no laughing matter – but that doesn’t mean we can’t confront the Fossil Fuel Empire with subversive humour.
WHAT: Direct actions, practical jokes and throwing a spanner in the works to stop the fossil fools.
WHERE: Your street, town or city.
WHEN: April 1st, 2010.
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,” a deeply unjust carbon market and continued assaults on our communities and ecosystems. If we’re going to stop climate chaos, the only real solution is to keep fossil fuels in the ground.
The stakes couldn’t be higher: destabilisation of the global climate, local communities destroyed by dirty energy extraction and combustion, devastating freak storms, droughts, floods, the list goes on …
This April 1st, join Rising Tide in some creative direct action … use the simply subversive to the downright disruptive: office occupations, banner drops, clownish parades, road blockades, spoof websites, subvertising, street theatre, leaflets, lock-ons or laugh-ins. Whatever works for you and your group.
Join us this Fossil Fools Day and hatch some harebrained schemes that will strike a blow to climate criminals everywhere!
WANT MORE? Fossil Fools Day also marks the launch of the BP Tar Sands Fortnight of Shame: a two-week campaign culminating in actions surrounding BP’s AGM on April 15th. The goal? To stop BP from going into the Canadian Tar Sands – the biggest, dirtiest fossil fuel project on earth. Find out more: Tar Sands in Focus.. And a word to BP: be afraid… be very afraid.
NEED A HAND? If you would like ideas for actions, graphics for leaflets or websites, advice on dealing with the press, etc., send us an email and we’ll do our best to help out: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you want to see what people around the world got up to last year, you can read the 2009 - action round up. If you are organizing a public action email us the details and we’ll advertise it on the Rising Tide website. Lastly, once your action is over email us a photo and short write up and we’ll put it up on the website.
For more information see: Fossil Fools Day.
Click here to download FFD 2010 Graphic for your website or leaflet.
In the words of that master of pranks: “That’s All Folks”.
On a serious note - on April 1st last year Ian Tomlinson died after being assaulted by police at the g20 protests. One year on, there will be a minutes silence to mark Ian's death.
ONE YEAR ON
REMEMBER IAN TOMLINSON
JOIN US IN LAYING FLOWERS AT THE SPOT WHERE IAN DIED
THURSDAY 1ST APRIL 11:00 am
Ian died in tragic circumstances – an innocent passer–by, trying to get home, who died after a police assault at the g20 protests on April 1st 2009.
The family will hold a minute's silence and lay flowers at the spot where Ian died on Cornhill, opposite St Michaels Alley at 11am on 1st April 2010.
A public show of support for the family would be much appreciated.
People can arrive by 10.45am and lay flowers before the family arrive.
For more information see: Ian Tomlinson Family Campaign.