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Locks Docks next Sunday/Kyoto ride 12/2?

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  • masonb
    As agreed then on Andrew s much needed canals, Primrose Hill, parks ride yesterday....: Sunday 9 January: Locks, Docks and Wapping coffee. Meet 9am Southwark
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 3 12:59 PM
      As agreed then on Andrew's much needed canals, Primrose Hill, parks ride yesterday....:
      Sunday 9 January: Locks, Docks and Wapping coffee. Meet 9am Southwark Needle (south end of London Bridge). 10am Cutty Sark Gardens. That slow all day docklands explore. Lunch at Dagenham City Farm and afternoon tea/coffee at Wapping Pumping Station. (Guilt. I got deliciously accosted last time we stopped there by the manager....I love you lot visiting us but you only ever spend pennies).
      And please don't mind me fowarding the message below. It minded me of the Thames Barrier expiry date, the (albeit disappointing) I Hate Huckabees fireman who insisted on cycling to the fire to save the planet, and other pertinent eco-tragedies.
      07905 889 005   

      -------- Original Message --------
      Subject:Kyoto Climate March, Saturday 12th Feb
      Date:Sun, 2 Jan 2005 20:35:20 -0000
      From:Phil Thornhill <philthornhill2@...>

      Campaign against Climate Change
      Saturday Feb 12th
      Assemble 11.30 am Lincoln's Inn Fields (Holborn Tube)
      Bicycle Ride Protest, 9.00 am Thames Barrier (South Side, 10 mins from Charlton Rail).
      Goes via Greenwich (about 10.00 am) and London Bridge (about 11.00 am) to Lincoln's Inn Fields.
      The main march will involve a parade of the flags of all the countries that have ratified the Kyoto Protocol (132 at last count) and will go from Lincoln's Inn Fields via the ExxonMobil offices and the Australian embassy (Aldwych) to end at the US embassy for speeches at around 2.00 pm
      Speakers will include Caroline Lucas MEP (Green Party)
      In February 2005 the world's first international agreement on emissions reductions comes into force (the Kyoto Protocol, subsequent to its ratification by Russia). This is despite all that the US, under George Bush, could do to prevent it. 
          The Bush administration which rejected the Kyoto Protocol in 2001, is dominated by oil men and the fossil fuel lobby. A network of Republican think tanks, funded by the fossil fuel corporate dollar (see www.Exxonsecrets.com) determines US energy policy and, under Bush, the US has put short term corporate greed before the vital interests of humanity as a whole. The refusal of the US to join the rest of the world in any kind of meaningful cooperative action to prevent the destabilisation of global climate threatens the future of everyone on the planet.
           Though the Kyoto protocol does not go anywhere near far enough in reducing emissions and no international agreement can be really effective without the US on board, its coming into force is of immense political and symbolic significance. It demonstrates the rest of the world is willing to go ahead without the US, which is left isolated on the issue  - with only John Howard's Australia (home of a huge coal industry) for company. 
        That is why this is the ideal moment to target the US on this issue, to make a stand for our children's' future and to demand that the US join the rest of the world in taking action to prevent an 'eco-catastrophe' of almost unimaginable scale. At the same time it is an opportunity to remind everyone of the urgency of the issue and to point the way to the just and effective international agreement on emissions that we so desperately need.
      Route Leave Lincoln's Inn Fields via Sardinia street, Kingsway, Aldwych, the Strand, Trafalgar Square, Pall Mall, Lower Regents St, Piccadilly Circus, Piccadilly, Dover St, Hay Hill, Berkley Sq, Davies St, Grosvenor St to the US embassy, Grosvenor Sq. 
      Cycle Route from Thames Barrier (Assemble 9.oo am for photo-op, leave 9.30 am): riverfront to Horn lane to roundabout under motorway, Woolwich Rd & A206 to Greenwich, Creek Rd & A200  to Rotherhithe roundabout,Jamaica Rd & Druid St to Tower Bridge, into Minories St & via Hammet St, America Sq etc to Aldgate, Fenchuch St, Gracechurch St, Cannon St,  St Pauls, Fleet St, Chancery Lane & Carey St to Lincoln's Inn Fields.     
      More details   www.campaigncc.org      02088553327,    07903316331
      In the run-up to the Kyoto Climate March there will be a number of Public Meetings on the 'Climate Crisis' around the country, in the period 24th Jan -3rd Feb,  provisionally to include London, Brighton, Oxford, Norwich, Bristol, Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool and Cardiff. The London meeting will be on the evening of Thursday 3rd February and speakers will include George Monbiot and Jean Lambert, MEP. But for up-to-date details of all meetings as they become available (speakers, dates, times, venues) check out www.campaigncc.org
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