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Sunday, February 17, 2013

Forward on Climate Rally





A Forward on Climate Rally was held in Washington DC today. Did you hear anything about the rally prior to this reading? Did you see any announcements on any media?  Ask a confirmed news geek like me and the answer will be, "I did not hear any reference to the rally on Network not cable media (including MSNBC)." I recall seeing announcement and mention of the rally on social media, especially on Twitter. In fact, I read more of the coming rally form the Hacktivist Group Anonymous than from any other tweeter. 

It was the largest climate rally in history, and was ignored by all electronic media?


The rally is reported to have been the largest climate focused rally in Washington D.C.  

Huffington Post GREEN reported s follows. 
Forward On Climate Rally
Tens of thousands gathered in Washington, D.C. for the Forward on Climate rally on February 17, 2013. (Photo courtesy of 350.org and Shadia Fayne Wood/Project Survival Media)
An estimated 40,000 people gathered in Washington, D.C. on Sunday for the Forward on Climate Rally on the National Mall. The rally preceded a march to the White House to urge President Barack Obama to take action against climate change and reject the Keystone XL pipeline. 
350.org founder Bill McKibben said at the rally, according to a statement, “For 25 years our government has basically ignored the climate crisis: now people in large numbers are finally demanding they get to work." He added, "We shouldn't have to be here -- science should have decided our course long ago. But it takes a movement to stand up to all that money." 
Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune, who was arrested last week protesting the Keystone XL pipeline in front of the White House, reiterated environmentalists' call for Obama and the State Department to reject the permit for TransCanada's international oil sands pipeline.
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ForwardOnClimate.org reported on the rally as follows. 
Presented by 135 different organizations and their members, including 350.org, the Sierra Club, the Hip Hop Caucus, Greenpeace, the Chesapeake Climate Action Network, Green For All and Forecast the Facts.

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