Thursday, 6 August 2009

The Climate Battles Present -

NEW ENERGY VS. TARSANDS SHOWDOWN IN REGINA
Regina SK. Aug. 6 '09 - by Larry Powell
Protesters from far and wide converged
on Regina this week, demanding climate
justice on the occasion of the Premiers'
("Council of the Federation") meeting here.



Targets at the rally, in front of the Saskatchewan legislature, were this province's headlong rush to promote nuclear energy; and the Alberta tar sands, the dirtiest energy project on earth! Organizers of this and various other protests and rallies around the city during the week, included Greenpeace, the Sierra Club and Council of Canadians.

"Premiers Stelmach" (above l),and "Wall," (above r) and "Prime Minister Harper," wage shameless war against Mother Earth by denying climate change and refusing to do anything about it.

A First Nations activist (r) urges the crowd to
demand climate justice, support indigenous
rights and the closure of the tarsands!




A young member of the "Pedal for the Planet" group, (l) shows the rally eyeglasses he hopes will correct the short-sightedness of the Premiers and a special book to help them understand our climate crisis and to take it seriously!



It was a day for the young, the not-so-young and the in-between.

Author's note- I didn't get to take copious notes at this event. But
here's a quote which stood out for me...

"It's wrong to undermine the habitability of our planet!" Amen to that! l.p.
(Photos by me.)