Tuesday, October 17, 2006

UK Rallying Around Climate Change - Join the Effort

A host of initiatives, celebrities and rallies are coming together in the UK calling on Blair and the Labour government to introduce aggressive new climate change legislation - and it appears to be working. Late last week it was reported that a "climate change bill is likely to be included in next month's Queen's Speech".

The announcement comes on the heels of a major push by opposition parties earlier that led to 59% MPs signing a motion backing a new climate law, and a pledge to support to Blair if he included such a law in the Queen's Speech.

The can help keep up the pressure by joining thousands of others for a march through London and mass gathering at Trafalgar Square to demand a new climate change action for the UK. The march begins November 4th at 10am and culminates by joining I Counts rally at Trafalgar at 2pm.

Mark you calendars. The complete schedule is below.

Date: November 4th

10.00am Cycle protest assembles at Lincoln's Inn Fields, South side (Holborn/Temple tube). Goes via ExxonMobil offices, Australian Embassy and Downing Street to arrive at US embassy at 11.30 am.

11.00am Rally opens : Messages from around the world, performance poetry & musical protest with "Seize the Day" and others.

12 noon Main Rally at US Embassy, Grosvenor Square. Speakers include George Monbiot, Colin Challen MP, Caroline Lucas MEP, Norman Baker MP, Zac Goldsmith.

1.00 pm March for Global Climate Justice from US embassy to Trafalgar Square

1.45 - 2.00 pm March joins i-Count's.. Mass Gathering in Trafalgar Square

1.00 - 3.00pm i-Count Mass Gathering in Trafalgar Square

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