Stop the Crimes Against Our Planet
Humanity and the Planet Must Come First
The World Can't Wait!
World leaders have called for yet another International Conference at the
UN in September. Their meeting will, however, do nothing to stop the
global environment's escalating destruction. Using the justifications of
“national security” and "business necessities," the US government itself
has consistently sabotaged climate talks, supported dangerous drilling,
fracking, plunder and exploitation of non-renewable energy resources here
and around the world. It has also ruthlessly prosecuted and jailed
environmental and animal rights activists explicitly as “terrorists.”
Only the direct action of thousands and eventually millions of people can
create a movement that will stem nature's systemic abuse and its dire
consequences for the planet. Politics as usual has not and will not
reverse this disastrous direction. As World Can't Wait's Mission Statement
warns: "That which we do not resist and mobilize to stop, we will learn -
or be forced - to accept."
We must act to protect and preserve the world's fast-vanishing natural
ecosystems and stem climate change catastrophe. If not, this planet could
very well become uninhabitable for billions of people, and possibly all of
humanity, as well as for much of the world's flora and fauna.
The United States government leads in crimes against the planet:
*The Obama administration opposes any serious curbing of fossil fuel
use in this country. The new rules on power plant emissions will
reduce greenhouse gas emissions by only four percent below the levels
measured in 1990, although scientists and climate studies have shown
that massive cuts of 25 to 40 percent are needed by 2020 if there is
to be any hope of preventing the very worst impacts of climate change.
*In fact, the Pentagon is the world's biggest single user of fossil
fuel, fueling illegitimate wars to maintain and expand the US empire.
Oil is a strategic resource and the US government acts to control it
at all costs, including the planet's very viability. Secretary of
State Hillary Clinton, for example, has been a cheerleader for US oil
companies exploiting melting polar ice caps to drill in the Arctic Sea
to pre-empt Russia.
*Fossil fuels are only part of the engine of destruction. US
government policy subsidizes large factory “farming” to produce meat,
eggs and dairy resulting in 18 percent of all human-induced greenhouse
gas emissions. Animal waste leaches antibiotics and hormones into
ground and water; pesticides and fertilizers find their way into
streams, rivers and coastal water thereby adding to ocean
Truly, the WORLD CAN'T WAIT!
March with the Stop the Crimes on Our Planet Contingent on September 21,
2014 in NYC for the People's Climate March. We bring a vision of a society
built on sustainable resources and justice for all the world's peoples
from right here in the heart of one of the main countries responsible for
This site aims to accomplish two related goals. First, it complements Dennis Loo's book Globalization and the Demolition of Society so that people reading the book can get more deeply into it. (See navigation bar above, labeled "GDS Book Annotations"). We believe that his book is a landmark, providing a solid foundation for politics of a new path. Taking such a path is critical to humanity and the planet's future. As his book's dust jacket states:
[F]ree market fundamentalism - also known as neoliberalism - makes us not more secure or prosperous: it tears the social fabric and undermines security, leading inevitably to disasters on the individual, regional, and global levels.
Neoliberalism is based on the mantra that market forces should run everything. It aims to eliminate job and income security, the social safety net (including welfare and other social guarantees), unions, pensions, public services, and the governmental regulation of corporations. It consequently undermines the basis for people to voluntarily cooperate with authority as almost everyone is increasingly left by themselves to face gargantuan private interests, with governmental and corporate authority ever more indifferent to the public’s welfare.
Those in charge of our collective fates in government and business personify a heartless system based on profit and plunder. They have been relentlessly instituting profoundly immoral and unjust policies even while they insist that they are doing the opposite. We, on the other hand, stand for and are fighting for a radically different system and set of values than this.
Second, in order to get at the truth and because the ways in which humanity's historic striving for understanding and its capacity to wonder and imagine are very rich and diverse, we seek to reflect that richness and diversity on our site. See "About Us" on navigation bar. We intend to be engaging and compelling, as the best investigative journalism and art are, and relentlessly scientific, rigorous, and direct, as those who cherish the truth are. We believe that we can be both accessible and sophisticated. As Loo lays out in his book,
Defeating the empire is not something that occurs only on the literal battlefield. It is also something that is determined throughout the continuum of battles over many issues, including: ideas; philosophy; forms of organization and leadership in economy, politics, and other realms; ways of arguing; ways of responding to and respecting empirical data; interest in truth as opposed to expedience; how people and the environment should be treated; the nature of relations among people (e.g., between women and men, different races and ethnicities, rich and poor countries, etc.); ways of responding to criticism and ideas that are not your own; ways of handling one’s own errors and those of others; and more, all the way up through how warfare is carried out. The contrast between the methods and goals of the neoliberals and those of us who seek an entirely different world is stark. (Globalization and the Demolition of Society, Pp. 326-7)