Climate Change Equals Terrorism? It's Changing
Do you remember my letter about the political institute which equated anyone concerned about climate change with terrorists and serial killers? Don't worry, I Won't reprint it.
Anyway, some good news, hopefully.
This and other issues, a man working for a Congresswoman saying acid should be thrown on some women who disagreed with his position Really Bother me!
The problem is that when those in power or authority, or Anyone for that matter, makes hate speech they May not Mean it. At least, when confronted, they Say they never meant it literally. But we all, and especially people in authority, MUST remember that there are people who Will take them Literally.
A doctor who performed late term abortions was shot dead in front of his wife at church. A Congresswoman and some of those, including a child who had come to hear her speak were shot in
. Do I need to give More examples? Arizona
Acid Is thrown in the faces of little girls who want to go to school by some in
Afghanistan, Pakistan, and in the faces of women whose in-laws don't like them in several countries, including a policewoman in . England
"Lose lips" don't Only "sink ships", they can lead to the maiming and murders of our fellow citizens Here.
Whether I agree with the actions of another person or not, my stating in public what I think "should be done" to that person MUST take into consideration those who may DO what I say.
The info. Below is an example of Peaceful, hopefully non-hate filled speech.
You know what feels good? Winning. And that’s just what we’re doing.
We’ve just learned that yet another major Heartland Institute contributor, LKQ, has
pulled its support. With the loss of LKQ, which Heartland expected to contribute
$150,000 this year,
the Heartland Institute has lost over a million dollars in expected support -- nearly
half of its total expected funding for this year.
Thanks to your work, this hateful group of climate change deniers -- the same ones
who compared those of us concerned about climate change to serial killers and terrorists
-- has been seriously crippled.
Let’s take a moment to celebrate our incredible victory. Can you share the great
news with friends and family, to up the pressure on the dwindling list of companies
Heartland's getting dumped by 19 corporations so far
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Or forward this email to a friend, and encourage them to go to
to join you in taking action.
climate change denial has been funded by the corporate world, aiming to confuse the
public about the overwhelming scientific consensus around global warming in order
to protect its profits.
Your efforts represent a massive turning point -- not just for the Heartland Institute,
but for the entire climate change denier industry. Together, we are telling these
corporations that they
can’t simply keep funding this work without people like us holding them accountable.
Heartland Institute rally
Before last week’s conference, SumOfUs.org and our allies at Forecast the Facts and
350 tried to get Clear Channel -- the same company that ran Heartland's billboard
-- to run our response ads calling on Pfizer and others to quit funding Heartland.
When Clear Channel refused, you came to the rescue. You helped fund a rally outside
the conference and
people-powered bike billboards
that circled the conference venue,
exposing Comcast, Pfizer and Microsoft, which continue to support Heartland’s extremism
. The rally got so much attention that even a couple notorious climate change deniers
came out to see what the commotion was about.
All the attention we’ve brought to Heartland’s anti-climate crusade over the past
few months culminated in this moment: In his closing remarks, Heartland President
Joseph Bast admitted that his group is running out of resources -- because we’ve
gotten so many corporations to flee -- and he announced that,
due to a lack of funding, this would be Heartland’s last planned climate change
Let’s keep the momentum going, and up the pressure on the rest of Heartland’s funders.
Click here to share the graphic above on Facebook.
Thanks for all you do,
--Kaytee, Taren, Emma, Claiborne and the rest of us
P.S. There has been some amazing media coverage of the Heartland story, and our campaign
has been at the center of the story.
Politico dubbed our growing movement to call out corporations who meddle in democracy
the “shame lobby,” citing a “string of stunning victories recently that would have
been unthinkable even just a few years ago.”
Here are a few of the best write-ups that you may want to check out.
The Shame Lobby
, 16 May 2012
Heartland Institute facing uncertain future as staff depart and cash dries up
, 20 May 2012
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