Monday, June 15, 2009

HERE'S THE STORY ON THE US PERFORMANCE AT THE CLIMATE TALKS IN BONN GERMANY:

HOW DID THE USA PERFORM AT THE
JUST CONCLUDED CLIMATE TALKS?


"The U.S. failed to provide leadership over the past two weeks at climate talks held in Germany.

If you're like me, one of the things you celebrated last November was the end to eight years of go-it-alone policies from George Bush. The election was supposed to mean the U.S. would once again start playing a leadership role in forging consensus solutions to global problems.

But as countries met here this week, we saw something completely different. Instead of leading, the Obama administration's representatives sounded frighteningly similar to what we heard in previous years from the administration of George Bush.

There's still time to solve this problem. We can do it. But we need leadership from the United States, and we need it now, before it is too late for our planet and its people."

Write to Secretary of State Clinton and demand leadership that produces a strong and fair agreement to solve the climate crisis.

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As Jim Hightower explains it, is that “the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans possess more net worth today than the bottom 90 percent of us combined. Worse, these privileged few and their political henchmen have structured a new economic ‘normal’ of long-term joblessness, low wages, no benefits or worker rights, miserly public services, and a steadily widening chasm between the rich and the rest of us.” We must restore sanity to this nation.