Thousands for „Green Jobs“
The largest trade union in Pittsburgh called – and many hundreds of people came on Wednesday night to the manifestation in the State Point Park.
Here the pictures can tell more than words.
The organisers expect 3,000 people. Before it darkens there are already several hundred. There is live-music on a large stage, food stalls and creative action-groups at the fringes. And over and over again the message for all: with “green jobs” people will be made happy and the climate could be saved.
“Please, take plenty of green money into your hand!” – is the message of these banner-bearers. One stall further one of the co-organisers tells me that he believes in a more ecological capitalism. He informs all passersby about ways towards an own solar plant and distributes car stickers which are in high demand.
The Yes-Men are presenting their ultimate solution for the climate problem for debating. Instead of pursuing plan A and spent a lot of money for an international saving of the climate, G-20 could finance 500 survival-balls for the board of directors of the big companies and banks. How well-suited and practical those balls are is demonstrated immediately by some activists in puffed-out costumes. A glossy flyer explains in more detail, how the “bearer of a survival ball” could be coping with drought, flooding and high temperatures.
(translation by Paul Woods, Coorditrad)