An Anarchist Take on the COP21 Farce

Not Your Climate Movement

By The End of the World as We Know It and I Feel Fine
(subMedia.tv) 2015

Not Your Climate Movement is a humorous look at the recent COP21 climate change conference in Paris, which subMedia.tv maintains aggravated global warming with “shitloads more of hot air.” They contrast the impact of the Paris conference, a “feel-good effort to subsidize greenwashing by the fossil fuel industry” with a recent direct action by Quebec anarchists. The latter cost the oil industry more than $5 million by cutting off oil to North America’s eastern seaboard for ten hours.

Quoting climate scientist James Hansen, who described COP21 as “half assed” and “half baked,” the newscast is also highly critical of an alleged agreement between the five “corporate” environmental NGOs (Greenpeace, Oxfam, 350.org, Sierra Club and World Wildlife Fund?), the province of Alberta and Canadian tar sands companies.  Allegedly the NGOs have agreed to stop opposing pipelines if the latter agree to limit their CO2 emissions.

I also found it troubling to learn about Greenpeace and the other “corporate” climate NGOs dissing the 10,000 militants who defied the French no-protest ban as “unaffiliated with the climate movement.”

This news update also features some great coverage of the global Black December protests which commemorate the sixth anniversary of the police murder of Greek anarchist Alex Grigoropoulos.


*Greenwashing is a form of spin in which green PR or green marketing is deceptively used to promote the perception that an organization’s products, aims or policies are environmentally friendly.

5 thoughts on “An Anarchist Take on the COP21 Farce

  1. I am so backlogged on PDF books and video docus that I have had to put some of them on the back burner.

    I am hopeful to have the means to buy a decent notebook in the next two months, so I can stretch out to read and view. The joint issues continue to get worse (osteoarthritis), and if I sit too long at the computer, then I can barely walk afterwords.

    I’m not telling you this to get pity. I just want to explain why I can’t read and watch everything at the moment.

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