COP 15 Begins BPSDB
Call to action for the 12th
by Anna Keenan
It has now reached the end of my 28th day of fasting. Four complete weeks without food.
It is perhaps the hardest thing that I have ever done in my life, but then, it has also been incredibly rewarding and eye-opening. A grand test of my self-discipline.
There have been good days and bad days. Most have been good. Today, on the other hand, was not so good.
Perhaps it is a sign of things to come.
I must admit that I am scared about what day 35, day 40, and later will look and feel like. Read More
Michael Morphett ends his fast.
Just a quick blog to officially note that Michael Morphett ended his Climate Justice Fast! yesterday, after 32 days.
His weight had dropped to under 45kg, representing a dangerous fall below %20 of his normal bodyweight, and the risks of going further were simply too much.
I’ve included a couple of photos of Mike to really emphasise how much of an effort he made, and how much courage it took for a man of his age and size to fast for so long. I think, to be honest, that in getting to this point Mike probably put more at risk for CJF than any of the rest of us, and I have an enormous amount of respect and admiration for him. Read more (Michael’s Profile)
by Mikayla Irle
You don’t know what you’re doing to your kidneys, a severe motherly voice rolled about in my head like a mantra. I sat down on Starbucks chairs and stood back up. I walked around frantically, trying to shake away the tiny spasms in my back as anxiety darkened my thoughts. Kidneys. Kidneys. My kidneys are collapsing. Panic quickly had its hold on me. Sucking in breaths and blinking back tears, I searched for my friends so I wouldn’t be alone. We left shortly after and stopped by the grocery store.
“Will you at least drink some Vitamin water?” Colin asked me as we passed the sports drink aisle.
“Uhm…” I paused for a long time, focusing on the words I had to say. I feel like a failure. “I’ll drink some regular juice.” I wanted to cry, but no one was making me feel guilty. Read More
by Paul Connor
So whatever becomes of the great Copenhagen negotiations, and whatever transpires between all those men and women, from all those countries, with all their words, figures and memos over the next two weeks, I will be here, fasting still, and I will be content.
Content, because I will be doing what I feel is right, and what I feel I am meant to be doing. And content, because I truly believe that this world will wake up to climate justice, and that together, we will see it done. In fact, I believe that this awakening has already begun.
And now that it has begun, I do not think it will be stopped. Read More
Wherever you live, participate in the Dec 12th Day of Action
If you don’t know about the Climate Justice Fast hunger strike you can learn all about it here and in these posts (most recent first):
- CJF, climate change hunger strike day 27
- CJF, climate change, food and equity
- CJF Hunger Strike, Day 20
- Hunger Strike Day 13, retrospectives and reflections
- Days of doubts and fears
- The Climate Justice Fast Six
- Climate Justice Fast, ripples and waves
- Climate Justice Fast – Change is now!
- Climate Justice Fast is to be … indefinite
- Climate Justice Fast begins Nov 6th, how will you be helping?
“Over the 20th century, ocean temperatures in the North Atlantic main development region warmed during peak hurricane season, with the most pronounced warming occurring over the last four decades.” Earth Gauge
We give our consent every moment that we do not resist.
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