Hobart Mass Action
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XR Dirty Banks BLOCK party
Elizabeth Mall – Hobart, TAS | Friday 11th December 12pm – 3pm
Will you come and tell the 4 dirty banks in Hobart exactly what you think of them and their fossil fuel funding f**kery?
Come and join our street party and joyfully, creatively and non-violently disrupt business as usual in our CBD. It’s an emergency and it’s time we let them and the public know that they are climate crisis enablers.
Westpac, ANZ, CommBank and NAB, we will loudly be bringing attention to the billions of dirty dollars you loan to the polluting industries that are steering us towards climate and ecological collapse.
It’s time to stop funding fossil fuels Dirty Banks.
It’s time to divest.
It’s time to #ACTNOW
When: Friday Dec 11th
Where: Meet at Elizabeth Mall: City
Since the Paris agreement was adopted (2016), Australia’s big four banks have financed new fossil fuel projects that would cancel out the national emissions reduction target 21 times over, according to analysis by the activist investor group Market Forces.
The analysis, released June 2020, shows the banks have loaned $7bn to 33 new or expansionary fossil fuel projects between 2016 and 2019.
But – say the banks – we are (mostly) investing in gas as a transition fuel !!!
But climate and energy experts have increasingly challenged such claims, which are regularly pushed by proponents of the gas sector. A 2019 report, backed by leading scientific organisations and the United Nations, warned that “the continued rapid expansion of gas supplies and systems risks locking in a much higher gas trajectory than is consistent with a 1.5C or 2C [temperature increase above pre-industrial levels]”
So what will you be on the day?
- Dancer – bring your grooviest moves
- Drummer – we have some drums so you can just bring your best beats
- Marshal – to keep everyone moving and safely spaced
- Banner holder – flex your rebel muscles at an intersection
- Legal observer – watching what happens
- First aider – dancing can be very physical
- Logistics – muscles to move props and PA
- Outreach – flyers and conversations with the public
- Something else you can bring to the party?