Thursday, 24 March 2011

GetUp! Get truthful or get out!

GetUp's own website: is an independent political movement to build a progressive Australia. GetUp! brings together like-minded people who want to bring participation back into our democracy.

Yesterday's No Carbon (dioxide) Tax rally certainly was bringing participation back into our democracy. You would think
Zeg's take on the Canberra rally
that they would support yesterday's rally. Not only did they not support the rally, they were actively against it. Simon Sheik wrote on the GetUp blog:

I was in Canberra last week and almost every politician and journalist I met with talked to me about the anti-climate action rallies. They're spooked. I assured them that the campaign for climate action was just as strong -- and now, we need to demonstrate this.
Simon, the rallies are not anti-climate. Have you thought about that statement? How can you be anti-climate? The rallies were about the lie our Prime Minister used to get elected and about a tax on vital to life carbon dioxide.

GetUp says that their organisation does not play sides in politics. The ALP is funded and supported by the union movement and, surprise, surprise, so is GetUp. GetUp on one hand say that they are against political funding but received over $1million funding from the union movement.

Incidently, writing in the Herald today Ms Gillard called on the silent majority of Australians to make their views heard. Hello? What do you think the No Carbon (dioxide) Tax rally was, Ms Gillard?

 She also wrote: We know that the majority of people want action on climate change and want a sensible, rational approach to change.  Do you know that the majority of people do not want your tax built on a lie? Have you seen the poll on ninemsn - Do you support the carbon tax?

As I write, the vote is No 118090; Yes 24541.

Photo Gallery in the Australian - Here

See also Joanne Nova on the protests.

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