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Time for Gore to walk the walk

Gore Calls for Civil Disobedience at Clinton Global Initiative.

At today’s Clinton Global Initiative, Al Gore said for the first time in public that we are at a point in our world’s history, and in need of such immediate action, that if you are a young person it’s time for civil disobedience.

Why is this a young person’s responsibility? The leaders of the Free South Africa movement were middle aged. What’s Gore’s problem? If he thinks the situation calls for civil disobedience, then he needs to lead the demonstrations. I am sure it would be big news and that he would not be short of followers.

Put up or shut up.

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On the Cloture Motion (Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Boxer Amdt. No. 4825

Who voted for cloture to enable a vote on the Climate Security Act

Bearing witness against massacre

ThreeGenerations

Three Generations is a family based organization which seeks to honor those who have died as a result of genocide, support those who have survived and record acts of genocide by connecting the past, the present and the future.

Three Generations aims to create an alliance of ideas, people and organizations to help end genocide and crimes against humanity. We do so through spiritual, cultural and practical means. 


BACKGROUND

Efforts to document the Holocaust began while it was still happening, and yet one of the legacies of the Holocaust has been that subsequent genocidaires have been careful to hide and de-bureaucratize their atrocities.

Three Generations was formed to bear witness to genocide and to help the process of documentation, not only for history, but also to honor those who have perished. Jane Wells, a freelance writer and producer visited Darfur and Chad in 2005 to bear witness to the genocide there.

She formed Three Generations to link her father’s work as a witness to the Holocaust with her efforts as a witness to the Darfurian genocide. Her father, Sidney Bernstein, was with the Allied Forces that liberated the Nazi camp Bergen -Belsen in April 1945 and was responsible for filming what they found there. His experiences of trying to inform the world of what they uncovered are recounted in the film A Painful Reminder. 60 years later his daughter Jane mirrored his work by helping make the film The Devil Came on Horseback, showing the world know about the first genocide of the 21st century, still raging after more than four years in Darfur and Chad.

Her two older children have chosen to join their mother in this work and they represent the third generation of one family working to end genocide.

Green Your Drive

Don Beyer Volvo Partners for Novel Environmental Initiative

Falls Church-based Don Beyer Volvo launched a major new environmental initiative this week, teaming with a Rockville-based clean energy company to buy Renewable Energy Credits (REC) with every car sold to offset with wind power each vehicle’s estimated first year of carbon emissions.

The new Beyer program, in partnership with Clean Currents LLC, is called “Green Your Drive.” In addition to former Virginia Lieutenant Governor Don Beyer, the CEO of Don Beyer Volvo, Falls Church Mayor Robin Gardner and City Councilman David Snyder and Fairfax County Supervisor Penny Gross were present an the unveiling of the initiative Tuesday.

Every car purchased at Beyer’s Falls Church, Alexandria, Dulles and Winchester showrooms will trigger the dealership’s purchase of a carbon emission-offsetting REC. Each REC, being 100 percent wind powered, will offset an estimated 15,000 pounds of carbon emissions per vehicle per year.

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Al Gore, TV star

Al Gore Cameos on “30 Rock”

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