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WINTER WARM UP SUBVERTISERS STRIKE AGAINST FUEL POVERTY
 

Star date: 28th January 2012

CLIMATE ACTION GROUP HIT PROFIT GRABBING ENERGY COMPANIES

For anyone who is gobsmacked by the 22% rise in gas and leccy bills this month… For anyone who is sickened by a quarter of all UK people living in fuel poverty… For anyone who is disgusted by the thousands of people who will die this winter because they can't afford to put the heating on… And for anyone wants to vomit over obscene profits being made by the big six energy companies… This is for you...

…courtesy of the Manchester Climate Action Group, who did a bit of DIY subvertising on billboards yesterday in support of Winter Warm Up Weekend…

Full details and video here…


Manchester Climate Action Group Subvertisement
click image to enlarge

It's the Winter Warm Up weekend of action called by Fuel Poverty Action and hundreds of protesters are highlighting the injustice of the 'Big 6' control over energy resources.

The Big Six - EDF, Centrica (British Gas), Eon, RWE Npower, Scottish Power
and Southern & Scottish Energy
- have increased energy bills by as much as
22% this month, while profits have soared to a record five-year high. Meanwhile, Government statistics show that every year, around 2,700 people, mostly pensioners, die from coldness-related diseases like pneumonia.

To kick off the weekend Winter Warm Up, the Manchester Climate Action Group yesterday did a bit of brilliant subverting of advertising billboards across the city in protest against the thousands of people who die each year due to fuel poverty, and the hikes in heating bills… M*TH*R F*CK*RS!

"I just wanted to come out and say it" explains Jane Simpson from Manchester Climate Action group, who participated in the DIY subvertising campaign.

"The energy companies are ripping us off big time and making a fat buck off it" she adds "But it's about much more than prices. It's about big corporations dominating our energy supply. We need democratic community control over how we heat our homes."

At the moment the energy companies are pushing meters on people where those least able to pay for energy pay more, and when the money runs out, so does the light, heat and hot water.

"It's not just people in the UK who are dying because of the energy companies selfish obsession with profits - people around the world are dying from climate change resulting from the government and energy companies refusing to make the change to renewable energy" says James Terry of the Climate Action Group "We need a chance to discuss where we get our energy from and how much it costs, not just have it dictated to us by big energy companies."

While the Big Six energy companies are making a five-year record profit of over 700% per customer, the government is cutting its Winter Fuel Allowance. The Climate Action Group accused the government and energy companies of a "deadly obsession with making money"…

While the whole energy industry is horrific, this DIY subvertising action yesterday can at least put a little smile on our faces…

See the short billboard YouTube video – click here
Warning: there is a bit of naughty language but nowt compared to when you open your gas bill!

More details at the Manchester Climate Action Group blog site – click here

 

 

 


 

Nachtschlepper wrote
at 11:15:14 AM on Monday, January 30, 2012
No Matthew I was talking about the comments, or lack of them concerning this story, not the site itself. Try reading the posts properly.
 
Matthew wrote
at 5:35:14 AM on Monday, January 30, 2012
Too right Nachtschlepper. This site moans about Hazel Blears and Peel Holdings while elderly people are freezing in their homes because they are can't afford to pay their extortionate heating bills. The work of the Climate Action Group should only be the start of the fightback against the capitalist stranglehold on essential public services. Are we sheep or are we wolves?
 
You Talking To Me ? wrote
at 11:03:00 PM on Saturday, January 28, 2012
Well done Climate Action Group . These excessive profiteering bastards need exposing . Greedy capitalist terrorists . Global Capitalism is the enemy of humanity .
 
Nachtschlepper wrote
at 11:01:29 PM on Saturday, January 28, 2012
It strikes me that there are so many comments on this site on far less important matters. This is important & deserves the support of every ordinary person in this country.
 
caroline wrote
at 10:59:56 PM on Saturday, January 28, 2012
i was born manchester.This is not about people..as always it is ..the money god..Who can rule..Once we had to work hard an take care of each other..There will always be the bad ones.who do not relly love or take care.We cannot let the bad ones Blind us.All stand together...Eccles..Salford..Manchester...Or we will be London etcIf we unnite we have half a hope otherwise it is all talk..?
 
caroline wrote
at 10:59:17 PM on Saturday, January 28, 2012
The u tub says do not trust Mc/- people..not nice.Bill board great ..but swearing..means no one will listen..I will surport..But..?
 
FREEMAN wrote
at 2:14:21 PM on Saturday, January 28, 2012
Great effort . In solidarity and with best wishes to the Climate Action Group .
 
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