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February 23, 2017

Climate action -- yes! Patriarchy -- no!

"How Sweden’s centre right and left parties united around a tough climate goal and spawned one of the strongest anti-Trump images of his short presidency."

The Making Of Sweden’s Climate Law – And That Photo

By Megan Darby, www.climatechangenews.com
February 22nd, 2017  posted on popularresistance.org

Above Photo: A photo, posted by Sweden’s deputy prime minister on Twitter in early February with the caption: “Just signed referral of Swedish #climate law, binding all future governments to net zero emissions by 2045. For a safer and better future”. (Photo: Isabella Lovin)

..."When Sweden’s deputy prime minister Isabella Lövin posted a photo of herself referring one of the world’s most ambitious climate laws to parliament, surrounded by women, it was undeniably provocative.

The parallel with a viral image of US president Donald Trump signing a global gag rule, cutting off funds to organisations that delivered or supported abortions, was obvious. And it was consistent with Lövin’s campaigning to meet an estimated US$600 million global funding shortfall for abortion services left by the US.

On Friday, Trump falsely insinuated there had been a terrorist attack in Sweden – comments he later reframed as general criticism of its migration policy. The exchange highlights a growing antagonism between progressive nations in Europe and the withdrawing US." ...
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