Twenty-Twenty-Twenty Four Hours to Go, Fossil Fool’s Day is Almost Here

By scott parkin

Bummed out that the fossil fuel empire might be a scoring a big win on offshore drilling?

Wanting to do more to stop King Coal’s destructive reign over Appalachia?

Are you thinking What the Frack is going on with hydro-fracking?

Well tomorrow is a big day to get out there and tell the fossil fool’s just what we think about them. Fossil Fool’s Day Organizing has been rocking it across North America with over 30 actions planned across Canada, Mexico and the U.S. It’s less than 24 hours until our merry network of pranksters unleashes joke, actions and hare-brained schemes on the Fossil Fools and their pals.

If you haven’t registered an action, get on it.

If you aren’t letting us know about your action until after the fact, be sure to send a reportback email to

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And remember what the late great anarcho-prankster Abbie Hoffman said: “The first duty of a revolutionary is to get away with it.
Fossil Fool’s Day! April 1st, 2010

The fossil fools ain’t no joke – but that doesn’t mean we can’t fight them with one!

The Fossil Fuel Empire is real and it’s here. The stakes couldn’t be higher: destabilization of the global climate, communities from Alaska to Alberta to Appalachia being destroyed by dirty energy extraction and combustion, devastating super hurricanes, droughts, flooding, the list goes on…

Last December in Copenhagen, the politicians sold us out to the fossil fools, corporate lobbyists and big banks. Now we’re left with “green capitalism,” carbon market shenanigans and continued assaults on our communities and ecosystems. If we’re going to stop climate change, the only real solution is to keep fossil fuels in the ground.

This April, join Rising Tide North America as we pull some pranks that pack a punch. Use the simply subversive to the downright disruptive: office occupations, banner drops, road blockades, clownish parades, spoof product launches, sub-vertising, leaflets, street theater, lock-downs and laugh-ins. Whatever works for you and your group!

Climate change is no laughing matter, but we can’t take things too seriously all the time. Join us this Fossil Fools Day as we employ our senses of humor to hatch some harebrained schemes that will strike a blow to fossil foolery everywhere!

And remember what Abbie Hoffman said: “The first duty of a revolutionary is to get away with it.”

Endorsed by Climate Ground Zero, Coal River Mountain Watch, Mountain Justice and host of others.

WHAT: Actions, Jokes and Pranks Galore to Stop the Fossil Fools
WHERE: Your Town North America
WHEN; April 1st, 2010
FOR MORE INFO: [to be updated soon!]

Brought to you by your friendly neighborhood radical climate justice network, Rising Tide North America