Sunday, January 25, 2015

Join People's Climate Justice Movement: Year Of Coordinated Action

From coast to coast across North America, people who are fighting for climate justice are connecting and thinking big about how to work together to end the era of fossil and nuclear fuels and move to clean and just energy. We want to share what is going on and ways that you can get involved.

Sign up here for the Popular Resistance Climate Justice Affinity Group to stay informed about actions to retire fossil and nuclear fuels and move to renewable energy:  https://www.popularresistance.org/join-peoples-climate-justice-movement-year-of-coordinated-action/

Here are actions and calls that are coming up soon:

1. Rising Tide NA Call Sunday, Jan. 25 at 8 pm to discuss proposal for coordinated actions. The basic idea is for different groups to take on a week (or so) of disruptive direct action aimed at the people and corporations causing climate change.  It looks like there is enough interest to sustain several weeks of action throughout the fall, in the lead up to the UN Climate Summit in Paris in December. On the call, we will affirm a common vision for action, find out who is interested in doing what, and figure out how all these different people and groups work together.  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE CALL.

2. Emergency protest to stop the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in New York City on Monday, Jan. 26 at noon outside the Sheraton Times Square at 7th Ave and 53rd St. The TPP negotiators will be meeting there. Bring a noisemaker. The TPP is a trade agreement that will undermine our ability to protect the health and safety of our communities and planet.  CLICK HERE FOR THE FACEBOOK PAGE.

3. Action targeting Big Energy in New York City in February. We are working with the Yes Lab on a fun and creative action. If you are interested, go to the Action Switchboard to check it out. You’ll need to make an account if you want to register for the action. CLICK HERE FOR THE SCHEME ON THE ACTION SWITCHBOARD.

4. Coast to Coast No Gas group. People who are involved in struggles to stop fracking and fossil fuel infrastructure (pipelines, compressor stations, refineries, export terminals and oil trains) are holding regular conference calls. We are learning from each others’ struggles and finding ways to collaborate. We have a listserve too. The next call will be Friday, February 6 at 6 pm. Contact info@popularresistance.org if you would like to join the calls.

5. Beyond Xtreme Energy is planning actions at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in the spring. This agency is rubberstamping oil and gas projects without regard for public health or safety or the impact on the environment and climate crisis. In early November, BXE shut down the FERC 5 days in a row. The website is under construction but if you are interested in learning more, contact info@popularresistance.org.

There is also work to organize a People’s Climate Strike in December and more. Details to come.

Source:  https://www.popularresistance.org/join-peoples-climate-justice-movement-year-of-coordinated-action/

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