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Sixty People Risk Arrest in Washington D.C. To Tell Barack Obama and John Kerry “NOKXL!”

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NO KXL March to the State Dept.

Reposted from RAN’s Understory

My favorite part of the Keystone XL Pledge of Resistance is the trainings.

Before each action, we take a portion of the day before to prepare pledge signers for possible physical and legal repercussions from placing themselves into an act of peaceful and dignified civil disobedience. In those trainings we create a space where the participants get to know one another as well as the organizers. The people taking part in the Pledge aren’t from typical environmentalist circles that I often find myself in, they are more like, well, my mom. Mostly an older crowd, many of them volunteered or worked for Obama’s campaigns in 2008 and 2012. Many of them are concerned about the direction of the country and the environment. Now they are finding themselves deeply disappointed in the direction the President’s environmental and climate policies have taken.

This morning, over 60 of those folks risked arrest at the State Department’s headquarters to send a clear message to Barack Obama and John Kerry to stop the Keystone XL pipeline, which would flow hundreds of thousands of barrels of dirty tar sands oil from Alberta to the Gulf Coast, endangering ecosystems, communities and the climate. In yesterday’s training, we discovered that we had people with us from as far away as Florida, New Jersey and upstate New York.

After our June action in Chicago, New Jersey resident and Super Storm Sandy survivor Claire Pula decided to get involved with the KXL Pledge and travel to D.C. for today’s action. This morning, while sitting-in at the State Dept., Pula told The Hill: “I was of course anxious about the whole idea of risking arrest. But as soon as I knew that things had already been happening, I wanted to find one close enough to home that I could get to and be able to do that risk myself. And it’s nerve wracking, but it’s important”

We were also joined by at least three veterans of the Vietnam War. During the training, one of them told me he’d joined Vietnam Vets Against The War once he got home. In 1971, he and John Kerry, along with many other veterans opposing the war in Vietnam, returned their medals and ribbons at the steps of Congress during a protest. He said he felt a certain fellowship with Kerry over that event and was calling on Kerry directly to come out in opposition of the Keystone XL pipeline. Kerry, as Secretary of State, holds a great deal of decision-making power over the pipeline.

Another arrest-risker, Rabbi Arthur Waskow, director of the Shalom Center in Philadelphia, told the Huffington Post: “I have five grandchildren… I would love them to grow up in a world that’s as healthy, as beautiful, as decent, as abundant as the one I grew up in.” Continue reading ‘Sixty People Risk Arrest in Washington D.C. To Tell Barack Obama and John Kerry “NOKXL!”’

Megaloads’ Blockades Escalate On Indigenous Land Along Idaho’s Highway 12

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Nez Perce Blockading Tar Sands Heavy Haul on Idaho’s Highway 12

“We are tired of being pushed”
–Silas Whitman, Nez Perce Chairman

In the early 1980′s Indigenous activists partnered with grassroots direct action allies in Earth First! to challenge rampant wilderness destruction by logging and mining companies in the American West. Over the years, this informal alliance has taken many forms, but often, more than not, has been a literal expression of solidarity between the two groups. Now as North American direct action campaigns against tar sands and other fossil fuel extraction escalates, that alliance is becoming visible again.

This week, shipping company Omega Morgan defied a federal court order to transport heavy tar sands refining equipment from Lewiston, ID to Alberta up Idaho’s scenic Highway 12, across National Forests and through Nez Perce tribal land. The U.S. Fores Service has failed to act and the informal networks of environmentalists have joined the Nez Perce in using civil disobedience to enforce the court order.

On the eve of the action, the Nez Perce executive committee said: “actions beyond mere words may be necessary, in order to have the Nez Perce Tribe’s voice heard.  If Omega Morgan proceeds with defying the Forest Service, the Nez Perce Tribe will not interfere with its members’ constitutional rights to lawfully assemble in opposition to the immediate threat of the transport of these two megaloads (today).”

The megaload moving the equipment was met three times this week with hundreds of blockaders from the Nez Perce tribe and allies from around the region. These mobile blockades have been led by members of the Nez Perce tribe, along with activists from Idle No More and Wild Idaho Rising Tide. Over 20, including the entire Nez Perce executive committee, have been arrested putting their bodies on the line. At last report, allies were joining the blockades from Spokane, Boise, Missoula and Portland. Continue reading ‘Megaloads’ Blockades Escalate On Indigenous Land Along Idaho’s Highway 12′

Coal, Oil, Gas, None Shall Pass! Speech in Vancouver, Washington Against Fossil Fuel Exports

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Rising Tide repelled off a bridge in Washington State to oppose an approved oil export terminal. Banner says, “Coal, Oil, Gas. None Shall Pass.”

Speech written by member of Rising Tide-Vancouver, Coast Salish Territories for action held in Vancouver, Washington as part of Summer Heat.

My name is Emil and I’m a member of Rising Tide Vancouver Coast Salish Territories, also known as Vancouver BC. I was asked to be here today to speak about resistance to fossil fuel extraction and exportation happening in Canada. I want to start by acknowledging that Canada is an illegitimate colonial nation-state, imposed on land that is stolen from indigenous peoples. I’m not from Vancouver, I actually grew up here in Portland OR, and after moving north and hearing people regularly acknowledge the territories I did some research and learned that where we are right now is territory of the Multnomah people of the Upper Chinook. I also want to acknowledge that I am a settler speaking on their land today. I don’t want to speak on behalf of other people, so I will preface this by saying that my words reflect my own experiences and perspectives which have been inspired by those whose stories and knowledge I am honored to have learned from. My intention is to carry their messages in the best way I can.

When I moved to Canada one of the first things I learned is that much of BC is unceded territory. What this means is that there have never been any treaties between colonial governments and Indigenous Nations who have lived there and protected their territories for thousands of years. This makes Canada an illegal nation on unceded lands by their own colonial laws. I have also begun to see that Canada and the United States are imperial governments established by forces of violent genocide, and that they continuously refuse to recognize indigenous nations as independent sovereign nations, denying people their rights and responsibilities of their traditional homelands. These tactics of enforcing social and spiritual poverty on indigenous peoples are still used today in many forms including ecocide.  Ecocide means any extensive destruction of the natural environment or loss of ecosystems of a given territory to such an extent that the survival of the inhabitants of that territory is endangered. I refuse to recognize any government empowered by such oppression as legitimate. This is why I feel it is essential that the work I do as an environmental justice activist be grounded in decolonization. Supporting indigenous sovereignty and honoring the leadership of First Nations people in every aspect of my activism I see as the only honorable way to be fighting corporate power, it is not a choice, it is my responsibility as a settler to these lands.

North of here, the corporate government has intentions to build what they call a “carbon corridor” across BC. These plans include massive expansion of the “Natural” gas industry that has already caused devastating impacts from fracking on ecosystems and communities in Northeastern BC. If their plans go through, Shale gas from BC’s two current major shale gas zones—the Horn river and Montney Basins—could account for fully 22 percent of all of north american shale gas production by 2020. And BC government’s determination to get in on foreign trade profits has led them to invest billions of dollars into pipeline projects and liquefying terminals (called LNG) on the coast so that it can be shipped overseas and eventually burned into the atmosphere. There are a total of seven proposed pipelines from Bruderheim to Kitimat, and from Summit Lake to Kitimat. Three companies, Kinder Morgan, Pembina Pipelines, and Enbridge Inc. each propose dual pipelines to transport not only dirty bitumen, but also condensate as a diluent. Kinder Morgan also intends to build South to Vancouver BC and into Washington state. Pacific Trails Pipeline owned by 50% Apache and %50 Chevron,  seeks to transport Fracked shale Gas from the Horn River Basin. But pacific trails isn’t the only one, it seems every day many more oil and gas companies are racing to build their own pipelines in Northern BC. A total of six LNG project proposals for BC’s coast have received, or have submitted an application for, an export license.

And as if this wasn’t enough, on top of the Oil and Gas proposals we are trying to bring awareness to projects like the proposed Site C dam that BC Hydro wants to build on the Peace river. This publicly funded hydropower would be the largest dam in the province, and wouldn’t going to anyone’s homes or local businesses, it would instead be used to power the LNG processing terminals. It’s part of an effort to privatize bc hydro, making people pay more for energy they don’t need. Site C is an important site of resistance b/c it is needed for all this expansion to happen.

What many people are unaware of is that most of the proposed northern pipelines pass through unceded Wet’suwet’en territory where grassrootes resistance is stopping them as I speak. Two weeks ago I traveled North to visit the Unist’ot’en camp. This camp is not just a blockade, it is an example of indigenous resurgence, that the Unist’ot’en clan of the Wet’suwet’en nation have built on their traditional territory in commitment to defend their land from mining, pipelines, and deforestation. When I arrived there I went through the free prior and informed consent protocol which requires all people ask permission to enter traditional lands. I follow this protocol in honor of the responsibilities the Unist’ot’en have to their families, and the lands and waters they have relationships with. They have successfully turned away industry surveyors from their lands, and will continue to do so. But resistance in the North needs to be supported and to grow order to stand strong against industry.

The BC corporate government has been trying to keep their plans to industrialize the North out of sight and out of mind of the major southern populous. The message I want to make is that the plans to industrialize by corporations are not isolated from each other, and therefore our resistance cannot afford to be isolated. For myself and my comrades living in urban Vancouver BC, building relationships of true reciprocity, rather than self-interest, with grassroots indigenous resistance like the Unist’ot’en camp and the Idle No More movement, as well as with non-indigenous allies around the region is some of the most important work we do. It is how we build a powerful alliance of resistance. I have chosen to come speak here today to ask that we can make these alliances stronger across colonial borders.

The impacts of these projects will not be isolated by these borders. Water contamination affects entire watersheds. The drainage basin of the Columbia river reaches past Valemount BC through Secwepemc territory, and as far south as Idaho and Utah. And lets not forget that our coastal communities share the same ocean waters. The tremendous threat that fossil fuel industry puts on fresh water should be a concern to everyone. It is not a question of if contamination accidents happen, it is a matter of when. When I was up North people were talking about plans to build not only oil and gas pipelines, but also water pipelines, because the US anticipates running out of clean water very soon. Water is a resource that we all have the responsibility to protect for generations to come because of its necessity to sustain all life.

There are examples across turtle island of what strong resistance and increased awareness has been able to prevent. Those fighting against oil and gas have been able to keep it out of their communities with bans, suspensions, and taking direct action.  In order to stop this industry from fracking with the NW we have to say firmly that lands & waters that sustain both our settler and indigenous communities are not theirs to drill, mine, deforest, or build pipelines and LNG terminals on… and when they try, we will put our feet down, hold physical space like we are doing right now, and say FRACK OFF!

More info:

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/167545540093333/?fref=ts

Portland Rising Tide post: http://portlandrisingtide.org/2013/07/climate-action-on-the-columbia/

News article and TV Coverage: http://www.koin.com/2013/07/28/anti-fuel-activists-rappel-off-i-5-bridge/

Anarchy in the Theater: A Review of the Eco-Thriller “The East”

The_East_2013_film_posterCross-posted from the Earth Island Journal

We will counterattack three corporations for their worldwide terrorism in the next six months.” So declares the eco-anarchist group “The East” near the beginning of Zal Batmanglij’s new film of the same name. With this politically tinged suspense and action film, Batmangilij seeks to break the mold of the usual formulaic summer blockbusters. The director of earlier sci-fi inflected dramas, Batmanglij appears to want to surf the frenzy of Occupy Wall Street and the Tar Sands Blockade that grabbed headlines. The film delves into questions around justice, violence, community, commitment, and ultimately asks the viewer, Which side are you on?

This provocative film is one part espionage thriller, one part love story, and all anarchy. Batmanglij tells the story of undercover corporate spy and ex-FBI agent Sarah Moss (Brit Marling, who also gets a co-writer credit) tasked with infiltrating an eco-anarchist group called “The East.” The collective, fronted by Benji (Alexander Skarsgård) and Izzy (Ellen Page), is wanted for executing covert attacks upon major corporations.

The corporate bad guys have never looked so bad. And the depiction isn’t just caricature: the director drew the film’s corporate misdeeds from real stories of corporate crime. From oil companies spilling billions of gallons of oil into pristine eco-systems, to a pharmaceutical giant putting bad meds on the market, to a chemical company poisoning local watersheds and children, we’re given the sense that The East’s actions are justified. A private security honcho named Sharon (Patricia Clarkson) is especially vile. When, early in her undercover operation, Sarah discovers The East will be poisoning a Big Pharma cocktail party with dirty meds, Sharon orders her to let them proceed – since the party goers aren’t her clients, she doesn’t care what happens to them.

But, for me at least, the verisimilitude breaks down when it comes to its depictions of the eco-warriors at the heart of the film. As a self-identified anarchist and activist, I just wasn’t buying it. Not that Batmanglij and Marling didn’t try to get it right. The writers spent the summer of 2009 traveling through the North American anarchist scene researching the film. To their credit, they depict the anarchist activists as smart, strategic operators – not as dumb, naïve kids duped into some plot, the usual script for the mainstream media. While two months is enough to get a tone and feel for the North American anarchist subculture, it’s not enough to really understand the real meaning of its politics or its inhabitants. In the end, The East’sportrait of anarchists falls flat, seeping some of the movie’s punch. Continue reading ‘Anarchy in the Theater: A Review of the Eco-Thriller “The East”’

Boston 500: Challenge to Save Energy

Tomorrow, June 1, is a big day in Boston. In the midst of a heat advisory with temperatures expected in the 90s, a broad coalition of 40 community organizations and businesses are joining Mayor Menino in the Boston 500: Challenge to Save Energy, a citywide day of action to save energy, save money, and save the planet. Volunteers and organizers at more than 25 events in 12 Boston neighborhoods will aim to sign up 500 Boston residents for no-cost Renew Boston home energy assessments and weatherization.

The first Boston 500 event kicked off at 8am this morning at the administrative offices of the Boston Public Schools. The staff charged with supporting our youngest Bostonians were introduced to energy conservation strategies and became the first Renew Boston sign ups of the Challenge.

Sean Attri engages a Boston Public School staff  member about Renew Boston in the first Boston 500 event.

Sean Attri talks to a Boston Public School staffer at the first Boston 500 event.

At 9am tomorrow the Challenge begins with farmers, growers, and neighborhood organizations in Adams Park, who will celebrate the grand opening of the summer’s first Roslindale Farmers Market. GreeningRozzie will be giving out free trees with energy assessment signups and Boston Building Resources will display energy saving and green products for the home.

At 10:30 Boston’s Chief of Energy and Environment, Brian Swett will kick off a press conference outside the Jamaica Plain home of Laura Sylvan. Swett will announce exciting new energy efficiency incentives for Boston duplexes and triple deckers. Sylvan, the owner of a triple-decker, is hosting an “Energy Open House” from 10-12pm to invite neighbors to kick the tires on her new  Total Climate Control heating and cooling system and insulation installed by Renew Boston provider Next Step Living. Her’s is one of four “Energy Open House” events hosted by past Renew Boston customers on the day.

Continue reading ‘Boston 500: Challenge to Save Energy’

Climate Crisis: Radical Action or a New Battlefront in the War on Nature?

Climate change is happening, but geoengineering schemes are not the solutions we need

by Rachel Smolker and Almuth Ernsting
(cross-posted from Common Dreams)

Will declaring a ‘climate emergency’ help to finally prompt radical action to address climate change?  A growing number of campaigners as well as scientists think so and hope that a major wakeup call about unfolding climate disasters will spur governments and people into action.

The planet needs a break from humanity's assault, not a new 'war' on nature in the form of geoengineering schemes.

The planet needs a break from humanity’s assault, not a new ‘war’ on nature in the form of geoengineering schemes.

Whether a lack of scary-enough facts about climate change has been holding back real action is questionable.  After all, it requires a fair amount of psychological denial to not be alarmed by the escalating heat waves, droughts, floods and destructive mega storms. Continue reading ‘Climate Crisis: Radical Action or a New Battlefront in the War on Nature?’

Deny Climate Deniers Some Business!

Hi All,

This new app is making the rounds on social media, but here’s a blog from my friend Connor Gibson at Greenpeace explaining how YOU can avoid buying products from the Koch Brothers!

Avoid buying Koch Industries products with new phone app!

Posted on May 15, 2013 by 

Here’s a cool new toy. popular article on Forbes today details a new smart phone app called “Buycott,” which is catching the attention of shoppers who want to make sure their money spent on groceries and other basic products isn’t enriching corporations with bad records on social and environmental responsibility.

Take Koch Industries. Greenpeace has written extensively about the Koch brothers’ $67 million in support for groups that deny climate change science and promote industries that pollute our air and water, our politics, and our health. The millions of dollars going to groups like ALEC and the State Policy Network also serves to break unions, privatize education, and water down healthcare reform.

Those are good reasons not to give a dime to the multi-billionaire Koch brothers, who own the vast majority of Koch Industries’ private stock. Yet many consumers may not realize that buying products like Quilted Northern toilet paper or Brawny paper towels contributes to Koch profits through their giant pulp and paper subsidiary, Georgia-Pacific. Nor perhaps did the incoming Obama Administration realize that the 2009 inaugural carpet was made by a Koch subsidiary called INVISTA. What a crummy business deal–the President buys your carpet, then you coordinate hundreds of millions of dollars from billionaires determined to defeat his re-election bid…if only there had been an app!

Read the rest of Connor’s Blog here

A Primer on TransCanada’s West-East Pipeline

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Why do old pipes fail? And did you know that over 50% of hazardous-liquid pipeline failures occur in pipes that are over 44% years old?

Last week, TransCanada announced that it is moving ahead with its proposed Energy East pipeline which would carry oil from Alberta to Atlantic waters. If you are among those getting confused by all the different pipelines making headlines—Northern Gateway, Line 9, Kinder Morgan, etc.—this primer is for you!

What is TransCanada’s Energy East pipeline?

TransCanada wants to convert its natural gas pipeline, called the Eastern Mainline pipeline, which is currently operating at half capacity, into an oil pipeline which could carry up to 850,000 barrels per day. At the moment, the Eastern Mainline serves Quebec, but the company and some politicians want to extend it all the way to the Irving refinery in St. John, New Brunswick.

80% of the pipeline (between Saskatchewan and Quebec) already exists and it would need to be extended on either end: in the west to connect the pipe to Hardisty, Alberta; and in the east it would be extended to either Montreal, Quebec City, or St. John, NB—pending approvals and finalized shipping contracts. Why these three cities? All of them are port cities, which helps industry get the crude to international waters.

So much of the pipeline is already there, what’s the big deal?

To explain why this is a “big deal,” I’m going to direct folks to an article in InsideClimate News about a recent rupture in Exxon’s Pegasus Pipeline which spilled up to an estimated 7,000 barrels of bitumen in Mayflower, Arkansas.

“The Pegasus pipeline that ruptured and spilled thousands of gallons of tar sands crude in Mayflower was 65 years old, and was initially built to carry thinner oil at lower pressure in the opposite direction than today.”

Why do old pipes fail? And did you know that over 50% of hazardous-liquid pipeline failures occur in pipes that are over 44% years old?

Like the Pegasus Pipeline, the Eastern Mainline Pipeline was built in the 1950s and would also carry a substance (oil) thicker than the material for which it was originally made. The article continues to cite a study by the National Petroleum Council for the U.S. Department of Energy which states that “pipelines operating outside of their design parameters such as those carrying commodities for which they were not initially designed, or high flow pipelines, are at the greatest risk of integrity issues in the future due to the nature of their operation.”

Converting an existing gas pipeline to an oil pipeline may mean less effort put into construction and materials, but it also means more risk for the many rivers and lakes along the route such as the Trout Lake Watershed which supplies drinking water for the City of North Bay.

Providing oil to Eastern Canada?

Politicians and right-wing pundits keep trying to convince us that they want to get tar sands to Eastern Canadians; however, there is reason to believe that pipeline is really meant to get tar sands to Atlantic ports so that the crude can be easily exported. Natural Resource Minister Joe Oliver has said that the Energy East pipeline could deliver Canadian oil to large energy consumers and new markets. In the end, the oil will go to the highest bidders as shippers are looking to the US’s East Coast and Gulf Coast, Europe, India, and China—not just eastern Canada.

Additionally, there is not even enough refining capacity in eastern Canada to refine the bitumen, and there are no talks of new refineries being built or of old refineries getting the capital investments required to process the oil. This means that the crude would need to be exported to even get to refineries that could make the crude useful for people in the East. The claim that the Energy East Pipeline will service Eastern Canada is mere propaganda.

Reducing dependence on oil imports

We have also been hearing that this pipeline will help Canada reduce its dependence on oil imports, but transporting oil to eastern Canada is not the best strategy. Reducing dependence on all oil, in general, is! The Energy East pipeline is a massive $5.6 billion project, and the fossil fuel sector in Canada receives over a billion dollars in subsidies even though it is an industry that generates corporate revenue. These subsidies could be redistributed and put into projects that reduce emissions on oil and put less strain on the environment, communities, and the atmosphere. Investing in public mass transit, community-based renewable energy projects, and green building retrofits are some of the solutions to reducing dependence on oil imports and tar sands expansion.

Creating jobs

Creating a more sustainable and stable economy does not come from expanding the fossil fuel industry and associated pipeline systems. Studies have shown that investments in renewable energies and community-owned power generation produce more jobs and local revenue. Public and community ownership ensures that power generation is accountable to the public interest and contributes to decent job creation and reduced inequality. For more information, you can refer to Green, Decent, and Public. Fossil fuel subsidies and tax breaks can instead be directed to public mass transit and green building retrofits that not only reduce reliance on fossil fuels and create jobs. This one solution alone prioritizes local jobs and more permanent jobs. Continue reading ‘A Primer on TransCanada’s West-East Pipeline’

Keystone XL Environmental Impact Consultant’s Cozy Relationships with Fossil Fuel Interests

Originally posted on Checks & Balances Project.

ERMFossilRelationshipsBlogEnvironmental Resources Management (ERM), the consulting firm hired to perform the supplemental environmental analysis of the Keystone XL pipeline works for and has worked for fossil fuel companies with a stake in the Canadian Tar Sands. Mother Jones’ Andy Kroll exposed the conflicts of interest in an exclusive story, which included unredacted documents that show the recent work history of ERM’s consultants.

It’s no surprise that ERM painted a rosy picture of Keystone XL’s environmental impact. Their business depends on it. ERM’s major clients in the fossil fuel industry would steer clear of an environmental consulting company that determines fossil fuel projects are not environmentally responsible. ERM claimed in the report that the Keystone
XL pipeline would not lead to an increase in greenhouse gas emissions or significantly impact the environment along its route.

Last week, Steve Horn from DeSmogBlog documented major problems with another pipeline (the 1,300 mile-long Baku–Tbilisi–Ceyhan (BTC)) determined by an ERM environmental assessment to be “environmentally and socio-economically sound.” Horn wrote, “An Aug. 2008 Wikileaks cable discusses a BTC explosion in a mountainous area of eastern Turkey …which spewed 70,000 barrels of oil into the surrounding area.” The BTC
pipeline caused enormous environmental damage and failed to live up to the jobs hype created by the project developers, which included BP, State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR), Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Eni and Total.

Horn goes on to quote Mik Minio-Paluello, co-author of The Oil Road - a new book documenting the slew of destructive impacts of BTC saying, “Supposedly an environmental consultancy, in practice ERM operated more like aPR firm representing BP and now they’re fulfilling a similar role for TransCanada.”

So why does ERM operate more like a PR firm than an environmental consultancy?

Let’s say ERM provided a review claiming a fossil fuel project was skirting safety precautions or moving too quickly to ensure quality seals on the pipeline (see Keystone XL’s faulty welding here). Would a fossil fuel company, whose financial interest is building more fossil fuel infrastructure, want to hire a consultant that results in delays and increased costs for developing that infrastructure?

Checks & Balances Project contacted ERM’s Global Head of Communications Simon Garcia multiple times over the past week without any response.  We requested comment on the following question: Has ERM ever determined that a proposed fossil fuel project was not “environmentally sound” in an assessment?

The answer is probably “no.”

 

 

At Greenpeace Action Camp, a vision of the movement we want

Hi All,

Here’s a crosspost of a blog by Dave Pomerantz at Greenpeace on last week’s Action Camp. I hope to see increasing discussion of a more collective movement!

John

Title: At Greenpeace Action Camp, a vision of the movement we want

Activists and trainers from Greenpeace's Coastal Canyons Action Camp

For a long time, corporations and governments have used the tried and true tactic of divide and conquer: they’ve tried to convince us that the immigrant rights struggle is different from the worker rights struggle, which is different from the climate justice struggle, to name just a few of the efforts to make the world a more sustainable place.

Of course, those divisions are false and self-serving: all of those struggles are linked by both cause and effect. The corporations, institutions and systems that caused environmental destruction by prioritizing the wealth of the few over the health of the many are the exact same ones that have trampled the rights of workers, immigrants, and the poor. And environmental crises like climate change promise to hit immigrant and poor communities the hardest.

Last week, Greenpeace hosted an Action Camp in Southern California for 160 activists where we focused intently on pushing back against those false divisions.

Continue reading ‘At Greenpeace Action Camp, a vision of the movement we want’

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