Reverend Billy gave his sermon and was arrested during the 18th hour of the #CarryTheNames Vigil at Grand Central Terminal on January 5, 2014. We gathered in the public space to bear witness with the names and stories of over 150 people killed or brutalized with impunity.
We Demand Justice.
For Mike Brown.
For Eric Garner.
For Akai Gurley.
For All Those Innocent People of Color Killed By The Misuse of Police Force.
The Millions March NYC coordinators have pulled together a solid team of organizers. We have worked hard to plan a march that unifies us for the day and shows our power. We ask that all those planning Direct Actions please give time and space to this march. If you are planning an action during the march and want to check if you will be putting people in harms way, please contact us at email@example.com. This is an anonymous Direct Action Coordinator who will let you know if your action(s) would jeopardize our plans. The information is confidential and will not be shared with the larger organizing body.
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Cloudy and in the 60′s
350.org – CONNECT THE DOTS
Sunday just before the NYC Subway system was shut down in preparation for hurricane Sandy, a group of environmentalist and 350.org got together in Times Square to bring attention to Climate Change and to the Climate Silence that has been going on in this country and in our world.
The group of environmentalist lead by Duncan Meisel from 350.org opened up a pink Climate Dot that read “End Climate Silence“. The group walked this 30 foot pink Climate Dot around Time Square for about 20 minutes without any hassle from NYPD. The Pink Climate Dot did bring a lot of attention from people in Time Square but the group had people handing out information and talking to people about Climate Silence, which is more that what our politicians can say.
“350.org and some great New Yorkers braved the weather before the NYC Subway was shut down. They all met at Time Square and unrolled a pink Climate Dot saying “End Climate Silence”, as they move the dot around Time Square they informed people about the lack of talk around climate change.”
After talking to people and bringing Climate Silence to New Yorkers and beyond this hurricane ready group packed up the Climate Dot and beet the subway home!
In my thoughts I just wonder if we are seeing a change in weather or our climate, WHY can’t we just talk about it. If we our selves have problems or notice a change don’t we first discuss it. Just a thought!
Monday, October 15, 2012
Cloudy and in the 70′s
Occupy the Pipeline – O15 National Call to Action Against Oil Fracked Gas Pipelines
On Monday evening about fifty Fracktivist from several different NYC groups marched through the West end of Manhattan, NY, to the Spectra pipeline site. Monday’s march was a national call or protest that coincided with other marches across the country and North America. All of these marches were to protest the oil and gas pipelines that are destroying the environment.
The Fracktivist started gathering at Gansevoort Street and Washington Street, where they planned their march and started painting their face. As people walked by the Fracktivist handed out flyers and talked to them about the dangers of the Spectra pipeline.
From Gansevoort Street and Washington Street the Fracktivist marched to the Spectra pipeline site where they stood in defiance of @NYGovCuomo@MikeBloomberg and Spectra Energy.
The Fracktivist arrived at the Spectra pipeline to the sounds of cars honking, people cheering, Fracktivist singing and a raging down pour the rain didn’t dampen any spirits. In the end the Fracktivist did a wave of solidarity to let the rest of the environmental world that they are thinking of them.
Saturday, October 6, 2012
Cloudy and in the 70′s
The Frack Mob hits the West Side
On Saturday the 6th of October a Frack Mob hit the West side of Manhattan to bring awareness to the Gas pipeline being built by Spectra Energy. The Frack Mob met at the Brecht Forum courtyard to paint themselves green, the green color represented the poison that Spectra Energy would be bringing to the NYC community. The frack Mob would also bare their bodies to show the risk that we all have against the Spectra Energy Pipeline.
The Frack Mob traipsed along the side walk, from the Brecht Forum courtyard to the Spectra Energy pipeline site on the West side of Manhattan, NY. The Frack Mob was followed by tons of on lookers and several photographers, as the Frack Mob reached the West Side highway the traffic stopped and was held by the NYC Police department. On the slewing Frack Mob went till it arrived at the Pipeline site.
While at the pipeline site the Frack Mob performed to show their disdain of how the NYC government is not listening to them. The Frack Mob was also out to inform the public about the pipeline and the danger it will bring to the NYC community.
Three days of community, people, friends, strangers coming together to build a movement to fight fracking in Ohio and beyond! Don’t Frack Ohio started with a morning meet and great followed by three days full of training. There was an art build, nonviolent direct action training, movie screenings and strategy sessions.
The regions largest gathering against fracking followed these three days. It started with a rally at Arch Park where speakers such as Bill McKibben of 350.org, and Josh Fox, director of Gasland spoke to the crowd and cheered them on. From Arch Park more than a thousand people marched to the Ohio State house and walked inside to hold a people’s Assembly. From this people’s Assembly came a law that Banned Fracking.
On Thursday morning a group of people from all walks of environmental areas met at Ohio State University’s Urban Arts Space. This was their morning meeting to kick of three days of training and community building. The group was lead by Duncan Meisel an Actions Team Online Coordinator at 350.org. The spirit of this group was up beat and outgoing, the purpose of the meeting was to check in and prepare for the day ahead.
The day ahead had several presentation, fracking in Ohio, training on campaign strategies, an art build and ended with a movie showing of Gaslands. Through out the day the mood and atmosphere was amazing, the lead team that was running the event really cared about how people felt and experienced their training sections. One attendee told me that she had not even heard a complaint yet, and that she was truly learning a lot.
On the second day there were more presentations, training and workshops, such as “politics of fracking” and “farmers and fracking”, the second day was really remarkable because of the connections that were being made by people. People of Ohio connected with each other from different regions of their state as well as people connecting with each other from other states. New Yorkers were telling their stories to people from Ohio and vise versa. People felt for the first time knowing that they were not alone in this horrific fight against fracking.
Other amazing things were happening, older generations were seeing younger generations truly shine in the defense on fracking. Josh Harris has been heading up a group called Stewards of the Land; Samuel Rubin had just started to come up with some idea to fight fracking. All in all it was nice to see fracking being fought from all ages.
On the third day we had Nonviolent Direct Action Training, more workshops, and a panel discussion with Fracking Activist from all over the country. This was all toped of with speakers such as Bill McKibben of 350.org, and Josh Fox, director of Gasland. The day itself was unbelievable, not only did the food fill your heart but so did the conversations and stories that people shared during the day. At the end of the night people were chanting and dancing in preparation for the next days rally.
A SHOUT Out to Indra Nooyi Chief Executive Officer of PepsiCo firstname.lastname@example.org “NO MORE Conflict Palm Oil in our kids food” RAN.org Video by THE ENVIRONMENT TV Filmed in Greenwich, CT @ The Stroller Brigade Tuesday September 9, 2014 ETV staff credits Videographer………………Charlie Olson Editing………Charlie Olson Editing………John P. Duffy, Jr.
Zephyr Teachout spoke at a town hall meeting in Manakating, Sullivan County and was then interviewed by ETV and Bruce Ferguson about her views, vision and plans on Fracking, Climate Change, Energy’s job market, Toxic Waste, NYS’s ability to go 100% renewable and more. Primary candidate Teachout has won two attempts to knock her off September 9th’s Democratic Primary ballot. An Associated Press release stated that there are no more plans to appeal these court decisions. The Interview included:
-Climate Change: The Science Is In
-NYS can lead on Renewables
-Renewables= more jobs, Fracking= less jobs
-Fracking is a false promise and a dangerous promise
-Fracking puts a damper on Upstate NY’s Agricultural development
-Fracking is not a jobs plan; it’s a Toxic plan
-Gov. Cuomo has been swayed by his big money donors or he’d ban Fracking NOW and ban its Waste products from being transported into NYS -The…