Tagged: protests

Is Wall Street The Primary Threat To Human Existence?

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Photo Credit: Day 14 of Occupy Wall Street in Zuccotti Park by David Shankbone

In the recent post on blackagendareport.com Glen Ford wrote:

“To live in the age of finance capitalist hegemony is different than when Vladimir Lenin said ‘the capitalist will sell you the rope to hang him with.’ Wall Street daily invents and plays fire with its own form of money: derivatives that are notionally valued at $600 trillion to $1,000 trillion (no one really knows!), many times the yearly Gross Planetary Product of Earth. Continue reading

PHOTOS: Moving Planet Global Day Of Action

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Photo Credit: Hanoi, Vietnam by Bo via 350.org

“Endless thanks for all who made #movingplanet so…moving. I dare you to look at the photos with a dry eye.” -Bill McKibben via twitter

Friends, don’t ever be fooled into thinking nothing’s happening. There are protests and demonstrations, not just on Wall Street, but all over the world and on the environmental front too. These demonstrations are held locally, this means no one has to hop in a car and go to Washington D.C. to protest, you do this in your neighborhood, hop on the internet, then share your images and experience with others.

On Saturday, September 24 writer Bill McKibben’s 350.org in partnership with hundreds of organizations around the world held over 2,000 events in over 175 countries for Moving Planet and they’ve got pics of children all over the world to prove it! Continue reading

VIDEO: Tar Sands Action, The Largest Environmental Civil Disobedience In A Generation

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As I watched the above video, I couldn’t help but wish I was in Washington D.C. next to the masses of people protesting the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline. Throughout the past few weeks, citizens from around the country have been engaged in civil disobedience at the White House, of which I deeply applaud. To date 843 protestors have been arrested, including NASA climatologist Dr. James Hansen and Environmental Author/Activist, and organizer of the event, Bill McKibben. Continue reading

Eco-Activist Tim DeChristopher Given 2 Years In Prison For Sabotaging Oil And Gas Auction

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Photo Credits: peacefuluprising

“I actually have great respect for the rule of law, because I see what happens when it doesn’t exist, as is the case with the fossil fuel industry.” -Tim DeChristopher

University of Utah student and environmental activist Tim DeChristopher was sentenced this week to 2 years in federal prison and fined fined $10,000. His crime? Disrupting the auction of more than 100,000 acres of federal land for oil and gas drilling by posing as a bidder. His act of civil disobedience has made him a hero. Continue reading

Join The Peaceful Protest This Summer To Stop The Pipeline To The Canadian Tar Sands

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On June 4, 2008, President Obama secured the Democratic bid for President. His speech included the words,

“I am absolutely certain that generations from now, we will be able to look back and tell our children…this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal.”

Over 3 years after the ring of this memorable speech, the Keystone XL Pipeline is gaining ground within his administration. Continue reading