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Solidarity Action in NYC – Stop Spectra Pipeline Coalition

Today there was an action at the International Earth Eviction Defense outside JP Morgan Chase to prevent the 1% from foreclosing on the planet.

Our friends in New York with the Stop Spectra Pipeline Coalition, Occupy Sandy Relief NYC and Occupy the Pipeline have seen what climate change looks like: police guarding gas stations as fuel grows thin, furniture upside down along rubble strewn streets, eighty-year-olds trapped in the cold, dark, twentieth floor of housing projects.

Sadly, much of the world is already familiar with these scenarios; the products of savage inequality and a reckless abhorrence of nature.

Check out the other 40 solidarity actions happening worldwide.

From their Call to Action on OccupyWallSt.org:

Sandy has brought death and destruction to the US Northeast this fall. Drought covered much of America’s Midwest this summer. A recent report predicts that, by 2030, 100 million people will perish as a result of the greenhouse gases that corporations emit and Wall Street bankrolls. In America, the silence regarding climate change from our media and politicians, even as nature screams, is deafening. While here in New York we struggle to rebuild in the wake of Sandy, a resistance against corporate induced global warming is needed now more than ever.

Join us on November 17th in an International Earth Eviction Defense to prevent the 1% from foreclosing on the planet. The Earth Eviction Defense will be occurring ahead of UN climate talks in Doha this November. As the Kyoto Protocol expires this year, what happens at this gathering will have a long lasting impact on the future of the earth. It is not a positive sign that world leaders have chosen to gather in the capital of an oil dictatorship to discuss the impact of fossil fuels on our atmosphere. We in New York have seen what climate change looks like; police guarding gas stations as fuel grows thin, furniture upside down along rubble strewn streets, eighty-year-olds trapped in the cold, dark, twentieth floor of housing projects. Sadly, much of the world is already familiar with these scenarios; the products of savage inequality and a reckless abhorrence of nature.

We have a different vision.

Our struggle is global. Now is the time for a mass mobilization of direct action. We call on comrades and allies around the globe to target local sites of dirty power with sit-ins, blockades, pickets, flash mobs, occupations and other forms of nonviolent direct action. Choose a new target or link an existing campaign to this larger movement.

Together we can build a world based on truly renewable energy sources, a world in which health, biodiversity and labor are respected and protected.

System Change, Not Climate Change!

 

Photo Credit: Daniel Micah

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