Today the DNC voted down holding a climate debate. Evan Weber of the Sunrise Movement was in the room and live tweeted the conversation. The link below is that thread.
When:8/16 at 1pm, Where: Seattle City Hall
Why: Every Friday from 1-2 a group, called Fridays for Future, of mostly youth Climate Strike in front of Seattle City Hall. They are asking extra people go out on 8/16 to show support for Zoe. Every week they use sidewalk chalk to show their message for climate action. This past week an adult handed Zoe a bottle of spray on chalk that turned out to be chalk paint. As soon as she realized they began making plans to clean it up, but the police intervened and took a 13 year old away in handcuffs.
Holy SHIT, @seattlePD. Making a 13-year old w/ sidewalk chalk cry, & cuffing her?
“You realize she’s 13 years old?”“That’s great, we’ll figure it out at the precinct. We’re not going to sit here while we’re surrounded by a bunch of people who want to make their opinions known.” pic.twitter.com/iCgPkktRF1
— 350 Seattle (@350_Seattle) August 9, 2019
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Deep Transformation, or What London’s Climate Change Protests Teach Us About the Future
umair haqueApr 22 – from Medium.com
It was a perfect spring day. I was trying to get home to Camden Lock from Oxford Circus, after meeting a few friends for coffee downtown. A siren’s blare cut through the noisy crowds. Soon enough, police had shut down Regent Street — and massed protesters, cheering, shouting, rebelling, thronged London’s busiest intersection, shutting it down.
I don’t know if you’ve heard elsewhere, but London’s seen protests day after day now — of a new kind. Organized by a group called Extinction Rebellion, the subject of these protests isn’t authoritarianism, fascism, extremism, Wall Street — it’s climate change.
Extinction Rebellion is, by my reckoning, the world’s first significant series of global protests about climate change. The first one to shut down a major city, to galvanize a people, to cut through the noise of capitalist mass media — and do what protests should do: make some noise.Keep reading!
Things to remember:
- Please wear black and / or bring a black umbrella
- Pope Marine Park in Port Townsend. (across from City Hall)
|12:30pm||DamSense and Backbone set up ocra pattern layout.|
|1:00pm||People assemble in the orca pattern layout.|
|1:15pm||Mural assembled and speakers at the dorsal fin to speak.|
|1:15pm||Drone flies over to take video/photo|
|1:45pm||Orca mural wraps up. Participants gather for a group photo and sing “No More BS” lead by Karen Davis|
|2:00pm||NOOP performs “Stayin’ Alive” and other routine.|
|2:30pm||Socializing and wrap-up. A canopy with table for information materials will be available.|