On May 24 the message from young people on
#climatestrike in 133 countries got both louder and clearer: “The planet’s still burning. We’re not going anywhere. Who’s actually with us?” Join in this September 20 – 27
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.|
From Mike Ferguson, Sunrise Olympic Peninsula Hub coordinator:
Whew! February was a very busy month for Sunrise and the Green New Deal! Please take a moment to read our updates and commit to the simple actions we are asking of the community. Here is a summary of what has happened locally and across the country this past month and what is coming up this month.Continue reading
Let’s get to 1 million signatures! Spread the word!
It was back-to-back activism yesterday at Rep. Derek Kilmer’s office in Port Angeles.
OCA members delivered our own letter to Kilmer and described the promise offered by the Green New Deal to remake the Lower Snake River watershed into a showcase for clean energy, green jobs, restorative agriculture, recreation, and carbon sequestration, rather than a cesspool for salmon mortality and methane production.
Then, the new Sunrise Movement Olympic Peninsula hub hosted a meeting at Kilmer’s office to express concern that our Representative has had several months to ponder what Congress should be doing to solve the climate crisis, and has yet to speak or act. Time to step up!
Both groups asked to meet with Kilmer next time he’s home.