Join the ‘day of action against extraction’ | April 20th, 2011

click on the image to go to the website and join the fray

On April 20th take it to the point of production. Shut down a well site, occupy a mine, take over an office, blockade a bank. Nobody’s community should be a sacrifice  zone.

Communities around the world are under attack from extractive industries that poison our families, kill our loved ones on the job, and destroy the ecosystems we cherish.

The BP oil spill was unfortunately just one of an endless string of disasters born of an economic system that must endlessly consume the Earth’s  resources.

Extraction is the act of taking without giving anything back. Extraction takes workers lives so  corporations can make a few more bucks. Extraction takes clean water and air and gives us blackened oceans and a climate in chaos. Extraction takes the natural wealth of communities and ecosystems and leaves behind poverty and ecological wastelands.

For a stable climate, clean air and water, we must stop the extraction of fossil fuels and other “resources.”  From the tar sands of Alberta to the Gulf Coast, people are fighting back against the extractive industries  that have declared war on our planet. Rising Tide is calling for a day of direct action against extraction on the 1 year anniversary of the BP oil spill.

For climate justice and a livable planet,

Rising Tide North America

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Posted on 18 March, 2011, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I hope you all are planning to walk! It would be incredibly hypocritical to drive a vehicle to any of these protests. Also, please plan to leave all your backpacks, polar fleece and Gore Tex jackets, shoes, etc. at home, as wearing anything made from petroleum would also be hypocritical. And whatever you do, do NOT brush your teeth or hair, as hair and tooth brushes, as well as shampoo and toothpaste are also made from petroleum. Last but not least, don’t use any electricity, because it might be generated from coal or natural gas. Even if it is solar or wind powered, it took petroleum to manufacture the components, transport them to their location, install them and run them. Have fun.

  2. thought you might like this anti mining song.

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