We are in the midst of a planet-wide disaster. Everyone knows this. Fossil fuels have destabilized our climate and pushed our planet to the brink of collapse. We must act now—there is a future for us, and we will build it together.
April 20th marks the fifth year since the Deepwater Horizon explosion, which killed 11 people and dumped more than one hundred million gallons of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico. Gulf South Rising is calling for action, and OccupyWallSt.nyc joins Rising Tide NYC in amplifying that call - we call on you to join us for an 8:00 AM procession in Manhattan in solidarity with the people of the gulf whose communities and lives have been destroyed to make the wealthy even richer. BP lies and says this is over. It’s not over. We haven’t forgotten.
Together with Sane Energy Project, we call for creative direct action against the Port Ambrose liquefied gas project, in solidarity with New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania communities who are fighting the Constitution Pipeline, the AIM Pipeline, oil trains, pipelines and barges along the Hudson River, and too many other destructive projects.
Storing liquified gas in offshore rigs off the New York shoreline, as is proposed with the Port Ambrose project, will endanger those who have already suffered from Superstorm Sandy, enrich the already wealthy, displace a wind farm, and keep us addicted to fossil fuels. Governor Cuomo has the power to stop Port Ambrose, and we call on you to gather at his office – 633 3rd Avenue (at 41st street) at 5:00 PM – and demand that New York stops building new fossil fuel infrastructure.
On April 22nd, we look to the future. On the release of PlaNYC (New York City’s official climate action plan), join us to demand stronger commitments to climate resilient jobs, a new way forward for our energy system, our economy and our world. We have to have a change, and justice demands that workers, low income communities and communities of color who have disproportionately suffered under the old system be at the forefront of that change.
BRING YOUR SKILLS AND IDEAS to our planning meetings.
The next one is:
MONDAY, APRIL 6th at 7:00 PM at Workers United: 33 W. 14th St., New York, NY
It’s now or never. Join us!