Front line environmental groups have been among the most active in the movement — challenging the Tar Sands Pipeline, fighting mountaintop removals, opposing tar sands excavation and working to stop, not regulate, the practice of hyrdro-fracking for methane gas. Things are going to get hotter as the Fearless Summer campaign of epic actions against radical energy extraction kicks off next week beginning June 25th.
Their campaign begins as the movement is bubbling with actions. We’re seeing students and parents sitting-in and organizing mass protests a school closing, escalating pressure to close Guantanamo and release the innocent who are held captive there and people are angered by the expansive surveillance of the US security state. And, it comes as international movements against unfair capitalism and corrupt government explode in Turkey and Brazil while continuing throughout Europe.
Fearless summer promises to be a series of actions against extreme energy that not only challenge the ecological devastating extraction economy but build the popular resistance movement against an economy and government that does not work for most people and fails to protect the planet.
Fearless Summer June Week of Action
The first week of coordinated action against extreme energy is June 24th-29th.
By taking action all together, we can help ring in the Summer in a powerful way. We will build momentum and solidarity and push our message of fearless, united resistance into the national conversation.
If you are interested in putting an action on the map: please fill out the form at the bottom of this page.
Get Ready for Action:
*Detroit, Michigan — People Against Petcoke: March, Rally, & Action Against Dirty Energy – June 23 & June 24
*Seattle, Washington – Climate Profiteers Bike Tour – June 28
*Portland, Oregon – Climate Criminals: A Ride for Climate Justice – June 27, 6pm
*Utah – Family camp out on the site of the proposed first US Tar Sands Mine and an action to follow – June 21st-23rd
*Utah – Dirty Extraction Street Theater – June 27th 6:30 pm at The Farmer’s Market in Moab
*West Virginia – March from the Office of Surface Mining to the Governor’s Office demanding real enforcement of the law
*West Virginia – Action against Strip mining for coal. – Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
*St. Louis, MO – Puppetry, Not Peabody Protest outside the house of Peabody CEO Greg Boyce – June 22nd at 11:30AM
*Great Plains Tar Sands Resistance – Action against Tar Sands
*Vermont – action to demand the Department of Public Service say NO to the Vermont Gas Pipeline – Monday, June 24
*New Jersey – Sit in at the office of a state elected official who voted to allow fracking waste disposal in New Jersey – Contact: email@example.com for more info.
*Connecticut – Action To Help End Mountaintop Removal in Appalachia – contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com for more info.
*Sante Fe, NM – March : NO MORE URANIUM MINING. KEEP SACRED MT. TAYLOR SAFE – June 25th, 2:30 – at the Clock Tower – visiting the New Mexico Mining Association and the Uranium Producers of America along the way to the plaza.
*Santa Fe, NM – Idle No More Round Dance to honor Native American political prisoner Leonard Peltier and call for his freedom.- June 25th, 4pm at the plaza
*Missoula, Montana — No Otter Creek Coal Mine Rally – June 25th at the Missoula County Courthouse, starts at 5:00pm
*Washington, DC – Rally against Tar Sands and march to a major greenhouse gas polluter – June 25, 12pm at the Canadian Embassy
*San Antonio, TX – Direct Action Training Camp – June 28-30th
*Sandy Lake, PA – Grassroots Summer Summit – June 21-22
*Pennsylvania – Action Demanding Justice for the Shalefield Frontlines
*Harrisburg, PA – Frack-Bash : A jazz style funeral march from the capitol to the governor’s mansion – June 26th. Starts at 4pm at front of the capitol.
*Worcester, MA – People’s Action Assembly to celebrate 1st year of 350MA.org – June 30
*Pensacola, Florida – Teach-in on tar sands & direct action training – Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more info
*New York City – Flash Mob to Protect Our City – Stop Spectra Pipeline. Stop Rockaway Pipeline. – Wednesday, June 26, 11:30 am at Park Row and Centre Street
*New York City – Jobs Not War Rally : Organized by Peace Action Manhattan – June 26th, 8:30 am at 125th St. & Lexington Ave
*New York City – Governor Cuomo’s Party at the Plaza – Cuomo will be there, His donors will be there, We will be there – June 25th
*Idaho – Actions focused on coal exports
*Manhattan/Namibia –Earth’s Prayer – June 24 in Manhattan, NY, June 29 in Swakopmund, Namibia