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Why I Blockaded 40,000 Tons of Coal With a Lobster Boat

June 27, 2015 // 0 Comments

Massachusetts Quaker Jay O’Hara felt led to blockade a 40,000-ton coal shipment with a tiny lobster boat. What happened next might surprise you. Quaker Speak is a weekly video series. Subscribe: http://QuakerSpeak.com/subscribe ___ Go Deeper with Friends Journal: http://FriendsJournal.org Lobby with Quakers on Capitol Hill: http://www.fcnl.org Work for peace with justice with AFSC: http://www.afsc.org/friends Learn about the rich diversity of Quakers worldwide: http://www.fwccamericas.org/ Directed by Jon Watts http://www.JonWatts.com ___ Transcript: We had no idea we were supposed to get a [...]

Press Release: All Criminal Charges Dropped!

September 8, 2014 // 0 Comments

Press Release: All Criminal Charges Dropped!. via Press Release: All Criminal Charges Dropped!. lobsterboatblockade.org From vimeo.com/matecorazon   Press Release: All Criminal Charges Dropped! Posted on September 8, 2014 by summerheatbraytonpoint FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 8, 2014 Contact: Emily Kirkland, Communications Coordinator for Better Future Project, 646 623 5271, emily@betterfutureproject.org FALL RIVER, MA — In a major — and unexpected — victory for the climate movement, the criminal charges against two men who used a lobster boat to block a massive coal [...]

The Bee Report: July 14th, 2014

July 20, 2014 // 3 Comments

  July 14, 2014 The Bee Report -Bee Death Report -Bee-In Against Neo-Nics Reporters: Manhattan Mercy Van Vlack Mercy Van Vlack’s Sources: Marriott Sheldon from the:  Bee-in Coalition Join The Swarm  (for International Events) Facebook:  Bee Against [...]

Voices from the Environment – Shut Down Brayton Point

January 25, 2014 // 0 Comments

Voices from the Environment – Shut Down Brayton Point July 28,2013: Somerset, Massachusetts 44 people were arrested at the Brayton Point coal and gas power plant after placing model wind turbines and solar panels at the gates of the plant. This was an act of non-violent civil disobedience. Arrestees, “People in red shirts”, can be seen here with their message: http://summerheatbraytonpoint.org/192-2/ Speakers: Paula Swearengin, of The Keeper of the Mountains Foundation and Adi Nochur of the group Better Future [...]

A Public Conversation With The Honorable Chuck Nelson, Activist.

October 1, 2013 // 3 Comments

A Public Conversation With The Honorable Chuck Nelson, Activist. CONNECTING MORE OF THE DOTS: Coal, Oil, Natural Gas (Methane) Speaking from Somerset, Boston, in preparation for a rally to shut down the Brayton Point Power Plant, Massachusetts, Chuck Nelson, tells us, in very human ways, about his 29 years as an underground West Virginia COAL MINER and of his activism to end fossil fuels, of his advocacy for sustainable, renewable energy methods and his hopes for stopping the yearly carnage of sickness and death that the continuing usage of coal causes. Hear him talk of the 23,000 deaths/year [...]

A Public Conversation With The Honorable Senator Diane J. Savino

July 21, 2013 // 4 Comments

A Public Conversation Series: The following is a presentation in a continuing series of public conversations with average individuals, grassroots groups, prominent individuals and prominent groups concerning their thoughts and actions about the environment. A Public Conversation With The Honorable Senator Diane J. Savino: View a narrative of the Senator’s Radon bill at the conclusion of her discussion on: How the Public’s knowledge and action of energy has changed over the past 10 yrs.; of using the NYS Southern Tier as an experiment/trial with fracking; how an individual can [...]