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Non-Violent Civil Disobedience

Three Anti-Spectra Pipeline Crawlers Found Guilty; “Necessity Defense” Rejected

January 15, 2019 // 0 Comments

  Videographer Peter Eliscu follows the judge’s verdict of the last three defendants who used non-violent civil disobedience to stop the oil/gas corporation, Spectra, from continuing a part of their pipeline next to the nuclear power plant, Indian Point, in Weschester County, NYS.  Their defense was to use the “necessity defense” as their reasoning for their actions:  we tried everything else and nothing has worked, so this action, this non-violent civil disobedience action, was our next, last and only choice left to us.  Therefore, we are all innocence.   In [...]

Oily Banking #5

May 12, 2017 // 0 Comments

      Published on May 9, 2017 More info: www.revbilly.org Twitter: @RevBillyTalen Instagram: @RevBillyTalen Friend — A small and mighty contingent of the Stop Shopping Choir breached the commodity wall at Citibank, a major financier of Dakota Access Pipeline.  Mayfield and I on the floor, Dragonfly preaching and Amadeus anointing… I lay on the floor listening to Dragonfly and the incessant beeping of ATM’s, my limbs entwined with Mayfield’s, her pulse on my ankle. Let’s learn to be more vulnerable in these retail spaces, because these retail [...]

Supporting Standing Rock’s Water Protectors: Water is Sacred, Water is Life

February 12, 2017 // 1 Comment

Three incredible individuals, representing various groups with environmental concerns as part of their activism, show their shared concerns with the Standing Rock activists/water protectors of North Dakota. Watch and listen as they take you on their separate journeys, one at Standing Rock, another at the Native American Ramapough Lenape camp in Mahwah Township, New Jersey, while the last recounts his civil disobedience and arrest at TD Bank in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, for  “sitting” in support of the Standing Rock demonstrators of North Dakota.  He also explains the civil [...]