Climate justice and environmental campaigners announced plans today at COP21 in Paris to escalate the number of non-violent civil disobedience actions against fossil fuel projects over the next year.
The groups are planning a concentrated week of global actions in May of 2016. So far, events are being planned in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Indonesia, Nigeria, Philippines, South Africa, Spain, Turkey, and the United States. Additional countries under consideration include Ecuador, India, and the UK.
The organizing website is breakfree2016.org
May 2016: We’re mobilising to shut down the world’s most dangerous fossil fuel projects and support the most ambitious climate solutions.
Actions are being planned at locations all over the world, and plans are coming together quickly — be a part of it from the very beginning.
You can go there and sign up for updates and to find out about events you can participate in. I urge everyone to do do so. I did.
I was involved in the civil rights and anti-vietnam campaigns in the 70's, and this campaign should make them look like street parties considering what is happening to our planet and what needs to be done about it.