Dear fellow activists and friends,
Here is a quick update on Wild Idaho Rising Tide (WIRT) activities, before a tar sands oriented newsletter in a few days.
We are now on Twitter: Follow us at WildIdahoRT.
Wild Idaho Rising Tide and our allies are ready for a non-stop #FearlessSummer, full of events expanding the movement against extreme energy, with powerful convergences, training camps, and actions for a livable future! On our new website page, a calendar lists and links to activities in the Northwest region and in which WIRT activists will participate, including emerging solidarity actions with our comrades across the continent. Visit this constantly updated events page often and get involved in grassroots resistance to the root causes of climate change! For more information about nationwide Fearless Summer initiatives, view the Energy Justice Network calendar.
Oil/Tar Sands Speaker Protest (April 17)
The last time that the Alberta tar sands industry visited Moscow, we blockaded it, hurled protest signs at it, and gestured at its escorts. We were nicer this time but no less insistent that it is wrong and that it should stop its pillage immediately. See the photos and descriptions of WIRT’s latest action.
Thanks to each of you for attending and/or assisting the simultaneous, nationwide screenings of the documentary Bidder 70 and the live-streamed discussion with Utah climate activist Tim DeChristopher on Earth Day. Almost 40 people participated locally in this seminal show and conversation hosted by WIRT and Gathr Films in Moscow. As anticipated, Tim’s question-and-answer session inspired climate activists and community members continuing our struggles against dirty energy development in the Northwest. KRFP Radio Free Moscow recorded and aired Tim’s talk during the April 22 Climate Justice Forum radio program, about an hour later on the same evening. We offer our gratitude and congratulations for a successful event and encourage you to listen to Tim’s incisive and insightful, first public appearance after almost two years in federal prison and watch the following videotaped excerpt.
Tim DeChristopher: Clip 1 Next Step in the Climate Movement (May 2 Bidder70 Film video) Continue reading