Events over the Next Week

Hi all,

In lieu of a more extensive, late-August Wild Idaho Rising Tide (WIRT) newsletter with plenty of positive news and updates, here is another quick note about upcoming events over the next week.  Please check the WIRT Events Calendar frequently and join us!

Tribal Activists Meeting (Tuesday, September 3)

Nez Perce, Idle No More, WIRT, and allied activists are gratefully anticipating hearing and sharing tribal activists’ insights at a gathering at Lapwai City Park in Lapwai, Idaho.  The 6 pm meeting on Tuesday, September 3, may be moved indoors to the nearby Pi-Nee-Waus Community Center if it rains.  Listen to the following KRFP interview of tribal activist Julian Matthews by citizen journalist Brett Haverstick, describing the last (first) such convergence.

Nez Perce Hold Community Meeting in Lapwai City Park on Megaloads (August 21 KRFP Evening Report, between 11:41 and 3:14)

National Weather Service Forecast for Lapwai

IRAGE at The Liquid Forum (Wednesday, September 4)

At the next, first Wednesday of every month Liquid Forum, activists of our partner grassroots group, Idaho Residents Against Gas Extraction (IRAGE), will describe what is happening with and how citizens are fighting oil and gas drilling and looming fracking in Payette County.  Deserving much more public attention, these processes threaten land, water, residents, agriculture, dairies, and sustainability in Idaho.  Please join the discussion and enjoy music by Breakdown Boulevard (as experienced at the Community Progressive III), between 5:30 and 7:30 pm MDT on Wednesday, September 4, at the restaurant/bar Liquid, 405 South Eighth Street in Boise, Idaho.

Weekly WIRT Potluck Meeting (Thursday, September 5)

Wild Idaho Rising Tide is holding potluck gatherings at 7 pm on Thursdays at the WIRT Activist House in Moscow, setting organizational goals, brainstorming strategies, devising tactics, establishing roles, delegating tasks, and mobilizing our collective.  Please see the WIRT alert about the last meeting for further information about upcoming and ongoing projects. Continue reading

Climate Justice Forum: Herb Goodwin 9-2-13

The Monday, September 2, Climate Justice Forum radio program hosted by Wild Idaho Rising Tide (WIRT) welcomes Herb Goodwin, an Occupy Bellingham and anti-coal export activist who participated in the indigenous-led Moccasins on the Ground direct action training camp near Whitehall, Montana, on August 23 to 25.  In an interview recorded when he visited Moscow, Herb talks about the western Washington coal export resistance movement and the street and court experiences of the Bellingham 12, who formed an “octopus” to blockade Bellingham train tracks on December 12, 2011, the first coal export direct action in the Northwest.  Broadcast on progressive, volunteer, community station KRFP Radio Free Moscow every Monday between 7:30 and 9:30 pm PDT live at 92.5 FM and online, the show covers continent-wide dirty energy developments and climate activism news, thanks to the generous, anonymous listener who adopted program host Helen Yost as his KRFP DJ.