WIRT Newsletter: Upcoming & Rescheduled Events

Dear comrades,

Wednesday to Sunday, April 2 to 6: Mammoet Megaload Meetings

Wild Idaho Rising Tide (WIRT) and allies are postponing plans from tomorrow, Wednesday, March 26, until next week, April 2 to 6, to meet and offer presentations, as described in the March 20 WIRT newsletter, about the proposed Highway 95/200 Mammoet megaloads [1]. We are working hard to confront these monsters, but the Coeur d’Alene Idaho Transportation Department office did not respond to our public records request by Monday, as required by Idaho law. WIRT is rescheduling our Plummer and Sandpoint convergences and adding Coeur d’Alene and Moscow training sessions during next week and weekend, and will send a full report/announcement about the situation soon.

Tribal & Climate Activists Gathering about Mammoet Megaloads

* Wednesday, April 2, 5:30 to 7:30 pm: East Bonner County – Sandpoint Library Room 103-4, 1407 Cedar Street, Sandpoint, Idaho

* Friday, April 4, 5:30 to 7:30 pm: Benewah Wellness Center Room B, 1100 A Street, Plummer, Idaho

Direct Action Training Sessions for Keystone XL Pipeline/Mammoet Megaloads

* Saturday, April 5, 12 noon to 4 pm: Coeur d’Alene Library Community Room, 702 East Front Avenue, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

* Sunday, April 6, 12 noon to 4 pm: The Attic, up the back stairs of 314 East Second Street, Moscow, Idaho

Wednesday, March 26: Fueling Dissent: A Multimedia Storytelling Tour

Lesley Haddock, a University of California Berkeley student working on an anti-extraction project with her friend Matthew Gerring, is traveling to the sites of tar sands mining in Alberta and following the proposed Keystone XL pipeline route south through Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, and Oklahoma, to Texas [2]. Relying on a Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign, they plan to document the stories of the many people along their route, whose lives are directly impacted by this pipeline and tar sands projects. They are excited to interview folks who have been involved in megaload protests, at ground-zero of Idaho tar sands resistance, Moscow and the Clearwater Valley. Please call Lesley at 707-293-3253 before she and Matthew depart the area on March 28, or converge with WIRT activists at The Attic at 7 pm on Wednesday, March 26, near downtown Moscow. Lesley and Matthew would like to talk with as many people as possible!

Thursday, March 27: A Healing Walk through the Alberta Tar Sands

Ever wonder about Alberta tar sands development? Learn about it through the direct experiences of six Idaho activists who participated in the third and fourth annual Tar Sands Healing Walks, as they share a presentation and audience discussion connecting Alberta tar sands development with local and regional megaloads, huge pipeline projects, impacts on people and places, and overarching climate change, cultural, and ethical issues [3]. Join us on Thursday, March 27, at 7 pm in the College of Law Room 103 at the University of Idaho in Moscow, and for the third Tar Sands Solidarity Journey from Idaho to the next First Nations-led walk on June 28. Dennis Bernstein of Flashpoints interviewed Helen Yost of WIRT about regional resistance to Omega Morgan megaloads since a temporary federal injunction blocked them from Highway 12 and the Nez Perce Reservation and homelands on September 12 [4]. She promoted this event toward the end of the interview broadcast nationwide from KPFA Berkeley.

Saturday, March 29: Third Annual Celebration of WIRT

We are exuberantly anticipating a great party among our north Idaho community at our Saturday night, March 29, anniversary benefit concert [5]. For voluntary admission donations, experience Matti Sand, Mother Yeti, Henry C and the Willards, and WIRT activists rocking the 1912 Center Great Room at 412 East Third Street in Moscow, after the Moscow Volunteer Peace Band parades from Friendship Square to the 1912 Center at 6:30 pm. Enjoy a potluck dinner, beer and wine, and background slides, and dance, sing, and support another year of relentless climate activism: All are welcome! WIRT is seeking event volunteers to hang flyers, solicit (and contribute!) raffle items and beer and wine, haul event materials, staff the door, bartend, and clean-up.

Other WIRT & Allied Events in March & Beyond

WIRT Events Calendar [6]

Wild Idaho Rising Tide

P.O. Box 9817, Moscow, Idaho 83843





[1] WIRT Newsletter: WIRT Thursday Meeting, Spring Events, & Allied Invitations (March 20 Wild Idaho Rising Tide)

[2] Fueling Dissent: A Multimedia Storytelling Tour (March 12 Kickstarter)

[3] A Healing Walk through the Alberta Tar Sands (March 19 Wild Idaho Rising Tide)

[4] Flashpoints (March 20 KPFA Berkeley, starting at 41:44)

[5] Third Annual Celebration of Wild Idaho Rising Tide! (March 22 Wild Idaho Rising Tide)

[6] Events Calendar (Wild Idaho Rising Tide)

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