Wild Idaho Rising Tide (WIRT) and allies invite concerned regional citizens to attend four tar sands megaload/pipeline-oriented events planned for this week, between April 2 and 6. On the evenings of Wednesday, April 2, and Friday, April 4, community organizers with offer presentations and inter-community discussions among Sandpoint and Plummer residents, Coeur d’Alene and Kalispel tribal members, and Moscow climate activists about the three heaviest, longest, and widest megaloads to ever travel on U.S. Highway 95 and either Idaho Highway 200 or Interstate 90 and East Coeur d’Alene Lake Drive, hauled by Mammoet USA South.** On Saturday and Sunday afternoons, April 5 and 6, we will provide condensed workshops sharing non-violent direct action skills with people eager to learn about and confront these transports and/or who have signed the Keystone XL Pledge of Resistance. These convergences could feature a regional issue slide show, documentary screening, and/or action-planning conversations, depending on participant interests.
Citizen, Tribal, & Climate Activists Gatherings about Mammoet Megaloads
* Wednesday, April 2, 5:30 to 7:30 pm: East Bonner County Sandpoint Library Rooms 103 & 104, 1407 Cedar Street, Sandpoint, Idaho
* Friday, April 4, 5:30 to 7:30 pm: Benewah Wellness Center Conference Room B, 1100 A Street, Plummer, Idaho
Direct Action Training Sessions for Mammoet Megaloads/Keystone XL Pipeline
* 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
Across four Northwest states, WIRT activists and allies have gratefully witnessed that the will to rise up against dirty energy-facilitating corporate and government ventures must come from within individuals and groups. So event organizers do not intend to push this campaign without local initiative, assistance, and coordination. Encouraged by regional residents’ comments and Coeur d’Alene Tribal Chairman Chief Allan’s letter, denouncing megaload traffic on public and indigenous highways and homelands, we hope to mobilize area citizens and Coeur d’Alene and Kalispel tribal members to fill the streets. These three loads would traverse their cities, reservations, and traditional lands, as over 70 have already passed without interference. We are eager to together support further regional resistance and to stand with Coeur d’Alene, Kalispel, and Confederated Salish and Kootenai tribal members in protest and protection when the time comes.
Please share this message with potentially interested family, friends, co-workers, associates, and local media outlets, and join concerned citizens for these free events. WIRT event planners welcome all participants willing to carpool: Please call us at 208-301-8039 for further information. We earnestly appreciate your involvement and welcome your questions, suggestions, and ideas about any of these events, issues, and related endeavors.
** March 2014 Highway 95 Mammoet Megaload Updates (March 31, 2014 Wild Idaho Rising Tide)