Climate Justice Forum: June Solstice & Prayers, Idaho Highway & Pipeline Resistance, Nevada Lithium Mine Lawsuit, Pennsylvania & Kansas Train Wrecks, Connecticut Track Sabotage, Quitting BNSF Employees 6-22-22


The Wednesday, June 22, 2022, Climate Justice Forum radio program, produced by regional, climate activist collective Wild Idaho Rising Tide (WIRT), features news, music, and reflections on the June Solstice and Chief Arvol Looking Horse’s call for prayers for peace and Earth protection, donation requests for rerouted Highway 95 resistance surveyors and wetland experts and a drowned Spokane youth’s memorial services, Nevada lithium mine lawsuit updates, north Idaho and Northwest fracked gas pipeline expansion and opposition, public water problems after a Pennsylvania derailment, a Kansas coal train wreck and better clean-up and fire monitoring than in Montana, an arrested saboteur of Connecticut railroad tracks, and BNSF Railway employee resignations over new attendance policies.  Broadcast for ten years on progressive, volunteer, community station KRFP Radio Free Moscow, every Wednesday between 1:30 and 3 pm Pacific time, on-air at 90.3 FM and online, the show describes continent-wide, grassroots, frontline resistance to fossil fuel projects, the root causes of climate change, thanks to generous, anonymous listeners who adopted program host Helen Yost as their KRFP DJ.

Climate Justice Forum: WIRT Celebrations, Idaho Megaload, Derailments, Highway Lawsuit, & Hate Group Arrests, Spokane Drowning & Indigenous Paddle, Yellowstone Floods, BC Pipeline Resistance 6-15-22


The Wednesday, June 15, 2022, Climate Justice Forum radio program, produced by regional, climate activist collective Wild Idaho Rising Tide (WIRT), features news, music, and reflections on two weekends of annual WIRT celebrations, fossil fuels privilege and colonized gratitude, a north Idaho megaload, attempted but arrested white nationalist riot at a queer community gathering, and an upcoming pride festival, history, updates, and donation requests for Highway 95 expansion legal challenges, support for a drowned Spokane activist relative and indigenous canoe journeys on regional rivers, climate changed northern Rockies June snow and floods that closed Yellowstone National Park, southern Idaho train yard derailments, and British Columbia gas pipeline resistance and police violence against First Nations.  Broadcast for ten years on progressive, volunteer, community station KRFP Radio Free Moscow, every Wednesday between 1:30 and 3 pm Pacific time, on-air at 90.3 FM and online, the show describes continent-wide, grassroots, frontline resistance to fossil fuel projects, the root causes of climate change, thanks to generous, anonymous listeners who adopted program host Helen Yost as their KRFP DJ.

9th, 10th, & 11th Annual WIRT Celebrations


9th 10th 11th Annual WIRT Celebrations FlyerWild Idaho Rising Tide (WIRT) is celebrating three March 31 anniversaries during recent, pandemic years, as a regional, activist collective confronting the root causes and perpetrators of climate change, through direct actions and locally organized solutions, in solidarity with frontline communities and grassroots networks of fossil fuels resistance [1-5].  We invite and welcome everyone of all ages to share this decade-plus milestone at two Ninth, Tenth, and Eleventh Annual Celebrations of Wild Idaho Rising Tide, held as outdoor, COVID-19-safe gatherings in Sandpoint and Moscow, Idaho.  Please join dirty energy resisters for an afternoon voyage on Lake Pend Oreille and two evening celebrations, all full of well-deserved, reinvigorating, shared camaraderie, spirited conversations, good food and drink, and talented performances.

Saturday, June 11

Lake Pend Oreille Voyage: 12 to 3:30 pm, Kramer Marina, Hope

Celebrations start at 11 am to noon on Saturday, June 11, with Lake Pend Oreille Cruises’ most popular, 3G tour exploring the various islands, coves, cliffs, mountains, and birds and wildlife of the beautiful, southern arm of Lake Pend Oreille.  With history and geology commentary, the 3.5-hour voyage available to all ages views Garfield and Green bays and especially the Green Monarch range planned for imminent, massive, clearcut logging by the Buckskin Saddle and Chloride Gold “restoration” (aka deforestation) projects [6, 7].  Please see the cruise company’s website for information about minimum passenger requirements, boat ride fares, and optional, on-board lunches and drinks [8].  Contact WIRT via text at 208-301-8039 for carpools departing Sandpoint at 11 am, for the 12 pm launch from the Kramer Marina in Hope, of this last 3G excursion of the spring 2022 season.

Saturday, June 11

Open-Mic Potluck Gathering: 6 to 9 pm, City Beach Park pavilion, Sandpoint

Saturday, June 18

Open-Mic Potluck Gathering: 6 to 9 pm, East City Park picnic shelter, Moscow

On two successive, Saturday evenings, WIRT invites and extends our hearty thanks to the remarkable, core activists, board members, friends, allies, and musicians who have coordinated and shared the successes of ongoing, citizen challenges of the corporate and government sources of climate chaos.  Under the light of the almost-full, Strawberry super moon, rising over Lake Pend Oreille at 5:40 pm on Saturday, June 11, and reaching peak illumination at 4:50 am on Tuesday, June 14, WIRT is converging from 6 to 9 pm on Saturday, June 11, at the City Beach Park pavilion in Sandpoint, with provided pizza and requested, potluck snacks and beverages, to enjoy open-mic performances of music, poetry, talks, and other creative works offered by north Idaho and regional residents [9].

After hosting an information and outreach table at the Moscow Farmers Market, from about 9 am until 1 pm on Saturday, June 18, WIRT eagerly anticipates another lively, open-mic and jam session, potluck gathering between 6 and 9 pm, at the East City Park picnic shelter in Moscow.  At all of these free, public events, we welcome organizers, musicians, and businesses to share their admired talents and to participate as volunteers and/or sponsors.  These yearly festivities not only strive to raise awareness and funds supporting relentless, WIRT activism, but also seek to attract and involve cross-cultural, youth, and community member diversity in the climate justice movement in Idaho and the Northwest.

For further event and issue information and responses to your questions, and/or to contribute toward WIRT’s ninth, tenth, and eleventh anniversary celebrations and travel expenses, please visit the WIRT website and facebook pages, contact us via phone, text, email, or facebook message, and print and post the color Ninth Tenth Eleventh WIRT Celebration Flyer [10, 11].  If you cannot participate in these upcoming opportunities, but would like to uphold WIRT endeavors, please arrange a visit or send a donation to our Sandpoint office.  Physical and fiscal contributions assist the dedicated, determined work of WIRT and partner, environmental justice groups confronting new and expanded, fossil fuels production, transportation, and related infrastructure throughout the Northwest. Continue reading

Climate Justice Forum: UW Students & For The People on Washington Oil Refineries, WIRT Annual Celebrations, Northwest Nuclear Waste Trains & North Idaho Frontline, Planet Alignments 6-8-22


The Wednesday, June 8, 2022, Climate Justice Forum radio program, produced by regional, climate activist collective Wild Idaho Rising Tide (WIRT), features a May 26 presentation by University of Washington students and the group For The People, discussing the current impacts and energy transition implications of Washington oil refineries.  We also share news, music, and reflections on upcoming ninth, tenth, and eleventh annual WIRT celebrations, 6.5 years on the north Idaho fossil fuels pipeline-on-rails frontline, recent full and empty Northwest nuclear waste trains, and rare planet alignments throughout June.  Broadcast for ten years on progressive, volunteer, community station KRFP Radio Free Moscow, every Wednesday between 1:30 and 3 pm Pacific time, on-air at 90.3 FM and online, the show describes continent-wide, grassroots, frontline resistance to fossil fuel projects, the root causes of climate change, thanks to generous, anonymous listeners who adopted program host Helen Yost as their KRFP DJ.

Climate Justice Forum: Indigenous Leaders on B.C. Pipeline Resistance, Northwest & Pennsylvania Fossil Fuel Trains, Worldwide Pollution Deaths 6-1-22


The Wednesday, June 1, 2022, Climate Justice Forum radio program, produced by regional, climate activist collective Wild Idaho Rising Tide (WIRT), features frontline updates, strategies, and calls to solidarity actions from Wet’suwet’en indigenous leaders opposing gas pipeline construction through their unceded territory and waters in British Columbia.  We also share news, music, and reflections on inland Northwest coal and oil trains, a fossil fuels derailment into a Pennsylvania river, and nine million yearly human deaths from worldwide air and chemical pollution.  Broadcast for ten years on progressive, volunteer, community station KRFP Radio Free Moscow, every Wednesday between 1:30 and 3 pm Pacific time, on-air at 90.3 FM and online, the show describes continent-wide, grassroots, frontline resistance to fossil fuel projects, the root causes of climate change, thanks to generous, anonymous listeners who adopted program host Helen Yost as their KRFP DJ.