The fight goes on to #StopCopCity and defend the Weelaunee Forest. Eloise Navarro (350PDX Fossil Fuels Organizer) joined a delegation of folks traveling to Atlanta last week to learn more about the fight, and why it’s important that folks all over the country — including here in Portland — take action to stand in solidarity with the forest defenders.
“All of us in the delegation are learning about the web of actors working hard to build Cop City and silence public input on the project. Those actors include right-wing politicians, large corporations that hold influence over the media, and a gentrifying middle-class constituency who not only wants more police, but more repression and fewer public spaces. They’re all working to create an over-policed state that does not hesitate to destroy the environment or ignore Indigenous land rights.”
— Eloise Navarro and the delegation that traveled to Atlanta last week. Read the full update here.
WHAT CAN YOU DO TO TAKE ACTION?
COME TO ATLANTA FOR A WEEK OF ACTION MARCH 4-11
This is a mass mobilization for folks to come together to support those on the frontlines of the #StopCopCity fight, defend the Weelaunee Forest, and honor Tortuguita. More details will be coming soon, but please make your plans now, and share this invitation with your networks, organization, friends, and family. Learn more about the mass mobilization here!
JOIN A STOP COP CITY RALLY — Today, Thurs (March 2) @ 3pm
Show up in solidarity with the Weelaunee Forest Defenders for a Stop Cop City rally TODAY (Thurs, March 2) at 3pm at Keller Fountain (SW 3rd Ave & SW Clay St, Portland). Folks will stand in solidarity with the forest defenders and hold space for honoring Tortuguita. The event is family friends, speakers are welcome, and you are invited to bring banners and signs. You are also asked to wear a mask at the event.
ORGANIZE AT HOME
Here is a calendar with actions across the country where folks are showing up in solidarity with the forest defenders.
Learn more about how you can organize your own solidarity action here.
MAKE CALLS AND SEND EMAILS TO #STOPCOPCITY
You can also follow @atlantajusticealliance, @defendatlantaforest, and @stopcopcity on social media, learn more @ linktr.ee/stopcopcitylinks, and donate to the Atlanta Solidarity Fund.
We know many of you are following the struggle, and we hope you join the movement – both in Atlanta and at home.
350PDX Staff & Community