Training: Make it Beautiful: Using Art in Actions
Thurs, Sept 29, 5-6:30pm — on zoom, Register here
In this training from Stop the Money Pipeline, you’ll learn how to use a variety of arts to make our actions creative, participatory, and impactful. You’ll look at how to use song & music, street murals, signs, banners, patches, and elements of fires and floods in our actions. You’ll cover the basics of wheat pasting, sign making, and pop-up art shows using the new Blame Wall Street poster art (order a set below). You’ll also be joined by Alexandra Blakely who will lead a teach-in of the new climate movement song and offer tips on including song and music in your action. RSVP for Training #3: Make It Beautiful: Using Art & Song in Actions!
Divest from Wall Street Forestry
SAVE THE DATE: October 6th.
There will be a rally in Portland to encourage TIAA to divest from Wall Street forestry (their subsidiary Nuveen Natural Capital owns a lot of Clatsop County and forest land worldwide, and is a big clearcutter!). This is being led by our comrades at Sunrise PDX, and we want to show up and support!
Throughout the week @ across the city – details here
Throughout the week @ across the city – visit the Portland Jobs with Justice page for more info (PJWJ is a coalition of over 100 labor, faith, community and student organizations and individual activists taking action for workers rights and economic justice). Also see their list of solidarity actions.
News & Updates
Oregon governor candidates on how they’d handle climate change
“As part of a larger survey, OPB asked Republican Christine Drazan, Democrat Tina Kotek and unaffiliated candidate Betsy Johnson about their approach to global warming.” — Read the full article from Oregon Public Broadcasting here.
‘We will all die if we continue like this’: Indigenous people push UN for climate justice
“As the United Nations General Assembly opens this week in New York, Indigenous people are taking to the streets, and waters, of New York to protest for climate justice and call on world leaders to recognize Indigenous rights. Starting Saturday, activists have protested in front of consulates, projected images of deforestation on buildings in midtown, sailed down the Hudson and East Rivers, and held a die-in in front of the New York Stock Exchange.” — Read the full article from Grist here
Appalachians Protest Manchin’s Mountain Valley Pipeline Plan
“Climate activists from as far away as Alaska, Indigenous peoples and Appalachians rallied in Washington, D.C., Thursday [Sept 9, 2022] against the construction of the Mountain Valley Pipeline. The protest — No Sacrifice Zones! — spoke out against concessions to West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin included in the Inflation Reduction Act that would expedite the pipeline slated to cut through Appalachia…” — Read the full article from Democracy Now here
- Student-led rally marches through Oakland to demand climate justice
- The Senate just approved an international climate treaty, with bipartisan support
- Climate Advocates Object to Governor’s Nominee for Powerful Transportation Commission
- What does community-led climate work look like?
- How Chevron Polluted the Amazon and Fought Environmental Lawyer Steven Donziger
- AOC: Fossil Fuel Reliance Aided “Tragically Predictable” Puerto Rico Blackout
- Liz Truss’s Overturn of Fracking Ban in Britain Is Sparking Grassroots Resistance
- Jackson’s Water Crisis Is a Climate Justice Wake-Up Call
- Senate approves climate treaty limiting potent greenhouse gases
- ‘Who Will Be Next?’ Denmark Becomes First UN Member to Pledge ‘Loss and Damage’ Funds
- New Analysis Destroys Fossil Fuel Industry’s Misleading US Job Claims
- World’s Fossil Fuel Reserves Hold 3.5 Trillion Tons of Potential Greenhouse Gases
- How Indigenous Knowledge Reconnects Us All to Fire
In love and gratitude,
Anissa, Brenna, Chris, Dineen, Eloise, Emily, Indi, Julia – the 350PDX staff