Our Demand? Shut Down the Spectra Pipeline.
Our friends from the Rude Mechanical Orchestra were on hand, livening up the space with music and incorporating Anti-Spectra chants into their songs.
We had a visit from the NYPD who told us to take our banner down from between two trees. Official statement from the NYPD from yesterday: "Finally You Guys have a Good Cause" You know something is up when even the thugs at the NYPD realize the very real and present dangers from this pipeline. It endangers them as well, along with the good men and woman at the FDNY. They would be forced to risk their lives to put out the fires from the blast. Exploded pipelines have been known to burn for a week at a time. We don't want to make them suffer to save NYC. This is a pre-emptive intervention.
Our Aim is to save lives. We are willing to put our lives in the way to do so. When the government fails to protect us, we need to take our lives into our own hands. Non-Violent Resistance is one tool we have to use. "Civil Disobedience becomes a Sacred Duty when the System is Corrupt" - Gandhi
Our Friend Logan came out to do a teach in on Non-Violent Direct Action. It takes alot of courage and inner peace to stand up to threats and intimidation from the militarized police state.
We will Stand Our Ground. Please Join US!
We have a source at the construction site who has informed us that Spectra Energy is hitting some snags with the permitting from the City of NYC. Spectra Energy wants to shut down the West Side Highway to do construction. Who knows for how long! If the construction of a fracked gas pipeline coming into the west village, under the Holland Tunnel, kids playgrounds, recreational areas, businesses, schools, hospitals and homes is not enough to get NYers pissed, just wait until they can't drive on the West Side Hwy. Oh. No. You. Didn't.
Please COME OUT TODAY! Planning meeting at the Site at 7pm. Bring Banners!
photo credits: Mickey Vegan and Kate Conway and Monica Hunken
|Justin Wedes came out to support!!|