If you signed up like I did at BeyondTalk.net to engage in peaceful civil disobedience to demand strong action to combat climate change — then I hope you live in one of these nine cities: Chicago, New York, Boston, San Francisco, Seattle, Burlington (Vt.), two cities in Maine, and Washington D.C.
Otherwise, you, like me, are relegated to distant voyeur status for the International Day of Action for Climate Change, a.k.a. N30, when activists are marking the 10th anniversary of the Seattle World Trade Organization protests by taking to the streets “to demand equitable, democratic and science-based solutions to climate change.”
Today’s actions are going after energy companies and big banks: Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase, Morgan Stanley, Chevron, BP, or American Electric Power. All those companies have stymied efforts to push a progressive agenda to combat climate change, whether by directly producing a huge carbon footprint through their business practices, financing dirty energy companies, weakening carbon trading or tax laws, or lobbying against regulation that would combat climate change.
Environmental concerns and social justice activism are converging for this day of action, as global climate change often tends to disproportionately affect the already-underprivileged. Live in any of those nine cities? It’s not too late to join in the day of action! Get the details behind N30 Actions, and simply show up at the event happening near you.
Image courtesy of actforclimatejustice.org