If you said the US military is the largest user of fossil fuels, you’d be right. Obama is in Chicago today (Wednesday), April 2, for a fund raising event in Lakeview, and environmental activists are calling for a demonstration to demand that he reject the Keystone XL pipeline and stop expansion of all tar sands pipelines, demands we in World Can’t Wait support. Join us!
What: Demonstration at Obama fund raiser When: 5:30 PM, Wednesday, April 2 Where: Corner of W. Fullerton and N. Janssen, Lakeview, Chicago For those on Facebook, you can join the event there and invite friends.
The push to extract and burn fossil fuels, including toxic and ultra-destructive tar sands, is driven by more than the need for fuel for this system’s constantly expanding production, and profits. Fossil fuels are also a strategic resource the US seeks to control and use to its political and military advantage. The US military itself, with bases around the globe, uses more fossil fuel than the entire US domestic economy, which is bigger than any other economy because it’s the heart of the US empire.
From “dirty wars” and drone strikes to the decimation of First People’s homelands in Canada and the water and farmlands of Nigeria’s delta, this is all leading to an unliveable world. Approving the Keystone XL Pipeline in the face of yet more dire warnings about climate crisis would be another crime of this government.
Join us to say NO! Humanity and the Planet Come First! Stop the Crimes of Your Government!
* * * * * * * * If you can’t make it to our protest, don’t miss the live webcast (link below) of this event – you can watch it wherever you have Internet access!
April 2: Drones & Dirty Wars: Prelude to Drone Days of Action 2014
Wednesday 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm (6 pm – 7:30 pm CDT) Community Church 40 E. 35th Street, NYC A live program & international webcast in support of the Spring Days of Action – 2014, a coordinated campaign in April and May to End Drone Killing, Drone Surveillance and Global Militarization.
Madiha Tahir, film maker, Wounds of Waziristan An independent journalist reporting on conflict, culture and politics in Pakistan, she has followed the U.S. drone attacks there for years.
Maria LaHood, Senior Staff Attorney, Center for Constitutional Rights who specializes in international human rights litigation, seeking to hold government officials and corporations accountable for torture, extrajudicial killings, and war crimes abroad.
Carl Dix, Vietnam War resister & Revolutionary Communist Party. A leader of protests against police brutality, stop-and-frisk, & founder, with Cornel West, of the Stop Mass Incarceration Network.
With information from the Granny Peace Brigade, kNOwdrones and World Can’t Wait on what you can do to in your schools & communities to create a political situation where the U.S. is forced to back off from using targeted killing in our name.
Sponsored by kNOwdrones & World Can’t Wait, Action for Justice Committee / The Community Church of New York Unitarian Universalist
Monsters in the Sky: watch and share this video by Jill McLaughlin