Super 6 Water Protectors Benefit (Oct 8- Tacoma Wa)
Oct
8
5:30pm 5:30pm

Super 6 Water Protectors Benefit (Oct 8- Tacoma Wa)

Music and Silent Auction to pay the legal fees of our water protectors. 

Free Admission. Donations Gratefully Accepted.

Silent Auction Starts at 5:30 pm
Music Starts 7 pm. 
All Ages Till 8:30 pm. 

If you cannot attend but would like to donate, please do so online: 
https://www.gofundme.com/tacomadirectaction

The City of Tacoma is pressing charges for the non-violent civil disobedience at the liquid fracked gas plant construction site that happened May 17. 

Cynthia Linet, Freddie Havara, Irene Morrison, Jeff Johnston, Marilyn Kimmerling and Sarah Morken have been charged with criminal trespass and obstruction of an officer. 

Puget Sound Energy demands they pay $26,000.00 in restitution. 

The Super 6 did the civil disobedience to defend our community and the planet from the oil and gas industry. They did it after more than a year of going through the official channels to stop the fracked gas plant. Current laws do not protect us from dangerous and polluting projects. Neither do current elected officials. 

This event is sponsored by: The Swiss and Tacoma Direct Action. Endorsed by Redefine Tacoma, Puyallup Water Warriors Movement, Radio Tacoma, United for Peace of Pierce County, Tacoma Veterans for Peace

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Fundraiser for first nation water protectors (Sept 24- Seattle WA)
Sep
24
2:00pm 2:00pm

Fundraiser for first nation water protectors (Sept 24- Seattle WA)

  • 6532 Phinney Avenue North Seattle, WA, 98103 United States (map)
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You're invited to an afternoon of music, food, and gifts to celebrate and raise funds for First Nations people in Canada fighting the Trans-Mountain Kinder Morgan pipeline. Some of the money raised will go toward an effort to build a Kwantlen healing lodge along the pipeline's route. Musicians will include Queenside Castle, Marina Christopher Trio, Paul Cheokten and more!

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West Seattle Pull Together! (Sept 10th- Seattle WA)
Sep
10
5:00pm 5:00pm

West Seattle Pull Together! (Sept 10th- Seattle WA)

  • 5372 Southwest Admiral Way Seattle, WA, 98116 United States (map)
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Join us at the home of David Kipnis and Catherine Pagano for a fun evening to support an important cause!

Kinder Morgan's pipeline and tanker project poses unacceptable risks to the Salish Sea, Puget Sound, our climate, economies, and communities. It must never be built. Washingtonians are pulling together to stop it!

Pull Together is cross-border community fundraising effort. It's a tangible way we can provide financial support to First Nations legal cases and moral support to everyone on the front line of this project.

So come out and learn more! Guest speaker Eric de Place from the Sighline Institute will be joining us. 

5:00: naturalist walk through Schmidt park
5:45: Speaker, Eric de Place from Sightline Institute/Q & A
6:30: dinner
7:00-8:00: music and dancing

**Host is suggesting a donation of $50**

If you can't make it, please give at:
fundraise.raventrust.com/pulltogetherSeattle

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NoLNGInThe253 Women's Silent March w/Cheryl Angel (Aug 8th- Tacoma, WA)
Aug
8
6:00pm 6:00pm

NoLNGInThe253 Women's Silent March w/Cheryl Angel (Aug 8th- Tacoma, WA)

There is powerful medicine in the healing strength of women and we need it NOW!

EDUCATE YOUR COMMUNITIES WITH TRUTH!

For nearly two years residents and members of local Indigenous tribes have been fighting the construction of a FRACKED GAS operation (LNG, liquified natural gas) on the tide flats in the Port of Tacoma. This operation includes pipelines and an 8 MILLION gallon processing tank (roughly THE SIZE OF THE TACOMA DOME), immediately adjacent to Puyallup tribal lands and water and a mere six blocks from private homes.

THE LOCAL UTILITIES ISN'T SO LOCAL!

Not only has PSE (Puget Sound Energy) never built an LNG facility, let alone one of this magnitude, but it would be sited on a known major earthquake fault and in the heart of a highly populated urban area. 

Several fuel and chemical processing plants, as well as a highly contaminated Superfund clean up site, already exist in the area of the proposed plant. In addition, the Targa Sound Terminal company is teeing up further risk in this catastrophic game of Russian roulette with plans for a weekly train to the port with 107 rail cars loaded with highly volatile fuel.

(see Targa history at http://www.sightline.org/2015/07/08/tacomas-ticking-time-bomb/). 

PSE is an Australian/Canadian private, for-profit, energy corporation. They do not eat, sleep, or live in Tacoma - what right do they have to gamble from afar with our precious environment and lives? ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! 

COME LEND SUPPORT!

The date August 8th or 8-8-8 Lions Gate, is a spiritually POWERFUL energy that when combined with the abundant feminine energy, has the ability to create real, conscious change through our intent. This gives us an opportunity to connect our divine feminine strength and bring our minds and hearts as one, to stop the LNG.

Our goal is to have 253 warrior women representing the 253. We will walk in silence with one drummer. We will vocalize our voices through our clothing, physical expressions, and signs. The idea is to walk in unity from Wright Park to the Tollefson Tower. We will make a stop at the City Hall to lend support to those voices speaking out at the city council meeting.

Men and children are ALWAYS welcome to walk in solidarity with us. We ask that you remain on either side of the march, on the outside.

We also encourage our men warrior friends to attend the Tacoma City Council meeting that is also on Tuesday at 5 PM. It is the monthly public forum where each citizen has 3 minutes to speak to the Mayor and Council members on "NO LNG". Then the men could meet up and support us at the Tollefson Plaza for the rally or we can gather them up to follow us, if the City Council meeting is over when we stop by City Hall. Two important events. Let's divide and conquer! Here is the link to this event:https://www.facebook.com/events/814718205372952/?hc_location=ufi

MNIWICONI AND THE Water Is Life Movement SUPPORT!

Currently, we are actively fundraising to bring WORLD RENOWNED NON-Violent Indigenous Community Activist, Cheryl Angel to Tacoma to spread love, healing, awareness, and education to the communities in need. 

“I’M A PROTECTOR.”

Cheryl Angel is a Sicangu Lakota spiritual activist dedicated to non-violent direct action and environmental justice.

Years of activism led Cheryl to Standing Rock in 2016, where she became a community member of Sacred Stone Camp. She led prayer and ceremonies during the almost year-long occupation to stop the Dakota Access pipeline from infringing on Native rights, and destroying both fragile cultural treasures and clean water.

Now she travels the world to share the message of decolonizing Unci Mahka, or Grandmother Earth and protecting her watersheds.***

Please consider making a financial donation to help with her travel expenses: 

https://350seattle.nationbuilder.com/womens_march_expenses

I cannot stress to you, the importance of Cheryl's presence at this crucial moment in the resistance of the #LNG. She has amazing words and an invigorating message to share with all. 

***Quoted from her website:
http://cherylangel.org/

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DON'T MISS OUT ON THIS HISTORIC EVENT!!!

Total distance: 1.4 miles (the pace will be very slow, we want all able to move forward with us) The walk will start at Wright Park (501 S I Street Tacoma, WA 98405)

WANT TO CARPOOL? https://www.groupcarpool.com/t/p2jbzw
Public Transportation: From Seattle Route 594 towards 594 Lakewood-Tacoma. Get off at “Commerce St. Transfer Area – Zone G” and walk .7 miles to Wright Park.

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Songs for the Salish Sea
Jul
31
7:30pm 7:30pm

Songs for the Salish Sea

Songs for the Salish Sea: Benefit Concert for Pull Together

Enjoy an evening of indie folk music with Alexandra Blakely, Kaeley Pruitt-Hamm; Eric Herbig; Animals of Grace
Doors open at 6:30 pm
Sponsored by 350-Seattle and Sierra Club

By Donation. Proceeds support First Nations legal action to stop Kinder Morgan's oil pipeline expansion. Generous donations accepted. 

Protect the Salish Sea from
• Dirty tar sands oil destined for foreign market and is not needed for local energy.
• Oil tanker traffic that harms orca whales by tanker noise and threat of oil spills
• Accelerated climate chaos caused by fossil fuels
Get involved! 350seattle.org/kinder-morgan

The Royal Room, 5000 Rainier Avenue S. 
Near light rail station. For directions, parking, dinner reservations seewww.theroyalroomseattle.com

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Urgent Action Today- Walk to suport Puyallup! No LNG Fracked gas Pipeline &
Jul
20
6:00pm 6:00pm

Urgent Action Today- Walk to suport Puyallup! No LNG Fracked gas Pipeline &

Urgent call to Action- Today 6pm we meet up at Point Ruston Plaza (Tacoma waterfront) where we launch our short 3 mile round trip solidarity Walk to support Puyallup Tribe with stopping Puget Sound Energy's LNG (Fracked Gas) pipeline & Facility on their sacred lands. 7pm we launch our Walk as we will place our prayers in our step and let the blessings of the songs touch our Xa'xe Ten'oxw (Sacred Mother) for all future generations of life in and around our Sche'ne (Salish sea) to help stop this Fracked gas Pipeline and Facility on Puyallup's tribal land. 

We stand in honor of the arrival of Joye Braun who is one of the original founders of the Standing Rock movement, she is here to join us for this walk and other actions to show her support and full solidarity with stopping this Fracked gas Pipeline. 

Walk will go from Point Ruston to Marine Park and back along the waterfont.

Late arrivals are welcome! We will have a shuttle vehicle at the Parking lot for Point Ruston that will shuttle people up to the walkers.

We will have a support vehicle if you need to take rest from walking.

If you like please bring banners, signs and for sure your good hearts and spirits for this positive creation walk.

We will have Kelthlala'mechen (Orca) & schay'nexw (Salmon) puppets you can use.

We will have Spring water in glass jugs and energy bar snacks in the support vehicle along this short Solidarity Walk.

A few notes on Tacoma LNG Pipeline & Facility: This is Fracked Gas, a Methane based Fossil Fuel of the most toxic form for our Climate, 80 times more toxic than CO2 for our Grandchildren's grandchildren. 80 time more toxic to a dwindling stable climate and our Salsih Sea which is currently dying from the effects of Climate Change. This Facility would harbor an 8 million gallon holding tank, putting families who live only a half mile away inside the 3.5 mile blast zone that would melt metal for the first mile within the blast zone.

We hope to see you there!

Much love and solidarity for all people, life, our Salish Sea and future generations! ♥

Ye'how! It can only be completed together!

HiSW'KE SIEM!

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Seattle stands with Puyallup DAY 2! ~ Stop the gas pipeline.
Jul
18
to Jul 23

Seattle stands with Puyallup DAY 2! ~ Stop the gas pipeline.

  • 12th St E & 59th Ave Ct E fife Wa 98424 (map)
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Urgent Call to Stand with the Puyallup!!!: Show up, stand up, speak up! RISE UP AGAIN NOW!!!

Did you know there is construction of a new fracked gas pipeline for Puget Sound Energy’s proposed LNG fossil fuel terminal going on right now just 30 miles south of Seattle? The Puyallup tribe opposes the proposed LNG terminal because it violates their treaty rights to fish, and puts their community, land, air, and water at grave risk. 27 other WA tribes have also voted to oppose PSE LNG.

Despite this, right now PSE (an Australian Corporation) is laying a 5 mile pipeline intended to supply fracked gas to PSEs proposed massive LNG plant at the Port of Tacoma. 

The Puyallup have been opposing this project for years and now is the time for Seattle to stand with them!

Last night, on July 17th, over 100 activists and Water Protectors showed up to stand in truth with the Puyallup First Peoples, for the salmon, our Salish Sea, our Mother Earth, grandchildren, and a stable climate.

Now, we are calling for Seattle to continue standing with the Puyallup all this week and to join us in Tacoma for nightly rallies and vigils.

We will be gathering every night at 6pm for a rally and vigil as the pipeline construction continues. Meet at the intersection of 12th St E and 59th Ave Ct E, Fife, WA!

We are organizing carpools to head down to Tacoma from Seattle. 

You can sign up on this carpool site: www.groupcarpool.com/t/v9nwb0 or email Jared directly. jaredchowe@gmail.com

There are also public transit options at http://tripplanner.kingcounty.gov/About 70 minutes from downtwon Seattle.

Please bring a personal water bottle! 

Stand together like the trees! And lift each other up!

See you in Tacoma!! 
YE"HOW (it can only be completed together)!

#NoLNG253 #StandWithPuyallup #NoFrackedGas #HonorTheTreaties

More information on why PSE’s proposed LNG plant is a terrible idea:

https://lrinspire.com/2017/03/13/puyallup-tribes-treaty-right-to-fish-threatened-by-proposed-liquefied-natural-gas-plant/

http://redlinetacoma.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/RLT_4pgFlyer_041517.pdf

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Panel Discussion-Pull Together
Jun
14
6:30pm 6:30pm

Panel Discussion-Pull Together

Learn how Kinder Morgan’s pipeline and tanker project poses unacceptable risks to the Salish Sea, Puget Sound, our climate, economies, and communities. Hear how Washingtonians are pulling together, raising legal funds to support Tribes to stop it!

Refreshments provided. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Panel begins at 7:30 pm

Sponsored by Sierra Club, 350-Seattle, East Shore Unitarian Church, Earth Ministry

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16th Annual Symposium of Native and Indigenous Scholarship at UW
May
17
4:30pm 4:30pm

16th Annual Symposium of Native and Indigenous Scholarship at UW

  • UW "wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ" Intellectual House (map)
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Native Organization of Indigenous Scholars presents:
The 16th Annual Symposium of Native and Indigenous Scholarship at the University of Washington, Seattle!

This year's theme is 'Stories of Resistance from Indigenous People.' 

Location: wǝɫǝbʔaltxw Intellectual House

Date: Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Time: 04:30 - 08:30 PM

Event is FREE and opened to the public. Dinner will be provided! PRE-REGISTRATION is required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-16th-annual-symposium-of-native-and-indigenous-scholarship-at-the-university-of-washington-tickets-32991138383.

Our event is currently overbooked. We have reached our RSVP limit and have a growing waitinglist. If you can no longer attend please cancel your ticket on eventbrite to open that space for another member on the waiting list.

IMPORTANT: University Protocol: Check-in begins at 4:15 PM. Please arrive at 4:15 PM to check-in and register. Last call for those with registration will be at 4:30 PM. After 4:30PM, those on standby will be let in. Our event is overbooked.

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People's Climate March - Bellingham
Apr
29
11:00am11:00am

People's Climate March - Bellingham

*April 10 updates:
~Call from the national march: All participants WEAR RED!
~Call for all Tribal canoes to participate in the final leg of the march! (see below for more info.)
~Call for kayaktivists to participate in final leg of the march!
~Table set up at 10:00 at Maritime Heritage (bring own tables).
~Updated speaker list.
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On April 29th, a coalition of organizations will be converging on Washington, DC for the Peoples Climate March!

Community2Community, Bellingham NoDAPL Coalition, Bellingham Racial Justice Coalition and 350Bellingham are co-hosting a sister March starting at Maritime Park to Boulevard Park in Bellingham on April 29th!

The Peoples Climate March will highlight the many local struggles and efforts that are currently on their way. We know that there needs to be a holistic approach to climate justice, an approach where the most impacted communities are represented and whose voices and faces are Front and Centered. We want a system change, not climate change. We want community based solutions that are good for our workers and our environment. 

It is also important that together we envision the world we want to live in. A just transition is needed. We know we can't get there without a dialogue and collective action. 

What does a 'just transition' mean? Just transition is “a framework that has been developed by the trade union movement to encompass a range of social interventions needed to secure workers’ jobs and livelihoods when economies are shifting to sustainable production, including avoiding climate change, protecting biodiversity, among other challenges.” - Wikipedia

As we witnessed in Standing Rock, Now in a time when the protectors of Mother Earth are under attack, we need to resist against bad corporations and policies that infringe on Treaties and sovereignty of tribes. 

With climate change we know that will cause mass migration. While many immigrants and refugees flee their homelands to seek safety here, instead they are exploited and criminalized. 

At 11am, we will gather at Maritime Heritage Park for tabling and a rally at Noon. Then we will follow the local Bellingham #NODAPL Coalition and other local Indigenous leaders, including farm workers and march to Boulevard Park while reflecting on protecting the Salish Sea and the future we can create together. Pack a blanket and picnic for a Boulevard Park gathering where we will have a canoe landing protocol and speakers will talk about next steps for our community where everyone can work in unity towards climate justice.

*Invitation to canoe families and kayakivists!
We are inviting all canoes and kayaktivists to join in the final leg of the march. The closest boat launch is the Fairhaven Boat Launch ($3.00) in Fairhaven near the Alaska Ferry Terminal. Canoes and kayaks should paddle to the Taylor dock and wait for the march to arrive (approximately 1:30pm). We will then travel together to the north end of the park in solidarity! A Tribal canoe protocol will welcome the canoes ashore for presentations and speakers.

We will march for our families. We will march for clean air and clean water. We will march for climate justice, a just transition to clean energy, food sovereignty, tribal rights and workers’ rights. We will march for our communities and the people we love.

In 2014, 350.org said that it takes everyone to change everything. Now, with everything at stake, everyone has a part to play. It is important that we send a strong message that climate chaos is very real, and is important to all of us.

Thank you for joining us as we build a stronger community around climate justice, together!
Community2Community, Bellingham NoDAPL Coalition, Bellingham Racial Justice Coalition, and 350 Bellingham

Detailed Agenda
Community Partners Tabling at Maritime - 11am-12pm
Volunteer Table Check in at 11am.
Speakers - 12-12:30pm
March - 12:30pm
Canoe Landing Protocol and Gathering at Boulevard Park - 2pm

Speakers Confirmed:
Opening (Maritime Heritage Park):
Lummi Welcome
Juanita Jefferson (Lummi Elder)
Blackhawk Singers (Lummi)

Rally (Boulevard Park)
Lummi Youth Canoe Family
Michelle Janine Vendiola (Walker River Paiute), Bellingham #NoDAPL Coalition
Matt Remle (Hunkpapa Lakota)
Paul Cheoketen Wagner (Saanich First Nations)
Victoria, WWU Blue Group
Eddy Ury, ReSources
Blanche Bybee, 350 Bellingham

More march route details and accesibility information to come.
For accessibility related inquiries contact Lulu at (847)421-9665 or Peanutlulu@gmail.com

Check this space for Community Partners as they get added:
Sierra Club
Occupy Bellingham
STAND
Community Food Coop
Grassroots Action Whatcom County
ReSources for Sustainable Communities

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NoDAPL Grand Jury Resistance Training
Apr
24
6:00pm 6:00pm

NoDAPL Grand Jury Resistance Training

**Attention** Location added!! The new building right next to/part of El Centro de la Raza, right around the corner from The Station coffee shop.**

Join us for this event facilitated by the Water Protector Anti Repression Crew
--  https://www.facebook.com/WaterProtectorAntiRepressionCrew/

The Frontlines are Everywhere: 
From pipelines to courtrooms to prisons, building strong movement defense. 

This Spring, NoDAPL water protectors and legal team members will be facilitating trainings across Turtle Island sharing knowledge about resistance to the grand jury convened against water protectors at Standing Rock. We want to build our capacities for strong movement defense against state repression. 

As extraction becomes the norm and the government ramps up its repression against those who stand in resistance, this workshop holds valuable information for those who struggle for Indigenous sovereignty, earth liberation and a future without oppression.

This two-hour workshop is open to all who have participated in the movement at Standing Rock; those who have supported the efforts on the ground from their homes and territories elsewhere; as well as all those who wish to continue fighting on the many frontlines that continue emerging across Turtle Island. 

The fight isn’t over at Standing Rock, as nearly 800 Water Protectors continue their battles in the courtrooms with some facing federal felony indictments that carry a potential of 15 years in federal prison. The grand jury convened against water protectors continues, as does the resistance to it. Strong movements and interdependent relationships make us resilient against attempts to shut down our struggle. 

Join us in discussing ways to defend our movements together!

If you are interested in participating in this important tour but don't live in Seattle, check out these other dates in other places:
https://www.facebook.com/events/797936453696161/

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Indigenous Flood - United Nations : NYC - Come to New York
Apr
24
9:00am 9:00am

Indigenous Flood - United Nations : NYC - Come to New York

The Flood never came to Standing Rock, so let's bring the Flood to the United Nations. 

From April 24th to May 5th the United Nations in New York City is holding the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, also known as PFII. Typically, these forums lack Native American representation, and often have Non-Natives speaking on behalf of Natives and their issues. This ends now. 

For two weeks, we need to show New York, The UN, and the world that Indigenous People are here, and can speak for themselves. 

The world will not forget what happened at Standing Rock. The world will no longer ignore the conditions on reservations, and the issues effecting indigenous people around the globe. 3/4 of the world's population are indigenous, and it's time they stop forgetting that. 

There are multiple levels of events within this forum, some more exclusive than others. We want to come out in full force at every level. From top to bottom. From panels at the UN headquarters to flash mob round dances in Time Square, we are going to Flood New York City. 

Whether you are registered for the forum or not, we are asking for all indigenous people and allies to come to New York City and show your support. As the strongest of warriors take the United Nations to speak, they will have the support of their brothers and sisters outside, praying, singing, marching and standing in solidarity. 

Thousands came to Standing Rock. Thousands came to DC. And we can do the same in New York City. 

We are planning a plethora of events, from demonstrations, to speaking engagements, to gatherings and dances and celebrations. For two weeks, let's make New York City our new home. 

More details to come as this develops and grows. 

If you would like to register your own group for the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (PFII) in New York City. http://bit.ly/PFIIRegistration

Deadline March 30th 2017


Inexpensive Bus resources : 
www.wanderu.com 
www.busbud.com

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People's Climate March Art-Build (Day 3)
Apr
23
10:00am10:00am

People's Climate March Art-Build (Day 3)

[Image description: two people painting a long banner with blue paint. Sign in the background says "Look, listen, decide. Keep it in the ground."]

Come help make signs and banners for the Bellingham People's Climate March on April 29th! We will be screenprinting and assembling cross-bar flags, painting banners, and spray-painting signs. No artistic experience is required; we just need you to bring some enthusiasm and maybe a paint brush. :)

There will be a kids corner where our younger artivists can make signs of their own. **Child-care will be provided.** Please inform us here or via email (karly.a.storms@gmail.com) if you will be utilizing childcare, so we can make sure we have enough caretakers!

*There are other scheduled art-builds. Dates will be: Sunday, 04/16 from 10AM-4PM, Thursday, 4/20 from 6PM-10PM, Sunday, 4/23 from 10AM-4PM, and Thursday, 4/27 6PM-10PM

Location and accessibility information TBA

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March for Science - Yakima Satellite March
Apr
22
3:00pm 3:00pm

March for Science - Yakima Satellite March

On April 22, March for Science and the Earth Day Network are co-organizing a rally and teach-in on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Act Yakima and Unitarian Universalist Church of Yakima are co-hosting a satellite march in Yakima, WA. The day’s program will include speeches and trainings with scientists and civic organizers, musical performances, and a march through the streets of Yakima. The event will begin at 3:00PM.
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Act Yakima is fundraising by offering 100 buttons and 100 lapel pins for sale for the upcoming March for Science. We will not be making more so get them while they are still available!

Buttons - $5 Lapel pins - $7

Wouldn't they look great with your pussy hat?

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This Earth Day, join the effort to defend the vital public service role science plays in our communities and our world.

Science serves all of us. 

It protects our air and water, preserves our planet, saves lives with medical treatments, creates new industries, puts food on our tables, educates the next generation, and safeguards our future.

Science isn’t Democratic or Republican, liberal or conservative. Indeed, threats to science are pervasive throughout governments around the world.

Using the teach-in concept deployed for the very first Earth Day in 1970, the rally and teach-in on the National Mall will focus on the need to hold our leaders – both in science and in politics – accountable to the highest standards of honesty, fairness, and integrity. The vital role science plays in our democracy must be preserved.

ABOUT MARCH FOR SCIENCE:

The March for Science is a celebration of our passion for science and the many ways science serves our communities and our world. The March for Science is an unprecedented global gathering of scientists and science enthusiasts joining together to acknowledge the vital role science plays in our lives and the need to respect and encourage research that gives us insight into the world.

ABOUT EARTH DAY NETWORK:

The first Earth Day on April 22, 1970 activated 20 million Americans from all walks of life and is widely credited with launching the modern environmental movement. Growing out of the first Earth Day, Earth Day Network works year-round with tens of thousands of partners in 192 countries to broaden, diversify and mobilize the environmental movement. More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world.

For information about satellite marches, please visit https://www.marchforscience.com/satellite-marches/)

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NoDAPL Divestment Campaign - EARTH DAY Edition
Apr
22
10:00am10:00am

NoDAPL Divestment Campaign - EARTH DAY Edition

  • 6th ST and Montgomery AVE Bremerton, WA 98312 (map)
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Kick off your Earth Day by turning up to encouraged divestment from Dakota Access Piplines and other oil piplines. Bring your sign, and join us on the sidewalk at 6th and Montgomery in Bremeront.
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This turn-up will call attention to an opportunity for people to support the #NoDAPL movement and Indigenous/Native sovereignty by divesting from banks that invest in or have relationships with pipeline companies (such as Energy Transfer Partners, the company behind Dakota Access Pipeline). Wells Fargo is one such bank, so this turn-up will be on the corner in front of their Bremerton location.
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SUGGESTED SIGNS FOR THIS TURN UP:
"Take an Earth Day action! Divest from oil pipelines!"
"Does your bank fund DAPL? If yes, Divest!"
"I took my $$$ out of banks that fund pipelines!"
"#NoDAPL"
"Indigenous Sovereignty"
"Stand with Standing Rock"
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DETAILS AND PRACTICAL TIPS FOR THIS TURN-UP:
* We will be standing on the sidewalk.
* We will be at the corner of 6th and Montgomery) holding our signs, waving at cars, letting people who ask know why we're there, etc.
* Be safe and help other pedestrians/drivers be safe too! Look up from your phone screen. Cross at the crosswalks. Be aware.
* Leave no trace of our presence. Whatever you bring with you (signs, water bottles, coffee cups, etc.), take it with you when you leave. Pick up extra trash too, if you want!
* In alignment with our efforts, please consider using reusable cups and bottles for your water and other beverages (rather than to-go cups, plastic bottles, etc.), both at this turn-up and in general!
* Meet other people. Share whatever information you've learned about #NoDAPL and other Indigenous/Native-led organizing. Use this time not just to hold signs but also to work on a commitment to resisting assaults on Indigenous/Native sovereignty!

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Seattle v. Kinder Morgan
Apr
20
6:00pm 6:00pm

Seattle v. Kinder Morgan

DATE CHANGED TO THURS. APRIL 20

Kinder Morgan's pipeline and tanker project poses unacceptable risks to the Salish Sea, Puget Sound, our climate, economies, and communities. It must never be built. Washingtonians are pulling together to stop it!

Pull Together is cross-border community fundraising effort. It's a tangible way we can provide financial support to First Nations legal cases and moral support to everyone on the front line of this project.

The Lummi Nation is leading this community-building event. We will be raising funds, hearing from Native speakers, building a community art project, and more!

Refreshments provided.

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The Tar Sands Valve Turners: Civil Disobedience Today, UPS
Apr
20
6:00pm 6:00pm

The Tar Sands Valve Turners: Civil Disobedience Today, UPS

The Tar Sands Valve Turners: Civil Disobedience Today
Thursday April 20th, 6-7:30pm
University of Puget Sound
Tahoma Room, Thomas Hall
Free

Come hear why disrupting the status quo is imperative to our civilization’s survival and why civil disobedience is the most powerful force available to citizens now that all legal, incremental and reasonable efforts at averting climate catastrophe have been exhausted. 

5 climate organizers turned emergency shut-off valves on all 5 pipelines that carry tar sands oil into the United States. This was an unprecedented act of direct action that shut down 15% of US crude oil imports for nearly a day, October 11th, 2016.

Now the “Valve Turners” face Felony charges in four states and sentences up to 51 years in prison. Over the coming months they will confront the legal system with the questions of fairness, risk, and equity as they argue the necessity of their action in courts across four states.

Through creative conflict we can force the public to wake, think, and challenge corrupt authority. Every life on earth depends on our willingness to do the right thing - Right Now

More information at www.shutitdown.today

There will also be a speaker from Tacoma Direct Action to talk about the local fight against the fracked gas plant proposed for the Port of Tacoma.

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Standing Rock Legal Benefit Concert
Apr
2
3:00pm 3:00pm

Standing Rock Legal Benefit Concert

On Sunday, April 2, 2017, at 3:00 pm, Organist Sheila Bristow and friends present a varied music program to benefit legal defense of the Standing Rock Sioux. This concert is at Church of the Redeemer, 6210 Northeast 181st Street, Kenmore, Washington. Admission is by a free will offering.

The program includes solo organ works, duet for trumpet and organ, and vocal and instrumental solos.

Proceeds of this concert to benefit Standing Rock Sioux Tribe – Dakota Access Pipeline Donation Fund. Donations made to this fund are used for legal, sanitary, and emergency purposes. To donate through this concert, make checks payable to Church of the Redeemer, with SRDF on the memo line (Standing Rock Defense Fund).

For more information, go to http://bit.ly/COR-SRDF.

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Learn to Lobby for Indigenous Rights
Mar
28
6:00pm 6:00pm

Learn to Lobby for Indigenous Rights

Learn to Lobby for Indigenous Rights. 

The federal government is failing Australia’s First Nation Peoples. They are failing to engage adequately and have cut funding on initiatives that would close the gap and reduce incarceration. 

Find out the issues and how you can make the biggest impact through Lobbying. 

It’s time to put First Nations Peoples First

Limited places

https://www.facebook.com/events/1781788722141249/

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KXL Seattle City Council Resolution: The Bucks Stop Here
Mar
27
2:00pm 2:00pm

KXL Seattle City Council Resolution: The Bucks Stop Here

Despite the president of the Rosebud Sioux stating that they would view the building of the Keystone XL as "an act of war" on Friday Trump’s Administration approved the Keystone XL Pipeline. 

On Monday Seattle will show our disapproval

Last night, #DeFundDAPL organizers and 350 Seattle teamed up to write a DeFund Keystone XL Pipeline Resolution. The resolution will be introduced for a vote by Council member Sawant on Monday.

Can you make it to show your support for the fight against KXL?

What: DeFund KXL Resolution at Seattle City Council
When: Monday, March 27th, 2PM
Where: City Chambers, Seattle City Hall, Seattle, 98104

The resolution follows Seattle’s historic divestment from Wells Fargo, and makes it clear that any bank that provides loans to KXL will not be considered for banking contracts with the City of Seattle. 

Passing this resolution will inspire similar moves by cities across the country, and open a critical front of the fight. 

Please come out Monday!

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Mater & The Rock Fundraiser
Mar
26
12:00pm12:00pm

Mater & The Rock Fundraiser

Tickets (at the door only): $7 suggested donation

Standing Rock Supporters, Keyboard Warriors! Or for those who wish to be informed about the truth. You’re invited to join us in person or via livestream for this inspirational and educational fundraiser for Mater, aka “Granpa”, aka Mike Fasig. Mater is in need of our help with major legal fees that will not be covered by the WPL Collective, and with the cost of replacing his battered truck, now honorably deemed “War Pony”.  

The fundraiser will begin at 12 noon and last until 6ish…? $7 at the door is the suggested donation for the entire event. Donations of any amount can be made at anytime from anywhere through Mike’s PayPal account: mikefasig@gmail.com, and are immensely appreciated. Expenditure of all funds raised at this event will be fully accountable.

This event will include:
• Special guest, Mater himself via live streaming
• Guest Water Protectors sharing their Stories about Standing Rock
• A new video dedicated to Mater and all of the Water Protectors
• John Bolenbaugh’s video “The Whistleblower”
• Jordan from TYT’s interview with Mater about Oct 27th
• And, a “Water Protector” tattoo will be offered thanks to a local tattoo artist! (Proceeds from tattoos will be donated toward the fundraiser and are not included in the door charge.) 
• Plus more

The parts of this event that will be live streamed will be viewable on these Facebook page’s:
Gwen Martin: https://www.facebook.com/gwen.martin11965
Mike Fasig: https://www.facebook.com/Mike.Fasig.2?fref=ts

Please share this event page with your Keyboard Warrior friends!
Mni Wiconi >><< Water Is Life

PS: Lois Barnett created this event page but is not the host of this event. Gwen Martin is hosting this event. For further information, please contact Gwen.

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Divestment Campaign Turn-ups - Bremeron 4th Saturdays
Mar
25
10:00am10:00am

Divestment Campaign Turn-ups - Bremeron 4th Saturdays

  • 6th ST and N Montgomery AVE Bremerton, WA 98312 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This turn-up will call attention to an opportunity for people to support #NoDAPL, water protectors, and Indigenous/Native sovereignty by divesting from banks that invest in or have relationships with pipeline companies (such as Energy Transfer Partners, the company behind Dakota Access Pipeline). Wells Fargo is one such bank, so this turn-up will be on the corner in front of their Bremerton location.
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SUGGESTED SIGNS FOR THIS TURN UP:
"Does your bank fund DAPL? If yes, Divest!"
"I took my $$$ out of banks that fund pipelines!"
"#NoDAPL"
"Indigenous Sovereignty"
"Stand with Standing Rock"
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DETAILS AND PRACTICAL TIPS FOR THIS TURN-UP:
* We will be standing on the sidewalk.
* We will be at the corner of 6th and Montgomery) holding our signs, waving at cars, letting people who ask know why we're there, etc.
* Be safe and help other pedestrians/drivers be safe too! Look up from your phone screen. Cross at the crosswalks. Be aware.
* Leave no trace of our presence. Whatever you bring with you (signs, water bottles, coffee cups, etc.), take it with you when you leave. Pick up extra trash too, if you want!
* Meet other people. Share whatever information you've learned about #NoDAPL and other Indigenous/Native-led organizing. Use this time not just to hold signs but also to work on a commitment to resisting assaults on Indigenous/Native sovereignty!

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Abakis / Diane Cluck / Standing Rock Prisoner Support
Mar
24
5:30pm 5:30pm

Abakis / Diane Cluck / Standing Rock Prisoner Support

  • 21 Deer Ridge Road Port Townsend, WA, 98368 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Abakis and Diane Cluck will play an intimate house show following a Standing Rock Prisoner Letter writing session and potluck. The first show of the Sky House Concert Series hosted by Abakis: community building through social justice initiatives and female-fronted music.

5:30 Doors
6:00 Social Justice Workshop and Potluck
7:00 Music

Tickets at the door.
Suggested Donation $5 - $20, no one turned away.
Bring a dish or drink to share.
Kids 12 and under free.

More information contact Abakis: (360)531-0312 or abakismusic@gmail.com.
Website: www.abakismusic.com

ABOUT THE STANDING ROCK LETTER WRITING: 
Right now there are two people being held in Burleigh County Jail, Red Fawn Fallis and Charles Jordan. Michael Markus is being held in McLean County Jail. Guidelines for writing prisoners that you might find helpful: https://freshetcollective.org/prisoner-support/

ABOUT THE ARTISTS: 
ABAKIS: www.abakismusic.com
Abakis creates collaborative music that bridges new and old worlds: a delicate blend of classic soul led by powerhouse vocals and Kottke-style fingerpicking guitar. Her songs sway with soulful folk and country swing, blending these together with elements of jazz and funk.

DIANE CLUCK (VA) www.dianecluck.info
“Diane Cluck is a virtuosic talent with an emotionality that feels at once ancient and alien. Her mastery of her voice as an ecstatic instrument is so compelling.” -Anohni

FUTURE EVENTS: 
April 13th - Painted Honey, Ditrani Brothers
May 6th - Cavegreen
June 6th - Ali Dineen
July 20th - Kia Cavallaro

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Shut Em Down Shuffle - The DefundDAPL Show
Mar
23
8:30pm 8:30pm

Shut Em Down Shuffle - The DefundDAPL Show

Shut Em Down Shuffle - The DefundDAPL Show

Featuring: Migs Cat and The Galaxytones, Casey MacGill, The Black Crabs, The Western Bluebirds, and The Billy Joe Show. With Emcee Mark Kihara and appearances DefundDAPL: Seattle Action Coalition.

Highline Bar - Capitol Hill

Thursday, March 23rd

Doors at 8 - Music starting at 8:30

21+ Event

Tickets: $15 Online - $20 Door
Sales start Monday, Feb 13th

Come out and support the ever growing divestment movement with great music and dancing. Proceeds will be donated to the DefundDAPL:Seattle Action Coalition and 350 Seattle - Together who worked tirelessly to end the City of Seattle's partnership with Wells Fargo and set the environmentally conscious tone for our future.

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World Water Day: Save the Sound from EPA cuts!
Mar
22
12:00pm12:00pm

World Water Day: Save the Sound from EPA cuts!

Lunch break? Get out and take action!

12:00pm Rally/speakers at Waterfront Park by the ferris wheel.
12:30pm March to Federal EPA Building

The Trump administration’s proposal to cut EPA funding for Puget Sound by 93 percent would have a disastrous impact on our ability to protect clean air, clean water and natural resources in our region. 

We can’t allow further destruction of our shared resources. A unified community voice is critical to protecting clean water. And Puget Sound residents are standing up and speaking up for our waterways all around the region.

Come out and stand up for the Puget Sound!

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Standing Rock Two Spirit Nation in Seattle
Mar
20
6:00pm 6:00pm

Standing Rock Two Spirit Nation in Seattle

Standing Rock Two Spirit Nation are arriving in the pacific northwest from Washington DC, where thousands of water protectors marched to the White House to oppose the Dakota Access Pipeline last week. Before that, on February 23rd, all of Oceti Sakowin/Oyate was evacuated after months of living, healing, praying, and in the last month, cleaning up the camp. The evacuation occured quickly and not all items were able to make it out. The Standing Rock Two Spirit Nation are coming to share stories, share medicine, and talk about intersectionality. 

This is a fundraiser to help 2SN recoup some physical items lost and most importantly for our community to convene in song, prayer, poetry and food!

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