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The Tar Sands Valve Turners: Civil Disobedience Today, UPS

  • University of Puget Sound 1500 North Warner Street Tacoma, WA, 98416 United States (map)

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

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

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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.