Debra Sweet | September 11, 2023
It’s a Climate EMERGENCY! Join us this coming Sunday, September 17 at the mass (multiple thousands are expected) March to End Fossil Fuels.We, with the Anti-Militarism contingent, will be gathering in front of Serafina Italian Restaurant at 210 West 55th Street. We’ll be there from 12:00 on. The march begins at 1:00 and ends at 4:30.
We are part of the Anti-Militarism Contingent. You will find us easily by looking for the giant elephant representing the elephant in the room, the U.S. military. With a military that burns more fossil fuel than any other institution and a global empire that produces more petroleum than any other country, the U.S. is a danger to the planet. In the interests of humanity, we must take action to stop the crimes of our government.
There may still be some seats available on buses from Washington DC and Philadelphia – free of charge. If you’re interested, email us ASAP. And, please email us to let us know if you’ll be marching with us.
We’re living on a planet that’s on the brink — wildfires decimating whole communities, floods upending lives and ice caps melting at an alarming rate. The climate and ecological crisis threatens everything on our planet. Science makes clear that we have only a very small window of time in which to end fossil fuels and stop carbon emissions.
Biden has not lived up to his climate pledges and rhetoric made during the 2020 election campaign — while those failed pledges are largely ineffective and weak. And, the Biden administration’s actions are even worse: increased fossil fuel oil and gas drilling, production and export. Projects such as the Willow Project and Alaska LNG, commonly referred to as “carbon bombs,” will trigger catastrophic climate breakdown to an extent no known climate technology can recover from.
If you will be in NYC this week or following the Sunday march, there are additional actions taking place. Take a look and sign up if you can participate in any. Check out NYC Extinction Rebellion’s special events and actions. On Monday, September 18, there will be a mass direct action with expected hundreds of participants. Sign up here.