In a surprising, and monumental show of force, the climate movement mustered 75,000 protesters in NYC Sunday.
The march lasted much longer than expected, as the it was jammed in every direction.
Rallying started around noon, but speakers were still blasting out speeches at the drop off end of the march at 5:30pm. The crowd then began to dwindle to just around 10,000.
All the regular organizations were present, representing at least 1200 organizations, includng Greenpeace and Code Pink. The Extinction Rebellion groups didn’t stay together well due to the overwhelming nature of the event - but flags could generally be found wherever you looked, so they were represented.
Declare Emergency was also there, as well as Climate Defiance, Peter Kalmus and congresswoman AOC. Some national news outlets took notice. Tomorrow, there will be civil disobedience.
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Four civil disobedience activists (including one rebel) blocked the road to the Burning Man festival. It generated hundreds of media stories.Another rebel glued his feet to the floor of Arthur Ashe stadium and stopped a US Open semi-final game for 49 minutes. It generated thousands of media hits worldwide, inserted the topic of climate emergency where it is least seen - the sports pages. Would you like to be a part of this new wave of climate actions, where a small number of brave people can make a big impact? Come learn from these two rebels. It's not hard. It just needs a bit of pluck, a bit of creativity, and a straightforward message.
Join DE This Sunday for a talk about how you can join this exciting group - and start making headlines of your own! Or at least help others do the same.
“What are our responsibilities at this time? Because of the fossil fuel industry, we are facing horrors of a magnitude never before experienced in our existence. Our government continues to lead us to the edge of no return. We must stand up and defend ourselves. No one else is going to do it. It must be us, if we want to live.
Our methods must be disruptive, and they must be nonviolent. Our actions are evidence-based, credible, and we have a plan. The only thing missing at this point in time is YOU!”
Register now at declareemergency.org/events
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