Aug 27, Seven Circles, a coalition of activist organizations, blocked traffic into Burning Man on the event’s first day open to the general public.
The group blocked a main thoroughfare using a trailer, lock-ons, and banners with the words “Burners of the World, Unite!“Abolish Capitalism”, and “General Strike for Climate”.
From the Seven Circles press release: William Livernois, a scientist with Scientist Rebellion. “Scientific discoveries have given us so many opportunities to change trajectory from the impending climate crisis but the momentum of fossil fuels has barely slowed even as we all begin to feel the effects. Please listen to our warnings and join us, we desperately need you to bring about the change that is possible,”
A day after the action, Holley, Declare Emergency and XR NYC supporter told the Daily Rebellion, “I was part of a peaceful blockade protest demanding Burning Man festival ban private planes and single use plastic and return to their communal, anti capitalist roots. The Nevada Rangers drove through our barricade, shouting “I’ll take you all out” and endangering the lives of those chained down. Then the ranger pointed a gun at me, threw me to the ground and slammed my head against the road.”
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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.
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