On Monday, August 13, a total of 6 nonviolent activists were arrested at the Southeast Convergence for Climate Action and at the direct action following it (see Southeast Convergence for Climate Action shuts down Bank of America, police use electric shock on defenseless protestors). We spent $4,000 to bail them out. Several people lent us the money, but we need to get donations to pay them back, as well as to pay further legal fees and, eventually, to fund further direct actions.
You can make checks payable to Rising Tide North America, and make sure to write “southeast convergence action” in the memo field. Mail checks to: Rising Tide North America, PO Box 16851, Asheville, NC 28816