Group of 8 (G8)

Mission and Description: The “Group of 8” (G8) industrialized countries are advancing dangerous global “energy security” and “carbon trading” development policies that threaten to greatly aggravate climate chaos and worsen human dependence on fossil fuels and nuclear energy. The mission of Rising Tide North America’s working group on the G8 is to inform, inspire and mobilize international action for our vision of climate justice, and against the destructive energy/climate agenda of the G8. Through popular education and direct action, we aim to unite people in all of the G8 countries and the Global South for a sustainable future that protects the Earth’s climate and natural life, and liberates people everywhere from a catastrophic future of continued addiction to nuclear, oil, coal and gas.

Activities: The 2007 International Day of Direct Action for Climate Justice will take place on FRIDAY, JUNE 8, the final day of this year’s G8 Summit in Germany. We also support the February 19 – April 7, 2007 Dissent! G8 Infotour on the West and East Coasts of the USA. In the past, on the first day of the 2006 G8 Summit we spearheaded the July 15th International Day of Direct Action for Climate Justice. Then in October 2006, we raised international awareness about and action countering the “G8 + 5” Dialogue on Climate Change in, including an alternative Climate Justice convergence and demonstrations in Mexico City.

Getting Involved: We need the help of translators, writers, researchers, independent media workers (audio, video and print), fundraisers, and local organizers to coordinate anti-G8 climate justice actions in your communities and bioregions! If you enjoy outreach or are fluent in a foreign language, we also need lots of help building our contacts with allies — environmental activists, community groups, progressive and radical movements — in all of the G8 countries and the Global South. Want to get involved with the climate action wing of the global justice movement? Contact us at

Convergence For Climate Action Aug. 8-14


With extreme weather, droughts, species extinctions, and melting ice caps becoming more of a reality each day, it is time for us to come together to take direct action against climate change. This summer Rising Tide North America, along with other groups and individuals, are hosting a number of regional Convergences for Climate Action to create a space of collective empowerment to resist the fossil fuel empire and fight for climate justice.

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Rising Tide Spring 2007 Roadshow

Rising Tide Roadshow Spring 2007The Rising Tide Climate Action Tour is Coming to Your Region Host Us in Your Town!

This spring, Rising Tide will bring the global struggle for climate justice to the belly of the beast, connecting the dots between the overarching crisis of climate change and the grassroots struggles of communities resisting the fossil fuel industry’s assault on their land and culture. Through partnering with local environmental and climate justice organizations in each region, we seek to amplify the voices of those most affected by climate change and the fossil fuel industry, boosting support for these revolutions on the local level and creating a culture of solidarity across lines of race, class and gender.

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Rising Tide Boston

Rising Tide Boston seeks to build ties and work towards action with pre-existing community groups fighting struggles for environmental and social justice. Our poorest communities suffer the greatest burden of a system that promotes climate chaos and destroys local environments and communities. Visit the links below to learn about local struggles or come to a Rising Tide meeting:

First and Third Sundays of Every Month
6:00pm @ The Lucy Parsons Center
549 Columbus Ave, Boston MA
(Near Mass Ave on the Orange Line and Symphony on the Green Line)

Contact Boston Rising Tide for more info:
evan—AT— / 978-852-6457