But, as climate justice activists and organizers, how do we mobilize the numbers needed to truly stop the fossil fuel industry, topple the systems that let it run amuck, and create truly decentralized and democratized energy systems??
To answer this question, we’re excited to announce that Rising Tide North America is going on a U.S. tour this February through April with radical climate justice group Ende Gelände to share stories from Germany’s wildly successful mass mobilizations.
- WHAT: Join German activists from Ende Gelände on their US tour as they share stories from organizing successful mass climate justice mobilizations — including their 6,000 person direct action against enormous open-cast lignite coal mines
- RSVP: Get tour updates by signing up here.
- WHERE: East and West Coast
- WHEN: February to April (Specific dates are below and here)
- DONATE to the tour
Last fall, they organized 6,000 people to collectively block a coal mine and 82 simultaneous tree sits to protect a forest from being completely bulldozed. No small feat, right? Demonstrators invaded mining pits, danced in front of the diggers, slept on the railways, and provoked pictures that made the connection between climate chaos and capitalism and exposed the dirty truth behind the German energy transition “Energiewende”.
To be crystal clear, politicians and corporations will not solve the climate crisis.
To win, we need to build a mass grassroots movement that uses direct action to bring down the fossil fuel industry and demand a just transition to decentralized and democratized energy systems. We also need to abolish false solutions like carbon trading and green capitalism; confront far-right “populist” lies for what they are; build international solidarity; use local and municipal power-building strategies; and, take leadership for the first and worst hit by pollution and climate catastrophes.
If the momentum of the Green New Deal and Extinction Rebellion has shown us anything, it’s the importance of building power on the ground and supporting communities taking action to win a world that’s livable for everyone.
West Coast: February 21 – March 16
- February 21: Portland, Oregon, Facebook event
- February 22: Seattle, Washington, Facebook event
- February 26: Olympia, Washington, Facebook event
- February 28: Portland, Oregon, Facebook event
- March 1&2: Eugene, Oregon, Facebook event
- March 5: Grants Pass, Oregon, Facebook event
- March 8 (afternoon): San Francisco, California RSVP page
- March 8 (evening): San Francisco, California Facebook event
- March 13: San Luis Obispo, California
- March TBD: Los Angeles, California
More West Coast dates and locations coming soon….!
East Coast/Appalachia/Midwest: March 6 – April 2
- March 7th (afternoon): Boston, Massachusetts RSVP Page
- March 7th (evening): Boston, Massachusetts Event Page
- March 12th: Brooklyn, New York
- March 13th: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- March 16: Baltimore, Maryland, Facebook event
- March 17th: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
- March 18th: Charleston, West Virginia
- March 23rd: Blacksburg, Virginia
- March 24th: Charlottesville, Virginia
- TBA: Eastern Kentucky
- March 26th: St Louis, Missouri
- TBA: Minneapolis, Minnesota