We took amazing action. Not only did we shake things up with direct action against the fossil fuel industries, but also worked with frontline communities most impacted by extraction in Canada, Mexico and the U.S.. Whether it’s blockading pipelines and oil trains or organizing training camps to educate the next generation of climate activist, we’ve truly been rocking the house to make a better world possible.
Here’s just a taste of the things we did in 2014:
In the western region of the continent, our chapters in Seattle, Portland, British Columbia, Utah and elsewhere have led actions against fossil fuel infrastructure. Whether it’s been train blockades in Washington or Oregon, or civil disobedience against the tar sands in Utah, Rising Tide has modeled a new level of resistance across the continent.
From Vermont to Cove Point, Maryland, Rising Tide groups and affiliates have organized fierce disruptive campaigns to stop fracking infrastructure throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. As the gas industry attempts to expand their pipelines and export terminals, we mobilize to stop them.
In New York City, in the wake of the massive People’s Climate March, Rising Tide activists, organizers and trainers joined with climate activists around the world to Flood Wall Street. We successfully helped organize a massive occupation of New York’s financial district truly taking the fight to one of the root causes of climate change–Wall Street and it’s investments in oil, gas and coal!
And finally, beginning last March, our chapter in Mexico, Marea Creciente, launched La Caravana Climatica that traveled from Northern Mexico the United Nations climate talks in Lima, Peru this month. While traveling in Ecuador, they had their bus confiscated and are targeted by the authorities on trumped up charges. Despite this government oppression, the group made it to Lima to denounce extraction and industry in Lima.
We’re an all-volunteer network of activists and have done a lot this year. Now we need your support to keep going in 2015.
Thanks for all you do.
Rising Tide North America