Posted 5 years ago on July 21, 2012, 6:26 p.m. EST by OccupyWallSt
Where: Gather at Prospect Park Bandshell
Nearby trains: 1,2, Q, Franklin Avenue Shuttle
When: Sunday, July 22nd (tomorrow), from noon to 2.
Training will start on time, so please be prompt.
New Yorkers have had enough! Politicians and regulators have ignored our vocal opposition to the New York-New Jersey Expansion Project (Spectra pipeline). This pipeline will make New York dependent on hydro-fracked natural gas, create a serious safety hazard for New Yorkers living near the pipeline, and create a health risk by transporting gas with 70 times more radioactive radon than the gas New York currently uses. But we still have recourse to one tried and true method to halt construction: non-violent direct action.
This Sunday, July 22nd, join us in Prospect Park for a direct action training organized by OWS Environmental Solidarity. Trainers Goose & Jordan, of Hudson Valley Earth First!, will share the concrete skills needed to effectively halt construction, including blockades, soft-and hard-locks, police and worker outreach, media, and more.
NOTE: There will be a variety of roles involved in this training, including ones for people who do not feel comfortable being arrested. No one will be asked to do anything they don’t feel comfortable with. This is just a training, not the action itself. No one will be risking arrest by participating. Any risks will be made clear to people taking part in any eventual action.
More detailed information on why thousands of New Yorkers are resisting the pipeline here: http://saneenergyproject.org/2012/04/19/why-not-the-pipeline/