STOP THE WEST ROXBURY PIPELINE!

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Dear Neighbors,

You may have heard the disturbing news that construction has begun on the West Roxbury Lateral Gas Pipeline. Some of you attended the teach-in we organized in May. Neighbors are concerned about the safety risks of the pipeline and the climate change implications of unneeded fossil fuel infrastructure.Butler-ResistPipeline.jpg

As construction began in Dedham, the Chair of the Dedham Selectman, Mike Butler, did civil disobedience to express his outrage at the Texas-based Spectra Corporation overriding local concerns and lawsuits.

PLEDGE TO RESIST THE PIPELINE NOW!

In Boston, organizing has begun to stop the pipeline at the Dedham-Boston line. All of our elected officials –including Mayor Walsh, the Boston City Council, Rep. Stephen Lynch — have pledged to use every tool at their disposal to stop the pipeline. On Friday, Spectra Corporation, sued the City of Boston, threatening to use eminent domain powers to take city land to build the pipeline.

As the pipeline approaches, we may call for a direct nonviolent blockade, if necessary. We need you to pledge to join us for vigils and possibly non-violent direct action.

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Here are some ways you can get involved today:

  1. Learn More and Take the Pledge at the new web portal, which includes “Six Reasons to Oppose the Pipeline” and links to more information. www.resistthepipeline.org.
  2. Chip in for a Newspaper Advertisement. Contribute to a newspaper signature advertisement in a local newspaper through this portal. Click here to donate now!

  3. Spread the Word. Forward this information to friends and neighbors. On Facebook? Please like the Resist The West Roxbury Pipeline Facebook Page and share and re-post our updates with your own facebook friends. https://www.facebook.com/resistthepipeline?_rdr=p

  4. Join us for outreach on Saturday, July 11. Stop the West Roxbury Lateral (SWRL) will be door-knocking and staffing information tables at high-traffic areas around West Roxbury on July 11. If you can volunteer, contact: Paul Horn at paulhorn32@comcast.net or Nancy Wilson atnwilsong2@gmail.com.
  5. Get trained in nonviolent direct action. If you are considering participating in nonviolent direct action, plan on attending a non-violent direct action training sessions. These will include information about the scenarios and legal training. To RSVP or for more information, contact Andrea at adoremus@rcn.com.

There are presently two scheduled:

    • Friday, July 10th at 6-9 pm at the Theodore Parker Church, 1859 Centre St. West Roxbury, MA 02132
    • Tuesday, July 14th, 6-9 pm at the Theodore Parker Church, 1859 Centre St., West Roxbury, MA 02132

In Solidarity,

Chuck Collins

 

The Boston Olympic Bid, Communities of Color, and the Future of Our City

Boston NAACP, in collaboration with URBAN Boston (Urban Research-Based Action Network), will host its first public conversation on, and extending beyond, Boston’s bid to host the 2024 Olympics.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1589624054632428

Please Save the Date!

The Boston Olympic Bid, Communities of Color, and the Future of Our City

Thursday, July 16th, 2015 from 6-8PM

Freedom House, 5 Crawford Street, Dorchester

Food will be served

  • Share your perspective about what you think has been missing from the public conversation about a potential Boston Olympics.
  • Hear about an opportunity to engage in community-based research about the Boston bid in partnership with researchers, community groups, and residents.
  • Learn about how community groups in other cities have organized to influence the Olympic bid process.

Please Join Us!

Seating is limited to 100, so please RSVP to urban.boston(AT)umb.edu by Monday, July 13th

Hosted by Boston NAACP and URBAN Boston (Urban Research-Based Action Network)

7/4 Annual Anti-Imperialist Picnic

4th of July jingoism got you down? Then come to the annual Anti-Imperialist Picnic!

Build World Peace
Celebrate Independence for All Nations

Saturday, July 4th
Noon – 4:00pm
Charles River Park, Boston (Allston)

Sunbathe or sit in the shade
Play Frisbee / Futbol / Bring your own game
Eat lots of good food (yummy vegan options)
Radical folk songs in English and Spanish
Have Fun

We will be there early to stake out a picnic table. Look for our banners. We will provide the charcoal. We suggest bringing blankets or lawn chairs.

NO STARS & STRIPES PLEASE

This event is sponsored by the Boston branch of the Industrial Workers of the World. Please consider asking your organization to endorse and bring food or beverages to share!

Directions: The Charles River Park is located off Soldiers Field Road at Everett St. in Allston. Parking and picnic tables are by the water. Here’s a map: http://tinyurl.com/km9d4g.

RSVP on Facebook and tell us if you can bring a dish:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1451857298465313

Anti-War July 4th Rally-Park St, Boston

Sat. July 4: 1-2pm
Park St. Station, Boston

Join us for an anti-war July 4th. Since July 4th falls on a saturday, our weekly Sat. peace vigil will happen as usual. If you get tired of the patriotic pro-war observance of the holiday, come join us for an alternative gathering: anti-war, pro-black lives matter, against the surveillance state, for funding social welfare and ending funding for the US war machine.

Bring signs, friends, and family.

July 4th-we declare independence from war
https://www.facebook.com/SaturdayPeaceVigil
Sponsored by The Committee For Peace and Human Rights

The Movement Against Police Brutality and Racism

Public Forum with activists involved in the ongoing movement against police brutality and institutionalized racism.

Wednesday, June 24th @ 7PM

Thomas Crane Public Library
40 Washington St
Quincy, Massachusetts 02169
Quincy Center T Stop on the Red Line

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1640151019536547