Two Climate Change Rallies, Dec. 12

Both rallies are on Boston Common, the first starts at 1:00 pm.

  1. Jobs With Justice

 

From November 29 to December 12, world leaders will meet in Paris to negotiate a new global climate treaty. This is their 21st attempt, and we already know that even if they reach an agreement, it won’t be nearly as strong as we need it to be. 2015 is on track to be the hottest year on record, and unprecedented storms, floods and droughts are happening around the world. We are running out of time, and we must create an unstoppable grassroots movement for real climate action.

On December 12, people will come together from every corner of New England to call for bold climate solutions that create secure union jobs, strengthen community power and help build a more resilient future. We envision a movement that unites us all, and we will lift up the voices of New England’s organized labor, immigrant rights, racial justice, and climate justice groups as we call for jobs, justice and climate action together.

More details: http://www.jobsjusticeclimate.org/

 

2. Boston Climate Defense

Begins at 3:30 pm.

 

Right now in Paris, the world leaders are committing us to 4.5 – 7 F degrees of warming by 2100. Catastrophic. For 20 years they have done nothing, and now they are saying this is the best they can offer us. But this year we, the people of Boston, New England and the planet will have the last word:

AND WE SAY NO!

Join us in this powerful demonstration of strength and solidarity with countries around the world as we draw the line on climate change which we cannot cross, to save our city subway lines. And, well, everything else too.

Dressed as “Metro Boston Climate Defense” employees (seeclimatedefense.org), we will “officially” announce and hand out Change of Service maps due to massive flooding to people entering and exiting the subway system. The maps showcase the imminent devastation that sea level rise is going have on our coastal infrastructure if we cross the climate line and fail to keep 80% of our fossil fuel reserves in the ground.

“Official” Uniforms and maps will be provided to everyone joining the action! You need only bring yourself and your desire to win!

We are doing version of this action that was done in 2012, but with a Paris twist, calling on our leaders to “keep it in the ground” or prepare for us to do it for them.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZX0fde8_lM
Details here:https://www.facebook.com/events/1703768873188138/

 

SATURDAY: March for Jobs, Justice, and Climate!

Saturday, December 12, 1:00p.m. – 3:00p.m. Rally for Jobs, Justice, and Climate

Dear #WageAction Supporters,

On Saturday, December 12th, people will come together from every corner of New England to call for bold climate solutions that create secure union jobs, strengthen community power and help build a more resilient future. We are so excited that the #WageAction Coalition is supporting this mobilization. Join us!

What: Jobs, Justice and Climate: Defend New England’s Future
When: Saturday, Dec. 12, 1:00p.m. – 3:00p.m.
Where: Boston Common Bandstand (Followed by march in downtown Boston)

World leaders are meeting in Paris from November 29th – December 12th to negotiate a new global climate treaty. This is their 21st attempt, and we already know that even if they reach an agreement, it won’t be nearly as strong as we need it to be. 2015 is on track to be the hottest year on record, and unprecedented storms, floods and droughts are happening around the world. We are running out of time, and we must create an unstoppable grassroots movement for real solutions. We’ll lift up the voices of New England’s organized labor, immigrant rights, racial justice, and climate justice groups as we call for jobs, justice and climate action together. You won’t want to miss it!

See you there!

RSVP on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/events/1702720679961035.

#WageAction Coalition

Wholefoods Protest Continues

Hey Friends,

After a week off to allow for holiday travel, we’re going to be doing another protest this weekend at the JP Wholefoods. This protest will be at 2pm on Saturday 12/5. Although we have gone in the store at our last two protests with great success (and been able to spread the message to my coworkers who have been kept in the dark by the store management), we will be staying on the sidewalk this weekend. This protest is particularly important because we will be doing it at the shift change so that we can get the message out to a greater number of workers in the store. We will provide the signs and fliers, we just need you to show up!

http://floodboston.wordpress.com/

International Human Rights Day in Roxbury

Human Rights American Style

Human Rights Day is observed by the international community every year. It commemorates the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the U.N. in 1948

This year Jericho Boston has organized an event in Roxbury focused on the human rights violations that occur everyday in the U.S. penal system.

You are invited to join former prisoners and their families for a one day conference discussing the application of international human rights principles to the U.S. criminal court system.

When:
Saturday, December 12, 2015
10:00am to 4:00pm

Where:
Roxbury Community College
1234 Columbus Ave
Boston MA 02120.

There will be a special focus on ending solitary confinement and release of U.S. held political prisoners and other long term prisoners.

Speakers will include Kazi Toure (brother of Arnie King), Russell Maroon Shoatz, Jr. (son of Russell Maroon Shoatz), Ray Luc Levasseur (former U.S. held political prisoner), Marquette Peltier (daughter of Leonard Peltier), Luis Rosa (former Puerto Rican Political Prisoner and comrade of Oscar López Rivera), Lana Habash (comrade of Amer Jubran), Fred Hampton Jr. (son of Black Panther leader Fred Hampton).

This event is sponsored by Jericho Boston, the City School, the American Friends Service Committee and the National Lawyers Guild Chapters in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Thank you for helping to spread the word!

This Weekend: Boston Anarchist Bookfair!

Two days of rabble rousing!

See you this weekend for books, art, workshops and more!

November 21-22, 2015 @ Boston University

775 Commonwealth Ave, George Sherman Student Union

Saturday: 1:00pm – 9:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am – 5:00pm

Check out our workshop schedule!

Check out the groups tabling!

Whether as a workshop presenter, a tabler, or just a participant, we’ll see you there — along with hundreds of organizers, activists, and community members from Boston and around the country!

You can also hit us up on Twitter and Facebook.