Break Free 2016 #KEEPITINTHEGROUND - A Global Wave of Resistance to Keep Coal, Oil and Gas in the Ground via @350

Humanity is at a critical turning point. If we want a viable future, there is only one thing we can do: shut down the fossil fuel industry. That means millions of people joining communities on the front lines in mass, global civil disobedience right on the doorsteps of the largest, most dangerous fossil fuel projects in the world. And you can do that…RIGHT NOW…by joining 350.org's Break Free 2016, happening now through May 15th at a strategically selected fossil fuel project site near you.

Break Free 2016 is focusing on specific locations for its global actions because...

“...fighting climate change requires the courage to confront polluters where they think they are most powerful. For years, communities on the front lines have led that struggle, and this May we can join them.”

In the US, the top actions will take place at the following locations: 

Pacific Northwest action - Anacortes, WA

Northeast action - Albany, NY 

Midwest action - Chicago Area, IL

Western action - Denver, CO 

Southwest action - Los Angeles, CA

Mid-Atlantic action - Washington, DC

If these action locations are not close to you, the organizers encourage you to organize buses, trains and bike-pools to the event in your region of the country. If you absolutely can’t make it to one of the primary actions, you can look for actions popping up in major cities near you, or organize your own as part of Break Free. Visit BreakFree2016.org to sign up and get further details on the actions nearest you, and use the hashtag #BreakFree2016 and #KeepitintheGround to join the conversation online. 

So, if the future of humanity is important to you, be sure to hit the share buttons to spread the word about Break Free 2016 via social media so that others in your network can get involved too.

No matter how much money they make, fossil fuel giants can’t drown out the voices of millions. So join the global movement and let’s break free from fossil fuels once and for all.

Watch "DISOBEDIENCE," a new film from 350.org

 

TAKE ACTION:

Find and sign up for a targeted action near you at breakfree2016.org

Learn more about organizing your own action

Get inspired by the latest 350.org film “Disobedience”  

Join the conversation online via the hashtags #BreakFree2016 and #Keepitintheground 

Follow @350 on Twitter for the latest updates on the action and other news

Donate to support the work of 350.org

 

Sources/further reading: 

4 Reasons Now is our Chance to Break Free from Fossil Fuels (via BreakFree2016.org)

Bill McKibbon: Global Warming's Terrifying New Chemistry (via The Nation)

Inside the Paris Climate Deal (via The New York Times)

President Obama's Climate Action Plan Infographic (via WhiteHouse.gov)

Bill McKibbon: Why We Need to Keep 80% of Fossil Fuels in the Ground (via Yes!)

Fossil Giant BP Sees Fourth-Quarter Profits Sink Nearly 70% (via Smarter Shift)

 

Hear the segment in context:

Episode #1011: "Deception vs. Disobedience"

Written by BOTL Communications Director Amanda Hoffman.


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