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    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:


    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:


    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 (, 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.
    Details here:


    People’s Climate March, Sunday, 11/29

    Meet at the plaza near Au BonPain in Harvard Sq. at 11 am. March from Harvard Square to Boston Common.

    We will march in solidarity with the people of the planet along Mass.
    Ave., over the Longfellow Bridge, then down Charles Street to Boston
    Common opposite the State House.*

    Send a message to the world leaders meeting in Paris for climate action!
    Keep fossil fuels in the ground.

    *Finance an equitable transition to green, renewable, green  energy! *

    *Put a  price on carbon. We need real domestic action in the United
    States. *

    RSVP and spread the word!

    Rally to Protest Spectra’s West Roxbury Lateral pipeline

    pipeline2Saturday, November 7
    5500 Washington St. West Roxbury, MA 01232

    Spectra corporation is ripping up the streets of West Roxbury to put in a fracked “natural” gas pipeline through a residential neighborhood and by a live blasting quarry, putting residents and the climate at risk, all just to make a profit. Next Saturday we’re taking our streets back and saying “NO” to this dangerous project and “NO” to new fossil fuel infrastructure! Join us at the construction site. Come for the rally, the song, the speakers, the joy, the solidarity, the movement, the march and more. Yes, there is even more. You can’t stop mass resistance.

    More info:



    12109023_423980087799982_3885804221222473457_nOn Monday, October 26th a major fracked-gas pipeline conference is coming to Boston. At this conference executives from both Spectra Energy and Kinder Morgan will be speaking to investors, utilities companies and elected officials about their plans to build more fracked-gas pipelines in the Northeast.
    We need to make sure that the voices of those impacted by the fracked-gas industry are heard. Join us as peacefully descend on the conference and raise up the voices of impacted communities and the call for 100% community owned energy.

    We’ll also be using the day as an opportunity to take action at other institutions that wrongfully support both Spectra Energy and Kinder Morgan.

    These pipeline companies are facing fierce resistance from communities across the Northeast and across the continent. Join us as we continue the fight and strive to unite our efforts.

    Together our fights are stronger.

    #StopSpectra #StopKinderMorgan #UniteTheFight

    We’ll be meeting near the baseball fields at the Boston Common before heading out to the conference.



    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.


    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.


    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.
    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.

    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 or Nancy Wilson
    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

        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


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