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Vermont!!  Bob and Laura, our travelers for good, participated in the TD Bank shutdown protest in Montpelier #defund dapl.  #NoDAPL #StandwithStandingRock

Grounded in prayer, today 125 of us marched through town to remain vigilant in the #NoDAPL fight and demand that @TDBank_US #DefundDAPL NOW! ... See MoreSee Less

12.05.16

We began in prayer & now we are walking in prayer through town, ready to join our friends closing their accounts at @TDBank_US #DefundDAPL ... See MoreSee Less

12.05.16

110 people marching through Amherst right now to demand @TDBank_US to #DefundDAPL! ... See MoreSee Less

12.05.16

"While this is clearly a victory, the battle is not “over”. A response statement from Energy Transfer Partners and Sunoco Logistics said the corporations remain “fully committed to ensuring that this vital project is brought to completion and fully expect to complete construction of the pipeline without any additional rerouting in and around Lake Oahe. Nothing this Administration has done today changes that in any way.”

The Trump administration could easily approve the project early next year. The Obama Administration has never guaranteed the water protectors or the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe that they would use force to stop Dakota Access from drilling under the river without a permit, if necessary. The Army Corps has not yet agreed to pursue a full EIS for the entire length of the pipeline.

***Organizers continue to call for every day of December to be “a day of #NoDAPL action” against the investors of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Over 100 solidarity actions worldwide have already been registered for the coming weeks as the encampment continues to stand their ground.****"
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12.05.16

PEOPLE POWER WORKS. With the news, there is equally much to be grateful for and to remain vigilant about. The event tomorrow in Amherst is on - come with more spirit than ever! We will always #StandWithStandingRock. We will still be grounded in prayer, and still encourage all of our friends to #DefundDAPL by closing their accounts with TD Bank. This bank has still funded the pipeline - that part didn't change with today's news. Arriving at the door of TD will show that no matter what happens, we will strongly oppose institutions that profit off of the fossil fuel industry.
See you at noon. If you are joining the walk down Pleasant St., then meet at the North Common (promptly at noon!) for ceremony and song. If you are a TD customer closing your account, meet at TD Bank at noon. We will converge together after the main group walks through town, and will congratulate our friends who closed their accounts with more ceremony and song.
** WEAR BLUE to show #WaterIsLife. Bring water from your home/body of water close to your heart for the water ceremony.**
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12.04.16

Walk & Water Ceremony to #StandWithStandingRock and #DefundDAPL

Monday, Dec 5th, 2016. 12pm - 1:30pm. Amherst, Mass.

The Army Corps of Engineers has issued an eviction notice for Oceti Sakowin Camp on December 5th, where thousands of native people and non-native allies have gathered peacefully to pray and protect the land and water that rightfully belongs to the Standing Rock Sioux. Now more than ever action is needed to stand with the Water Protectors.

Grounded in the prayer centered, sacred nature of the Occupation at Standing Rock, we will walk together from the North Common in Amherst down North Pleasant St. to TD Bank (243 Triangle Street), a major funder of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL).

We will be silently walking through town to the beat of drumming to show our solidarity with Standing Rock. Prayer is at center here. Please come ready to listen to the leadership of indigenous voices.

Please wear blue to show that Water is Life, and bring a small offering of water from your home or from a body of water close to your heart, for the water ceremony.

Those with TD bank accounts will close them to send the message that we do not support institutions investing in this pipeline.

If you have an account with TD Bank, we invite you to close your account on Monday, joining the global movement to #DefundDAPL. Bring your friends and family, especially those who have TD Bank accounts! This is a chance to lovingly grow the movement and add to the $13 million (and counting) that's been divested.
Photo: Oceti Sakowin camp at sunrise. Photo by Cray Novick.
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12.03.16

Walk & Water Ceremony to #StandWithStandingRock and #DefundDAPL
 
Monday, Dec 5th, 2016. 12pm - 1:30pm. Amherst, Mass.
 
The Army Corps of Engineers has issued an eviction notice for Oceti Sakowin Camp on December 5th, where thousands of native people and non-native allies have gathered peacefully to pray and protect the land and water that rightfully belongs to the Standing Rock Sioux. Now more than ever action is needed to stand with the Water Protectors. 

Grounded in the prayer centered, sacred nature of the Occupation at Standing Rock, we will walk together from the North Common in Amherst down North Pleasant St. to TD Bank (243 Triangle Street), a major funder of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL).
 
We will be silently walking through town to the beat of drumming to show our solidarity with Standing Rock. Prayer is at center here. Please come ready to listen to the leadership of indigenous voices.
 
Please wear blue to show that Water is Life, and bring a small offering of water from your home or from a body of water close to your heart, for the water ceremony.

Those with TD bank accounts will close them to send the message that we do not support institutions investing in this pipeline.
 
If you have an account with TD Bank, we invite you to close your account on Monday, joining the global movement to #DefundDAPL. Bring your friends and family, especially those who have TD Bank accounts! This is a chance to lovingly grow the movement and add to the $13 million (and counting) thats been divested. 
Photo: Oceti Sakowin camp at sunrise. Photo by Cray Novick.

Climate Action Now MA shared UMass Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaign's event.

ACTION ALERT: Monday, in Amherst
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Walk and Water Ceremony to #DefundDAPL

December 5, 2016, 12:00pm

Amherst Common

The Army Corps of Engineers has issued an eviction notice for #OcetiSakowin Camp on December 5th, where thousands of native people and non-native allies have gathered peacefully to pray and protect the land and water that rightfully belongs to the Standing Rock Sioux. Now more than ever action is needed to stand with the Water Protectors. Grounded in the prayer centered, sacred nature of the occupation at Standing Rock, we will walk together from the North Common in Amherst down North Pleasant St. to TD Bank (243 Triangle Street), a major funder of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). IF YOU ARE A UMASS STUDENT, meet outside the UMass Student Union at 11:30 and we will walk together to the TD Bank to support those who are closing their accounts and to join those walking from the North Common for speakers and a water ceremony. We will be silently walking through town to the beat of drumming to show our solidarity with Standing Rock. Prayer is at center here. Please come ready to listen to the leadership of indigenous voices. Please wear blue to show that #WaterIsLife, and bring a small offering of water from your home or from a body of water close to your heart, for the water ceremony. Those with TD bank accounts will close them to send the message that we do not support institutions investing in this pipeline. If you have an account with TD Bank, we invite you to close your account on Monday, joining the global movement to #DefundDAPL. Bring your friends and family, especially those who have TD Bank accounts! This is a chance to lovingly grow the movement and add to the $13 million (and counting) that's been divested. (defunddapl.org)

Walk and Water Ceremony to #DefundDAPL

12.03.16

Action Alert: advocate for Carbon Pollution Pricing on Gov. Baker’s public comments for global warming solutions portal

Please use your voice as a citizen of Massachusetts to advocate for Carbon Pollution Fee and Rebate.  Governor Baker has set up a public comment portal to collect citizen input on how to meet emission reduction rules as set forth in the Global Warming Solutions Act. Please do this before Dec 15, 2016. Public comments will …

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Susan Theberge: Rising up to meet this moment

Rising up to meet this moment Susan Theberge, CAN Newsletter Editor   Ready or not, we are called upon to meet this moment in history. What can we draw on as sources of strength, encouragement and resiliency? We would love to hear the thoughts of our readers. To get us started I offer a few reflections. …

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