Jun 3

ESPAÑOL ABAJO

Stop Shell: Peoples’ Assembly

Wednesday, June 3rd 630-10pm at
Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
4408 Delridge Way SW
Seattle, WA 98106

Resistance Begins by Making the Choice to Live

Join us this Wednesday evening for a Peoples Assembly to plug-in to and help shape June Against Doom actions this month in Seattle, beginning this coming weekend June 4th – 8th.  If we want to actually delay this killer expedition from being able to leave in the small time-frame it needs to, in order to get up to Alaska in time to take advantage of the thawed summer months, it will take a community-wide effort for a sustained period of time.  The euphemistically named Polar Pioneer and all of its support vessels are planning on leaving on June 10th.  If we can delay this monster from leaving until June 29th they will not be able to get up to the Arctic in time, we will be able to effectively shut down the operation for this year and give us the rest of the winter and Spring to rally and organize against this Crime Against Humanity.

Recognizing that this entire exploratory mission is a direct continuation of colonial resource extraction and profiteering at the expense of indigenous people and people of color, who are also the people who compromise the Global South.  The entire concept of a resource is colonial and exploitative in nature. It places a quantitative value on things as it commodifies our relationships with our selves and the world we are part of; devaluing that relationship.

The main problem with major corporations like Shell is that they make decisions which impact everyone, but do not include everyone in the decision making process. In particular, these corporations deny the concerns of the people most impacted. We are prioritizing those most affected. We already bear the brunt of the massive climate catastrophe, which will only be speed up exponentially if Shell’s parasite, Polar Pioneer, is able to latch its vampiric fangs to the Arctic seafloor, attempting to extract oil. Our goal is to center the voices and leadership of Indigenous peoples and those from the Global South: Black, Brown and People who have been impoverished by the system of exploitation at this event and throughout June Against Doom.

This event will make a space where people can make a choice participate in whatever ways make sense for them.  Please come and share your thoughts, meet up with other like-minded people on this earth who have a desire to fight for our right to live, and together, let’s craft the world we want to live in.

more info @ shell.noblogs.org

Parar Shell: Asamblea de Pueblos

Miércoles, 3 de junio 630-10pm
Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
4408 Delridge Way SW
Seattle, WA 98106

La resistencia empieza con la decisión de vivir.

Juntémonos este miércoles para una asamblea de pueblos para juntarse y ayudar con las acciones del Junio Contra la Perdición este mes en Seattle, empezando el fin de semana que viene, el 4 al 8 de junio. Si de verdad queremos retrasar esta expedición asesina de ser capaz de dejar en el pequeño marco de tiempo que necesita, con el fin de llegar a  Alaska a tiempo para tomar ventaja de los meses de verano descongelados, necesitarémos un esfuerzo de toda la comunidad durante un período sustentado. El eufemísticamente llamado Polar Pioneer y todos sus buques asistentes están planeando salir el 10 de junio. Si somos capaces de retrasar este monstruo  hasta el 29 de junio que no será capaz de llegar hasta el Ártico a tiempo, vamos a ser capaces de cerrar efectivamente la operación por este año y nos darémos el resto del invierno y la primavera para reunir y organizarnos en contra de este crimen contra la humanidad.

Roconociendo que esta entera misión exploratoria es una continuación directa de la extracción colonial de “recursos” y el mercantilismo a la expensa de los pueblos originarios y la gente de color, quienes son también los pueblos que constituyen el Sur Global. Todo el concepto de “recurso” es colonial y explotador por su naturaleza. Se coloca un valor cuantitativo a las cosas mientras mercantilza nuestras relaciones con nosotrxs mismxs, unx al/a la otrx, y el mundo de cual somos parte nosotrxs; desvalorizando esa relación.

El problema principal con las grandes corporaciones como Shell es que se toman decisiones que afectan a todxs, pero no incluyen a todxs en el proceso de tomar decisiones. En particular, estas corporaciones niegan las preocupaciones de las personas más impactadas. Estamos priorizando a las personas más afectadas. Ya llevamos nosotrxs la peor parte de la catástrofe masiva del clima, que sólo se excelerá si el parásito de Shell, el Polar Pionero, sea capaz de enganchar sus colmillos vampíricos en el suelo árctico, con la intención de extraer petróleo. Nuestro objetivo es poner al centro las voces y el liderazgo de los pueblos indígenas y lxs del sur global: la gente negra, morena y las personas que han sido empobrecidas por el sistema de explotación en este evento y por todo de Junio Contra la Perdición.

Este evento hará espacio donde las personas puedan tomar la deción de participar en cualquier manera que tenga sentido para ellas mismas. Por favor, venganse para compartir sus pensamientos, encontrar con gente de esta tierra que tengan el deseo de luchar por nuestro derecho de vivir, y juntos, construyamos el mundo en que queremos vivir.

más info @ shell.noblogs.org

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June Against Doom/Junio Contra la Perdición

Call to Action: June Against Doom

(Full working schedule below)

Calling all land defenders, de-colonial warriors, disability warriors, migrants, pigmented people, poor folks, prisoners, workers, queers, parents, children, animal lovers, hikers, environmentalists, teachers, students, activists, revolutionaries and anyone who resides on planet Earth, your help is needed in Seattle, occupied Duwamish, Suquamish Territory, to join the ongoing fight to defend the land and life from Royal Dutch Shell‘s poisonous plan to destroy the Earth.

(Scroll down for full working schedule)

What is Happening and Why it is Important to You:

Royal Dutch Shell wants to drill in the Arctic, but if we allow that to happen:

– According to the U.S. government; there is a 75% chance of a major oil spill.

– Indigenous peoples on the Beaufort & Chukchi seas who rely on the ocean to live and sustain their way of life, so when a spill happens they would not be able to sustain their life and culture. This is a continuation of genocide of Indigenous Peoples.

– According to the Coast Guard Commandant there is no way to clean up an oil-spill in the Arctic.

– Pipes carrying oil will be installed in the seafloor. When winter comes, the ice digs into the sea floor where the pipes are. Their system is built to fail and we must stop it!

– Once the oil from the Arctic is burned it will ensure a 2 degree Celsius change, which will mean:

* Super Droughts – Bread Basket in the Midwest will be unable to produce food.

1) The cost of food will go up, disproportionately impacting poor people and people of color.

2) We could end up having to import food, making us even more vulnerable to cost surges.

3) Lack of food will lead to the consumption of more processed food in urban areas by low-income households, diminishing nutrition. As a result:

a) Our children may lack the nutrients necessary to be as efficient in school as other groups of children who can still afford nutritious food.

b) Increase in infant mortality rates because a mother’s nutrition is vitally important during pregnancy.

c) Increase in preventable adult fatalities, consuming more processed foods will lead to increased rates of diabetes and heart disease.

*Increased Volume of Disease and Illness:

1) This will affect low income communities that will be more densely populated and thus at higher risk

*Mass Extinctions- Desertification, famines, destruction of habitat for humans and other species, as well as up to a 40 degree temperature change in some regions.

*Extreme Sea Level Rise Up to 32 Ft.

1) This would displace low-income households locally

2) This would also drown major coastal cities; e.g., in places such as Florida, the Puget Sound & ALL OF THE PHILLIPINES!!!

*Contaminating Fresh Water Supplies

*Irreversible Feedback Loop:

Feedback loops are systems that reinforce each other, that will perpetuate climate change into an unstoppable force. This is why climate change is of urgent concern because after 2 degrees, we may be unable to stop climate change, so we must stop it now!

WE CAN STOP THIS! WE MUST STOP THIS!

January this year 3 companies withdrew their drilling leases in Greenland’s Arctic waters.

Indigenous peoples in Alaska and around the world are continuing the more than 520 year fight against colonialism, against destruction and to protect the land and our children’s future. Join the Fight!

June 2015, June Against Doom is a call for a month of actions against shell. Shell only has until June 30th to head up to the Arctic and we will, and want you to join us in doing everything we can to try and prevent them from making it up to the Arctic.

We know that Indigenous People, People in the Global South, Migrants and Communities of Color are the first and most impacted by the effects of Climate Change and contamination of our habitats, that Environmental Racism is one of many ways violence is perpetuated against our communities; that this fight is a fight to respect life and it intersects with all other fights to protect our right to life such as Idle No More, Black Lives Matter Movement,Migrant Movements, Anti-prison and deportation, Decolonial, Queer, Disability Justice,Women’s Rights, Anti-rape, Anti-imperial and Anti-capitalist struggle.

How to take action:

*Support Indigenous Actions and Events: Stay Tuned

*COME TO SEATTLE RIGHT NOW for a convergence against Shell starting thisweek. Bring a sleeping bag and tent or contact us for housing shellshock@riseup.net

*Join the storytelling and action camp

*Join the phone campaign

*BOYCOTT SHELL

*Take action in your area!

* Join the Land blockade starting Friday June 5th, Saturday June 6th and Monday June 8th!!!

Visit: Shell.noblogs.org

http://shell.noblogs.org/files/2015/06/juneagainstdoom.jpg

JUNE AGAINST DOOM: COMMUNITY PICKETS AGAINST SHELL
*wheelchair accessible areas and wheelchair accessible bathrooms
Jun 5-8, 5:30am-8pm+, Terminal 5, Port of Seattle, details TBA

The continued attempts at exploration for oil by sHell in the fragile, pristine ecosystems in the Arctic around Alaska, which are home to tens of thousands of indigenous peoples, hundreds of animal species and a brutal, unforgiving sea is a blatant continuation of colonization, putting profits above life and the land.

WE INTEND TO STOP THEM!

We know that Indigenous People, People in the Global South, Migrants and Communities of Color are the first and most impacted by the effects of Climate Change and contamination of our habitats.

We know that Environmental Racism is one of many ways violence is perpetuated against our communities; that this fight is a fight to respect life and it intersects with all other fights to protect our and all species’ right to life.

Some globally intersecting movements are:

Idle No More
Black Lives Matter
Migrant Movements
Anti-prison and deportation
Decolonization
Queer
Disability Justice
Women’s Rights
Anti-rape
Anti-imperial
Anti-capitalist struggles

With this in mind we are putting out a call for support and unified resistance from all land defenders, decolonial warriors, disabled people, migrants, pigmented people, poor folks, prisoners, workers, queers, parents, children, animal lovers, hikers, environmentalists, teachers, students, activists, revolutionaries and anyone who resides on planet Earth. Your help is needed in Seattle, occupied Duwamish and Suquamish Territory, to join the ongoing fight to defend the land and life from sHell‘s poisonous plan to destroy the Earth.

Climate Change is an issue that often, and for many, feels too big to tackle, too unwieldy to really be able to impact on an individual level. Nonetheless, it’s ushering us and our ability to live healthy and fulfilling lives towards oblivion.

We must seize this opportunity and act now. We need to show sHell, our politicians and the public that these destructive death machines (the Polar (aka Profit) Pioneer, the Noble Discoverer, and others) are not welcome here in Seattle, and most certainly not welcome in the Arctic. We need to show them that they need to leave the oil in the Arctic (and everywhere really) in the ground.

This is a cross-sectional issue that affects every single one of us, and we must act while we have the ability to impact the course of the whole world and all of its inhabitants in a positive way.

What are the stories you want to be able to tell your grandchildren about the way you stood up for them? Or didn’t?

We are only temporary inhabitants of this planet, but the practices we condone by not opposing them leaves a harm that is not temporary. As such, we have a responsibility to act, especially from our relative, temporary safety within the United States, when compared to the Global South which is disproportionately impacted by our behavior, to ensure that we are not leaving the planet worse off for those who will occupy it after we leave. To make this point clearer, imagine with me for instance, that before you left for work in the morning you washed the dishes and left the kitchen spotless. However, when you return home expecting to be greeted by a kitchen ready to make dinner in to find that it is in worse condition than you found it in the morning. You feel disrespected. You feel that it is wrong. You feel as though harm has been done to you. You feel these things because you do not believe you deserved to have to clean up someone else’s mess. The world we share is no different than the kitchens we share, and when we leave a mess for others that is wrong, particularly when it’s one that will not have a remedy.

A common reason for our lack of action regarding the planet is because we are so overwhelmed by the immensity of the problem that we don’t know how to what to do or even if our actions will have any impact. But, picking up a dish does have an impact and if everyone who shares the kitchen picks up our dishes, then all of a sudden there is no more mess. You may say that some may not do their fair share and this is quite true, but after all those who do comply do their part, then what remains will not be nearly as daunting a task to manage.

You WILL Have An Impact on Mitigating the Damage to the Planet!

June Against Doom is a concerted effort and regardless of whether you are an environmentalist or a concerned human being, this proposed Arctic drilling both impacts you and there is something that you can do about it, especially right now! There is space for all of us and there is something that every single one of us can do. No matter how big or small you think your part is, you are very important.

For more information specifically on data and statistics about what is Happening and Why it is Important to both me and you, Visit: shell.noblogs.org

The Facts on the Ground:
The Profit Pioneer and its support vehicles have an extremely short time-frame to get up to Alaska and take advantage of the thawed ice to attempt their drilling. As such, the goal of the entire month of June Against Doom is to create slow-downs, delays, lost work hours and general disruptions to stop sHell from getting their death machine up to the Arctic to fulfill its genocidal mission. Profit Pioneer is scheduled to depart on June 10th. So, we have very limited time to activate and the circumstances require a sustained community-wide effort.

To succeed we only need to delay the Profit Pioneer until roughly June 29th ! That is why this whole month is going to be JUNE AGAINST DOOM. This is just the beginning!

According to the federal government, not that we trust, what they say, (Obama and Congress were just sourced as condoning slavery with the Trans-Pacific Partnership TPP), there is a 75% chance of major spill, which would immediately affect the Pacific Northwest and West Coast in general—fishing communities, fishing industries, fish, whales, birds, humans, and aesthetics.

The Plan for the Weekend

Morning:
We will come together as people who care about passing on a planet to future generations at a, soon to be disclosed, location near Terminal 5 on the mornings of Friday June 5th, Saturday June 6th, and Monday June 8th at 5:30 am in order to be down to the terminal gate by 6:30 am to form a Community Picket line (which the ILWU port workers are contractually obligated to honor) to stop the workers who are performing maintenance and loading the ships from being able to perform their scheduled work for these days. Though the workers technically begin work at 8:00 am, they are dispatched from the union hall as early as 6:30 am and we need to make sure that we are in place in time to actually disrupt business as usual. Dedicated to not allowing any work to be completed for the day we will maintain our presence for the entirety of their 9 hour shift, which ends at 6:00 pm. That means that while we need a large mass of people specifically for that morning convergence to set the lines, there is also plenty of time during the day for other people to join us as they are able to.

The Afternoon:
Recognizing the severity of the situation, we will also be blocking as much of the 2nd afternoon shift as we can, on each of the outlined days. Though the shift begins at 6:00 pm, similar to the morning shift, there is potential that workers could start arriving at Terminal 5 for work as early as 4:30 pm after they are dispatched. As such we will need additional people to arrive later in the day to participate in a 2nd shift of resistance, particularly around this time-frame. Since the picket lines will already be established we will be communicating with folks via Facebook, texts, tweets and updates to the shell.noblogs.org to the exact locations of where people need to be. Recognizing that it is unsustainable to ask people to stay out there for the entire day, we will need a second large group of people to arrive to relieve the morning people as they are able to in the afternoon/evening, as well as people just generally joining whenever they are able to, for as long as they are able to.

Goals:
These are intended to be non-violent direct actions which will stop commerce with the mere presence of our bodies to deter the workers, who have been instructed not to engage with any sort of disturbances at the gate, and to return to the union hall. The workers are supposed to allow the police to “address” any issues. However, we also recognize that the police are a racist institution, founded on acting as slave catchers, who are designed to be the means by which the inequalities of an unjust social system are maintained, and they will most definitely be present to fulfill their roles as protectors of capital and profit, not people. The single most important thing that will keep all of us the most safe, is other people, and lots of them. Tell your friends, your coworkers, your families, your mail carriers. Tell anyone who has a vested interest on maintaining life on this planet and that this is an issue they cannot turn away from. Share some statistics about the severity of this situation with them, and then bring them at some point this weekend. While it is true that this will be a long weekend, it also means that there will be numerous opportunities to come engage in this righteous battle, whenever your schedule will allow. Figure out when makes the most sense for you, and then come!

Bring your anti-sHell, pro-land signs, banners and art work! We encourage people to bring snacks and water with them to the actions, though there will be some food and drinks available there for free as well. Also, recognizing that this weekend is long and people are bound to need to take time to rest, there will be nearby areas where people can take breaks and relax and share stories with each other.

SEE YOU THERE!

Tuesday Jun 2

  • Welcoming Portal, Info and Community Building
    11am-9pm (or later if people stay)
    Delridge Community Center Park
    4501 Delridge Way SW
    Seattle, WA 98106

Wednesday Jun 3

Thursday Jun 4

  • 2-7pm Welcoming Portal, Info and Community Building
    Delridge Community Center Park
    4501 Delridge Way SW
    Seattle, WA 98106
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Tribal Hearings on Pipelines: White Earth Band
    3pm PST (5:00pm in CDT)

    Rice Lake Community Center, Rice Lake MN

Friday Jun 5

JUNE AGAINST DOOM: COMMUNITY PICKETS AGAINST SHELL
*wheelchair accessible areas and wheelchair accessible bathrooms
Jun 5-8, 5:30am-8pm+, Terminal 5, Port of Seattle, details TBA

Barge Show

Saturday Jun 6

JUNE AGAINST DOOM: COMMUNITY PICKETS AGAINST SHELL
*wheelchair accessible areas and wheelchair accessible bathrooms
Jun 5-8, 5:30am-8pm+, Terminal 5, Port of Seattle, details TBA

Jazz band on barge!

Sunday Jun 7

Details to come!

Monday Jun 8

JUNE AGAINST DOOM: COMMUNITY PICKETS AGAINST SHELL
*wheelchair accessible areas and wheelchair accessible bathrooms

Tuesday Jun 9

The Port of Seattle Commission at 1:00 p.m. in Commission Chambers

Port of Seattle Headquarters, Pier 69, 2711 Alaskan Way, Seattle

Wednesday Jun 10

Intended departure day.

Thursday Jun 11+

Details to come!

No Matter The Outcome of This Week and Month, The Struggle Will Continue!

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