Today. Copley Square, Boston
Members of the Rainforest Action Network (RAN) have connected themselves with metal tubes in front of Bank of America at Copley Square to protest the corporations funding of the coal industry which destroys communities. Police are currently breaking them apart.
Bravo! Boston is desperate for more direct action protests!
RAN should jump in the Pride parade this year since the theme is sustaining our world/communities.
Join their facebook group. Join the QueerToday.com facebook group.
Thanks to Trevor for sending photos from his fancy schmancy I-phone!
From Their Flyer:
While the world is calling for immediate action to confront climate change reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and end our reliance on dirty coal energy, Bank of America (Boston Pride Corporate Sponsor) is continuing to use your money to invest in the most destructive and polluting industries.
- responsible for 40% of US greenhouse gasses (2 billion tons/year)
- largest source of toxic mercury contamination
- power plants are the leading cause of asthma and lung cancer responsible for over 24,000 death annually
- Mountaintop removal mining has destroyed over 450 mountains in Appalachia, buried thousands of miles of streams and poisoned water supplies.