Events

See also the calendar of our ally Popular Resistance.

 

 

Saturday, September 9, 2017    Vancouver, BC

 

Website: Climate Convergence

MARCH & RALLY
SATURDAY, SEPT. 9th, 1 pm
Vancouver Art Gallery (Georgia St. side)
Downtown Vancouver​​

Despite widespread opposition, Kinder Morgan is still promising to start construction of the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion in first part of September. Justin Trudeau is also constantly reaffirming the Federal government’s support for the pipeline. 

Let’s come together to ensure that it will not be built. There is clear opposition from the indigenous nations whose traditional territories it would cross, and overwhelming evidence that the planet cannot support any more dirty fossil fuel mega-projects.

 

 

September 11 to 16, 2017  Washington, DC

Website: The International Committee

The International Committee’s Campaign for a Just Policy towards Cuba along with other organizations in the United States, are planning the Third Days of Action Against the Blockade in Washington DC from September 11-16, 2017.

 

September 12-14, 2017 Virginia several sites

People’s Pipeline Protest

A Moral Appeal to Gov. Terry McAuliffe Involving Three Days of Spirited, Creative Protests at Seven Key Offices Statewide to Stop Two Harmful Fracked-Gas Pipelines

 

September 15-16, 2017 Princeton, New Jersey

website

The Public Banking Institute National Conference Comes to Princeton! 
“The Public Bank Solution: Funding a Sustainable Future” will bring many notable national speakers and much attention to the momentum for creating public banks around the country. Make plans now to be a part of this important gathering! More details will be forthcoming soon. Set the date aside now to be there!

2017 has become a watershed moment in the drive to create new American public banks. With dozens of local and state initiatives underway around the country, legislators and municipal executives, bankers and economists, civic stakeholders and social activists alike are actively engaged in asking the questions, raising the prospects, making the connections and building the momentum for a sea-change in public finance.

The Public Banking Institute, as organizational core for this movement, now invites all those engaging this important work to come together to study, share, collaborate and plan the key next steps forward.

“The Public Bank Solution: Funding a Sustainable Future” will bring national speakers and attention to the momentum of public banking. New Jersey sets the perfect stage as the Garden State builds national awareness of the public banking agenda through a mainstream gubernatorial candidacy focusing attention on the idea that a state-owned public bank could make all the difference in turning around  a troubled state economy.

Make plans now to be a part of this important gathering!  Come learn and be inspired by renown presenters who delve into the ways in which public banking provides a breakthrough opportunity for public policy problem-solving.  Set the date aside to be there now!

WHEN
September 14, 2017 at 8am - September 16, 2017
CONTACT

September 16-17, 2017 Washington, D.C.

Website: Congress of Resistance

Preamble

The United States Congress does not represent the people who live and work in the United States. Given the threat posed by the Trump regime, the people must take matters into our own hands, together, and claim the power we already have.

The Reality We’re Facing

The Trump regime is threatening to destroy the social, civil, economic, and environmental reforms achieved at great cost from decades of grassroots struggles. It plans to intensify the redistribution of wealth from the bottom to the top, while scapegoating the most vulnerable. This is an agenda of capitalism without restraints in which the government helps Wall Street and corporate elites loot the rest of society.

The U.S. Congress will not stop the Trump regime from implementing its agenda of class war against workers, immigrants, women, Muslims, the Black community, Native communities, the LGBTQ population, public education, social programs, civil liberties, and the environment. In fact, Congress will ratify that agenda — even if a few members verbally protest.

For a long time, the U.S. Congress has served the country’s biggest corporations. A majority of members of Congress are themselves millionaires, with average net worth nearly 20 times that of ordinary Americans. After the Great Recession of 2008, most Americans saw their personal wealth decline over 40 percent. African American communities took a particularly hard hit. Members of Congress, however, made out like the bandits they are. Their average wealth increased by 28 percent.

Congress takes $1.1 trillion in our tax dollars and hands over half of it to the largest military-industrial complex in the world, while health, education, housing and jobs receive less than a quarter. Congress receives top-notch, government-provided health care but eliminated that possibility for the people. It signed off on mass surveillance and endless wars. It has done nothing for the communities facing police violence and record deportations. These “representatives” don’t represent us.

The People’s Congress

We need a People’s Congress of Resistance where we govern, decide and act for ourselves and our communities. Since January 20, people have been fighting back in huge numbers. Immigrants, women, and students have rallied, marched, and gone on strike. A People’s Congress of Resistance can help support and coordinate this ongoing resistance. We can create a new, collective, vision of our common future. We can put together the strategy to make it a reality.

We invite all to join us in building such a People’s Congress of Resistance. Over the next weeks and months, we will all begin the process of preparing for this Congress by launching local assemblies, determining and discussing the matters to be brought before our new People’s Congress of Resistance on September 16-17, 2017, in Washington, D.C.

Throughout history there are moments that urgently require radical change and the reorganization of political and economic power, and the building of a new power. This is such a moment.

Build a new People’s Congress of Resistance from the grassroots. No collaboration or compromise with the Trump Agenda! We will resist and resist and resist — until we overcome.

 

Sept. 20, 2017   Washington, D.C.

FERC Protest Interest Form

A quorum has been restored at FERC with the confirmation of Trump’s two nominees, Robert Powelson and Neil Chatterjee. With these fossil fuel boosters on board to carry out Trump's dirty energy agenda, FERC's abuses of power can only worsen. This includes a possible expansion of FERC's powers.

FERC will begin holding monthly meetings again, starting Wednesday, Sept. 20. We need to be there in big numbers that day to let FERC and Congress know that the direction they plan to take the country is unacceptable and that we won’t tolerate it.

We’ve been FERCed long enough! Join us in D.C. to send that message on Sept. 20! We'll rally outside the FERC building and hear from inspirational speakers. We'll fill the meeting room. We'll march to Congress. And we'll lobby.

 

September 22 to 24, 2017   Washington, DC

Website: World Beyond War

Just following the International Day of Peace, and in the tradition of No War 2016: Real Security Without Terrorism, this year’s conference will focus on activism, including activist planning workshops, addressing how the antiwar and environmental movements can work together.

We encourage and can help you to hold similar events in other locations, and this event will be livestreamed so that other events can watch it.

WHO: Speakers will include: Gar Smith whose forthcoming book is The War and Environment Reader, and Max Blumenthal, Kevin Zeese, Kathy Kelly, Brian Terrell, Bruce Gagnon, Peter Kuznick, Ray McGovern, David Swanson, Dale Dewar, Nadine Bloch, Richard Tucker, Pat Elder, Mike Stagg, Natalia Cardona, Lindsay Koshgarian, Suzanne Cole, Eric Teller, Robin Taubenfeld, Alice Day, Lincoln Day, Brian Trautman, Rev Lukata Mjumbe, Anthony Rogers-Wright, Jill Stein, James Marc Leas, Jonathan King, Diane Wilson, Donnal Walter, Tony Jenkins, Medea Benjamin, Will Griffin, Alice Slater, Susi Snyder, Emily Wurth, Elizabeth Murray, Annie Machon

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