FRIDAY — MARCH 20 — West Cummington, MA
Please join us for an evening of song and help raise funds for our fight!
Rachel Laitman, a gifted young songwriter with a beautiful voice, has offered to do a concert at the West Cummington church on Friday, March 20. ALL proceeds will go to NoFrackedGasInMass.org, one of the many groups working to stop the Northeast Energy Direct pipeline being proposed for the region by Kinder Morgan.
The West Cummington Congregational Church is within a mile of the proposed pipeline path and could have a compressor station within a couple of miles of its location. The compressor station scheduled to be built in nearby Windsor or Plainfield, Massachusetts would be among the largest in the country. At 80,000 horsepower, it could produce many tons of carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxide and volatile organic compounds and considerable noise and light pollution. Testing near much smaller facilities revealed over 60 carcinogens, neurotoxins and endocrine disruptors in the air.
Rachel Laitman’s contribution to the movement through this fundraising concert is a great example of the region’s cooperative response in resisting this large industrial project in rural communities across four states. Rachel is a socially, environmental and interpersonally concerned singer-songwriter from Brooklyn, NY. Rachel’s luch lyrics and the energy of her voice recall memory, friendship, dreams and desire. Her album, Grimace and Grace, establishes itself as “an inviting and stunningly gorgeous feat of inner pop-folk stength.” (Necrobisect). You can find her music online at www.rachelinthemines.bandcamp.com.
SATURDAY — MARCH 21, 2015 — HARTFORD, CT
— Nonviolent direct action and affinity group building workshop. This training will cover the history of nonviolent direct action, introduce some of the roles and skills needed to carry out direct actions and prepare people to organize affinity groups to carry out actions.
This training is being organized by FANG: Fighting Against Natural Gas. While FANG currently has a campaign underway to stop a major pipeline expansion in New England and would love your support – this training is also open to anyone who wants to use these skills to fight for justice as part of other campaigns.
If you plan on attending, please take a moment to complete the official registration form: http://bit.ly/1wRY8aR
9:30am – 5:00pm
Charter Oak Cultural Center
21 Charter Oak Ave
WEDNESDAY — APRIL 1-12, 2015 — Along the pipeline route
— Pipeline Pilgrimage, The New England Young Adult Friends (Quaker) Climate Working Group invites you to join us in a pilgrimage along the route of the proposed Kinder-Morgan methane pipeline in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
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WEDNESDAY — APRIL 22, 2015 — Albany, NY
— Earth Day 2015 Rally and ACTION, “It’s a Crime to Poison Us: End all Fossil Fuels – Renewables Now!” Family Friendly – Powerful Speakers – MUSIC – ACTION!!!
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We also encourage those that cannot make the trip to Albany to participate in SOLIDARITY ACTIONS or Create one of your own – we will post your event on our site.
11:00 AM – 8 PM
West Capitol Park
MAY 21-29, 2015 — Washington DC
— MASS ACTION AT FERC, a week of direct action at FERC Headquarters, organized by Beyond Extreme Energy (BXE).
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