Update - Re: Settling for Genocide
Some related developments...
Just a brief follow-up to my most recent email/post, letting you know about a couple relevant happenings.
- First, I was very politely asked by xxxx xxxxxxx, the founder/moderator of the movement-insiders’ email group I referred to in my last post, to remove the name of the group. I’ve decided to comply with his request, out of respect for him and everyone on the list. So, if you go back and read the original post, the name is now redacted.
- Second, I was slow to respond to xxxx’s request, because at the time it was sent I was—along with a bunch of my beautiful comrades in the NoCoalNoGas campaign—smack in the middle of this:
In another effort to shut down Bow coal plant, activists stop train in Massachusetts
New Hampshire Public Radio | By Mara Hoplamazian Published December 22, 2022 at 5:20 PM EST
A group of climate change activists stopped a train bringing coal to New Hampshire for more than three hours in Westford, Mass., Thursday.
The effort was part of the No Coal No Gas campaign, which aims to shut down New England’s last running coal-fired power plant in Bow and end the burning of fossil fuels.
Early Thursday morning, the group of activists made sure the train was stopped. Then, two protesters locked themselves to the train tracks.
Nathan Phillips, a professor at Boston University, was one of the people locked down. In a livestream posted to the No Coal No Gas group’s Facebook page, he called on leaders to stop subsidizing coal.
“Business as usual, status quo profiteering, and long-term damage to our climate and frontline communities is no longer acceptable, and is not going to be tolerated by ratepayers, frontline communities, and working people,” he said. … [More]
Here’s the campaign’s quite substantive press release:
Climate Justice Activists Blockade Coal Train in Westford, MA
Individuals with the No Coal No Gas campaign safely stop train, lock to freight rail tracks in protest of the continued transportation of coal and CSX's unfair treatment of its workers
Yes, the coal trains are back, and so are we. There will be more of these actions, likely very soon. We will escalate. And we will not stop fighting until Merrimack Station Power Plant is shut down, and a just clean-energy transition is a reality in New England.
Peace and love,