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Community Event: The Tar Sands Valve Turners: Civil Disobedience Today

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    1001 East Pike, Seattle, WA (map)

    47.613987 -122.319290

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    Sponsored by Shut It Down - Climate Direct Action and 350 Seattle

    The Tar Sands Valve Turners: Civil Disobedience Today
    Forum & Fundraiser - Monday December 12 
    Sole Repair Shop 1001 E Pike St
    $20 suggested donation, 100% goes to #shutitdown legal fund
    No one turned away for lack of funds

    https://actionfund-climatedisobedience.nationbuilder.com/donate

    October 11th 2016, 5 parents and grandparents turned emergency shut-off valves on the 5 pipelines that carry oil from the Canadian tar sands into the United States. It was an unprecedented act of non-violent direct action that shut down 15% of US crude oil imports for nearly a day.

    Now, “Valve Turners” face Felony charges with sentences of up to 95 years in prison. 
    Hear Emily, Michael, Annette, Leonard, and Ken discuss why they felt morally compelled to take non-violent direct action.

    $20 suggested donation, 100% goes to #shutitdown legal fund
    No one turned away for lack of funds
    www.shutitdown.today

    “For years we’ve tried the legal, incremental, reasonable methods, and they haven’t been anything like enough; without a radical shift in our relationship to this Earth, all that we love will disappear. My fear of that possibility is far greater than my fear of jail." 
    Emily Johnston

    “Like mothers everywhere, I act from a deep love for my own children that extends out to all children and young people, and all living beings on this planet.”
    Annette Klapstein

    “I am here to generate action that wakes people up to the reality of what we are doing to life as we know it. All of our climate victories are meaningless if we don’t stop extracting oil, coal and gas now.”
    Michael Foster

    “Only if we are truly contesting the means of our own destruction - like wrestling a gun from the hands of a suicide - will we be able to use words like “hope” without cynicism or despair.” 
    Ken Ward

    "I am committed to the moral necessity of participating in nonviolent direct action to protect life." 
    Leonard Higgins

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