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Best HQ LARGE Transition Together Break Free PNW 2016 John Duffy 26849565760

Backbone Campaign teamed up with our friends the Mosquito Fleet, 350 Seattle, Rising Tide, Women of Color Speak Out, the Raging Grannies, Lush, and many more to demand action on climate and an equitable transition away from fossil fuels on May 13-15th, 2016. The protests were part of the #BreakFree global wave of actions calling for our society to “Transition Together” towards "Energy Without Injury,” “100% Renewable Energy Now” and “No More Casualties” by extractive fossil fuel industries. Because of these actions Shell and Tesoro refineries suspended all fossil fuel transport by tankers and rail for 3 days.


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The thousands who participated and organized Break Free actions on land and sea in Anacortes, WA made it abundantly clear that our best chance to avert the worst effects of climate change lies in people with a conscience stepping into their courage to take collective action.


Break Free exemplified the spirit of resistance and resilience, our courage, creativity, deep listening, perseverance and the reverence we hold for what is beautiful and sacred. These traits embodied by the people you call your friends, comrades, and kindred spirits are exactly what Big Oil, and their ilk who profit off of the unjust status quo, fear the most. They are terrified of people moving beyond the shackles of powerlessness and hopelessness and instead exercising their moral imagination to lock arms together and demand change outside of the traditional pathways of redress.


To stop the poisoning of our communities and Exxon's cooking of our climate, we need ordinary heroes courageously stepping outside of what is comfortable and familiar to take action regardless of the odds. Together let's rise to this momentous occasion!


Deepen your resolve and join fellow change agents to study, practice, and take seriously the science and art of effecting positive social change by participating in 2016's Localize This! Action Camp


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Taken on May 15, 2016