Oct 25 2014

TRIAL STARTS FOR ANACORTES THREE

In July, three people locked themselves to 55-gallon barrels filled with concrete on the train tracks at Tesoro’s Anacortes Refinery in order to protest and draw attention to the issue of dangerous exploding oil trains coming into our State and passing through and putting at risk our communities and precious ecosystems. Their action blocked oil trains for half the day, disrupting business as usual at the facility and dramatically increasing the scrutiny of refinery oil-train facilities. On Tuesday, the Anacortes 3 will have their first day in court. Come support them and keep the pressure on to stop oil-by-rail. We want to pack the courtroom to show our support. Afterwards, we will walk across the street to deliver messages to Skagit County decision-makers to demand they not permit the proposed crude by rail offloading facility at the neighboring Shell refinery which would add one additional oil train to those passing through Seattle every day. 

All three of our friends are facing a misdemeanor trespassing charge for locking down on the tracks and preventing dangerous oil trains from rolling. We need to pack the courtroom to show support for these climate defenders, and to keep the pressure on Skagit County to reject fossil fuel expansion projects.

See you there! 

Carlo Voli,  Keep it in the Ground Facilitator

When: Tuesday, October 28th @ 8:30 AM

Where: Skagit County Municipal Court COURTROOM 2 – 1800 Continental Place, Mt Vernon

  If you need some inspiration here’s a video of the action at the Tesoro Refinery:

Facebook RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/705866642828617/

Oct 13 2014

LINKS ARE MOVING

There has been some thought about how best to inform our OCCUPY BELLINGHAM web browsers about who we are, what we stand for and what we are doing.  One of the methods we use is to encourage folks to stay informed on a myriad of issues, not only by attending meetings and participating in actions but by reading.  That’s what the links on the left side of the page are about.  

  • Quick referrals to other web sites that can inform you about other groups,
  • Important information about our OCCUPY BELLINGHAM various campaigns

You can view all these issues that we care about and demand action for on the menu bar under “ABOUT”.   There we list our vision, mission and demands.  

We are in the process of moving this categorized information to the top menu bar under LINKS.  When we have this completed you will see a larger space for the blog portion of the web site and possibly some changes there as well.

Stay tuned!

Oct 03 2014

Website upgraded to WordPress 4.0

This major upgrade to the software we use for our website does not appear, so far, to change anything visible to users in our historical content.

There are lots of improvements under the hood that give content creators enhanced options.  As these options are used, there may be “look and feel” differences that users see in new content.

Sep 24 2014

THE CLIMATE MARCH

Here are some interesting looks at the climate march.

Enjoy!

Go here for a link to the Jon Stewart Show for a good laugh at the ridiculous aspect of this debate.

And here is an article

 

Sep 17 2014

PEOPLE’S CLIMATE MARCH – RIGHT HERE

A BIG weekend is coming fast.  If you are going to NYC for the massive climate march – safe travels!

All of it coinciding with the UN annual climate conference and the International Day of Peace.

Other wise we have a lot going on right here at home.  Saturday, Sunday and Monday.  You can view it on the calendar to the right or take the link to the events. 

You can go here to find out about events happening with the Nawtsamaat Alliance.

If you haven’t seen the movie Disruption watch the trailer.

Go here to watch the full movie.

Then on Sunday the Annual Peace and Justice International Day of Peace celebration at the  Majestic Ballroom starting at 5:00 pm.

Aug 11 2014

MORE ON PALESTINE

This is also about our war making and especially about Palestine. 

Jul 22 2014

WE ARE ALL ONE

THE LATEST NEWS (MAYBE YOU KNEW THIS) IS THAT GAZA HAS MUCH OIL AND GAS DEPOSITS.  AHA!  THINGS MAKE A LITTLE MORE SENSE NOW!

THINK ABOUT THE FOLLOWING – – – – . 

THIS IS NOT GOING AWAY!

 

Jul 21 2014

THEATER – “GO GRANNY D” TONIGHT

A reminder about this opportunity to see live theater and learn more about one person’s actions helping the movement to overturn the Citizen’s United Supreme Court ruling in 2010. 

The information is on the flier below. 

 

GRANNY D show

Jul 17 2014

July Movie Night

Occupy Bellingham Presents

 Thursday July 17th 7:00 PM

Alternative Library

1417 Railroad Ave

 

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This vibrant documentary profiles scientist, activist and educator David Suzuki as he prepares for his “legacy lecture” at the University of British Columbia, where he offers profound insights into his visionary commitment to the environment. In addition to musing about his much-lauded career, Suzuki candidly describes his past, including his Japanese Canadian family’s placement in an internment camp in British Columbia during World War II.

 

Occupy Bellingham Movie Night

3rd Thursday 7 PM

Jul 15 2014

OIL TRAIN HEARING – WEDNESDAY

If you thought we only needed to be concerned about the proposed coal terminal at Cherry Point,  think again!  The current move to off load oil from trains (refined and possibly crude) from the Bakken oil fields and Tar Sands at our two refineries has been happening for the past year under our noses.

Learn more about about oil trains and tankers from Forest Ethics (http://forestethics.org/) and Columbia Riverkeeper (http://columbiariverkeeper.org/).
Oil companies ship 40 times more oil in outdated and dangerous train cars compared to just five years ago. This is a national problem. If you are worried about safety in our community, join us on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at 6:00 for a rally and then a public hearing. 

State your opinion about this latest effort by the fossil-fuel robber barons to make their profits on the backs of the citizens of our community.  We must insist on an EIS for this.

Go to Re-Sources web site HERE for more information.

 

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