"Powershift 2009 and civil disobedience at DC coal plant"
A guest post by Eban Goodstein, Professor of Economics at Lewis & Clark College and Project Director of the National Teach-in on Global Warming Solutions following up on his earlier post.
We wanted to remind people about upcoming grassroots actions in Washington DC. Powershift 2009 will bring 10,000 young people to the capitol for two days of training and the biggest youth lobbying day in history beginning February 27.
Then on March 2, Bill McKibben and Wendell Berry have called for a large scale civil disobedience action at the coal plant inside DC that powers the capitol building–some 2,000 people are expected to risk arrest there (see McKibben and Berry call for civil disobedience at DC coal plant: “Bear witness to an evil”).
If you missed the Teach in, get some friends together to watch the webcast for the National Teach-In: Solutions for the First 100 Days. Featuring David Orr, Hunter Lovins, and youth climate activists Billy Parish, Wahleah Johns and Jesse Tolkan, it is guaranteed to make you go out and buy your bus ticket.