Six activists are on a hunger strike, protesting the Peabody Peaker Plant construction. They are #FastingForAFuture. Listen in as they talk about the individual experiences that have brought each to this profound and brave action.
The reading list:
- The Climate Minute podcast "Voices from the Fasting for a Future Hunger Strike"
- 350 Mass
- Rebecca Solnit: A paradise built in hell
- BU Divestment
- Boston Globe on the West Roxbury Lateral pipeline
- The Climate Minute podcast from 2014 on the NYC People's March
- Bill McKibben in Rolling Stone on Climate Change’s new math
- NYT on climate and CA fires
- A Climate scientist speaks to NPR on animal migration
- A detailed description of our campaign, #Fastingforafuture, is here.
- Please join our Facebook group for the tour schedule, and to follow our strike! https://www.facebook.com/groups/1323574801481904/ Our first stop is the multi-sponsored Fix the Grid Rally on March 16, at 4:30pm at the Boston Common across from the State House, which is targeting ISO-NE. Two strikers, Judith Black and Nathan Phillips, will be speaking. Please come! And if you can, attend one of our other events around the state.
- If you agree with our demands, and want to support us, we invite you to be a Solidarity Striker. This means fasting for a short time–6 or 12 hours, as possible–either from food, or from using fossil fuels (ie, unnecessary driving, etc.) We'd like to publicize how many people do this, so if you do, PLEASE LET US KNOW by emailing us at [email protected].
- If you use Twitter, please help us get #Fastingforafuture trending!!
- Video of MCAN presser announcing two reports on Peabody Peaker
Because we recognize the necessity of personal accountability for our actions, because we accept responsibility for a building a durable future and because we believe it is our patriotic duty as citizens to speak out, we must insist the United States transform it’s energy sector, over the next decade, under a just and equitable plan, that uses regulations, investments and a price on carbon to safeguard our collective future.
Thanks for listening.