FRACK FREE NATION
By Bram Loeb, Summarized April 19 by Chrysalis
FRACK FREE NATION – Beyond Dirty Energy – A Time To Break The Silence….
and Ask For What We Want!!!
On April 4th, 2012, a group of committed activists and grassroots citizens came to Albany to deliver the message, “HONOR the Water of Life – Move toward Clean Energy NOW!!! “…And to honor the memory of Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and his dream of 44 years.
*Over 500 Capital District residents including state workers and school children on their lunch hour, in The West Capitol Park in Albany were treated to inspirational speakers and music throughout the day. The event was organized by Frack Free New York and Frack Free Nation, a growing national grassroots movement.
*About 3 dozen grassroots people from all around New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Michigan, and California came together under the banner, FRACK FREE NATION, representing members of Occupy Albany, Occupy Binghamton, Occupy Rochester, Occupy Wall Street, Walk About Water, Frack Free Catskills, SPAN(Sovereign People’s Action Network), Food Not Bombs, Move To Amend, Save Rock Foundation, Frack Free California, Frack Free Pennsylvania, Frack Free New York, Joel Tyner For Congress, enrolled Lakota and Paiute Shoshone tribal members
*Founder Abram Loeb seeks to give a new voice to the grassroots movement for positive change, in honor of all life and water.. In this way we contribute to the process of educating our leaders. We speak from our hearts that we may move beyond dirty energy use and dirty energy wars and protect our water, air, land, food supply and children’s health, for there to be life on earth for the next seven generations to come.
This effort of love was recognized with support from shale gas affected Dimock, PA families.
*JOEL TYNER,. Duchess County Legislator since 2001, and a Democratic candidate for Congress in the newly drawn 19th congressional district.
*CECILE ANN LAWRENCE Green Party of NY 2010 candidate for U.S. Senate,
* WALK ABOUT WATER a feral women’s action group in service to future generations
*Retired Philadelphia Police Chief, CAPTAIN RAY LEWIS, who has recently been arrested for peacefully exercising his first amendment rights at Occupy Wall Street protests.
* PETE SEEGER. By telephone with Abram said, “I am very encouraged that you are doing this. I want to see children, teenagers, parents, and grandparents all coming out for this. Let the people know, We don’t need to grow BIGGER…. We need to grow QUICKER!”
*ABRAM LOEB, founding organizer of www.frackfreenewyork.org and www.frackfreenation.org shared from his personal experiences. “Don’t Waste NY was successful in stopping a nuclear waste dump in NY State in 1989 and 1990, through community outreach, petitioning, lobbying, protesting, bird dogging then Governor Cuomo and also supporting Peaceful Direct Action resulting in arrests in both Cortland and Allegany Counties. While all this was effective at stopping the dump, the movement failed when we failed to go on to shut down the nuclear industry. Maybe we would not be still fighting to shut down Vermont Yankee, Indian Point, and Nine Mile. Maybe we could have changed things before Fukushima. This time we must succeed, our very survival depends on it.”
Abram gave a memorial tribute to the lifetime activist work of his father, a Veteran for Peace, DR. ERIC LOEB (8/5/30 – 3/24/11)
Frack Free Nation has plans to grow, and more events are coming up soon. Come join us. www.frackfreenation.org
*First Nations’ people created and closed our gathering as sacred space.
“We are NOT the Resistance to the SHALE GAS ARMY. We are the Earth and the Water.”
~~~~~~~We are here to remind Governor Cuomo~~~~~~
FRACKING IS UNHEALTHY FOR CHILDREN AND OTHER LIVING BEINGS.
IT IS A CRIME TO POISON US…. CRIMINALIZE FRACKING