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Pittsburghers Take to the Streets to Confront Fracking Industry

Pittsburghers and the people of surrounding communities were justifiably irate when President Trump claimed to “represent Pittsburgh” as he renounced the Paris Climate Accord. On behalf of the city and the region, our elected officials, private citizens, and civic institutions answered him with essentially the same message: “Not in Our Name!” This past Monday and… Read more »

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UPDATE: 6 People arrested at TD Bank #NoDAPL Protest

UPDATE [5:50am EST 11.22.16] After being held in jail for more than 21 hours all six TD Bank protestors have been released on own recognizance after their charges were set. Thank you for donating to support the action of these incredible women- please continue to donate and share as the action does not stop until… Read more »

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Young Women Shut Down TD Bank, Call for Divestment of the Dakota Access Pipeline

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Chris Pilewski, 412-953-3355, cmpilewski@gmail.com   Perry Wheeler, 301-675-8766, perry.wheeler@greenpeace.org Young Women Shut Down TD Bank, Call for Divestment of the Dakota Access Pipeline   Philadelphia, PA- Three women locked down outside of TD Bank Monday morning at 1500 John F Kennedy Boulevard in Center City Philadelphia, blocking the entrance and halting… Read more »

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Donate to the Trump Rally Legal Defense Fund!

On April 13th 2016, our friends Lisa, Shea and Maxx were arrested near a Donald Trump rally at the David L Lawrence Convention Center in downtown Pittsburgh. All three are charged with felony aggravated assault and felony riot; Maxx and Shea are additionally charged with resisting arrest. They are all out of jail and in… Read more »

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Pittsburghers Disrupt ALEC Dinner at Heinz Hall to Stand up for Democracy

Disruption comes in advance of major rally outside ALEC Spring Task Force Summit PITTSBURGH—Two dozen Pittsburghers stormed into the American Legislative Exchange Council’s (ALEC) Spring Task Force Summit meeting on Thursday evening, disrupting the lobbying group’s Board of Directors Dinner.  While ALEC’s Summit is taking place at the Omni-William Penn, the dinner was held a… Read more »

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Stand Up to Donald Trump in Western PA

Donald Trump continues to to raise the bar on racist rhetoric with attacks on immigrant, Latin@, Black, and Muslim communities. He has declared war on women, denies the impacts of climate change and fossil fuel extraction, and is anti-worker’s rights. Trump’s record of hate speech, inciting fear, violence, and bigotry goes on and on. Trump’s… Read more »

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Grandparents “Rock to Block” Fracking Wells Near Schools with Rocking Chair Blockade

Grandparents “Rock to Block” Fracking Wells Near Schools with Rocking Chair Blockade Older Generation Stands Up to Protect School Children Middlesex Township, Butler, PA – A group of grandparents and seniors shut down an unconventional natural gas drilling (fracking) site near the Mars Area School District with a “rock to block” rocking chair blockade on… Read more »

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- Pittsburgh Tour of Climate Scrooges Calls Out Industry Role In Local Air Pollution

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 1, 2015 Contact: Eva Westheimer 513-600-0580 eva.westheimer@gmail.com Pittsburgh Tour of Climate Scrooges Calls Out Industry Role In Local Air Pollution Pittsburgh, PA- Tuesday afternoon about 50 concerned community members, environmental groups, and social justice organizations marched throughout downtown Pittsburgh. The march wound through downtown stopping at what participants call Pittsburgh’s top… Read more »

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This Changes Everything film screenings and more!

People living in the shadow of the Shenango Cokeworks are fighting back against this big polluter to keep air clean for all of us. This weekend, Join the residents of Mckees Rocks to watch This Changes Everything, a documentary inspired by Naomi Klein’s book about Capitalism vs. the climate. See the movie, hear about Shenango’s… Read more »