“…to the blasts of recorded “breaking news” about transforming the CEI Hub to a place of beauty, we showed first the “Doom” sides, then the “Bloom” sides. A visually powerful moment of transformation. As Patti called out details of Zenith’s ugly history of deception and expansion, we chanted our demand at each point on the timeline: “Why are they still here?!”
This November 6, on Global Day of Action for Climate Justice, hundreds of thousands of protesters gathered in the streets of Europe and especially Glasgow as part of the COP26 Coalition. Here in Portland we … Read more
On October 30, dozens of activists gathered on the Tilikum Bridge to inform the public, with flyers, banner, signs and the World on Fire Truck, about the climate emergency. The very scary Methane Monster was … Read more
By Janet Weil In solidarity with the Indigenous-led week of action in Washington, DC, #PeopleVsFossilFuels, XRPDX rebels and allies from 350PDX assembled at the Federal Building in downtown Portland on Tuesday, October 12. The theme … Read more
By Janet Weil and Lynn Spitaleri Handlin August 13: #DefundLine3! Stop the Money Pipeline! XRPDX rebels took to the streets to challenge the banks that are irresponsibly funding fossil fuel infrastructure projects, including the Bank … Read more
On July 12th, scores of climate justice activists turned out on Hawthorne Street to pressure Chase, Bank of America, and Wells Fargo to stop funding tar sands pipeline projects, especially Line 3. Indigenous activists spoke at a rally prior to the march which also featured music by XR activist, Wendy Emerson.
On Monday, June 21st, Extinction Rebellion PDX joined a coalition of more than 15 local environmental organizations to deliver another 2000 signatures to City Council asking them to deny the Land Use Compatibility Statement (LUCS) … Read more
An incredible action. When we headed back to the blockade site this morning, there were still 4 people locked to the boat blocking the road into the site. A few people across the road stayed overnight to provide some support. Activists with a lot of direct action experience and skills, and those with little or none, all worked together beautifully.
On a bright sunny Friday morning, activists fighting climate catastrophe gathered in Cully Park, in the largest numbers since the pandemic struck last year. 350PDX provided bright sunflower umbrellas while newly vaccinated comrades greeted each other with hugs. On the 5-year anniversary of the Mosier train derailment, we were there to tell the media and the City of Portland to deny the Land Use Compatibility Statement that Zenith Energy needs to get an air quality permit from the Department of Environmental Quality.