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Rising Tide

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Rising Tide is an international, all-volunteer, grassroots network of groups and individuals who organize locally, promote community-based solutions to the climate crisis and take direct action to confront the root causes of climate change. Portland Risin

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Monday
Jun
6
2016
Monday, June 6, 2016 from 6:30-9pm
6:30-9pm
On Friday, June 3rd, a Union Pacific train carrying crude oil fracked from the Bakken Shale derailed and caught fire in the Columbia River Gorge near Mosier, Oregon. The surrounding neighborhood, including an elementary school, was evacuated, oil spilled into the Columbia River, and the fire burned into the night. At the same time, the fate of the Pacific Northwest's largest proposed crude oil transfer facility, the Tesoro Savage terminal in Vancouver, Washington, is soon to be decided. Grassroots opposition to existing oil train traffic, and to the climate devastation of the region's five oil refineries, is growing. Train tracks leading to the Shell and Tesoro refineries in Anacortes, Washington were just blockaded by over 150 people for 36 hours—the strongest, longest-lasting, most populous train blockade in the region to date—and people all over are ready to escalate the frequency and intensity of actions. How can we respond to the derailment in a way that meets the moral imperative to act immediately but also reflects long-term strategic thinking? How can we address the dangers of exploding oil trains in way that furthers our broader efforts to stop regional fossil fuel threats and protect global climate? How can we make the political-economic system feel the magnitude of the crisis it is causing for people and the planet? We will discuss rapid response options to the Mosier oil train derailment, identifying the networks of corporate and governmental power responsible for it. We will map out the points of conflict, from the offices of decisionmakers to the train tracks, where we can push back against the oil industry's devastating presence in our lives. We encompass a rich diversity of political approaches and there is a need for multiple actions. Therefore, we can both use this space to plan as large a response as possible and also, if we desire, to organize breakout groups for smaller actions
Friday
May
22
2015
Friday, May 22, 2015 from 7:30-10:30pm
7:30-10:30pm
Venue:
@
Ecotrust
Benefit for Portland Rising Tide and Direct Resistance to Climate Change, with Counterfeit Cash, The Wild Wood and Anna Fritz.
Monday
Apr
28
2014
Monday, April 28, 2014 from noon-3pm
noon-3pm
Join Portland Rising Tide and others Monday, April 28th at 12pm for a mass action in downtown Portland to highlight the farce of regulatory agencies that work hand in hand with the fossil fuel industry; and to show that the people will step up to enforce our urgent demand: “Coal, Oil, Gas – None Shall Pass! Governor Kitzhaber and his agencies including the State Land Board, DEQ, DSL, and ODOT have been complicit in issuing permits for coal and oil terminals in Oregon. Now they are being asked to approve the west coast’s first Natural Gas export terminal and a 350+ mile pipeline to Coos Bay, OR. This action will be held in conjunction with the Global Climate Convergence; an international call for “10 days to change course” between Earth Day and May Day; marked with direct actions and/or demonstrations highlighting the joint struggles of labor and climate justice. ***If you can, come dressed in either a suit/jacket, OR as your favorite Oregon flora, fauna, or person. We will have opportunities for some fun street theater!*** Also, we need your help to spread the word about this and other upcoming events - please invite all of your facebook friends who might be interested; and contact us if you are interested in phonebanking, flyering, etc. http://www.facebook.com/events/1511072169120298/
Sunday
Apr
13
2014
Sunday, April 13, 2014 from 11am-4pm
11am-4pm
Join us for a fun day of four trainings in preparation for the Global Climate Convergence Action (coming up on April 28th) There will be Creative Action Planning, Affinity Group Formation, Creative Media for Actions + one more TBD. The idea behind this training is not just to build skills but to build relationships and soon Affinity Groups or AGs. These small groups of activists who work well together and trust each other are the basis of much effective direct actions. We hope to help folks form up and get ready to shut down the fossil fuel industry here in the NW. 11AM Affinity Group Formation: What's an Affinity Group, why we use them, why their important and how to form them effectively. 12 - Creative Action Planning: Have you been to a protest or two and wanted to get better at organizing them? Have you been bored on a march chanting slogans? This is for you. This training will help give ideas and tools to plan your own effective and awesome actions from purely symbolic to directly stopping earth destroyers. If you're looking for arrestable or no risk of arrest at all actions, this one's for you. 1:30 PM - Media for actions: This will take you through the process of working with mainstream media & a bit of social media for an action. Leveraging mass media well can make actions more effective, better attended and help meet your campaign goals. After this workshop you'll feel empowered to talk to the media, give interviews and get mass media to come to your events & actions. Bring a notebook and lunch. We'll bring some snacks and coffee!
Monday
Apr
7
2014
Monday, April 7, 2014 from 6:30-8:30pm
6:30-8:30pm
Portland Rising Tide will be facilitating a planning meeting for actions in coordination with the Global Climate Convergence (http://globalclimateconvergence.org). The bulk of the meeting will involve planning the mass action in downtown Portland April 28th (description below) and encouraging individuals or groups to plug in to various aspects of it. The time between 6:30-7pm has been marked for check-ins and agenda items, so please do not hesitate to show up late if necessary. For more info, contact portland@risingtidenorthamerica.org ------ Join Portland Rising Tide and others Monday, April 28th for a mass action in downtown Portland to highlight the farce of regulatory agencies that work hand in hand with the fossil fuel industry; and to show that the people will step up to enforce our urgent demand: “Coal, Oil, Gas – None Shall Pass!” Governor Kitzhaber and his agencies including the State Land Board, DEQ, DSL, and ODOT have been complicit in issuing permits for coal and oil terminals in Oregon. Now they are being asked to approve the west coast’s first Natural Gas export terminal and a 350+ mile pipeline to Coos Bay, OR. This action will be held in conjunction with the Global Climate Convergence; an international call for “10 days to change course” between Earth Day and May Day; marked with direct actions and/or demonstrations highlighting the joint struggles of labor and climate justice. (http://globalclimateconvergence.org/) Details TBA. We are inviting groups or individuals who wish to plug in to attend our open planning meeting: Monday, 4/7 6:30pm Laughing Horse Books (12 NE 10th Ave). Also, we need your help to spread the word about this and other upcoming events - please invite all of your facebook friends who might be interested (https://www.facebook.com/events/1511072169120298/ ) and stay tuned for opportunities to flyer! -------
Tuesday
Oct
8
2013
Tuesday, October 8, 2013 from 9:30-11am
9:30-11am
Dear Activist- Join Greenpeace and allies as we rally to let Gov. Kitzhaber know we need him to lead on climate! Big coal upstart Ambre Energy is trying to force just under 9 million short tons of coal by way of barge on the Columbia River right here in Oregon. Carpools: Portland Carpool and Bus Info: 8AM Departure Hollywood Trader Joe’s 4121 NE Halsey St Portland, OR Corvallis Carpool Info: 8:45AM Departure NW 1st and NW Tyler, Corvallis, OR Parking area behind the Super 8 hotel Sending toxic coal on barges that have never been built before is too risky. It will damage our fragile ecosystems, our communities, and our climate. We can’t let Ambre Energy get this permit approved. This coal company failed to meet three deadlines to fully disclose the impacts of its proposed export terminal in Boardman, OR, deliberately misleading the public. Ambre Energy even withdrew a permit request for the proposed Millennium Bulk Terminal in Longview, WA only after a lawsuit and exposé of internal documents revealed the company lied to state and county officials about the amount of coal they wanted to export through the Northwest. After this toxic coal company failed to disclose the devastating impacts of its proposed export terminal in Boardman, we’re asking Governor Kitzhaber to be a leader on climate and protect Oregonians from big coal and all new fossil fuel construction. RSVP now for the rally to make your voice heard! Follow or copy link http://members.greenpeace.org/event/view/4578/ The State Land Board, which Gov. Kitzhaber leads, will soon be making a determination with regard to Ambre Energy’s permit application. It’s time for the Governor to be a leader on climate and deny Amber Energy’s proposed coal export terminal request. We must make opposition clear-- we don’t want Oregon to become a corridor for fossil fuel exports to Asia. We want to keep coal in the ground where it belongs. Period. Stopping coal exports isn’t just crucial for the Northwest. Around the globe, we must stop major new fossil fuel projects in order to prevent catastrophic climate change. That’s why Greenpeace is working to halt Arctic drilling, the Keystone XL Pipeline and coal export projects that threaten our planet’s future. RSVP today to let Governor Kitzhaber know we need him to lead on climate and acknowledge his role as a key decision-maker! Follow or copy link http://members.greenpeace.org/event/view/4578/ Thank you for standing for our state and our climate. Onward, Brian Manning Greenpeace Organizer Portland, OR
Saturday
Aug
24
2013
Saturday, August 24, 2013 from 10am-3pm
10am-3pm
Join us as part of a community canvass to go door-to-door and talk to people in the St. Johns neighborhood about climate change. We will talk specifically about the fossil fuel export terminals that are already impacting this neighborhood which has oil trains coming through every week en route to the terminal at Port Westward and the planned export of coal through the Pacific Northwest. We will also discuss how communities are already feeling the impacts of climate change, direct action and ways to get involved, including forming study groups. Please meet at the NE corner of Northgate Park near the intersection of N. Clarendon Ave. and N. Fessenden St. You'll be provided with a script - a short rap about the issues - and we'll do a short training before we begin. Bring water, a snack, and good shoes! Pizza will be provided by Vincente's Pizza after the canvass! This event is organized by the Hella 503 Collective, the Parasol Climate Collective and Portland Rising Tide. http://www.facebook.com/events/178747418974667/