WHO: YOU will join the North Texas Light Brigade and co-sponsors, CODEPINK Greater Dallas; Veterans For Peace Chapter 106 - North Texas; Texas Action Coalition for the Environment (Texas ACE); System Change Not Climate Change, DFW; Dallas MoveOn; Pax Christi Dallas; Iraq Veterans Against the War - Texas; Ft. Worth MoveOn Council; Bill of Rights Defense Committee Dallas; The People's Response; Dallas Peace Center; Hope for Peace & Justice.
WHAT: solidarity action with the Global Climate Convergence (http://globalclimateconvergence.org/
) and the National Overpass Light Brigade Network; demonstration, speakers, and flyering followed by a "holding of the letters" with the North Texas Light Brigade. We will spell out, "LOVE MOTHER EARTH." Please wear black or dark clothing if you'd like to join the "Holders of the Light" for photos.
WHEN: Friday, April 25, 7:30 - 9:00 p.m.
WHERE: Pegasus Plaza, southeast corner of Akard St. and Main St. in Dallas
WHY: to "Light Up the Skies" with a call for PEOPLE, PLANET & PEACE OVER PROFIT!
We call for a solution as big as the crisis we face!
AN EMERGENCY GLOBAL GREEN NEW DEAL including:
Full employment with community-based small businesses, worker co-ops, small farmers & government jobs.
100% clean renewable energy by 2030. International binding treaty for swift, deep cuts to carbon emissions. Wealthy polluting nations pay for technology transfer & climate adaptation.
Universal free healthcare & education through college. Affordable housing for all & a moratorium on foreclosures.
Secure the global food supply: Support small farmers, our major source of food production. Put carbon back in the soil through restoration grazing and climate-smart sustainable agriculture. Ensure the right to land, food sovereignty and gender equality.
Economic democracy: Replace “too big to fail” banks with public banks. Secure workers’ rights, support for co-operative enterprise & fair trade. Tax Wall Street & the rich. End third-world & student debt.
Demilitarization: Cut at least 50% of military spending, freeing up resources for social programs & infrastructure. Foreign policy based on international law, human rights and diplomacy – not the military-industrial complex.
End mass incarceration & deportations. Treat immigrant rights as human rights & drug abuse as a public health issue.
Political democracy: All people, not corporations, have the right to self-government, to vote, & to have our votes count. Public financing, proportional representation & free use of public airways for candidates.
Civil liberties: Restore the rights of free speech, protest, privacy, & internet freedom. Close Guantanamo, end torture/renditions, & pardon whistleblowers including Chelsea Manning, Edward Snowden, & Julian Assange.
Support human rights, rights of Mother Earth, the call for peace & an end to colonialism & imperialism, as called for in the Cochabamba People’s Agreement & the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
If your group would like to co-sponsor/endorse this event, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.