[act-ma] Sat. May 21st: Boston March Against Monsanto

david rolde davidrolde at yahoo.com
Fri May 20 14:30:36 PDT 2016

Boston March Against Monsanto will be gathering in Copley Square starting at 10am (on Saturday May 21). The march will leave Copley Square at 1pm (NOT 4pm as previously planned). If you arrive after 1pm and don't see a protest against Monsanto then please go to the State House. The march is going to the State House then rallying more at the State House.  See https://www.facebook.com/events/1025090684244834/

On Tue, 5/17/16, Aria Littlhous <aria at littlhous.net> wrote:

 Subject: [act-ma] Fwd: Sat. May 21st: Mother's Out Front Day of Action at the West Roxbury Lateral Pipeline and March Against Monsanto
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 Date: Tuesday, May 17, 2016, 3:08 PM
 Hoping Spring is happening (weather
 wise) for all of you... And that it's
 happy and filled with green and growing things.
 At this time of year I would normally write to you about the
 March Against
 Monsanto which will also be held on Sat from 10-4 at Copley
 on May 21st.
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 This year, I'd like you to consider a day of Activism for a
 future. A twofer of possibilities to change the world as you
 begin your
 morning with mothers in West Roxbury
 to stop a dangerous fracked gas pipeline and then on to our
 worldwide food
 supply as we March Against Monsanto once again in the
 afternoon in Copley
  The first event is Mother's Out Front A Day of Action at
 the WRL fracked
 gas pipeline which is a 5.1 mile 750 pounds per square inch
 of fracked gas
 that is being built with much opposition from neighborhoods
 in Dedham to
 environmental groups to the City Council and Mayor of Boston
 and Selectmen
 of Dedham.  In fact, Mike Butler Chair of the Dedham
 Select Board was the
 first to be arrested in June protesting the pipeline outside
 Legacy Place.
 So far about 55 people form all over New England have chosen
 to commit
 peaceful acts of Civil Disobedience to protest this
 pipeline.  They have
 extensive training and
 have chosen to be arrested because of the dangers of this
 positioned within feet of 30,00 plus visitors to malls up
 and down route 1,
 under a children's soccer field, in densely populated
 neighborhoods, next
 to school, houses of worship and a nursing home and a Quarry
 that blasts
 dynamite two times a week!
 The company building it, Spectra has repeatedly mislead town
 and city and
 state elected officials and threatened eminent domain and
 had a few
 accidents as they rushed to build the pipeline as well as
 the large
 explosion on another pipeline  just two weeks ago in
 Pennsylvania.  I've
 been involved in this effort in meetings and hearings
 following the great
 leading by large coalitions like Mass Power Forward and
 Toxics Action and
 350 Mass and so many tens of thousands of others including
 smaller and yet
 more vibrant local groups like SWRL and so many others who
 are having this
 put in their front yards.  Some of the hearings etc I
 have attended include
 from Conservation Commission  to FERC hearings to
 federal court to the
 Supreme Judicial Court, meetings with aides for councilors,
 reps, mayors
 and staff for Warren and Markey when my health allows. 
 Sadly, it's out of
 all of their hands because the Federal Energy Regulatory
 Commission thus
 far, has had the final say.  We are changing this
 narrative on the ground
 in W. Roxbury and in the State House and Supreme Court.
  Imagine for a second what it's like to have a large fracked
 gas pipeline
 in your front yard
 that is controlled by a metering and regulating station
 located next to a
 blasting quarry.  Sadly, what we learned form the
 explosion in New Salem,
 PA a few weeks ago, when accidents happen along these
 pipelines and they
 are with greater frequency, upwards of 40 acres or 30 city
 blocks will be
 in the incineration zone
 This pipeline is not approved by neighborhoods surrounding
 it, nor by
 Dedham and Boston or their elected officials.  There
 have been years of
 valiant efforts to stop
 it through court cases and hundreds of meetings.  To
 learn more about it
 and events surrounding the protests and rallies see 350
 Also find out more about SWRL or Stop the West Roxbury
 Lateral and Mothers
 Out Front.
 This will be a great day to join Mother's Out Front to show
 our solidarity
 with our friends and neighbors in Dedham, Westwood and West
  .If anyone wants to join me in this day of activism, please
 send me an
 email or text (781)492-2283
 Thanks and a Happy and Active-ism filled Spring to you all,
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