A global coalition of climate activists are joining together in a new civil disobedience campaign, Break Free from Fossil Fuels, seeking to to disrupt the power of the fossil fuel industry through “a series of peaceful, escalated actions…targeting the world’s most dangerous and unnecessary fossil fuel projects” in May, the environmental group 350.org announced on Wednesday.
Six months after nations vowed to limit global warming in Paris, weeks after thermometers registered a record-breaking warm winter in the Northern Hemisphere, and in the midst of a renewable energy boom, thousands of grassroots activists who are determined to uphold the spirit of that climate agreement are coordinating efforts to take down Big Oil through peaceful global protest.
From the U.K. to Brazil, from Nigeria to the Philippines, the Break Free platform is uniting a broad coalition of international, national, and local groups performing actions around the world. “Fighting climate change requires the courage to confront polluters where they think they are most powerful,” Break Free’s website announces. “For years, communities on the front lines have led that struggle, and this May we can join them.”
The online platform allows those interested to look up planned actions in their own country to take part in.
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