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Mon Jan 13, 2020, 11:51 AM

"Stop the Money Pipeline": 150 Arrested at Protests Exposing Wall Street's Link to Climate Crisis

https://www.democracynow.org/2020/1/13/jane_fonda_fire_drill_fridays_washington

Nearly 150 people were arrested on Capitol Hill Friday in a climate protest led by Academy Award-winning actor and activist Jane Fonda. Fonda has been leading weekly climate demonstrations in Washington, D.C., known as “Fire Drill Fridays,” since October. For her last and 14th protest, actors Martin Sheen and Joaquin Phoenix, indigenous anti-pipeline activist Tara Houska, journalist Naomi Klein and dozens more lined up to get arrested as they demanded a mass uprising and swift political action to thwart the climate crisis. Fonda then marched with supporters down Pennsylvania Avenue to a Chase Bank branch where environmentalist Bill McKibben and dozens of others were occupying the space to draw attention to the bank’s ties to the fossil fuel industry. Ten, including McKibben, were arrested. The day of action was the launch of “Stop the Money Pipeline,” a campaign to halt the flow of cash from banks, investment firms and insurance companies to the fossil fuel industry. “Let us remember that we are not the criminals,” Naomi Klein told a crowd of protesters. “The criminals are the people who are letting this world burn for money.”

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 12:00 PM

1. Yup!

Wall Street Thought Bubbles:

"Hmm, I wonder how much I could get for Mom and Dad's organs and if it is possible to cash in on that before they die? What's it called...harvesting?"

"Oh, what a cute litter of puppies, (I wonder what they would be worth at a rendering plant right now?"

"You have cancer? I am so sorry! (I hope I am invested in the companies that provide your treatments.)"

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Mon Jan 13, 2020, 12:34 PM

2. The fact it had such illustrious, high profile leadership ... and only 150 showed up ... is sad

Like to see them arrest, say, 10,000 people if they'd shown up ...

Still appreciate their work, to be clear.

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