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Fri Nov 29, 2019, 04:13 PM

Dozens Arrested For Demanding Food Justice At Jane Fonda's Fire Drill Friday Protest DC

Source: Common Dreams

27 mins. ago. The weekly demonstration coincided with a global youth-led climate strike that aimed to put pressure on governments attending COP 25. As protesters filled streets around the world Friday for a youth-led climate strike, more than three dozen people were arrested at the U.S. Capitol for Jane Fonda's weekly Fire Drill Friday civil disobedience demonstration, which the actress and activist launched last month.

Each week, Fonda--along with friends from Hollywood and climate campaigners--holds a Thursday night teach-in followed by a Friday protest in Washington, D.C. The focus of this week's #FireDrillFriday events was food justice. Fonda, whose civil disobedience series was inspired by teen climate activist Greta Thunberg, was joined Friday by her grandchildren Malcolm and Viva; actors Iain Armitage and Paul Scheer; and various activists who spoke about how food and farming are both affected by and can be used to combat the climate emergency.

Jim Goodman of the National Family Farm Coalition, who also participated in this week's teach-in, delivered a speech Friday before the action that led to arrests. "It's time for an agriculture that protects and restores the biodiversity of our land and the oceans; an agriculture that promotes organic farming, based on healthy soil, healthy food, and healthy people; an agriculture that respects the rights of farmers, farmworkers, and of nature," he said. Goodman called for "a food system controlled by farmers and the people we feed, not corporate profit margins or the global economy."

Fonda, in her speech, tied the food justice and agriculture theme to last week's focus, water, as well as a forthcoming focus, forests. - More & Videos...


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- Iain Armitage, an 11-year-old actor, joined Jane Fonda Friday for the actress and activist's Fire Drill Fridays demonstration in Washington, D.C.

USA Today,
https://www.usatoday.com/story/entertainment/celebrities/2019/11/29/jane-fonda-young-sheldon-iain-armitage-protest-climate-change-dc/4331940002/

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TreasonousBastard Nov 29 #1
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burrowowl Nov 30 #5
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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Fri Nov 29, 2019, 04:20 PM

1. Go Jane! She's twice the man of any of those detractors...

And what's the point of civil disobedience if no one gets arrested?

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Fri Nov 29, 2019, 04:22 PM

2. I recognized Young Sheldon before Jane Fonda!

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Response to FiveGoodMen (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 29, 2019, 04:44 PM

3. He's learning a lot from this experience, cute kid.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sat Nov 30, 2019, 08:57 AM

4. He is a mighty little man!

(And he lives right here in our area!)

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Sat Nov 30, 2019, 10:10 PM

5. K&R

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sun Dec 1, 2019, 03:08 AM

6. Label GMO's

 

Whatever happened to the Label GMO's movement? Monsanto is crushing farmers through their fake seeds that also permanently destroys soil.

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Mon Dec 2, 2019, 07:28 AM

7. Kick

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