Before you use Amazon –

 

The human rights crisis at our southern border is powered by a tech giant here in Seattle.

Amazon servers host Palantir, the company that provides “mission-critical technology” that enables ICE to find, detain, and deport immigrants. Amazon also has contracts directly with the Department of Homeland Security for cloud services supporting immigration enforcement. Seattle is a sanctuary city — yet the City and its largest employer are making billions from building the deportation machine that is tearing families apart and keeping kids in cages.

Migrant justice is climate justice. As the climate crisis leads to more extreme storms, droughts, dwindling water supplies and food shortages, people are being forced to leave their homelands to survive. Thousands of these climate migrants are now detained in inhumane conditions at the US border.

It’s time to hold Amazon accountable for profiteering off ICE’s deportation machine.

Join us Monday (which is also Amazon’s “Prime Day”) at as we rally alongside Mijente, La Resistencia, Puget Sound Sage, and others — and deliver a petition with 200,000+ signatures demanding that Amazon break ties with ICE.

What: #NoTech4ICE rally and petition delivery
When: Monday July 15 12-1pm
Where: Amazon Headquarters (meet at 2111 7th Ave Seattle)
Check for updates on the Facebook page.

Can’t make it Monday? Sign the petition and share with your people — we need to send a strong message that hosting a company perpetrating such injustices is NOT okay.

In solidarity,
350 Seattle

 

 

350 Seattle
1127 10th Ave. East #1
Seattle, WA 98102
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CLIMATE CONVERSATIONS NCW ENDORSES LINK PROPOSITION #1

 

LINK TO THE FUTURE!!!

Climate Conversations NCW received a very informative presentation on Link Transit and Proposition 1  which will come to a vote in August.  At their July meeting, CCNCW chose to endorse the Link proposition. It moves us in the right direction by allowing more people to access public transportation that works with their schedules.  For more information go to the following website:   yesonlinkprop1.org


Climate Conversations NCW Events and Information

How is you Plastic Free July going?  I think it’s really hard; but I vow to continue – How about You?

Events:
Monday – July 8 – Climate Conversations Celebration and Meeting:
* We will be meeting at Walla Walla Point Park – Shelter #2 (south part of the park) from 5:00- 8:00 PM
*We will have a short meeting featuring speakers from Link.  They will present information on their upcoming vote.
* Bring snacks to share and something to drink.
Friday – July 12 – “Lights for Liberty” Vigil:
* Protest the inhumane treatment of children and adults on our border with Mexico
* The vigil will be held from 8:00-9:30 PM on the step of the Courthouse in Wenatchee (There will also be a vigil in Leavenworth)
*Bring signs, flashlights, candles or glow-sticks
*A variety of local individuals will speak
 
Information:
Coal Mine in Washington? In 2019?  As some of you may already know, Pacific Coast Coal Company may be trying to re-open a coal mine in King County that has been dormant since 1999. Discharges from the mine have exceeded allowable limits, and nearby Lake Sawyer has suffered from chronic phosphorus pollution. PCCC has repeatedly failed to clean up the site.

You can educate yourself about this with a convenient one-page info sheet.


Very short notice – but good action!

 

 

Explosive LNG by rail? Hell, no — we don’t think so, either.

Remember Mosier? That reminded us exactly how dangerous it is to move fossil fuels by rail — putting local communities at risk of explosion, fire, and toxic pollution. But the Trump Administration has recently proposed to allow unit trains up to 100 cars carrying liquified natural gas (LNG). Ruptures of refrigerated LNG railcars come with the horrific twist of ground-hugging, flash-freezing, suffocating yet highly flammable gas. (Details here.) “Beyond absurd,” one critic has said.

Sorry for the short notice, but the deadline for comments is TOMORROW, Monday, July 8. Use this form now to submit your comment urging the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) to consider the full risks to human health and safety posed by trains carrying LNG.

In solidarity,
David

 

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1127 10th Ave. East #1
Seattle, WA 98102
United States
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Climate Conversations NCW Information and Events

IT’S PLASTIC FREE JULY! Here is a website to give you some ideas on how to get involved. www.plasticfreejuly.org
 
SAVE THESE DATES!
July 8 – Climate Conversations NCW Meeting and Celebration: @ Walla Walla Point Park, #2 Shelter 5-8PM – We will have a short meeting featuring speakers from Link.  They will present information on their upcoming vote. The rest of the meeting will be fun and social. 
 
July 12 – “Lights for Liberty Vigil” – A Vigil to End Human Detention Camps. In Wenatchee – Memorial Park on the Court House Steps 8-9:30 PM. Bring signs and lights or candles.  In Leavenworth– City Hall – If you are upset about what is happening at our border with Mexico; PLEASE COME JOIN US!!!!! (See attachment of alternative detention actions.)
 
INFORMATION:
* NCW UNITED: 7 DAYS OF ACTION #125 
* Do you know people that still don’t believe that Wildfire (Smoke) and the Climate Crisis are related? Here’s an article from Yale Climate Connections for them… attached
 

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