|This month’s Liberty Tree News focuses on Earth Day to May Day – organizing around 10 days of action taking place April 22 through May 1 this year as well as analysis lifting up the important convergence of labor and environmental activists as we push back against policies detrimental to our survival. You can help make #ED2MD a success this year by sharing actions and events you are participating in, as well as organizing your own demonstrations, marches, talks, direct actions, trainings and more in support of people, planet and peace over profit.
Read on to learn more…
CLDC LEGAL SUPPORT & TRAINING – The Civil Liberties Defense Center offers free legal support to activists and provide a wealth of resources on their website including information about how to deal with law enforcement during political demonstrations and Know Your Rights training workshops and materials. Click here to learn more.
THE HISTORY OF EARTH DAY & MAY DAY – Learn more about the history of Earth Day and the origins of May Day as you organize Earth Day – May Day actions and events. Understanding the history of struggle and recognizing that this moment is part of a larger narrative about people power and the strength of the Democracy Movement is critical – we are all connected and a part of the same fight to protect our shared ecology and build a truly democratic society. Click here to read a history of Earth Day and click here to read the brief origins of May Day.
POWER RESEARCH WEBINAR: March 14 @ 8pm EST – This webinar entitled “POKING AND PRYING WITH A PURPOSE: USING POWER RESEARCH TO EXPOSE TRUMP’S COLLABORATORS” will focus on using research as a powerful tool to support movement-building, direct actions and organizing. Featuring Molly Gott from LittleSis, a free database that exposes connections between the world’s ruling elite and corporations that is overseen by JVP. Click here to register – only the first 500 registrants will be able to join the webinar.
EARTH DAY TO MAY DAY!: April 22 – May 1, 2017 – Share the Facebook Event and RSVP to #ED2MD 2017! Earth Day to May Day is an initiative to bring the whole spectrum of movements for social, economic, and environmental justice together for 10 days of coordinated action and education from April 22 (Earth Day) to May 1 (May Day) every year. Together we can harness the transformative power we already possess as a thousand separate movements sweeping the globe, rising up against the global assault on our shared economy, ecology, peace and democracy. Click here to RSVP for Earth Day to May Day 2017.
DEMOCRACY CONVENTION III: August 2 – 6, 2017 – Early bird registration is now open for Democracy Convention 2017 taking place at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities in Minneapolis. Register before April 1 to receive a t-shirt at the Convention! Make your organization or business an official Sponsor to be listed on the website and promoted at the event. Visit DemocracyConvention.org for more information and email firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved. Click here to register.
If you believe we need an international movement for People, Planet, and Peace Over Profit then please consider supporting the Global Climate Convergence. Your tax-deductible contribution is urgently needed and will fund the grassroots organizing taking place right now to build Earth Day to May Day 2017.
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