Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Protesters Shut Down Washington Citibank Branch with Anti-Coal Message

From Life Cycle Analysis:

Bringing to a dramatic close the successful POWERSHIFT 2007 conference in Washington, D.C., hundreds of youth and community members converged on a downtown branch of the financial giant Citibank yesterday. In a unique "direct action," they dumped a half-ton of coal on the doorsteps of Citibank.

A delegation of coal-field residents and students went inside to denounce Citibank’s investments to their customers and employees. Out in the street, hundreds of youth began coughing violently, with a massive “die-in” surrounding the bank that shut down them down for the rest of the day.
Looks like it won't be the last.

5 comments:

Stewart Peterson said...

And right next to it is an anti-nuclear poll.

I don't think I'd want to celebrate these people's victories in place of an independent capability to do the same things.

Eric McErlain said...
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Eric McErlain said...

I'm not celebrating anything. What I am doing is passing along information that I think is relevant to our audience.

rsm said...

One item I find interesting is that they are no longer giving coal the free pass they did when I was in college.

Now they must do the numbers and see the real problem with trying to simultaneously eliminate carbon and nuclear. Renewables and efficiency may help, but they will not provide the entire solution.

But, of course, I am "preaching to the choir" on this...

Don Thieme said...

Thanks for the plug! I actually knew about this because some of my students went up to the Power Shift rally. None of my students were among the "dead," though.