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PITTSBURGH: G20- FIRST ARREST AND SEEDS OF PEACE BUS TOWED / BLAST FURNACE RADIO
by vincent / blast furnace radio Sunday, Sep. 20, 2009 at 5:34 AM
vincenteirene@gmail.com

interview with seeds of peace after member is aressted, school bus is towed

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On September 24 and 25 twenty of the world’s most powerful governments will convene in Pittsburgh with the intention of presenting themselves as the ones who can solve the same crisis they have forced upon the rest of us. The summit will take place at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, supposedly “the world’s first and largest green convention center”; meanwhile, as if to dramatize the complicity between liberal governments, ecological devastation, and working class suffering, the International Coal Conference is scheduled to take place in Pittsburgh the preceding four days, September 20-23.

Seeds of Peace, in collaboration with local and national Food Not Bombs groups and Everybody's Kitchen, will be providing food support for those mobilizing against both events, and our cohorts with Eastern Seeds of Peace will be bottomlining the medical infrastructure for the week. We are particularly excited to support the Three Rivers Climate Convergence (3RCC), which will take place during the Coal Conference and G20 summit. With a week-long series of educational events and non-violent direct actions, the 3RCC hopes to "[connect] the climate crisis to the economic crisis while challenging false corporate-based solutions that perpetuate environmental injustice, such as carbon (cap and trade) markets, clean coal, industrial biofuels, and nuclear power [and to project] positive alternatives & initiatives to create localized, low-carbon sustainable communities and economies.

If you are planning on coming to Pittsburgh for the mobilizations and would like to work with us or have food or medical supplies to donate, shoot an email to seedsofpeace(a)riseup.net.

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