past actions and events
April 20, 2011, BP Government Affairs Office - On the anniversary of the start of the recent Gulf oil spill, DC Rising Tide members tied up the doors of the BP Government Affairs office building in DC with a banner saying "Make BP Pay." This was part of the international Extraction Day of Action
April 18, 2011, Dept of Interior - DC Rising Tide joined Rising Tide collectives and friends from around the US during power shift in a massive sit-in at the Department of the Interior in protest of the Department's drilling and mining policies. More than twenty people were arrested (charges were later dropped).
April 1, 2011, Pepco headquarters - For the second year in a row the Greenwash Guerrillas pranked Pepco(al)
March 24, 2011 - Climate Reality Tour Report Back- The riders of the Climate Reality Tour shared their experiences and discussed the relevance of the Cancun talks to the climate justice movement.
March 6, 2011, St Stephens Basement- Sparking a Worldwide Energy Revolution- An evening with author Kolya Abramsky, as he maps out a global class struggle for energy autonomy, independence, and a better world, against the fossil fools of the capitalist energy economy.
October 22nd-24th 2010, the 5th annual Mountain Justice Fall Summit held on Kayford Mountain in the Southern West Virginia coalfields. Coming on the heels of Appalachia Rising, we are building momentum and standing together in the coalfields for the abolition of surface mining.
October 23 and 24, 2010: DC Rising Tide at Green Festival
September 27, 2010: Rising Tide to Army Corps of Engineers: Stop the War on Appalachia!
Dozens of Rising Tide activists converged this morning on the D.C. the Army Corps of Engineers Headquarters as part of the Appalachia Rising Mobilization to End Mountaintop Removal in Washington D.C.
September 24, 2010: "Pepcoal" target of flash mob! Appalachia Rising!
DC Rising Tide surprised Pepco(al) customers and staff today in the Pepco(al) lobby as they burst into song criticizing Pepco(al) for their delivery of electricity from coal, including coal from Mountain Top Removal coal mining in Appalachia. In this "flash mob" event, the activists entered the customer service area in Pepco(al)'s headquarters in Washington DC and called them out for "Destroying Mountains, Destroying Communities."
May 18, 2010: Two activists arrested at Massey Energy Stock Holder meeting
Activists disrupted the annual general meeting of criminal corporation Massey Energy this morning in Richmond, VA. Two of the group were arrested as they demanded an end to Massey’s reckless disregard for human life, community health, and the environment.
March 7, 2010: Coal Miner Union Members Speak Out- event co-sponsored by DC Rising Tide along with:
DC Radical Space Collective
the RRENEW Collective
DC Rainforest Action Network
January 29, 2010: Funk the Warming: bringing the ruckus against climate chaos and corporate resource wars from stolen Native American land to Iraq and Afghanistan
Event co-sponsored by:
DC Students for a Democratic Society & DC Rising Tide
in alliance with the Peaceable Assembly Campaign
November 30, 2009: Climate justice activists march on polluters and lobbyists in downtown Washington, DC:
Feisty unpermitted march blocks traffic, marks the tenth anniversary of the WTO shutdown in Seattle, demands “Corporations out of Copenhagen” one week prior to the UN climate summit
October 26, 2009: Pepco(al) under fire for sourcing electricity from coal:
DC Rising Tide activists hold a street theater event in front of the headquarters of Pepco in Downtown Washington, DC, to demand that Pepco stop sourcing their electricity from Mountain Top Removal coal.
October 13, 2009: dcRT hosts "Stop Mountaintop Removal Film Festival"
Short films and youtube videos to inspire you to take action against Mountaintop Removal coal mining. Find out about how you can join DC Rising Tide in fighting MTR and fighting for climate justice right here in DC!
This night of short films about coal, environmental justice, and direct action is ***FREE***
September 21, 2009: DC Rising Tide sends letter to Pepco saying "Stop using Mountaintop Removal coal!"
DC rising tide sent a letter to Pepco demanding that they stop sourcing their coal from mountain top removal sites, as well as asking them to not build any new fossil fuel power plants and to switch to renewable energy.4 activists delivered the letter to the Pepco headquaters in Washington, DC.
May 27, 2009: DC Rising Tide go to Mountain Justice Summer Camp, visit MTR site:
Activists from dc rising tide attended the week long mountain justice summer activist camp in West Virginia last week. While there, they learned new skills, met others in the environmental movement, heard great guest speakers (such as larry gibson and mike roselle), saw an inspiring film on coal, visited a mountain top removal site, and went to the Picket at Petus rally on Saturday (5/22)
March 26, 2009: DC Rising Tide disrupts Coal to Liquids conference:
Local activists with DC Rising Tide and their allies interrupted a coal industry conference today to denounce coal-to-liquids as a corporate scam that would continue the destructive path of the fossil fuel industry. Activists stood in the audience and loudly presented speeches to refute the statements of coal and oil executives from Chevron, World Coal Institute, World Petroleum Council and Consol Energy. The advocates of clean energy called for an end to the use of fossil fuels and for adoption of clean, renewable, community-based energy sources. Protesters deployed banners in the conference to highlight that “Coal kills” and “Coal takes lives” and we need “Renewable energy now.”