Occupy Earth Week/IMF-World Bank
Location: McPherson Square, downtown Washington DC corner of 15th and K street NW
Occupy DC will have a week of direct actions against the polluting and planet destroying forces of the 1% on April 15th through April 22nd. Earth Week will be occupied this year, because there is no time to waste. As it states in the Declaration of Occupy DC:
"Corporate interests threaten life on Earth by extracting and burning fossil fuels and resisting the necessary transition to renewable energy. Their drilling, mining, clear-cutting, overfishing, and factory farming destroys the land, jeopardizes our food and water, and poisons the soil with near impunity. They privilege polluters over people by subsidizing fossil fuels, blocking investments in clean energy and efficient transportation, and hiding environmental destruction from public oversight."
Using the classical elements Air, Earth, Water, and Fire as themes, we will spend four days targeting the purveyors and apologists of environmental destruction. We will follow that up by demonstrating against the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Conference (April 20th-22nd) for their role in the furthering of planet-destroying social and economic systems.
Earth Week Schedule
Sunday, April 15th – Teach-ins, trainings, community building, and action planning.
Monday, April 16th – Air element themed day. 4:00 PM March against climate change deniers.
Tuesday, April 17th – Fire element themed day. 5:30 PM Action against the tar sands pipeline.
Wednesday, April 18th – Water element themed day. 3:30 PM March and action against hydrofracking.
Thursday, April 19th – Earth element themed day. 8:00 AM Action against Corporate Agribusiness. 1:00 PM Community gardening at Wangrai Maathai Garden.
Friday, April 20th – 8:00 AM March against Big Oil. 4:00 PM critical mass bike ride to IMF sites of interest.
Saturday, April 21st – 6:00 AM Dawn march to the World Bank Conference site. 8:00 AM Morning march to the World Bank Conference site. Noon lunch at McPherson Square Midday Trainings at Murrow Park. 10:00 PM March to Delegates' places of interest.
Sunday, April 22nd – 1:00 PM march to the World Bank conference site in commemoration of the 42nd Earth Day.