Solidarity Rally

Activists who, in April, stopped a fracked gas pipeline that would have crossed the Valley, held a solidarity rally August 21 in Plainfield, Massachusetts. Plainfield is near Greenfield and Northampton. The rally was in solidarity with Native Americans in North Dakota who are trying to stop a proposed oil pipeline. In recent weeks, 24 people were arrested for non-violent civil disobedience along the route of the North Dakota pipeline.

Burning oil and gas to drive cars, heat buildings, and for other purposes causes climate change, which the world's leading scientists say is a major threat to earth's ability to support human life.

About 25 people attended the Plainfield rally. A photo of one of them is below. The Plainfield rally organizers have a web site at

To enlarge the photo, click on it, then scroll down and click “see full size image.”

photo by Jen Markens


Bigger than that

We got a lot of support from passersby. We distributed lots of flyers. We sang some great songs. "This is what democracy looks like."

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