Dear friend, neighbors, and fellow fire-fighters —
Tomorrow we will be joined on the picket line by elders from the Ramapaugh
Lenape, leading a prayer ceremony for water and earth.
As Ramapaugh Lenape Chief Dwayne Perry commented at a vigil near the CPV
site in February 2015, “We are ALL Indians now”. The off-spring of the
European colonizers are now themselves being pushed off the lands that
their ancestors acquired by pushing indigenous people off THEIR lands: we
are now all in a position to understand each other in far more depth
across culture, class, geography and political affiliation. We will join
together tomorrow to acknowledge the inter-connections of all the
struggles to save the earth and the living creatures on it from
destruction — starting right here, right now, around the country and the
Start right here, tomorrow (Saturday December 10th), at 3300 Route 6,
Middletown NY, 11-noon.
Additionally, please note that a lawsuit was filed today by Michael
Sussman and Concerned Citizens 4 Orange County in an effort to prevent the
“development” (destruction) of precious and beautiful land and waters in
Goshen to construct a Legoland theme park. The fight against outrageously
large, unthinkably gluttonous theme parks and the fight against toxic and
terrify gas and oil infrastructure projects have the same goal: people,
not profits, must guide public policy.
We will keep the fossil fuels in the ground and the mega-developers out of
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