“Break Free protests deemed ‘largest ever’ global disobedience”: That was the headline that ran in The Guardian. For two weeks, thousands of people on six continents stepped up their commitment to keep fossil fuels in the ground with courageous actions that have challenged business as usual.
At the Port of Albany, business as usual on a Saturday is a parade of oil trains making their way into the rail yard, 15, 20, 30 cars at a time, but on May 14, hundreds of people from across the Northeast, coming from as far and wide as Maine to Maryland, stood in the way of the fossil fuel industry as part of a coordinated, global wave of escalation, Break Free Albany: Stop the Bomb Trains. In Albany, local groups have been fighting oil trains and the oil train terminal at the Port of Albany for about four years. May 14th was the first mass direct action, an escalation welcomed by the local community.
We are so glad you are a part of this. Let’s celebrate our victories from these last two weeks, and then continue on until all fossil fuels stay in the ground where they belong!