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Weekly Actions: April 30, 2017

April 30, 2017

Dear PAGE activist,

 

This week marked 100 days of resistance, a time to reflect on what we have accomplished so far and to look ahead to what is to come. We’re so proud of what PAGE has become, and honored to be doing this important work with all of you. We’re grateful that the resistance has brought us friendships in our countries of residence and across borders.

 

This week we focus on divestment from fossil fuels and global corporations which back hate. As always, our actions are curated for global citizens and US-Americans abroad. If this is your first time receiving a PAGE email, please check out our website and resources for starting a PAGE group.

 

Thank you for your progressive action!

 

PAGE Global Coordinating Committee

 

Priority Actions for this week:  

  • Divest from fossil fuel. The fossil fuel industry is pushing the world to climate catastrophe. From May 5th-May 13th, communities around the world will demand that their governments, schools, churches, banks and other institutions divest. Here are some ways that your PAGE group can participate.

    • Watch this short video to learn more about the global 350.org movement.  RSVP to the global campaign week here on Facebook and spread the word to friends. Follow @350 on Twitter to participate in social media actions as the week progresses.  

    • Sign up here to learn more about what national divestment campaigns are working on in your country of residence. Next, go here to see what local campaigns are active near you. Get in touch with local organizers if there is an existing campaign.

    • If there's no campaign where you live, consider starting a new one up. New campaigns should be centered around local institutions - such as city governments, academic institutions, religious groups - that have significant investment endowments that should be divested from fossil fuels.

  • Stop Corporate Backing of Hate From around the world, we’re well positioned to take actions against the international corporations holding up the hateful politics of the Trump administration.

    • Watch this short video for some ideas about how to take action towards Trump-owned and Trump-complicit corporations.

    • Scan this list of corporate backers of hate. Click “give em hell” and write to a few of them to let them know how you feel about their politics.

    • Do a little research about Trump’s business ties in your country of residence; here’s an article to get you started.

    • Discussion Question: Does your PAGE group have an opportunity to organize a boycott or educational campaign against one of Trump’s businesses in your country of residence, or against one of the backers of hate? Get in touch with us at engage.with.page@gmail.com and we’ll help you get started.

 

Extra Actions:

 

  • G20: The G20 will meet in Hamburg on July 7 and July 8. In response, activists from around the world will meet in Hamburg, Germany for a global Solidarity Summit on July 5th and 6th. Folks from our global resistance network will be there; let us know if you’d like to go, meet up with them, and strategize resistance as a global community.

  • May Day / International Workers Day: In many countries, May 1 is International Workers Day. It is a celebration of the working classes and often a day of protest, to advocate for better working conditions. PAGE groups can support local events and/or organizations that are working for fair labor practices in the communities in which you live.

  • National Mama’s Bailout Celebrating Mother’s Day this month? Take some time to also support National Mama’s Bailout Day. From their website: “In May, groups across the country will be bailing mothers and caregivers out of local jails and immigration detention centers so they can spend Mother's Day with their families. Groups will also be holding teach-ins to share the impact of money bail and incarceration on our communities. Help support this effort, and the continued criminal justice reform efforts of the participating organizing groups, by donating.”

 

Ongoing Projects in Our Focus Areas:


Around the world, PAGE chapters are engaging deeply across our four focus areas where we can have the most impact from abroad: refugees & immigration, global corporation watch, climate & environment and US foreign policy.

 

Join a PAGE working group: PAGE is building cross-country working groups in each of these focus areas, which will help our network select weekly actions and set long-term strategy. Would you or your group like to join one of these working groups? Email us at engage.with.page@gmail.com.

 

 

Thank you for your action. Stay strong, resistors!

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