Rising Tide North America has unveiled the coming mass action: #FloodTheSystem. Coordinated within the international climate justice network, #FloodTheSystem will create a massive wave of climate action events in the months preceding the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) that begins on November 30, 2015 in Paris.
Not a mere protest, #FloodTheSystem is calling for a massive collective intervention to uproot the political and economic systems that have caused the climate crisis.
Starting this September, Rising Tide North America is calling for mass actions to shut down the economic and political systems threatening our survival. Already, hundreds of thousands are streaming into the streets to fight back against climate chaos, capitalism and white supremacy. ~ #FloodTheSystem
Here is how #FloodTheSystem is being organized:
Sandy Nurse, organizer with the New York City chapter of Rising Tide, told Common Dreams that the network is urging people to plan their own actions locally and coordinate regionally and continentally through spokescouncils — formed when affinity groups come together around a common purpose. Nurse said that, while actions are not yet public, ‘there are a lot of ideas. Groups might block oil trains, they might block fossil fuel destruction.’ ~ Common Dreams