Climate Lamentation: Call & Response

(At the site of the West Roxbury, MA, Spectra/Algonquin explosive pipeline)

Cry out! Cry out! Wail in lamentation for all that climate change has wrought … And will wreak upon the children and grandchildren, upon the poor and the disenfranchised, upon the dreams of families who wanted coastal homes to pass to future generations, upon communities, once thriving, decimated because Nature took their land back, according to Her inexorable Law.

The most foolish response to the fact of climate disruption is continuing to expand fossil fuel infrastructure. It is imperative, and it is morally imperative this be stopped.

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A moral group, a brave group, choose to say No, “You … shall not … pass!”. And, on 29th June 2016, a group, including my beloved Claire, were the latest in hundreds to risk arrest, to use arrest to stop a malevolent intrusive upon a peaceful community, one completely opposed to the act.

WRL NVDA 6-29-16 MaryB, Buddhist nun

WRL NVDA 6-29-16 Rabbi F

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WRL NVDA 6-29-16 funeral 5

WRL NVDA 6-29-16 funeral 4

In the morning, an attempt to stop construction was met with a wall of police presence. This could not be challenged, since touching a police officer is a very serious offense.

WRL NVDA 6-29-16 funeral2

Accordingly, the group retreated to a nearby church to regroup, and to plan.

WRL NVDA 6-29-16 regroup

And in the afternoon …



WRL NVDA 6-29-16 the hole

My beautiful wife, Claire, stopping construction, ready to get arrested (in red shirt, left):


Claire’s Support, Andrea, and Claire’s arresting officer:

WRL NVDA 6-29-16 Andrea and my arresting officer

In the holding cell:

WRL NVDA 6-29-16 holding cell

WRL NVDA 6-29-16 holding cell Jane, Rev Kate, Rev Lindsay, Rev Rali, Paul A

WRL NVDA 6-29-16 KathyH Jane, Revs kate, Heather, Lindsay

And upon bail payment and release, later in the day, the brave group:


Update, 2016-06-30, 21:04 EDT

An excellent Vimeo video of the entire day:

Update, 2016-07-01

I neglected to mention yesterday, that Karenna Gore, the daughter of former Vice President Al Gore, whose movie, “An Inconvenient Truth” was the first popular introduction to many people regarding the climate crisis, took part and was arrested at this action along with 22 others.

Update, 2016-07-01, 17:47 EDT and 23:40 EDT

Sweeet! News coverage:

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4 Responses to Climate Lamentation: Call & Response

  1. Jan, an awesome account of 29 June. Many thanks.

    • Thank you, Paul. I am honored by your comment, and your service in the cause of bringing attention to both the climate crisis and the need to both stop increasing fossil fuel infrastructure and shrinking the infrastructure we have. And I am happy to have been in Support to you for the action on the 23rd of April.

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