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Eugene Activists Turn Up The Heat on City Climate Resolution

Eugene Activists with 350 Eugene and Backbone's Solidarity Brigade "shine light" on city council's climate resolution (or lack thereof). Continue reading

Seattle 20 Year Anniversary 1999 WTO Protests

Washington Fair Trade Coalition gathered together with community allies in Downtown Seattle to honor the 20 year anniversary of the Seattle protests of the World Trade Organization in 1999. Continue reading

Whale and Salmon inflatables support the Climate Strike in Tacoma

On Friday, December 6th Tacoma youth, led by the Sunrise Movement, held a rally at Tollefson Plaza in downtown to draw attention to the climate crisis and demand that leaders take action. Part of a national day of action, the Sunrise movement was also drawing attention to the Green New Deal, building momentum for it to pass after the next presidential election. Backbone lent the whale and salmon to the action to support #ProtectorsOfTheSalishSea. Working together to make the movement beautiful!  Continue reading

Light Projections Illuminate Cal Berkeley's Climate Strike

In collaboration with Cal Berkeley Students for Climate Action and Berkeley Sunrise, an action brigade member promoted the Dec 6th Climate Strike on campus.  Students provided input on what they wanted projected,  including a student drawn graphic (not shown). Cal Berkeley students are interested in promoting n UC version of the Green New Deal, to make their campuses a guiding light for a national effort to fight climate change. Continue reading

Bellingham Solidarity Brigade Prepares for Climate Strike 12/6

Bellingham Solidarity Brigade raising awareness for the next National Climate Strike on Friday Dec. 6th, 2019. Continue reading

Slaughter Shingle Mountain - Light Projections in Texas

Backbone sent light projection tools to The North Texas Light Brigade so that they could draw attention to the environmental disaster Shingle Mountain. “Shingle Mountain,”  is the largest illegal dump in Dallas – a mound of toxic shingles several stories high, creating a toxic mound that backs up to private homes, spreading fumes throughout the neighborhood. Continue reading

XR Challenges Colorado Cleantech Awards

Climate activists with Extinction Rebellion challenged "clean" oil and gas at the Colorado Cleantech Industries 2019 Oil & Gas Cleantech Challenge Awards night.  Continue reading

Bellingham SB Takes on Trump's Twitter

Bellingham Solidarity Brigade (as part of #OccupyBellingham) took to First Friday Art Walk to share their thoughts with Trump on Twitter.  Continue reading

Seattle Light Brigade Projects to Impeach

Members of the Seattle Light Brigade projects messages of impeachment at Seattle Center in solidarity with #OutNow. Continue reading

Backbone and Save Our Wild Salmon Coalition at NWPCC Public Hearing

Backbone joined up with Save Our Wild Salmon Coalition for a press conference and rally during the Northwest Power and Conservation Council's recent public hearing to advocate the inclusion of critical protections for orca and salmon in their fish and wildlife plan. Continue reading

Bremerton Solidarity Brigade Projects ICE Hotline

Bremerton Solidarity Brigade activists project ICE Hotline around town. Continue reading

VIUF and La Resistencia At Tacoma NW Detention Center

The Vashon Island Unitarian Fellowship and La Resistencia visit the Tacoma Northwest Detention Center to support detainees.  Continue reading

"A Week in the Life of Backbone" Video Showcase

Check out what Backbone's Solidarity Brigade members have been up to the week of the climate strike.   Continue reading

Denver Portland Seattle Solidarity Brigades Project for Climate Strike

Solidarity Brigades in Denver, Portland and Seattle project for Climate Strike Continue reading

Backbone Marches in Vashon Climate Strike

Backbone helps organize Vashon Island's participation in Global Climate Strike Continue reading

Tucson Deploys Banners for Global Climate Strike

Tuscon Solidarity Brigaide bannering for Global Climate Strike Continue reading

Bay Area SB Honors Greta Thunberg

Bay Area Solidarity Brigade honors Greta Thunberg and youth activism  Continue reading

Madison WI Climate Strike

Madison WI Solidarity Brigade supports the Climate Strike through projections, sit-ins. Continue reading

Wenatchee Solidarity Brigade Projects for Climate Strike

Solidarity Brigade lights up Wenatchee for Climate Strike Continue reading

San Diego SB Gears up for Global Climate Strike

San Diego Solidarity Brigade projects on University of California San Diego for Global Climate Strike Continue reading