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Legal Training For Protectors - Know Your Rights

Join Standging Rock legal defender and Red Owl lawyer Angla Bibens in a evening to discuss the legal rights, risks, and approches to defending our air and water. 

East Boulder County United will host the evening's presentation for people moving into activism that will include the stretegic use of nonviolent civil disobedience to protect our communities from impending oil and gas drilling. 

Bring your questions and ideas to this unique and important event. The legal training will help you get informed and plug into the larger organzing for the defense of Boulder County. 

Suggested donation: $10, no one will be turned away

Bio, Angela Bibens:
Angela Bibens (Santee Dakota) is the former ground coordinator for the Water Protector Legal Collective where she spent six months providing legal support services for the defense of water protectors in North Dakota. Angela is the founder of Colorado’s newest indigenous law firm, Red Owl Law. She is a 2006 graduate of the University of Denver Sturm College of Law and admitted to practice in Colorado state courts, the federal district courts of Colorado and North Dakota, and the Oglala Sioux Tribal courts. Angela has experience in environmental and criminal defense, movement support, and expertise in the Indian Child Welfare Act.

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Boulder Protectors Affinity Group

  • Boulder Public Library - Arapahoe Room (map)
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If you are a resident of Boulder City or the surrounding communities—please join us for the first meeting of the Boulder Affinity Group of EBCU. This is an direct action and outreach planning meeting in the fight against fracking, and we will plug you into a breakout group where you can participate.

Boulder Public Library—Arapahoe Room

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6:00pm 6:00pm

Emergency Meeting: Protect Our Rights & Climate from Fracking

Emergency Meeting - Protecting Our Rights and Climate from Fracking

- The moratorium against fracking ended on May 1, 2017
- 216 wells are already planned for East Boulder County around Highway 287 and 52
- Fracking is imminent in Boulder County. Permits have arrived. 
- Every one of us must get involved to protect our land and demand a ban on fracking.
- Invite everyone you know and attend this important meeting. 

Date: Wednesday, July 19, 2017 in Lafayette
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Location: East Simpson Coffee Shop, 414 East Simpson St., Lafayette, CO 80026

You'll learn:

- Our approach to banning fracking through community rights and direct action
- How to advocate for the Climate Bill of Rights we aim to pass in Boulder County
- How and why to get involved with Direct Action to protect our climate
- Why we the people have a right to healthy climate
- Basic health impact of fracking on our health and communities
- How you can plug in to protect a healthy climate and demand a ban on fracking in Boulder County

We will be organzing on the following basis:
1. We have spoken clearly on the issue of oil and gas development and it is resolved that we do not want drilling in Boulder County under any circumstances. It is a violation of the land, the health of our families, and the well being of our communities and climate.

2. Any attempt to forcefully move fracking into Boulder County is a violation of our fundamental rights.

3. The laws that seek to remove us from protecting the land, the local environment, the climate, and our right to self govern are in every way immoral and illegitimate.

4. We have the right and obligation to protect the environment, our families, and our communities.

5. All government officials and staff are being asked to side with the people in every capacity, refuse to administer the destruction of the land and its climate, and enforce the will of the community to protect ourselves from any intrusive industry that fails to recognize these fundamental rights.

6. In the event that elected leadership fails to join with the people and the environment, we will protect Boulder County ourselves.

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No Fracking, No Compromise - Direct Action Training

Join the Boulder County Protectors in a day's training on the theory, use and application of nonviolent direct action to prevent fracking in Boulder County. 

The training will cover the basics of direct action and how it works to build political power while addressing the basic ideas and concerns of anyone new to this profound and historic strategy. 

We will talk about the current situation in Boulder County regarding fracking and how we are organizing to ban fracking around community rights and the Climate Bill of Rights. 

People completing the training will be invited to to join our Boulder County Protectors Direct Action Implementation Strategy Sessions. Please join us for this training. 

Sliding scale of $10 - $20. No one turned away for lack of funds. Donations needed for continued trainings and for our legal defense fund. 

RSVP Required to bouldercountyprotectors@gmail.com with your name, address and phone number.

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Democracy School

  • Unity of Boulder Spritual Center (map)
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Instead of questioning why corporations can legally treat Colorado communities like sacrifice zones, we accept their authority to do so and then beg elected officials to make the drilling a little less harmful. How did we get to this state and what can we do about it? 

Democracy School: Confronting the Corporate Takeover of Communities: A New Organizing Model

With Ben Price and Chad Nicholson, Senior Organizers, Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF)

Sponsored by: Colorado Community Rights Network

Date: Friday, May 19 and Saturday, May 20, 2017

Time: 6 pm - 9 pm Friday evening and 8:45 am - 5 pm Saturday

Location: The Unity Church, 2855 Folsom St., Boulder, CO 80304

Tuition: $150 (for the two-day session and all reading material)

Space is limited to 35 people: SIGN UP AND PAY HERE NOW: https://www3.thedatabank.com/dpg/568/donate.asp?formid=DemschoolMay201

Note: We can accommodate up to 5 people on a reduced-rate scholarship. To apply for a scholarship, send an email explaining why you need the scholarship to bouldercountyprotectors@gmail.com and we will be in touch with you. 

To bring: A brownbag lunch on Saturday. We will have a short break and there are no restaurants close by. 

Deadline for signup: Wednesday, May 17 at 5pm

What is Democracy School?

The Daniel Pennock Democracy School is an illuminating course that teaches citizens and activists how to reframe discouraging single-issue work (fracking, cyanide use in mining, factory farming, livable wage, affordable housing, worker rights, policing) in a way that confronts corporate control on a powerful single front: people's constitutional rights. 

Democracy School offers a new organizing model that helps citizens confront the usurpation by corporations of the rights of communities, people, and earth. Lectures cover the history of people’s movements and corporate power, and the dramatic organizing over the last decade in Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Ohio, Colorado, Washington, and Oregon by communities confronting agribusiness, the oil and gas industry, corporate hegemony over worker rights, and others. 

Included with enrollment in the Democracy School is a 300 plus-page notebook of background reading material.

In Boulder County and many other counties in Colorado, we are facing impending oil and gas drilling as our moratoriums end. Join us for Democracy School as we learn more about how to continue the fight for local control over fracking and other issues in our communities. 

Learn more about Democracy School in this short video from the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund:  https://youtu.be/i1s_rE1VR64 

Questions? Contact Kristin McLean at bouldercountyprotectors@gmail.com

Why should you attend a Democracy School?

• You want to understand how corporations have taken control of our government.

• You want to learn how certain social movements won against corporate power.

• You believe that we have to understand our true history in order to bring decision-making power back to the people and to our communities.

• You studied American history in high school and/or college, but think you might have been snookered about the stories of our past.

• You suspect that we don't really live in a democracy.

• You care about slowing climate change, stopping pollution, ensuring social justice, getting basic rights for workers, etc.

• You would like to help get a local community bill of rights enacted in your town, city, or county.

“If you take no other training this year, do the Democracy School. It is a superlative unfolding revelation of how corporations have hijacked democracy. It meticulously deconstructs the historical arc that brought us to this precipice. But most importantly, it then departs into the highly pragmatic and inspiring work now underway that is slowly turning the tide . . . This Second American Revolution may be the most important political work going on anywhere in the country or the world.“

-Kenny Ausubel ‘05, Founder and Co-Executive Director, Bioneers

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Fracking Death Jam!

Join us for a zombie and skeleton jamboree to honor our wonderful Boulder County Commissioners. They are allowing fracking into Boulder County as of May 1, thereby gifting our un-dead family with an influx of new (dead) blood!

Meet at 7.00 pm at Barker Park, on Spruce St and 15th. Allow yourself plenty of time to find parking, as this area can be crowded on the weekends. You will be greeted by your zombie hostess, Zelda Fairweather, also known as Miss Fracking 2016. She will orient you to the events of the evening.

Dress in your best zombie or skeleton gear. Bring a sign! Here are some ideas:

I [heart] fracking/cancer/death/(any disease that has been linked to fracking)
More cancer/death/toxic air/toxic water
The Beginning of Zombie Earth

We look forward to celebrating this special moment in Boulder County history with our zombie and skeleton friends.

(This will be a very low-risk event)

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