On February 11th, 2012, Premadasi Amada and Dillon Thomson will begin a speaking tour of at least eight cities to promote Occupy the Machine and build ties with various communities affected by extraction industries. The OTM tour will visit areas where the 1% profit off of the destruction of the land while destroying the health and well being of local communities.
Excerpt of their talk: For ten thousand years, the 1% have been turning living creatures into dead commodities and robbing everyone to accumulate wealth. The Earth is now on the brink of biotic collapse. We get closer to the precipice every day.
But we will stop them while there is still time left.
We must gather our strength, our strategies, and our willingness to sacrifice before the machine destroys us all. Symbolic arrests, one-day blockades, and mass rallies are all crucial to effective resistance. But no struggle can win if it stops there. We have to escalate.
It’s time to put our bodies between our planet and the machine. We need a sustained, strategic campaign of nonviolent direct action, waged on a scale not seen since the Civil Rights movement.
Are you ready? Come hear more.