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Emergency Call for Support from the Riverdale Mobile Home Encampment

Posted 2 years ago on June 12, 2012, 7:06 a.m. EST by OccupyWallSt

construction sign that has been altered to say ¨construction begins never¨

The following was written yesterday, June 11. For more: SaveRiverdale.com

This morning, we were informed by a utility worker that construction crews affiliated with Aqua America are planning to begin excavation on the land of the Riverdale mobile home community tomorrow (Tuesday).

We have successfully delayed construction of a massive water withdrawal facility, permitted to suck up to 3 millions gallons of water daily from the Susquehanna River for use in fracking operations, for over 10 days now. The encampment is in urgent need of support at this time! Now is the time to show your conviction and solidarity with these brave residents and volunteers who have decided to stand their ground in the face of ruthless corporate giant - Aqua America.

Ways to Support:

COME TO RIVERDALE: If you live within a few hours of Riverdale, now is the time to drop everything and support a community in dire need. The families that have stood their ground face imminent homelessness upon their removal. Call in sick to work, or take a vacation day - do it for the Riverdale residents.

DONATE: It has cost hundreds of dollars to feed and house the dozens of people who have come to support the residents of Riverdale. Money will be needed to support residents who face homelessness, and bail will need to be posted ASAP for those brave supporters who are holding the barricade.

Call or Email those responsible for fracking and the construction of this (and all) water withdrawal facilities.

CONTACT your friends, neighbors, allies, churches, and other networks that you may belong to. Ask them to spread the word, donate, write letters to the editor of their local newspaper.

This fight can still be won, but only with immediate action from people like you!

Update, 7am Tuesday: via @SaveRMHC: ¨Breakfast served at the encampment, a good crew of folks from @OccupyWallSt are here.¨ Follow them on Twitter, and get down there!

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[-] 0 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 2 years ago

put Riverdale: Pennsylvania in the title

that website is bigger than my screen


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PRESS RELEASE

OCCUPY CLEVELAND TO RISK ARRESTS TO HALT PENNSYLVANIA FRACKING EVICTION

WHAT: Fracking Eviction Defense

WHERE: 7 Riverdale Lane, Jersey Shore, PA

WHEN: Monday, June 4, sunrise

CONTACT: Occupy Cleveland - Joseph Zitt , Ben Shapiro, bensshapiro@gmail.com, 804-543-4346 Save Riverdale - savermhc@gmail.com; Alex Lotorto: 570-269-9589, alotorto@gmail.com; Deb Eck (Resident): 570-772-3335; Kelly Finan: 570-877-2417, Kelly@kellyfinan.com

June 3, 2012, Cleveland, Ohio – In response to a call for solidarity from the Save Riverdale campaign, Occupy Cleveland will drive 4 and a half hours to Jersey Shore, PA to stand with Riverdale residents in a blockade to prevent the fracking industry from evicting 37 families from their homes.

On June 1, 2012, residents of the Riverdale Mobile Home Park and supporters set up barricades at the entrance of Riverdale to stop the community from being displaced by Aqua America's plans to construct a fracking water withdrawal facility and send a powerful message to perpetrators of environmental and economic injustice. Occupy Cleveland stands with the Occupy Wall Street movement in national support and solidarity with the residents of Riverdale against Aqua America.

“The 1% believes that it can buy our rights to live in our homes and drink clean water,” said Ben Shapiro, an organizer with Ohio Fracktion who is coordinating Occupy Cleveland’s deployment to Jersey Shore, PA. “Fracking corporations have told Riverdale, ‘You are expendable.’ We are sending them the message that we are the 99%. Expect resistance.”

http://www.democraticunderground.com/12522949

[-] 0 points by Brynin (39) 2 years ago

This shit has to stop. Using clean water to make energy. It not only waste the water it uses but the water around the sites. I bet it happens anyways. No gives a shit. To many stupid people walking around.

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 2 years ago
[-] 1 points by Brynin (39) 2 years ago

haha

[-] 0 points by Misaki (893) 2 years ago

One reason people support fracking is that it "would create jobs". Just like how they are less likely to "believe" in global warming, they are less likely to care about environmental effects of fracking when unemployment is high.

If you want to fix the national problem which has caused your local concerns, support and tell your friends about the accelerated work week as the solution to unemployment and inequality.

[-] 0 points by sufinaga (513) 2 years ago

25 dead in fracking quakes in Italy!

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