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Fire Drill Fridays, Jane Fonda's climate fight

She's been protesting every Friday since October outside the U.S. Capitol, inspiring thousands of people to join her movement. This is Jane Fonda's fight for climate action.

Protesting and proudly going to jail every Friday

Despite numerous arrests since October 2019, actress Jane Fonda continues to protest every Friday outside the U.S. Capitol. For 14 weeks this fall, I held “Fire Drill Fridays” in Washington D.C. The purpose was to raise awareness of the urgency of the climate crisis. As Greta Thunberg says, “We have to act as if our house in on fire because it is!” Inspired by the movement Fridays for Future started by Greta Thunberg, Fire Drill Fridays gathers many activists and several celebrities including Norman Lear, Martin Sheen and Joaquin Phoenix.

“Something I think isn't oftentimes talked about in the environmental movement or in the conversation about climate change is that the meat and dairy industry is the third leading cause of climate change. And I think sometimes we wonder what we can do in this fight against climate change, and there's something that you can do today, right now and tomorrow by making a choice about what you consume.” Joaquin Phoenix Actor adds.

This movement, in partnership with environmental associations such as Greenpeace, brought together hundreds of thousands of people in a few months. “Climate change has got to go! It’s an emergency, and so we’re trying to raise the sense of urgency and encourage people to engage in civil disobedience and to mobilize.”

In 2020, Fire Drill Fridays is expanding into other American cities, the first rally outside of Washington D.C. took place on February 7 in Los Angeles. California is one of the big oil producing states. It's also the 5th largest economy in the world. “We already have more fossil fuel projects underway than the climate can sustain. They have to be halted! California’s children are more important than fossil fuel profits!

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02/12/2020 8:01 AM
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71 comments

  • Keziah D.
    02/15/2020 20:18

    You dont even have to be vegan. Just reduce your intake of meat and dairy by 30%. Thats it. Thats all it would take

  • Miglena G.
    02/15/2020 17:28

    Well I don't understand why they talk about that all the time to people. All the rafineries should stop, all the cars around the world should be changed with hybrids and all the governments should stop stealing from people and do something!

  • Chuck K.
    02/15/2020 05:56

    Fuck that tratorous bitch

  • Ray D.
    02/14/2020 21:32

    🤮

  • Giovani S.
    02/14/2020 20:16

    Shared

  • Kevin O.
    02/14/2020 07:39

    Damn Hippies

  • William B.
    02/14/2020 05:46

    and flying back and forth across country each week to do so.

  • Santiago M.
    02/14/2020 00:22

    True hero, she always was for peace and the environment, remember how bravely she denounced the illegal criminal war against Vietnam??

  • MikeDeb W.
    02/13/2020 20:53

    Oh well give her break. After all she has nothing else to do with with her time. Hahahahaha washed up hag. Communist pig.

  • Irene Q.
    02/13/2020 20:25

    good girl

  • Ben B.
    02/13/2020 14:22

    A lot of people don’t know about Hanoi Jane huh

  • Jackson J.
    02/13/2020 12:09

    Let me see you do the Jane Fonda

  • Jo S.
    02/13/2020 09:50

    Hello grace I love yowwwwwww 🥰🥰🥰

  • Don V.
    02/13/2020 07:09

    Let's support them. Act in whatever capacity we can, in order to contribute on how to save the earth. God Bless us all!!!

  • Helder V.
    02/13/2020 03:47

    SE FODEU....E SE FODERÃO NOVAMENTE..POIS TRUMP SERÁ REELEITO...THE GREAT AMERICA WITH TRUMP ADAIN[] ;)

  • Martin C.
    02/13/2020 02:25

    Traitor

  • Mark G.
    02/12/2020 23:30

    If everyone cuts back 1% on hydro, water etc, it could make a difference

  • Mark G.
    02/12/2020 23:28

    Going vegan won’t do anything.gimme a break lol

  • Thomas L.
    02/12/2020 23:04

    Looney!

  • Papo I.
    02/12/2020 22:42

    Fucking traitor.