APRIL PRESENTATION: WHAT MADE THE ANTI-I69 CAMPAIGN A THREAT?
When the state of Indiana decided to put Interstate-69 through farmlands and sensitive forests they were met with one of the fiercest ant-road campaigns the US has ever seen….
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WHAT MADE THE ANTI-I69 CAMPAIGN A THREAT? AND WHAT COULD THE FIGHT AGAINST THE LOOP 202 LEARN FROM IT….
THURSDAY APRIL 12
7PM @ THE PHOENIX INFOSHOP
From torch-marches and tree-sits to farmers blocking traffic with their tractors, the planing and construction of the Interstate-69 also known as the NAFTA super highway (I-69) was met with resistance every step of the way.
Behind the years of resistance lays an even stronger culture of radical environmentalism. Bloomington, Indiana, which has been known as a radical hub for years, birthed this movement to shut down I-69. And from it came a still thriving culture of resistance. With a variety of tactics and solidarity actions around the US, the fight to stop I-69 erupted into a national celebration of struggle.
With that came much joy as farmers, friends and families grew stronger, resisting the beast of I-69 together. It was also met with much tension from the state. In between the battle over this road came much strife in the courts and even prison. What can be learned from all this?
On February 7th, Gila River Indian Community voted in favor of the freeway not being built; not on their reservation, not through South Mountain, not at all. However, in light of past events, we do not expect Arizona Department of Transportation or any other authority to respect this. Until the idea to expand the 202 is wiped clean from every developers’, politicians’, and corporations’ minds, we will continue to fight it on all fronts.
We hope to take inspiration from the 1-69 resistance and apply it to the current struggle with the Loop 202 extension. We will talk about different ways to contribute to the destruction of the 202 expansion.
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