“Agua es vida” FRACKDOWN MARCH- 19 OCT

Global Frackdown flyer

Hello San Antonio Environmentalists and Earth lovers!!

SUSJ/Occupy UTSA is marching for our right to clean water in solidarity with the GLOBAL FRACKDOWN happening around the world on OCTOBER 19th. The theme of the march is “Agua es Vida” in honor of Pachamama/Gaia/La Madre Tierra/Mother Earth and the gift of life-giving water she has gratefully bestowed on us all.

Obviously the issue of “fracking” is no longer an issue but a blatant threat to the prolonged health and well-being of our planet. Bexar county is surrounded from the North and South by an increasing number of fracking and waste disposal wells that have proven time and time again to fail. When this happens, contamination of the surrounding air, water, and land occurs. Fracking wells have been known to cause various major health problems as they release toxic methane into the air, increase pollution of the surrounding areas, and migrate into water systems. As a follow up to the screening of “Gasland 2” it is imperative that we who care deeply about this crisis show our solidarity in standing together and voicing our opposition to the danger this poses to our beloved aquifers.

Join us on Saturday, October 19th, armed with your bodies, voices, and hearts to say agua es vida!!!! Feel free to be creative, bring costumes, your friends, your families, signs, posters, banners, etc. to up the vibrancy of our march.

Thank you for your time and we hope to see you there. SAT 2pm at SARA — 100 East Guenther Street.

Attached is the flyer for the event, feel free to share 🙂

– Sincerely, Nansi Singh representative of SUSJ/Occupy UTSA

  Students United for Socioeconomic Justice

 I wanted to update everybody on the AGUA ES VIDA march for our aquifers happening this coming SATURDAY in solidarity with the GLOBAL FRACKDOWN happening in cities all over the world.

I have just received confirmation from Sister Elizabeth that she will be able to speak at the event. Sister Elizabeth has been organizing in communities all over South Texas regarding fracking in the Eagle Ford Shale region and has shown an incredible effort in bringing these issues to light. Our other confirmed speaker is the beloved Antonio Diaz who has been organizing the Texas Indigenous Council March for Dignity and Human Rights for years. Both speakers have been incredibly supportive, inspiring, and active in the community around the Rights of Nature and Mother Earth, also called Environmental Justice.

Hydraulic Fracking is a new wave of capitalist exploitation that seeks to destroy life for purely material rewards. As humans, we came from the Earth, our bodies made up of Earth, our consciousness connected to it. It is crucial we come together to defend her gifts we have inherited as members of the Earthling tribe. Let us reach out to each other and the SA community to let our voices be heard that our aquifers cannot be sacrificed for monetary wealth. WATER CONNECTS US ALL AS DOES ITS NECESSITY FOR LIFE.

Last week, a deepwater injection wastewater well exploded in Karnes County. It contained fracking waste stored deep below the ground. This is just one example of the lack of safety exercised by the oil and gas industries. http://www.kens5.com/news/At-least-one-person-injured-in–226880101.html

Here are some other links that expose the EXTREME dangers of fracking and why it is imperative we stop this NOW (all these articles are from major national and global news outlets):
1. http://energyblog.nationalgeographic.com/2013/10/04/fracking-water-its-just-so-hard-to-clean/#.UlP9X_AxDSg.twitter

Thank you for your time, and I hope to see you there this Saturday.

More UPDATES coming……

Sincerely, Nansi Singh