Benjamin Shepard explains his philosophy that being an effective activist means letting go of any feeling of shame or embarrassment. And how we’d be screwed here in NYC if Indian Point should blow.
Time’s up gathers in front of ABC No Rio on Rivington Street early in the morning, getting ready to go to protest at the Indian Point Nuclear power plant on the sloop Clearwater.
Hell no we won’t glow.
“Here are fantastic photo’s of action that included an evacuation “Shut Down Before the Meltdown bike ride, train ride and “No Fukushima on the Hudson” sail to Indian Point . We couldn’t unfurls our banners, including “You are 35 miles from Indian Point. What would you do in a Melt down” in Grand Central as planned. A massive police force showed up, completely over the top for a couple dozen people voicing their concerns over having a Nuclear Power Plant about 35 miles away. There were over a dozen uniform cops, plain clothed and at least 4 suits. After they threatened to arrest us if we unfolded the banner inside we took our banners to display at the 42nd street entrance of the terminal and the sidewalk.
Then we boarded the train with about 6 officers accompanying us for the train ride. They left us with 2 state trooper cars driving behind the 2 mile bike ride from the train station to the boat, until we safely arrived at the dock to board the Clearwater Sloop for a police free 3-hr sail.
The community of cyclists from the Time’s Up! environmental group and the activists from the Clearwater group formed a close bond on the short sail we had together and vowed to continue to work together until the Indian Point Plant is shut down permanently.”