This fund exists to provide financial support for those arrested while taking part in direct actions organized by the Shaleshock Direct Action Working Group.
As the gas industry continues to build infrastructure in New York, preparing to begin hydro-fracking any day now, we must nurture and strengthen our resistance. There comes a time when we can no longer rely on our legislative representatives to keep us safe. This means that we must come together to directly confront the hydro-fracking industry and to defend our land, water, and communities. This group is dedicated to using the only tools we have left: our bodies.
Your donation will go toward bail funds and other legal fees -- necessary costs in order to keep safe those who have been arrested in civil disobedience. Any leftover funds will be deposited into a movement wide bail fund, so that the money you donate can help cover bail for activists over and over again. We understand that not everyone is able to be arrested themselves, but this does not mean that you cannot support anti-fracking actions in other, equally crucial ways. Thank you for being a part of a movement to protect communities in the face of a ruthless and well-funded industry.