The bad news:
For 3 years, the commercial development project that is slated to pave the southern 7 acres of the historic Gill Tract Farm has been held off by a lawsuit. On June 16th, the courts ruled in favor of the UC, citing that their polluting, privatizing, pavement project breaks no state laws.
The good news:
We’re still fighting HARD! As of July 1st, we have a new tool to help us get the word out — the documentary film about the 2012 occupation is now online. And a new action on Thursday July 16th (see below).
Though the state law has failed us, we are committed to the laws of nature. We know that the community surrounding the farm needs that land in more ways than one. It already ranks in the top 22% nationwide for asthma rates because of air pollution, particularly diesel fumes. The housing and shopping complex proposed by the UC is projected to bring in 6,500 more cars per day, and a fleet of diesel trucks shipping in goods from all over the world. Our farm is not only a place to grow free organic produce, it is also one of the community’s most important carbon sinks.
HOW TO HELP
1. Join us in action to take a stand for public land and public health.
WHEN: Thursday, July 16th | 4pm for rally | 5pm sharp for ACTION
WHERE: Corner of Monroe & San Pablo, Albany (the planned construction site)
2. Spread the word
Forward this email and invite others on OTF 7/16 action.
Invite folks to OTF film, now available online.
Fill out this OTF support survey, plug into the action and other support from wherever you are! (We are especially in need of videographers.)
Donate online to OTF!!! We can only do this with your support.