Direct action gets the media coverage. Yesterday, Greenpeace activists brought much needed local and national media attention to the Fisk and Crawford power plants in Chicago by hanging a banner off the tower of the Fisk plant and rappelling off the Pulaski Bridge, near the Crawford coal plant, and dropping a banner that blocked coal barge traffic on the river.
This action is civil disobedience at its finest. As a part-time resident of Chicago this issue hits close to home and was the topic of my print and sign project (in collaboration with the Rain Forest Network) that I created for the Justseeds RESOURCED portfolio project. Below is a link to a five-minute film that documents the June 2010 action and discusses the issues behind the campaign to close down Fisk, Crawford, and ALL coal-powered plants.