by Gregory Reinauer
“Fear is the Weapon” was inspired by the story of Tim DeChristopher, who went to federal prison in order to save 22,000 acres of land from criminal drilling by the fossil fuel industry. The video, directed by industry veteran Ron Sperling, represents so much more than one man. It represents a global movement, united by a common goal: to bring lasting social and environmental justice to this world.
This video features contributions from more than 100 different organizations from over 20 countries, representing every continent, all working toward social and environmental justice. You can see the list of participating orgs below!
The timing of this release couldn’t be more appropriate, as environmental issues are at the front of everyone's mind after hurricane Sandy. Our hope is that this video helps show the world that our movement is strong and growing every day. To help us reach this goal, we hope all of our friends will share this video!
This video was the effort of a huge group of amazing people, who we can't thank enough! Those people include:
Voices from the Occupy Movement
Director: Ron Sperling
Produced by Ron Sperling and Bonnie Milner
List of Participating OrgsPeaceful UprisingEnergy Action CoalitionAustralian Conservation FoundationAustralian Youth Climate CoalitionCarbon Market WatchGreen Cameroon Bikes for Humanity - Thunder Bay, OntarioBC Sustainable Energy AssociationBicycles for Humanity - North Bay, OttawaBikes for Humanity - Victoria, BCEnvironmental Youth AllianceNOW! OrganizationOccupy MontrealClimate ActionEcuador Eco AdventuresBicycles for Humanity - GermanyMaya PedalSwitchONGoEcoBicycles for Humanity - ItalyEquilibriumGreen CommandosAction for Environmental SustainabilityYouth Partnership for Peace and DevelopmentCheetah ExperiencealSolMpingo Conservation & Development InitiativeArtists Project Earth (APE)Green Caravan Film FestivalNew England PachamamasClimate SummerGenuine VoicesThe GreensThe Monkey PalaceBetter Future Project (350 MA)Boston Youth Environmental NetworkClimate RideCo-op PowerGreenschools
Mass Energy Consumers AllianceSouthern Sustainable ResourcesSustainable TompkinsVermin SupremeEarth HealingGreencapeJoin the Impact MAPlugged InYouthCAN Boston Latin350 VTArkansas Coalition for Peace and JusticeB Bryan PreserveBeehive CollectiveCalling All CrowsClimate CountsA Well Fed WorldClimate One at the Commonwealth Club of CAEarth LimitedEarthday.fmEcological BuddhismEthical TravelerFired Up MediaFuture GenerationsGlobal ExchangeGlobal Justice Ecology ProjectGlobal Warming Education NetworkGreen ActonHarvard LocalKatuah Earth First!Keeper of the Mountains FoundationMassachusetts Interfaith Power & LightMCANMiss R*EVOLutionariesMissourians Organizing for Reform and EmpowermentMothers on the MoveNo Impact ProjectOccupy BostonOccupy MNPoverty ResolutionsPrimate Conservation IncSierra ClubSouthern Energy NetworkStop Tarsands Oil PipelineSustainable South BronxTransition USWatertown Citizens for Peace, Justice, and the EnvironmentWest Virginia Highlands ConservancyGlobal Campaign for Climate ActiontcktcktckPeople Against PovertySustainable MiltonCommunity WorksDRUM (Desis Rising Up Movement)Humane LeagueNew Generation EnergyNew RippleShark FoundationSouth End/Lower Roxbury Youth Workers AllianceThe Climate TrustYouth Ambassador ProgramTar Sands BlockadeGrindcityCalling All Crows