Another Gulf is Possible Collaborative
“Me and you, we got more yesterday than anybody.
We need some kind of tomorrow.” - Toni Morrison,  Beloved
Winter : 2019
2019 has been full of resistance & love,
healing & uncertainty, heartbreak & joy.

We are so grateful to be in
conversation & in community with all of you
as we celebrate our survival & the new year.

Wishing you and yours abundance
& transformative justice in 2020.

We have been busy here on the Gulf Coast from Brownsville, Texas to Northwest, Florida; leading direct action trainings along the border, dreaming about and studying floating adaptations from Bulbancha (New Orleans) to Bengal, we built a Float Lab to be activated in the Spring of 2020, our collaborative has been fighting for and facilitating space for language justice in collaboration with the BanchaLenguas Language Justice Collective, we hosted a couple of cultural organizing salons, we've been tending to our medicine gardens and we're dreaming about water-banking and other real solutions & just transitions, accessible for all. Join us!

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El 2019 a estuvo completamente en resistencia y amor,
sanación, y incertidumbre, angustia y alegría
Estamos tan agradecidos de estar en conversación
y en comunidad con todxs ustedes al celebrar nuestra supervivencia & el nuevo año.

Deseandoles abundancia & justicia transformativa
en el 2020

Hemos estado ocupadxs aqui en la Costa del Golfo desde Brownsville, Texas hasta el Noreste, Florida; liderando entrenamientos de acción directa a través de la frontera, soñando y estudiando sobre adaptaciones flotantes desde Bulbancha. (Nuevo Orleans) hacia Bengala, hemos construido un laboratorio Flotante para ser activado esta primavera del 2020, nuestra collaborativa a estado luchando por y facilitando espacio para la Justicia de Lenguaje en colaboración con la colectiva de Justicia de Lenguaje BanchaLenguas, presentamos unos salones sobre organización cultural, hemos cuidado nuestro jardín medicinal y estamos soñando sobre la recolección de agua y otras soluciones reales y transiciones justas que sean accesibles para todxs. Unete a nosotrxs!

Bekah Hinojosa, a core leadership member of the Another Gulf Is Possible Collaborative, has been in Europe and in the UK, meeting with French Bank Societe Generale officials and others to demand they immediately withdraw from the Rio Grande LNG project and the Rio Bravo Pipeline.

The fracked gas project is proposed to be built near South Padre Island, TX on the Gulf Coast and would be the biggest polluter in a people of color community, unleashing massive amounts of greenhouse gases into the climate.  #StopRioGrandeLNG

This is the second time Bekah has met with Societe Generale as part of an active two-year-long campaign urging the bank to divest from Rio Grande LNG.

We need to stop Cork LNG, a proposed liquefied natural gas terminal which would import fracked gas from the United States into Cork harbour in Ireland.

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Bekah Hinojosa, una miembra del corazón de liderazgo de la Collaborativa Otro Golfo es Posible, a estado en Europa y en el Reino Unido, reuniéndose con los oficiales del Banco Frances Societe Generale y otros para demandar que ellos se retiren del proyecto de GNL del Rio Grande y el oleoducto Rio Bravo.
El proyecto de gas fraqueado esta propuesto para ser construido cerca de South Padre Island, TX el la costa del golfo y seria el contaminador mas grande el comunidad de personas de color, desatando una cantidad masiva de gases de efecto invernadero sobre el clima. #ParaRioGrandeLNG

Esta es la segunda vez que Bekah se a reunido con el Societe Generale como parte de una activa campaña de dos años insistiéndole al banco que desadvierta de Rio Grande LNG.

Tenemos que parar a Cork LNG,un terminal de gas natural liquido propuesto, cual importaría gas franqueado de los Estados Unidos hacia Cork Harbour en Irlandia. 

Check out  the recent webinar  Climate Advocacy Lab  presented with  Climate Justice Alliance   (CJA) to discuss CJA's recently released multimedia report   Our Power Puerto Rico:  Moving Toward a Just Recovery Jayeesha Dutta, one of our collaborative's co-founders, CJA steering committee member and co-authors of the report, joined  J esús Vázquez  ( Organización Boricua ), Shakara Tyler ( Black Dirt Farm Collective ), Elizabeth Yeampier re ( UPROSE ) , and Angela Adrar (CJA) recently for a webinar allowing an opportunity for authors, experts, and frontline organizers who contributed to the case study and report to highlight tools (including the 'Just Recovery framework'), practices, and experiential lessons learned from applying a participatory model of "Just Recovery" to disaster response in Puerto Rico following hurricane María.  

In fact earlier in this year, Another Gulf Is Possible had our annual retreat in Puerto Rico, building with and learning from our allies there. We continue to view our work in climate justice deeply interconnected with our Borikén friends and collaborators, and  encourage y'all to check out the webinar !

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Our Power (Nuestro Poder) Puerto Rico:
Un Estudio de Caso de Campaña y Marco para “Recuperacion Justa”
Chequea el webinario reciente Climate Advocacy Lab presentado con la Alianza de Justicia Climatica (CJA) para discutir el reporte multimedia recientemente divulgado 

Jayeesha Dutta, una miembra del corazón de liderazgo de la collaborativa y una de nuestros autores del reporte, se unió a J esús Vázquez ( Organización Boricua ), Shakara Tyler ( Black Dirt Farm Collective ), Elizabeth Yeampierre ( UPROSE ) , and Angela Adrar (CJA)recientemente para un webinario permitiendo una oportunidad para autores, expertos, y organizadores de linea de frente quienes contribuyeron al el estudio de caso y reportar para destacar herramientas (incluyendo el “marco de recuperación justa”), practicas, y lecciones experienciales aprendidas por aplicar un modelo participatorio de la “Recuperacion Justa” a la respuesta de desastre en Puerto Rico después del Huracán Maria.  De hecho a principios de año, Another Gulf is Possible tuvo su retiro anual en Puerto Rico, construyendo con y aprendiendo de nuestrxs alidxs.

Seguimos viendo nuestro trabajo en la justicia climática conectada profundamente con nuestros compas Boriken y colaboradorxs, y les apoyamos que vean el webinario!

In the News
On November 11, 2019, The   Intercept published an article  confirming our assumption that the US government/military is actively surveilling our peaceful resistance to the ongoing occupation, extraction, and oppression of Gulf Coast communities, cultures, and ecosystems – in this case, focusing on our work aiming to end the racist wall and protesting the unjust treatment of migrants and refugees at the US/Mexico border. Specifically, the article reveals the Pentagon was/is surveilling the groups that were involved with the Rio Bravo Action Camp, an event which we were primary organizers.
2020 Events | Eventos 2020
MLK Day of Service in Pensacola, Florida • Jan 20th
Land Memory Bank & Seed Exchange Activation
Los Islenos Fiesta, Saint Bernard, Louisiana • March 7 & 8
Houma Spring Gathering , Saint Bernard, Louisiana • April 4 & 5
Fossil Free Fest , New Orleans, Louisiana • April 17 -19
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Winter : 2019