May 4-16, 2016: A global wave of mass actions will target the world’s most dangerous fossil fuel projects — to keep coal, oil and gas in the ground and accelerate the just transition to 100% renewable energy...


At the beginning of 2016, the fossil fuel industry faces an unprecedented existential crisis — from collapsing oil prices, a new global climate deal, and an ever-growing movement calling for change. 

We have never had a better chance in history to break free from fossil fuels and build a just transition to clean and renewable energy. Across the world, people are showing the courage to confront polluters where they are most powerful — from the halls of power to the wells and mines themselves.

This isn’t your typical fossil fuel protest. It’s a network of independently-organized actions to keep fossil fuels in the ground. It’s escalated, but more than just a handful of protest veterans. It’s a mass mobilization, but not just happening in one place at one time. It’s global and grassroots-driven.

Fighting climate change requires the courage to confront polluters where they think they are most powerful. For years, communities on the front lines have led that struggle, and this May we can join them.

The world is becoming dangerously hotter by the day. Through peaceful direct action across the globe we can demonstrate to those in power that people everywhere are prepared to resist the fossil fuel industry’s plans to wreck the planet. This is the moment we’ve been waiting for. Let’s seize it.



Events in the U.S.

Instead of hundreds of events everywhere, Break Free is made up of strategically chosen actions from coast to coast — targeting key fossil fuel infrastructure, putting direct pressure on decision-makers to keep fossil fuels in the ground, and pointing the way toward clean, renewable solutions.


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Top U.S. Actions:

Anacortes, WA — Pacific Northwest action
Albany, NY — Northeast action
Chicago Area, IL — Midwest action
Denver Area, CO — Western action
Los Angeles, CA — Southwest action
Washington, DC — Mid-Atlantic action

Participating groups

A wide range of international, national and local organisations are stepping up to support or participate in the Break Free movement, including those listed below. Go to country pages for groups involved in specific actions. If your organisation wishes to join this effort please write to [email protected]
Asian Peoples Movement on Debt and Development

Bold Nebraska
Climate Action Network
Center for Biological Diversity
CREDO Action
Divest Invest
Divestment Student Network
Ekoloji Kolektifi
Ende Gelände

Energy Action Coalition
Environmental Action
European Attac Network
Friends of the Earth International
Global Catholic Climate Movement
Global Witness
Greenpeace Canada
Greenpeace España
Greenpeace Indonesia
Greenpeace United States

Indigenous Environmental Network 
Interventionistische Linke

National Nurses United
Oil Watch
Philippine Movement for Climate Justice

Rainforest Action Network
Reclaim the Power
United Church of Christ
WoMin African Gender and Extractives Alliance


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