Aviation Justice Express tour 2011

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Aviation justice on Radio Ecoshock

Radio Ecoshock just posted their interviews with three activists associated with the Aviation Justice Express tour: John Stewart, Dan Glass, and Debi Wagner. Download it in MP3 format, or listen to it online: “Plane Justice: Banned in America” (1 hour, featuring interviews with Stewart, Glass, Wagner) Standard-quality MP3 download (14 MB) CD-quality MP3 download (56 … Continue reading

Dan Glass on aviation justice

Dan Glass was named one of the UK’s youth climate leaders by the Guardian, and one of Attitude magazine’s 66 new role models for helping bridge LGBTQ and environmental justice movements. The grandson of four Holocaust survivors, he’s perhaps best known for having superglued himself to the Prime Minister to draw attention to communities impacted … Continue reading

John Stewart says thank you to 1500+ supporters

John Stewart, our invited guest speaker for the Aviation Justice Express tour, sent the following message to the 1500+ supporters who signed the Change.org petition on his behalf after he was denied entrance to the US:   Hi, This is John Stewart, the UK campaigner barred from entering the US. Thank you for your help. … Continue reading

West Coast tour wraps up

Over the last week, Dan Glass, John Stewart, and Debi Wagner did a series of Aviation Justice Express events in the US and Canadian Pacific Northwest, with stops in Portland, Bellingham, and Vancouver, rounding out the West Coast tour. The Portland event was hosted by PSU Students for Unity and Portland Rising Tide. John Stewart … Continue reading

Aviation justice in the San Francisco Bay Area

We had about 130 people attend three amazing aviation justice events in the San Francisco Bay Area last week, featuring John Stewart and Dan Glass on a live video link sharing the lessons of the victory at London’s Heathrow airport. On Wednesday, we held a small roundtable for activists from local environmental and transportation justice … Continue reading

Dan Glass in Toronto

Dan Glass, perhaps best known as the British climate activist who superglued himself to British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, has recently been catapulted back into the spotlight after being barred from speaking in the US by the Secret Service. But American aviation justice organizers’ loss was Canada’s gain, as he kicks off a parallel Canadian … Continue reading

Aviation justice in Los Angeles

The Aviation Justice Express tour hit California, with Los Angeles area residents attended a public event and protest against the Santa Monica Airport, organized by Concerned Residents Against Airport Pollution. Residents are working to address pollution, noise, and safety issues. Writes the Santa Monica Daily Press: “Residents of three communities reiterated their concerns about Santa … Continue reading

Halfway through the tour!

I’m halfway through my tour of America talking with activists about the success of the Heathrow Third Runway Campaign. I have spoken with groups in New York, Boston, Pittsburgh, and Chicago. And yet I haven’t moved from my office in Inner London. That wasn’t the original plan! But, when I was denied entry to the … Continue reading

STAND: Shut This Airport Nighmare Down

Anthony Rayson, the co-founder of STAND (Shut This Airport Nighmare Down), writes about their Aviation Justice Express event last week in Peotone County, Illinois, where residents are trying to defend their community from a massive new airport project, over three times the size of Chicago O’Hare. In an unfortunate turn of events, politicians have pitted … Continue reading

Media covers Aviation Justice Express speaker’s ordeal

A wide variety of media has been covering the ordeal of John Stewart, one of the speakers invited to headline the Aviation Justice Express tour. John was detained, interrogated, and deported from New York’s JFK airport, and subsequently again denied a visa to return to the United States, in spite of public support from hundreds … Continue reading