Occupy Dupont Pompton Lakes – January 5 – Free The Toxic Hostages
An Appeal to OWS Movement To Shame Chemical Industry Abuses
Today, Occupy Wall Street holds a national day of action to occupy our homes, focusing their huge spotlight on home foreclosure.
In Pompton Lakes NJ, chemical giant Dupont corporation has occupied over 450 homes with toxic chemical gases, poisoning people and effectively creating toxic hostages.
This is an open letter proposal to the Occupy Wall Street General Assembly and their many supporters in the greater NY/NJ metropolitan region.
I applaud your efforts to expose and shame the corporate criminals on Wall Street and their cronies in government who have greedily enriched themselves at the expense of the lives of the 99% and the health of the planet.
You have created a model community and practiced democracy in action.
You have provided hope and inspired and empowered millions of people across the globe.
Your recent targeted direct community based actions have exposed and shamed all forms of corporate crime, while standing in support and solidarity with the victims of that crime.
Perhaps the most vivid example of this is your effort to resist the disgraceful practice of foreclosure and eviction of people from their homes.
It is with those glorious principles and effective tactics in mind that I urge your support for the toxic hostages who live in Pompton Lakes, NJ.
Families there in over 450 homes have been poisoned by chemicals dumped by the Dupont corporation.
Dupont has occupied these homes and held families as toxic hostages.
For almost 100 years, the war profiteering Dupont corporation dumped poisonous toxic chemicals on the land, water and air at their Pompton Lakes explosives manufacturing facility.
As a result of that criminal legacy, the soil, water and wildlife remain poisoned, including toxic gas seeping into over 450 homes.
People are toxic hostages in their own homes. Children and mothers live in fear. Lives have been destroyed.
Those poisons are associated with elevated levels of cancers and other diseases in workers and the community.
Enough is enough – chemical giants like Dupont must be held accountable and cease destructive production of poisons, cleanup the toxic mess they made, and compensate the communities and people lives they have destroyed.
After 100 years of toxic abuse and 25 years of government neglect by keeping the community in the dark and protecting Dupont, finally, on January 5, 2012, the US Environmental Protection Agency will hold the first ever public hearing in Pompton Lakes on Dupont’s proposed cleanup plan.
We ask the OWS Movement to target Dupont Pompton Lakes as ground zero for corporate toxic chemical pollution abuse and lax government oversight.
On January 5, voyage across the might Hudson River!
Come show solidarity with the people of Pompton Lakes – Occupy Dupont!
Free the toxic hostages! Pilgrimage against Poison!
January 5, 2012 at:
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Pompton Lakes High School 44 Lakeside Avenue
Pompton Lakes, NJ 07442