Saturday, August 20, 2016

Candidate forum on the Ag Reserve for the County Commission Election

The Interfaith Justice League and the Palm Beach County Environmental Coalition is holding a candidate forum on the Ag Reserve and other environmental issues for all candidates for the County Commission on Thursday August 25, at 7:00 p.m. at Congregation L'Dor Va-Dor, 3475 Woolbright Road, Boynton Beach, Florida on the northeast corner of Woolbright and Military Trail next to Enterprise Leasing.
The format will be as follows:  Each candidate will make an opening statement and then a follow up statement after all the candidates have spoken to respond to the others.  We will then take questions and comments from the audience and we will conclude with each candidate making a closing statement.

Friday, August 19, 2016

PBCEC Supports the Campaign to Fight Toxic Prisons' Rally Against Toxic Prison Slavery in Coleman, FL on Sept 10

Rally to End Toxic Prison Slavery in Solidarity with Upcoming Nationwide Prison Strike

Re-posted from

Sept 9th is the 45th anniversary of the Attica Uprising in New York, where national attention was drawn to the problem of prisons in this country. This year there will public demonstrations in support of prisoners who have a called for a coordinated national work strike in response to extreme abuses they face, including toxic environments, discrimination and literal slavery based on the 13th Amendment which wrote prison slave labor into the U.S. Constitution.

The Campaign to Fight Toxic Prisons (FTP) is calling for action in solidarity with the IWW Union’s Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee (IWOC) and other prisoner-led groups in planning activities around Sept 9th.

We are spreading the word to our prisoner contacts to invite friends and family on the outside to participate in these necessary efforts to address the violations of civil rights and environmental justice that still occur behind bars.

The primary FTP event will occur on Sept 10th at 10am in front of the Federal Correctional Complex (FCC) of Coleman, located at 846 NE 54th Terrace, Wildwood, Florida 34785.

Coleman FCC and rock mines
FCC Coleman, which warehouses over 7,000 prisoners, surrounded by mining operations.
This location is the largest prison factory in the entire country, producing material goods for government agencies nationwide. Much of the very furniture which accommodates the offices of the bureaucrats that we live under is made by prison slaves at this facility.

Federal Prison Industries, also known as UNICOR, has over $34 million in contract obligation coming out of Bureau of Prison (BOP) facilities in Florida. This is three times higher than any other state in the country.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Briger developer Kolter embroiled in lawsuit over construction defects in Palm Beach Gardens

Protestors were seen once again in front of Kolter's downtown West Palm office last week, but it wasn't PBCEC or Everglades Earth First! This time is was residents of the San Matera condo in Palm Beach Gardens fighting over construction defects at a Palm Beach Gardens condominium complex which are at the center of a $40 million lawsuit. We extend our sympathies to people who got ripped off by the crooks at Kolter. Read more here.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Reportback from PB Gardens Candidate Forum

Image from the flyer handed out
Our presence was noticed. Thanks to the folks who came to help hand out flyers and hold a banner out front of the event.

We got over 200 flyers out to Gardens residents at the library and people attending the forum.
At least one person noted that he had also received the mailer we sent in December, and encouraged us to keep him and his neighbors in Palm Beach Country Estates in the loop as the development creeps further west, closer to their community.

We had a brief encounter with law enforcement, which resulted in library staff explaining that we could request permission to table any time we want out front of the high traffic library (for future reference... could be a great general outreach spot).

A local activist from PB Gardens, who has come to several meetings and protests, went inside the well-attended event and got in a question about development, with much support from the audience.

Let's keep the pressure on!

Monday, February 22, 2016

Join PBCEC in Protesting Scripps at Palm Beach Gardens Candidate Forum

Thursday, February 25, 5:30 PM - 8 PM
at Gardens Branch, Palm Beach County Library, 11303 Campus Drive Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

Tell Palm Beach Gardens Political Candidates to address the issues of Scripps' toxic biotech waste, United Technology's cancer clusters and the destruction of endangered species habitat in the Briger forest for animal testing labs.

The candidate's forum begins at 6:30pm.
It is sponsored by local Republican and Democratic Party groups, as well as the PBC Tea Party and other groups, so we anticipate a large crowd attending.

Please spread the word via this event page

More info on the forum here:

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