NYC Storm Skanska

#‎StormSkanska‬ in New York is just 1 week away! This is the chance for us on the East Coast to show up in force, right in Skanska USA’s backyard, and tell them: NO NEW ANIMAL LAB. DC Stampede will be there with friends from Virginia, Maryland, and the District. If you are looking for a ride, email us at DCStampede@gmail.com.

Schedule of Events!
FRIDAY, 1/15:
Kickoff Protest at Skanska HQ, Empire State Building
— 4:30 – 6pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/1654605708134104/

Opening Night Speaking Event
— 7 – 9pm
NYU School of Law, 40 Washington Square South (between MacDougal and Sullivan Streets) Room 210.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1650770105196003/

SATURDAY, 1/16:
Mass Action in Huntington, the town in which Skanska CEO Richard Cavallaro lives
Meet in Heckscher Park, 164 Main St, Huntington (Long Island)
— 12:30pm: Meet up
— 1:00pm: Beginning of Mass Action

Punk Rock Karaoke Afterparty/Fundraiser
Silent Barn 7 – 11pm.
603 Bushwick Ave, Brooklyn
$5 for just PRK Event
$10 for PRK and Dance Party Fundraiers for The Base!
https://www.facebook.com/events/987622451313824/

SUNDAY, 1/17:
Home Demos around the Northeast
Meet up at The Base (1302 Myrtle Ave, Brooklyn) — 10am

Background:
In December of 2012, Skanska USA was granted a contract from the University of Washington for the development and construction of the Animal Research & Care Facility, a covert underground lab intended to centralize animal research and vastly increase the number of animals that will be caged, abused, and killed. It was at this moment that Skanska chose to involve itself with the vivisection industry and to profit from the imprisonment and torture of endless generations of animals by literally burying them underground. They were eagerly prepared to make millions. What they were not prepared for was the animal liberation movement.

The No New Animal Lab campaign was our response. We began organizing to stop them. We planned to #StormSkanska. Dozens of actions against Skanska have spanned dozens of cities — from handing out leaflets to shutting down their construction site through direct action. The pressure has always been escalating and intensifying. It continues to build.

 

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