Stand With Gerze: Stop the Mega Coal Plant!

Protestors gather to take a stand against the proposed coal plant. Image via Bianet.

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Not every struggle of the year received the attention it deserves -- and that can definitely be said of the movement against the proposed coal-fired power plant in Gerze, Turkey. The proposed 1,200 MW coal plant is among the first of over 50 coal plants now being pushed in Turkey. It’s already been a 3 year struggle for heroic local residents to block the project. This year they’ve been camping by the hundreds and protesting by the thousands for weeks and months on end. When over 10,000 people took to the streets together in November, one sign in particular caught my eye. It read: “the people of Gerze do not stand alone.

It’s as clear to the people of Gerze as it is to people around the world: we have better alternatives to fossil fuels, we are not going to sit idly by as corporations attempt to profit from polluting our communities and our planet.

Fill out the form to the right to send in your message of solidarity to the people of Gerze.

Image via Bianet

For more about the Gerze struggle check out the Greenpeace Turkey website.

Tell the People of Gerze: We Stand in Solidarity With You!

I stand with the people of Gerze, Turkey in opposition to the coal-fired power plant proposed by the Anadolu Group for their town.


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