On Thursday morning, environmentalists gathered at Jack Perry Memorial Park to launch a blimp reading “ShellNo, Join the Flotilla!” The blimp floated upwards of 150 feet in the air and served as an effort to both bring attention to the eventual docking of Shell oil drilling rigs in Seattle waters—terminal 5 at the Port of Seattle to be specific—and call on the public to participate in direct action via a kayak flotilla to prevent the Shell fleet from parking in Seattle. Check out my photos and The Stranger’s Sydney Brownstone’s reporting on Thursday’s demonstration, as well as more shots below. And here’s some backstory on the Port of Seattle’s efforts to bring Shell’s vessels to the port.
Activists prepare to launch the blimp at Jack Perry Memorial Park.
My latest brief write-up for the Jakarta Post, touching on water quality issues at Pluit low-income housing projects and poor communication between the City Administration housing management and tenants.
Empty water jugs outside Pluit low-income housing projects