We interview Cliff Willmeng, one of the leading anti-fracking activists (“fractivists”) in Colorado. In this video, Cliff explains several points:
- How communities in Colorado are moving to ban fracking and, thereby coming into direct legal conflict with the entire political structure
- How the corporations really control the political and legal system and how the anti-fracking movement has come into conflict with Corporate America in general.
He discusses the Colorado Community Rights Initiative.
- “The Colorado Community Rights Amendment would be the natural class interests of the working class.”
He explains the relationship between fracking and capitalism.
- “Fracking is a natural extension of capitalism.”
He comments on the Trans Pacific Partnership:
- “It’s our obligation to make those kinds of trade agreements fully unenforceable.”
He explains his view of the relationship between his struggle and the struggle in Ferguson:
- “If you don’t have the right to walk down the streets without being shot by the police, there’s really no community rights at all.”
He discusses his previous strategy for his own life and that of his family:
- We had no concept, absolutely no concept, that we were going to be moving out here (to Colorado) onto a shale formation and essentially be undertaking the fight of our lives.”
Those wanting to contact the Colorado Community Rights Network can e mail them at: CoCommRights@gmail.com