To: Disney Corporation

Disney: Climate Activists Are The Real Super-Heroes

Stop co-opting the name and logo of Rising Tide, a grassroots activist group that works to
challenge the root causes of climate change by standing with communities on the frontlines of fossil fuel extraction and direct pressure against Big Oil, Big Coal and Big Gas, in your depiction of a shadowy cyber-terror group on the new television series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."

Why is this important?

"Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." is depicting a shadowy cyber-terrorist group called "The Rising Tide" as a threat to national security. They are using the name and strikingly similar logo of actual climate justice group Rising Tide in this depiction. Groups fighting for truth, justice and ecological sanity should not be portrayed as the bad guys on major network television shows.

In reality, Rising Tide is not an underground group that undermines humanity, but a network of climate activists challenging the root causes of climate change. Rising Tide North America works in solidarity with communities that live on the frontline of fossil fuel extraction and climate change.

Our chapters and allies have stood with communities living next to coal mining sites and who have had their property seized for pipeline construction. Rising Tiders have been faced criminal and civil prosecution, been physically attacked for taking non-violent action and mocked by industry in the media.

Groups fighting for truth, justice and ecological sanity should not be portrayed as the bad guys on major network television shows.

REFERENCES
1. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Wiki http://agentsofshield.wikia.com/wiki/Agents_of_S.H.I.E.L.D._Wiki
2. Climate Activists are the Real Super-Heroes http://www.risingtidenorthamerica.org/2013/09/climate-activists-are-the-real-super-heroes/
3. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Meet its Real-Life, Climate-Defending, Disney-Dissenting Villains http://www.yesmagazine.org/planet/agents-of-shield-meet-its-real-life-climate-defending-disney-dissenting-villains
4. Rising Tide Strikes Back! http://www.wired.com/underwire/2013/09/agents-of-shield-rising-tide/

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Reasons for signing

  • Because climate activists are the real super heros.

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