Jane Fonda arrested in DC while demanding action on climate change
- Author: Michelle Webb Oct 12, 2019,
Oct 12, 2019, 0:31
According to The Washington Post, which interviewed Fonda ahead of the launch event on Friday, "she has invited some of her celebrity friends: Actor Ted Danson of "Cheers" fame, who has become involved in ocean conservation; "The Vagina Monologues" playwright Eve Ensler; and actresses Kyra Sedgwick and Catherine Keener".
The actress was protesting with the group Oil Change International over the climate crisis.
It was just yesterday that Fonda took to her website to speak out about her "Fire Drill Fridays" protests, inspired by Greta Thunberg.
Fonda told the newspaper she plans to spend about four months in Washington for a series of sit-ins and rallies - after getting an OK from Netflix to take time off from her series "Grace and Frankie" with Lily Tomlin.
Fire Drill Friday actions are planned for every Friday at 11 am through mid-January.
All were charged with crowding, obstructing or incommoding.
WTOL quoted her as saying: "We have to be sure that the crisis that is climate change remains front and center like a ticking time bomb".
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Jane Fonda is a legend.
"It so traumatized her that she stopped eating. That's what they said about Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal, and we got Social Security and a middle class".
She explained: 'I know men like him. The cameras flashed. I got up, and as I started to walk back to the vehicle with the translator, the implication of what had just happened hit me.
"The image of Jane Fonda, Barbarella, Henry Fonda's daughter, sitting on an enemy aircraft gun was a betrayal", she said in 2005, "the largest lapse of judgment I can imagine". It's so much easier for me. "It really makes a difference to have a hit TV series, not a hit movie".
"I tried to get to [Trump] on the climate right afterwards", Fonda added, noting how she called both Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump, but they did "nothing".
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