Saturday, August 20, 2011

We Heart the Tar Sands Resisters!

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, Bill McKibben, et al, for reminding us today that even if you lose (and you likely will), there are still some people stirred up enough about the future to put their bodies on the line.
The largest act of civil disobedience by environmentalists in decades began outside the White House this morning, as over 70 activists were arrested at the north gates during a protest against the Keystone XL pipeline, which if approved by the administration, would carry 900,000 barrels of oil per day from Alberta, Canada to the Gulf of Mexico.

The activists, who sat down at the gates at 11 a.m. holding large banners reading “Climate change is not in our national interest,” were warned three times by U.S. Park Police to move along, and were handcuffed and removed after they refused. Over 2,000 people have pledged to be arrested outside the White House every day until September 3, in daily installments of 75 to 100 people. Via The Nation
It ain't gonna work. Obama is a complete freaking sell-out. And we're basically doomed. But it's mighty sweet of y'all to try.

It's game over, but we might as well keep playing our final cards. What more have we got to lose?

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