Day 5: #noKXL Rundown


Plenty to take in now that Day 5 of the Keystone XL pipeline protests has come and gone.  Twitter is awash with positive news from those involved.

Here are a few of the day’s highlights:

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This is What Love Looks Like


Short post tonight in support of the ongoing #noKXL protests in Washington D.C.

First up, Bill McKibben’s statement upon being  released from prison.

Next, Senator Bernie Sanders thanks Bill McKibben for his leadership and urges Americans to oppose the Keystone XL pipeline.

Third, please join me in thanking the #noKXL protesters here. (It’s a whole lot easier than spending three days in jail!)

Finally, if you’re not familiar with the statement this post’s title refers to, check out Tim DeChristopher’s recent sentencing statement.

 

First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win. –Mahatma Gandhi

Send Thanks to the Tar Sands Protesters


I’ve been stewing all weekend.  I’m not able to join my fellow climate hawks in Washington D.C. for this week’s Keystone XL pipeline protests.  I want to help out, but the main thing that’s needed is more people to participate in the ongoing acts of civil disobedience.  Since I can’t be there, I’ve been thinking about what I could do to help out from a distance.  I finally hit on it tonight.  I’m turning tonight’s post into a Thank You card for the protesters.  They are sticking their necks out for the rest of us.  The least we can do is say thanks.  Please join me in thanking the protesters for their bravery, and leadership, on this critical issue.  I’ll then forward this on to those who are there.  (Update: I apparently wasn’t clear with my request.  I’m asking that you share your thoughts for the protesters in the comments section below. Thanks!) Continue reading

This Is What A Hero Looks Like


Image by: tarsandsaction

(The above pic comes from the tarsandsaction Flickr feed which is being constantly updated with the day’s events.) Continue reading