Saturday, August 20, 2011

Fighting The Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline: The Start of the Sit-Ins and Arrests

Saturday, August 20, kicked off the beginning of sit-ins scheduled for the next two weeks in Washington, D.C.  

On the first day, over 70 brave men and women were in arrested, including protest organizer Bill McKibben.
Protestors are risking arrest to fight against the Keystone XL pipeline.  The hope is that President Obama will reject a permit for the pipeline.  

Photo of Bill McKibben being arrested: 

Video of the arrests:

After today, Tar Sands Action is looking for volunteers. There are many potential volunteer roles available including: direct support providing water and other aid at the sit-in, food preparation, jail support, transportation, set up and clean up, and help taking photos or video.
They are in particular looking for: people with experience with civil disobedience and direct actions - particularly legal support - and event planners. Volunteer sign-up.

And of course, if you want to join in on the sit-in, please sign-up here.


Anonymous said...

Power to the people!!

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