07 Sep '11, 6pm

[Blog Update] Drawing a Line in the Tar Sands

[Blog Update] Drawing a Line in the Tar Sands

On Monday, I was arrested with some Canadian grandparents (from Alberta, no less) as they took the grandmother away, her husband yelled “your grandchildren are proud of you today Mary! ” Lots of staffers from the mainstream orgs like the 350.org, Energy Action and NRDC risked arrest. And to be honest, with some exceptions, traditional purveyors of breaking the law for a cause like Earth First!, RAN and Greenpeace did not play a central role which I take as a good thing. Getting arrested is not always the goal, but this was been an important experience for those folks and their organizations. And Keystone pipeline actions also spread organically all over the world. There were pickets and protests as far away as Cairo and Durban, South Africa. Activists followed Obama to Martha’s Vineyard and a Obama for America event in Minnesota. On September 26th , another sit-in is plann...

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