26 Sep '11, 3pm

Live Now: Hundreds Risk Arrest at Ottawa Action To Sit-in Against Big Oil, Tar Sands

Louisette Lante, a housewife from Waterloo, explains why she is willing to risk arrest: It is morally justifiable to risk arrest if you see and witness a crime occurring or about to occur. We are saying the tar sands industry is unlawful. We need to stop it before the damage is done. It's worth getting arrested to send that warning out to the rest of Canada. Ottawa Action, which was inspired in part by the recent Tar Sands Action at the White House, is organized by The Council of Canadians, Greenpeace Canada, and the Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN). The event has received the support of several Canadian celebrities , including Dave Thomas (SCTV), Graham Greene ("Dances with Wolves," "The Green Mile"), Mia Kirshner ("The L Word"), Kate Vernon ("Battlestar Galactica") and Peter Keleghan ("18 to Life"). It's also supported by Bill McKibben, Naomi Klein, and dozens of o...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/09/ottawa-action-liv...

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