14 Nov '11, 8pm

Letter from an imprisoned activist: Time to ‘play dirty’ for the climate’s sake via @grist

Letter from an imprisoned activist: Time to ‘play dirty’ for the climate’s sake via @grist

Delaying a decision on Keystone XL doesn't redeem Obama's failure to take advantage of his opportunity to turn the tide of climate change. Photo: The White House It goes without saying that politics is a dirty system. It's so dirty that I believe there are only three reasonable approaches to politics: apathy/despair, overthrowing the system, or playing dirty to win. I'll assume that the apathetics either aren't reading this or will soon stop reading to go watch cat videos on YouTube . The second option, revolution, is growing more plausible, and the climate movement should fully support those efforts. The occupations of Wall Street and D.C. have found a weak spot in the wall of corporate power that keeps people out of the halls of influence. Everyone needs to push that spot until we break through the wall and have a new constitutional convention to establish a democracy in...

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