13 Feb '12, 6pm

Social media vs. Big Money. Here's how we're wiring the #NoKXL fight:

Social media vs. Big Money. Here's how we're wiring the #NoKXL fight:

While the next 24-hours' concentrated burst of online activism is a new development for the Keystone XL fight, social media has been key to the struggle since the very beginning. The fight against the pipeline sprang onto the national landscape last summer, when Bill McKibben and a group of other indigenous and environmental leaders wrote a letter inviting people to come to DC during the last two weeks of August and take part in a sit-in at the White House. The letter quickly spread across Facebook and Twitter and sign-ups began flowing in. As Linda Capato, one of the national organizers of the sit-in, has said, the sign-ups for the sit-in practically took care of themselves. People soon started ride-boards to coordinate travel to Washington, DC. A Facebook group of arrestees soon sprang up. Videos and photos from the protest spread like wildfire. And by the end of August,...

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