09 Oct '11, 6pm

Join the Keystone pipeline protest, McKibben tells Occupy Wall Streeters [VIDEO]

Climate activist Bill McKibben brought his message to a big Occupy Wall Street crowd gathered in Washington Square in New York City on Saturday. Watch his teach-in about the threat of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline: As Matthew McDermott of Treehugger explains , “Regarding the call-and-response, for those not up on OWS, the police have prohibited all methods of electronically amplifying sound. The protestors have developed what they call the ‘human microphone,’ where the crowd repeats the words of the speaker so that all in attendance can hear what’s being said.” McKibben invited the activists to come to Washington, D.C., on Nov. 6 and encircle the White House in a protest against the Keystone pipeline, which would carry filthy tar-sands oil 1,700 miles from Alberta, Canada, to the Gulf Coast of the U.S.: [We’re] going to be carrying signs with quotations from Barack Oba...

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