27 Feb '12, 11pm

Quitter! Tar Sand Employee Quits Over Damage

Quitter! Tar Sand Employee Quits Over Damage

I sympathize with this person’s reasons for quitting, and people have all kinds of respectable reasons to quit any job even if they’re just personal reasons. But I think that if we’re judging the political efficacy of a decision to quit, environmentally-concerned people who work in the tar sands really need to NOT quit — if they can at all stomach it. The reason for this is that people with concerns or disgust are more likely to do a wildcat strike action over an environmental, labour or other social justice issue — which is going to be the only thing that can slow or stop tarsands operations in the next decade. It won’t be legislated out of existence. It will be workers who organize to stop it from within. I don’t have the cynicism that the tarsands will last forever, but I really dislike how “setting a moral example” has seemingly become the only recognized form of activ...

Full article: http://gas2.org/2012/02/27/quitter-tar-sand-employee-quit...

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