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Wed Feb 13, 2013, 05:50 PM

Julian Bond, Robert Kennedy Jr, Bill McKibben, 45 others arrested at White House

















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WASHINGTON, D.C. — This morning, 48 environmental, civil rights, and community leaders from across the country joined together for a historic display of civil disobedience at the White House where they demanded that President Obama deny the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline and address the climate crisis.

Among the notable leaders involved in the civil disobedience were Michael Brune, executive director of the Sierra Club; Bill McKibben, Founder of 350.org; Julian Bond, former president of the NAACP; Danny Kennedy, CEO of Sungevity; Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Connor Kennedy, and Daryl Hannah, American actress.

After blocking a main thoroughfare in front of the White House, and refusing to move when asked by police, the activists were arrested and transported to Anacostia for processing by the US Park Police Department.

“The threat to our planet’s climate is both grave and urgent,” said civil rights activist Julian Bond. “Although President Obama has declared his own determination to act, much that is within his power to accomplish remains undone, and the decision to allow the construction of a pipeline to carry millions of barrels of the most-polluting oil on Earth from Canada’s tar sands to the Gulf Coast of the U.S. is in his hands. I am proud today to stand before my fellow citizens and declare, ‘I am willing to go to jail to stop this wrong.’ The environmental crisis we face today demands nothing less.”
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more: http://350.org/en/about/blogs/48-environmental-civil-rights-and-community-leaders-engage-historic-act-civil


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Reply Julian Bond, Robert Kennedy Jr, Bill McKibben, 45 others arrested at White House (Original post)
limpyhobbler Feb 2013 OP
ProfessionalLeftist Feb 2013 #1
burrowowl Feb 2013 #5
UnrepentantLiberal Feb 2013 #2
tblue Feb 2013 #3
midnight Feb 2013 #4
pam4water Feb 2013 #6
patrice Feb 2013 #7
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Response to limpyhobbler (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 06:57 PM

1. There is NO way...

... a President can be serious about dealing /w climate change, while approving the Keystone XL pipeline. Sorry. #NoDice

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Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 08:49 PM

5. I agree!

And what a great group of Protesters!

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Response to limpyhobbler (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 07:35 PM

2. Good for them.

 

I like that Daryl Hannah is a high profile activist. I have a lot of respect for her because of that.

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Response to limpyhobbler (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 07:39 PM

3. Sad thing is

that they have to even do that.

And that we don't know whether or how the POTUS will respond.

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Response to limpyhobbler (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 08:25 PM

4. Wow... So many brave people coming out and trying to stop big oil from fracking with this country...

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Response to limpyhobbler (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 08:50 PM

6. K&R

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Response to limpyhobbler (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 08:51 PM

7. KICK

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Response to limpyhobbler (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 09:01 PM

8. I hope this issue gets a lot more attention...

and then fails. My local congressman had commercials supporting it before the election.

Here's a video of the little weasel singing its praises.

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