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Tue Jan 1, 2013, 11:33 AM

TPA's Texans of the Year are the Tar Sands Blockaders

The Texas Progressive Alliance, a consortium of Lone Star-based liberal weblogs, has selected the protesters of the Tar Sands Blockade as Texans of the Year for 2012.

The award has been given annually to the person, or persons or organization, who had the most significance influence -- for good or ill -- on the advancement of progressive interests and causes over the past twelve months.

"As with previous winners (like Fort Worth city council member Joel Burns in 2010, the Harris County Democratic Party's coordinated campaign in 2008, and Carolyn Boyle of Texas Parent PAC in 2006), the Tar Sands Blockaders represent what progressive Texans strive for: correcting injustices through direct action. Sometime that takes place at the ballot box, sometimes in the courtroom, and once in a while it happens in the streets. In 2012, it happened in a handful of pine trees in East Texas," said Vince Leibowitz, president of the TPA.


http://brainsandeggs.blogspot.com/2013/01/tpas-texans-of-year-are-tar-sands.html

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Response to PDittie (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 01:18 PM

1. THE LONE STAR IS A SHINING STAR

 

This is great that a person or group who has accomplished something positive within the state is recognized for their effort.

All states should select a member who makes an effort to provide an example of positive effort so that goodness is shared.

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Response to ROBROX (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 06:38 PM

2. A fine sentiment

While our merry band of bloggers in Texas has dwindled in terms of number and activity, it's still nice to know that we can have a small bit of difference.

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Response to PDittie (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 08:42 PM

3. These folks are incredibly brave and are on the front line.

I fear that the end result will still be Canada selling oil overseas through Texas ports with all the dangers that implies.

But, like the Alamo, could lead to something bigger.



I can DREAM, right?

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