vruz: change must happen from the bottom up…

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With the total number of arrests nearing almost 900, the 14-day protest of the Keystone XL oil pipeline seems to be gathering speed rather than slowing down.

Yesterday, the sit-in organized by Tar Sands Action topped Google News for most of the afternoon, meaning that the action was one of the most talked about stories on the entire internet.

Later in the day, former Vice President and climate activist Al Gore used his own blog to praise the protesters’ bravery and soundly condemn the Keystone XL pipeline:

“This pipeline would be an enormous mistake.  The answer to our climate, energy and economic challenges does not lie in burning more dirty fossil fuels —instead, we must continue to press for much more rapid development of renewable energy and energy efficient technologies and cuts in the pollution that causes global warming.”


Tar Sands Game Over

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Add 50 more to the 70 arrested yesterday at the Tar Sands Pipeline Protest in front of White HouseThe group said this pipeline is the most important environmental decision of Obama’s presidency. As my friend Ben Jervey notes, “from extraction to transportation to refining to combustion, it’s the dirtiest oil on the planet. From a climate perspective, the Alberta tar sands contain enough carbon to lock the planet into climate chaos. In the words of NASA climatologist Jim Hansen, ‘if the tar sands are thrown into the mix it is essentially game over.’” 

Read on: Tar Sand ActionThe Many Problems w/Tar Sands Pipelines, and Tar Sands Pipelines ‘safety conditions’ are smoke and mirrors.

Photo: Vermont environmental author & activist Bill McKibben

Reblogged from Bufflehead Cabin

[About] net neutrality, we couldn’t have pulled off something like this Glenn Beck victory without an open internet. Do you think we could run advertisements that talk about what Glenn Beck is doing, could we speak directly to our members and new members, using commercial media? We can’t. And we saw that in play, big time, with the Dobbs campaign. We had ads we simply couldn’t run anywhere except the internet, because of corporate control.