My time is short this evening for writing, so this is brief. I am sharing information and a video sent to my by a Wisconsin protester who spoke up today at the Brownsville, WI office of the Keystone XL contractor Michels Corporation.
It feels like the protests against the Keystone XL pipeline are getting stronger just as the Idle No More movement is catching fire across the entire continent. This is looking like a huge convergence of environmental activism.
“Michels Corporation, who has the contact to build the Key Stone XL Pipeline is headquartered in Brownsville, Wisconsin.
Today (1/7/13) concerned citizens of Wisconsin paid them a visit on the international day of action against the KXL and in solidarity with the citizens of Texas, Tar Sands Blockade, Idle No More, and everyone else who has stood up against TransCanada’s attempt to bring dirty tar sands not to America, but through America. There are no jobs on a dead planet!”
And here are headlines from around the country:
Boston Area College Students Lock And Glue Themselves Inside TransCanada Office To Protest Keystone XL
“..In Massachusetts, the Westborough sit-in is the first of its kind in protest of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline….”
Above image is from @Yahktoe
Protests Ignite Nationwide Targeting TransCanada’s Keystone XL
“More than 100 blockaders stormed the lobby of TransCanada’s Keystone XL office in Houston this morning. …”
On February 17th, 350.org and other organizations plan a massive action in Washington, DC:
“Next year, President Obama will decide whether to build the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, which will carry 800,000 barrels a day of the dirtiest oil on earth for export.
President Obama has just 4 years left to provide the leadership we need to stop climate change that is causing extreme weather like Hurricane Sandy, and Keystone XL is the biggest test of whether he’s up for the job.
On Presidents Day weekend, we’ll be taking to the streets of Washington DC with thousands to form a massive human pipeline, and to tell the President that we expect leadership on climate change, beginning with a rejection of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.
The big action will take place on Feb. 17th.”
Protester in Detroit, Michigan. Image is from fuzzytek, creative commons license.