Rob from Pullman – Fighting Goliath in Washington, D.C.

Why I am coming to DC — the tar sands action team July 29, 2011 @ 7:57 pm

Rob from Pullman, Washington is traveling across the country to take action against the tar sands in Washington, DC. To join him, sign up here. Get up, stand up: stand up for your rights! I love the spirited, defiant tone of that 1970s Bob Marley tune. That song has been running through my mind a lot lately. Our movement needs an anthem for action. Am I heading to DC to participate in the August Tar Sands Action? Heck yes! This may sound old fashioned, but I still have heroes. So when three of my top heroes—Hansen, McKibben, and Klein—say they…

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Help Tim DeChristopher Pay His Legal Costs

News — the tar sands action team @ 3:47 pm

Friends— By now you all know that Tim DeChristopher is sitting in prison, sentenced to two years in the federal clink to send a message  to the rest of us to sit down and shut up. We’re not going to do that. What’s more, we’re going to try and help Tim raise enough money to pay his fine, and the cost of his defense. All told, it comes to about $50k, and I’m pretty sure we can raise some substantial portion of that. Here’s where you can donate: http://www.tarsandsaction.org/tim-dechristopher-legal/ We can’t serve his time for him—and I have no doubt…

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From Fear to Action: Why I Can't Sit Idly By

Why I am coming to DC — the tar sands action team July 28, 2011 @ 7:20 pm

Rachel Mandelbaum is a American University student who will be joining in civil disobedience this August. If you’d like to join her, and hundreds of others in resistence to the tar sands, sign up here. My name is Rachel.  I’m a student in Washington, DC, and I will be marching on the White House in August to protest the Keystone XL pipeline. I wanted to share my story because I know there are many students and young people out there like me, those that want to stand up and fight against the destruction of our Earth by corporations and government,…

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Tim DeChristopher is going to jail. Now it's our turn.

News — the tar sands action team July 27, 2011 @ 12:56 am

This article from Bill McKibben has been cross-posted from the Huffington Post. To join Bill and hundreds of others in the action against Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, sign up here: http://www.tarsandsaction.org/sign-up/ “The idea of wilderness needs no defense. It only needs more defenders.” –Ed Abbey “The Eyes of the Future are looking back at us and they are praying for us to see beyond our own time.” –Terry Tempest Williams There’s something about the redrock canyons that seems to inspire great writing — I was lucky enough to know Ed Abbey and to count Terry Tempest Williams as a…

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Joy and Resolve for Tim DeChristopher

News — the tar sands action team July 26, 2011 @ 9:58 pm

On July 26th, Tim DeChristopher was sentenced to 2 years in Federal prison for disrupting an illegal auction of oil and gas leases in Utah. Since his arrest, Tim has called for an expansion of civil disobedience and direct action in the climate movement. His bold act of conscience inspired people across America to step up in the struggle against climate change, the fossil fuel industry, and their supporters in government. Now he is being punished, not just for his actions to stop the auction, but for his unapologetic defense of the bold tactics needed to stop the fossil fuel…

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Taking our fight against Keystone XL to the next level

Uncategorized — the tar sands action team July 25, 2011 @ 7:27 pm

David Daniel is a Texas landowner and founder of Stop Tarsands Oil Pipelines. He wrote the following post to explain his fight, and why he’s supporting civil disobedience in Washington DC. To join him and hundreds of others in peaceful resistance to the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, sign up here. “No problem can be solved by using the same level of consciousness that created it.” – Albert Einstein My name is David Daniel, I am a carpenter in Texas. I had never heard of Tar Sands or the Keystone XL pipeline until my neighbor called me and said people…

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A Letter from the Organizational Leaders of the Nation's Leading Environmental and Allied Groups

Endorsements — the tar sands action team July 20, 2011 @ 11:59 pm

We’re honored to post a letter from the executive directors, coordinators, presidents and other organizational leaders of the nation’s leading environmental and allied groups, writing in their capacity as individual citizens, encouraging us all to take part in the sit-ins this August at the White House.  Dear Friends, We’re the leaders of some of the continent’s environmental and allied groups, and we’re doing something odd here: writing not in our professional capacities, but as individuals, to urge you to consider taking part in planned protests later this summer in Washington. The demonstrations, which may involve some peaceful civil disobedience, are…

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Climatemama: "Why I am risking arrest to stop the tar sands pipeline"

Why I am coming to DC — the tar sands action team @ 3:56 pm

Harriet is a New Jersey mother of two who is making the trip to Washington D.C. this August to risk arrest to stop the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. Also a native of Alberta, Canada, she recently returned from a tour of the tar sands mine inspired to take action to defend her children’s future. She got in touch with the action organizers with this incredible post she wrote for her blog ClimateMama. She has a great story that is worth sharing with anyone on the fence about joining the sit-in this summer. “New Jersey mother of Two Arrested in…

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Off to a strong start – over 1000 people signed up

News — the tar sands action team July 18, 2011 @ 2:12 pm

In the past few weeks in my role as coordinator of online communications for the tar sands action, I’ve watched commitments to participate in the action roll in from across the country, and already I can tell that we’re in for something remarkable later this summer. In fact, I can now say that well over 1,000 people have already signed up to join us in DC – likely making this the largest collective act of civil disobedience in the history of the American climate movement. As the co-signers of the original call to action hoped, this demonstration will show the…

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Join us this summer.

Uncategorized — the tar sands action team July 13, 2011 @ 10:05 pm

From August 20th – September 3rd we’re planning a peaceful protest in Washington DC to defuse the largest carbon bomb in North America. With people power and time-tested tactics of civil disobedience – join thousands of people from across the continent in a wave of sustained sit-ins. Together we’ll amplify our voices and escalate the movement and stop the Keystone XL pipeline to the Canadian tar sands Sign up here to join in.

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