Bill McKibben's Statement from Jail

News — the tar sands action team August 21, 2011 at 8:00 pm

Photo by Shadia Fayne Wood

Bill McKibben passed along this statement from jail through the Tar Sands Action legal support team:

“Hello everyone! We don’t need sympathy, we need company. It’s clear to us that police were hoping to deter this action, and it’s equally clear to us the opposite will be the result.

I’m looking forward to seeing everybody over the next 2 weeks. It has been a little hot here in central cell block, but not as hot as it will be if we don’t stop this project. People here have been in good spirits, and there has been a great deal of learning. We are thinking ahead to this weekend to share stories about Dr King and freedom movement.

Even though uncomfortable, this experience has given us a greater sense of that part of history. Come on in, the water is fine.”

If you’re looking to jump in to the water, sign up here:

We expect that the 45 protestors who remain in jail from Saturday’s demonstration will be released early Monday afternoon.

  1. Randy Cunningham says:

    Keep on keeping on. I will soon join you in jail.

  2. Diane says:

    Thank you, Bill, for representing myself and all of God’s creation. If only i could join you. Actions DO speak louder than words and I shall hold all of you in prayer.

  3. Killian says:

    Anyone going from Detroit?

  4. Connie Madden says:

    So glad you are there for us all…we’ll find what we can do to help from home.

  5. Jon says:

    I will join you Bill…

  6. Joshfox says:

    Thank you Bill. We treasure your leadership!

  7. Ann-Elizabeth Barnes says:

    be there tomorrow St. Stephen’s church from Massachusetts

  8. Mark A. York says:

    Great leadership, Bill! Walking the walk still counts for something around here.

  9. Vic Anderson says:

    NO TAR, Obamba!

  10. Robert Fisher says:

    I, likewise, will be there next weekend (which includes, appropriately, dedication of the Martin Luther King Memorial) and Monday, the 29th. Bill, thank you so much for having the courage and persistence to remain annoyingly (to the powers that be), but always good naturedly, out front on this issue. Stay there; we’re behind you!

  11. Wanda says:

    New movie: Journey of the Universe.

    Obama should view it with his daughters.
    Might give him other perspectives besides what he’s getting from the military industrial complex.

  12. Betsy Toll says:

    Thank you for being there for all of us who can’t be. You are holding space for us, and we are holding your hearts in ours. For the earth, for love —

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