Advisory: Day 4 Features Margot Kidder, Tantoo Cardinal and a cast of hundreds

Uncategorized — Jonathan Warnow August 23, 2011 at 7:32 am
WASHINGTON, DC — Montana residents and Hollywood stars will be featured at Day 4 of the Tar Sands Action at the White House. The proposed Keystone XL pipeline, which 162 Americans have been arrested protesting this week, would run through Montana and six other states. Among those planning on being arrested today are film-star Margot Kidder, who played Lois Lane in four Superman movies, and actress Tantoo Cardinal, an iconic Cree actress who appeared in Dances with Wolves, Legends of the Fall, Smoke Signals and more. Cardinal, who was born in Ft. McMurray, Alberta, the capitol of the tar sands, was made a Member of the Order of Canada in 2009. Cardinal will risk arrest to stop the destruction of her homeland and push President Obama to help shut down the tar sands by denying a permit for the Keystone XL. Who: Margot Kidder, Tantoo cardinal, David Turnbull (environmental leader) and hundreds of others. What: Day 4 of the Tar Sands Action, a sit-in at the White House. Sit-ins with approximately 50 people will continue every morning until September 3. A calendar of featured spokespeople and delegations from across the country is listed at tarsandsaction.org/press. Where: Lafeyette Square Park, facing the White House, before marching over to the White House fence. When: 10:30 AM, Tuesday, August 23 CONTACT: Daniel Kessler, 510-501-1779daniel@ran.org Jamie Henn, 415-601-9337jamie@tarsandsaction.org  
  1. Wavpeac says:

    Is Ted Turner involved in this? He should be involved as an environmentalist.

  2. Wavpeac says:

    Is Ted Turner involved in this? He should be involved as an environmentalist.

  3. Ally says:

    Keep up the good work, everyone! I wish I could be there but I’m sending my support from afar!

  4. Ally says:

    Keep up the good work, everyone! I wish I could be there but I’m sending my support from afar!

  5. Frankjef says:

    Keep it up. The world is watching.

  6. Frankjef says:

    Keep it up. The world is watching.

  7. Dr. Martin Luther McKibben, Jr says:

    Magot Kidder is especially appropriate

  8. Carolina Ina says:

    I’m glad to see Superman’s side kick on the news, but I am deeply, deeply moved by the risk of Tantoo Cardinal. I understood than any Canadian being arrested could risk not being allowed back into the US again… Maybe that is not the case, but nothing seems sure these days…

    Thank you Tantoo for moving us emotionally all these years – especially for your brilliant work in “The Education of Little Tree.”

  9. Diane says:

    Congratulations, everyone- you are doing important work that is inspiring activists far and wide! Thank you for your dedication, and don’t be afraid!!!

  10. CarlB says:

    Hey Just_facts
    Your computer runs on coal . . .burning dirty coal makes the electricity that runs your computer or your green electric car.

  11. Harold Hensel says:

    An article titled “Obama cites destructive oil sands” has been removed from the Vancouver Sun, National Post and the Leader Post. http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=Obama+destructive%e2%80%99+oil+sands+before+pipeline+approval%3a+Obama&view=detail&id=AE8745E173DEFCA737AB76F86D9CD43AD7A6083A&first=0&FORM=IDFRIR

  12. Just_facts says:

    turn off my computer ??? dude, my computer doesn’t run on gas or oil

  13. Just_facts says:

    thumbs – up from everyone who cares ..that is !

  14. Abbiecat6 says:

    Seriously, do you honestly think that fuel and oil for your car are the only products that come from this industry? Where do you think we get plastics and other PETROLEUM BASED items? Your bike, your fleece, your computer, your lunchbox/ziplock bags, your OREO cookies, etc., etc., etc., are all probably using products from this industry. Think about it…even your FOOD can have products from this industry. Stop using these products, recycle, re-use and/or reduce your waste…those are some options to reduce the impact of this industry. Also, energy conservation and energy efficiency. The oil sands development is market-based. No market, no development. Accountability belongs in the hands of the people who buy the stuff.

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