& you're invited! Go here to learn all about it!
This post has a list of tar sands-related YouTubes you can watch.
See you in Ottawa!!
p.s. Here is Bill McKibben, speaking after his Washington arrest on this issue last month. Go herefor the full blog post (you have to scroll down a bit to get to it):
"Our part in the weekend’s celebration is to act as a kind of living tribute. While people are up on the mall at the monument, we’ll be in the front of the White House, wearing handcuffs, making clear that civil disobedience is not just history in America.
We may not be facing the same dangers Dr. King did, but we’re getting some small sense of the kind of courage he and the rest of the civil rights movement had to display in their day -- the courage to put your body where your beliefs are. It feels good." - Bill McKibben, extraordinary writer/activist/founder of 350.org
p.p.s. Quotations about civil disobedience here
p.p.p.s. As Lester Brown has said, “Saving our civilization is not a spectator sport.” – Lester Brown (Earth Policy Institute)
p.s. # 4: The post 'Protesting, Celebrating...whatever' explains how & why some of us actually see "protests" as a form of celebration...
p.s. # 5: Another favourite quote: “So-called global warming is just a secret ploy by wacko tree-huggers to make America energy-independent, clean our air and water, improve fuel-efficiency of our vehicles, kickstart 21st century industries, and make our cities safer and more livable. Don’t let them get away with it!” – Chip Giller, founder of Grist.org