I’m very excited to have been able to have worked on getting this letter of support the Tar Sands Blockade together.
They are the flagship of what is going on in the climate movement today. It’s so important that the rest of us that can’t be there have their backs and support their non-violent direct campaign in whatever way we can. Right now, police and prosecutors respond to blockaders with violence and trumped up charges and TransCanada responds with reckless disregard for the safety of protestors as well as lawsuits.
Right now, we need to respond with “a threat to justice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”
An Open Letter In Support Of the Tar Sands Blockade
As we write, our friends with the Tar Sands Blockade are blocking construction of TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline in the woods of Texas. For the past six months they have built a movement of climate activists, rural landowners, Texans, Oklahomans and people from all over the country to fiercely resist it. For two weeks, they have captured the imagination of the world with a daring tree- sit and bold ground actions near Winnsboro, TX that have delayed TransCanada’s operations.