Thursday, June 23, 2011

McKibben, Naomi Klein, Suzuki call for civil disobedience

on the tar sands :
"The short version is we want you to consider doing something hard: coming to Washington in the hottest and stickiest weeks of the summer and engaging in civil disobedience that will likely get you arrested.
The full version goes like this ...
Signed ,
Maude Barlow
Wendell Berry
Tom Goldtooth
Danny Glover
James Hansen
Wes Jackson
Naomi Klein
Bill McKibben
George Poitras
David Suzuki
Gus Speth

h/t  Antonia Zerbisias


Steve said...

The time for action was before the election, this rearguard action now will have little impact. However it never hurts to raise a little hell for a good cause.

Boris said...

...a nation-wide general strike coupled with civil disobedience aimed at shutting down tarsands production.
Might do something effective against and for the future generations. Of course, it might also create conditions which would allow Harper to declare a national emergency give himself the powers that go with it.

David Wilson said...

thanks for this, I have been thinking for a while that it is time, and more than time, to get serious, I have seen Naomi Klein in action (at Massey Hall last year) and was one of the thousand or so she spurred to action that night

so, about time, be well.