much as I'm enjoying my time in prison, I'm a little jealous of the
folks who get to participate in the uprising that's happening right now.
If I wasn't here, I'd probably either be on Wall Street or Freedom
Plaza in DC. But on November 6th, I would definitely be outside the
White House to show Barack Obama how many people are committed to
stopping the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. There's a deep instinctual
sense of intimidation that comes from being completely surrounded, and
that might be healthy for our president right now.
one year before the election, should be a not-so-subtle hint to Obama
that his job is on the line. Dr. James Hansen said that if this
pipeline is built and the rest of the tar sands developed, it's "game
over" for the climate. That means game over for any young person who
would like a livable world to grow old in. If he's willing to risk game
over for us, he should know that it will definitely be game over for
There's another reason to link hands outside
the White House on November 6th. It's an opportunity to meet the
people you will be linking hands with in front of a bulldozer if Obama
actually signs off on this misguided pipeline. We know that the White
House has had plenty of visitors from the fossil fuel industry who have
been pushing Obama to allow the Keystone pipeline. If any of those
lobbyists happen to be paying a visit on November 6th, they will get a
preview of the view from their bulldozers: all of you linking arms. The
message should be clear that we're not giving up on our future, even if
it's difficult, and we need a president with similar courage.