Re: Fwd: BREAKING: Update on Keystone XL
From: Scott Jackson (sjackzen46gmail.com)
Date: Fri, 31 Jan 2014 20:48:54 -0800 (PST)
I just clicked on a number of other events around the country, and most are
scheduled for 6 pm, with folks bringing candles. I still prefer an earlier
time to catch the afternoon rush, but candles at sunset around the country
could be inspiring as well. My weather app has the temp topping out at 13
degrees, so of course we have to consider how long people will remain out
in the cold. There's a Dunn Brothers across the street to which we could
repair afterwards.

Scott Jackson
sjackzen46 [at] gmail.com


On Fri, Jan 31, 2014 at 10:35 PM, Scott Jackson <sjackzen46 [at] 
gmail.com>wrote:

> There's no obvious 'best place' in the Twin Cities, no central plaza where
> citizens and pigeons gather, soapbox advocates wheedle and harangue, and
> the mass of local humanity expects to witness the periodic upswelling of
> popular outrage. Since the decision is Obama's, with eight federal agencies
> weighing in, and the lead agency right now is the State Department, it
> makes sense to gather at the Federal Building at 212 Third Ave S, which
> houses a State Department passport office.
>
> The building stays open until 8 pm, and the best time to gather would be
> the evening drive time - perhaps 3-6 pm. It's a vigil, so there won't be
> speeches, but a sea of signs would be excellent. We might also decide to
> march elsewhere - say, to the US Courthouse at 300 S Fourth St, or the
> Hennepin County Government Center, or Peavey Plaza. If there are sufficient
> numbers, we could string ourselves along several downtown arteries. Just
> thinking out loud.
>
> Scott Jackson
> sjackzen46 [at] gmail.com
>
>
> On Fri, Jan 31, 2014 at 8:01 PM, Marcy Leussler <mleussler [at] 
> hotmail.com>wrote:
>
>> I would love to help with this. Where would be the best place to do this,
>> that might be noticed?
>>
>> Marcy
>>
>> > From: sjackzen46 [at] gmail.com
>> > Date: Fri, 31 Jan 2014 17:04:57 -0600
>> > Subject: [CCC] Fwd: BREAKING: Update on Keystone XL
>> > CC: fusclimate [at] justcomm.org
>> > To: mleussler [at] hotmail.com
>> >
>> > I thought I'd send along the 350.org call to action. Is there a group
>> of
>> > people from CCC/EcoMinds who would like to host the Monday evening
>> protest
>> > vigil in Minneapolis? I'm certainly willing to help out.
>> >
>> > Scott Jackson
>> > sjackzen46 [at] gmail.com
>> >
>> >
>> > ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>> > From: Scott Jackson <sjackzen46 [at] gmail.com>
>> > Date: Fri, Jan 31, 2014 at 4:49 PM
>> > Subject: Fwd: BREAKING: Update on Keystone XL
>> > To: Kate Faye <kate [at] mn350.org>, Kate Faye <kateefaye [at] gmail.com>, 
>> > Kathy
>> > Hollander <kathy [at] mn350.org>, Kathy Hollander <kath77holl77 [at] 
>> > gmail.com>
>> >
>> >
>> > Yo Kate & Kathy!
>> >
>> > Are we planning an action in the Twin Cities on Monday evening? I'd
>> love to
>> > be able to send this call to action on to my climate action groups with
>> a
>> > time and place to rock and roll. (No, I didn't sign up to host the
>> event,
>> > but I can help out.)
>> >
>> > Scott Jackson
>> > sjackzen46 [at] gmail.com
>> >
>> >
>> > ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>> > From: Duncan Meisel - 350.org <350 [at] 350.org>
>> > Date: Fri, Jan 31, 2014 at 4:13 PM
>> > Subject: BREAKING: Update on Keystone XL
>> > To: Scott Jackson <sjackzen46 [at] gmail.com>
>> >
>> >
>> >  Friends,
>> >
>> > Today the State Department released its Final Environmental Impact
>> > Statement (FEIS) on Keystone XL, starting the official countdown to a
>> final
>> > decision by President Obama on the pipeline.
>> >
>> > *Big oil hand-picked the reviewers of the pipeline, which means the
>> report
>> > avoids taking a stand on the pipeline's climate impacts -- leaving the
>> ball
>> > entirely in President Obama's court.* As always, he has all the
>> evidence he
>> > needs to reject the pipeline.
>> >
>> > The last time State released an FEIS about Keystone XL in 2011, 59
>> people
>> > were arrested that same day just outside the White House in what was
>> just
>> > day 6 of a two week sit-in to stop the pipeline. Those sit-ins grew to
>> > actions across the country, which grew to a historic rally that
>> surrounded
>> > the White House and forced President Obama to delay the pipeline,
>> keeping
>> > millions of barrels of oil in the ground and millions of dollars out of
>> the
>> > hands of big oil.
>> >
>> > *In other words, today is just the starting point for the next crucial
>> > phase of this fight. Together, I believe we can once more stop the
>> > pipeline.*
>> >
>> > We won't do it by relying on the State Department, whose process has
>> been
>> > riddled with conflicts of interest and big oil's money. Nor by relying
>> on
>> > the President's good intentions -- his lofty rhetoric about climate
>> change
>> > has been betrayed too many times by weak action and backtracking.
>> >
>> > *As we showed in 2011, the only time you can count on the President is
>> when
>> > you have him completely surrounded. And so it's up to us to mobilize
>> again,
>> > and put the pressure on from all sides.*
>> >
>> > Step one is to show our resolve and disappointment in this broken
>> process.
>> > On Monday night, all across the country, people will be gathering to
>> mark
>> > this moment together at protest vigils, where we will light the night
>> with
>> > our resolve to keep fighting. We need to show the media, big oil and the
>> > President that this movement is mobilized and unafraid. Can you be
>> there?
>> >
>> > *Click here to look for an event near you, and sign up to host if there
>> > isn't one near you:
>> >
>> actionnetwork.org/event_campaigns/kxl-fseis?referrer=350-org&zipcode=55404
>> > <http://act.350.org/go/4563?zipcode=55404&t=1&akid=4138.1105958.cPVkGU
>> >*
>> >
>> > Step two is to set some firm plans. *Next Tuesday, Feb 4th the night
>> after
>> > the protest vigils, 350 will host an online video chat to lay out some
>> > ideas for what we can do to put the pressure on President Obama over the
>> > coming months. Click here to RSVP
>> > <http://act.350.org/go/4560?t=2&akid=4138.1105958.cPVkGU>*, and we'll
>> send
>> > you a reminder when it happens.
>> >
>> > Keystone XL is a critical piece in big oil's plan to dig up and burn
>> all of
>> > the tar sands. We'll continue to face them down on other fronts too --
>> > East, West, South; by rail or pipe -- to keep this oil in the ground.
>> >
>> > *Big oil wants you to believe that today's report means this fight is
>> over.
>> > And that's the difference between us and them.*
>> >
>> > Where they see a finish line, we see the starting blocks. Where they
>> see a
>> > pipeline route, we see homes, and farmland. Where they see an export
>> > facility, we see a community struggling to breathe. Where they see an
>> oil
>> > patch, we see a boreal forest and the violation of treaties.
>> >
>> > Where they see a bottom line, we see our future on the line.
>> >
>> > And that's why this is just another beginning. Let's roll,
>> >
>> > Duncan
>> >
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