Eleven brave souls have climbed into trees and chained themselves to equipment in Texas to block the Keystone XL pipeline.
Activists climbed 80 feet to set up “Tree Village” and locked themselves to critical machinery directly in the path of the planned oil pipeline. They have pledged to stay there until construction has stopped once and for all, but living in a tree or chained to machinery, exposed to the elements, is no easy task.
Work on the Keystone XL pipeline can’t continue until the Blockaders have been removed, so Firedoglake is sending supplies to help demonstrators stay in the way for as long as possible.
Last year we helped 80 Occupy groups get through the winter, so when the Blockaders asked for help, we drew from our experience to build a state-of-the-art care package that includes light-weight woobie blankets, socks, hats, jackets, and more – but we need your help to get the package to Texas immediately.
Stopping the Keystone XL pipeline is extremely important to us at Firedoglake. John Chandley and myself were arrested last year in front of the White House as part of the Tar Sands sit-in action that saw the arrest of 1,252 people — the largest act of civil disobedience so far this century.
We really respect and admire the conviction of these brave individuals who are putting it all on the line for what they believe in. We spoke with the organizers of the Keystone XL Blockade and used our expertise in supporting sustained protest to put together the following care package:
- Lightweight woobie blankets (aka poncho-liners)
- Light wool hats
- Glove liners
- Safety Vests
- Tee Shirts
- Fleece jackets
Supporting those who put themselves in harms way to defend our values is critical to sustaining a culture of resistance so badly needed in this country right now. Can you please chip in $10 to help us send supplies to the Keystone XL Blockaders immediately?
We’ll keep you updated once we hear they’ve received our package. Thank you so much in advance for your generosity and support.