Did Obama Order Tar Sands Protesters Jailed?

By: Monday August 22, 2011 8:38 am

Dan Choi, Bill McKibben and Scarecrow have now spent two nights in jail courtesy of the DC police for an offense that routinely equates to a parking ticket. According to Ted Glick over at Grist, the orders to hold them came from “higher up.”

sequence. Let him know that people who care about the environment, from conservative Nebraska ranchers to urban climate change activists, oppose this rapacious act of oil company greed.

Join the Tar Sands 14 Day White House Sit-In.

Tar Sands Action: Are You Discouraged, or a Flaming Firebagger?

By: Sunday August 21, 2011 1:32 pm

John Chandley, Dan Choi and Bill McKibben are spending tonight in jail again so that the government can send a message to you on behalf of the oil companies. They don’t want you to come to Washington for the next two weeks and overburden the DC jail system by throwing your body upon the gears, to quote Mario Savio. They hope you will look at what is happening to John and Dan and Bill and be intimidated and discouraged.

There were 45 more people today who refused to be discouraged. They watched what happened to Dan and John and Bill and were willing to get arrested anyway, in the hope of “lighting a fire” under the world.

Are you discouraged?

Jane and Others Jailed Till Monday, Take Action, Support the Tar Sands Sit-In

By: Saturday August 20, 2011 2:36 pm

Jane posts the following, Dateline Jail: Central Booking, Washington DC -  The President promised in 2008 that when he was elected the earth would begin to heal.  Instead, he allowed 65 environmentalists to be arrested and held for two days on a charge that’s equivalent to a traffic ticket, in order to deter others from [...]

Livestream: Flaming Firebaggers Tar Sands White House Sit-In

By: Saturday August 20, 2011 6:09 am

Dan, Bill and I are continuing our Powershift panel, “What Do You Do When the President is Just Not Into You.” (Felipe Matos, who took Bill’s place when we recreated the panel at Netroots Nation, scored quite the victory in the same vein with Roberto Lovato and everyone else at Presente this week.)

Dan Choi says we’re “flaming firebaggers.”

I’ll livestream as I can, and live tweet at @JaneHamsher