#NOKXL: What Wood County Officials Are Saying About the Tar Sands Blockade

By: Thursday October 18, 2012 11:57 am

It’s day 25 of the Tar Sands blockade in east Texas, and activists show no sign of slowing down in the face of increasingly aggressive behavior by off-duty cops working as private security for TransCanada. Firedoglake activists mobilized to call Wood County officials this week in opposition to TransCanada security’s bullying tactics. Our activists reported [...]

Sign the Petition: Tell TransCanada to Stop Brutalizing Keystone XL Blockaders

By: Thursday September 27, 2012 9:30 am

Demand TransCanada Denounce the Abuse of Keystone XL Protesters Two brave activists named Benjamin Franklin and Shannon Bebe chained themselves to heavy machinery to delay construction on the toxic Keystone XL pipeline. Police were initially respectful towards them, but when a TransCanada supervisor named “John” arrived on the scene and asked to privately huddle with [...]

Keystone XL Body Blockaders Need Help

By: Wednesday September 26, 2012 7:49 am

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?

Obama Punts Keystone Pipeline Decision Until After 2012 Election

By: Thursday November 10, 2011 12:47 pm

The Obama administration will likely soon announce that the State Department will consider an alternative route for the Keystone XL Pipeline.  If that happens, it will likely delay any decision on the pipeline until after the 2012 election.  From USA Today: The State Department is preparing to announce its decision that it will explore a [...]

Huge Crowd Circles White House to Protest XL Pipeline

By: Sunday November 6, 2011 2:19 pm

Today I was down by the White House to witness the massive protest against the new Keystone XL pipeline that would bring tar sands oil from Canada down to American refineries on the Gulf of Mexico. Thousands showed up to cover the multiple city blocks it takes to fully circle the White House. The protesters [...]

How to Livestream Video on MyFDL Using Your iPhone or Android Phone

By: Monday October 3, 2011 12:54 pm

I recently livestreamed my own arrest for protesting the Tar Sands pipeline in front of the White House, using only my iPhone. Part of the media strategy for October2011 demonstration in DC involves asking people to be the media rather than waiting for corporate media to sit up and take notice. So Kevin Zeese of October2011 [...]

Livestream: Tar Sands Activists Gather at the White House With Bill McKibben, Naomi Klein

By: Saturday September 3, 2011 11:29 am

I’ll be at the 3pm demonstration at the White House today with Naomi Klein, Bill McKibben and others, and I hope to be livestreaming the event. Cross your fingers they’re not vindictively arrested by the Park Police on behalf of a thin-skinned government.

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