Think Occupy Wall Street is only about greedy bankers or tax loopholes? Think again.
Last week, actor Mark Ruffalo took “the people’s microphone” at Occupy Wall Street — not to promote his new movie, but to issue a powerful call to action. Watch as in under three minutes, Mark connects the dots between the Keystone XL, fracking, and the Occupy Wall Street movement.
Earlier this year, over 1,000 activists were arrested for their participation in the Keystone XL sit-in, a two week-long protest of the Keystone XL oil pipeline that took place outside the White House.
Now, 350.org is planning another massive Tar Sands Action in Washington, D.C. on November 6th.
Exactly one year before the election, we want to encircle the whole White House to ask President Obama to reject Keystone XL and live up to his promise to free us from the tyranny of oil. In doing so, we want to remind him of the power of the movement that he rode to the White House in 2008. This is bigger than any one person – President or no – and we will carry on, with or without him. We’ll be getting started at around 2 pm, and finishing up early evening. We’ll be carrying signs with Obama’s own words to show him we haven’t forgotten his promises.
So far, over 3,000 people have signed up to participate.
Image Credit: Still from frackaction video on YouTube