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VIDEO: Canadian Press interview with Maude Barlow at No KXL protest

Postmedia News interviews Barlow in Lafayette Square yesterday.

The Globe and Mail reports, “Thousands have surrounded the White House to protest the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. The demonstration is aimed at convincing Barack Obama to thwart TransCanada’s attempts to build the oil sands pipeline.” On their website they have a 1-minute Canadian Press video by Lee-Anne Goodman – featuring interviews with Council of Canadians chairperson Maude Barlow, Mark Ruffalo, and Margot Kidder. To watch the video, please go to http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/video/video-thousands-surround-white-house-to-protest-pipeline/article2227606/?from=2227221.

The Canadian Press video with Barlow is also posted on the Hamilton Spectator website.

Huffington Post Canada, with 1.8 million monthly readers, carried Barlow’s blog on the day on the front-page of their website. To read the blog, go to http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/maude-barlow/i-occupied-the-white-hous_b_1078977.html?ref=canada. It is also prominently posted on the rabble.ca website at http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/maude-barlow/2011/11/thousands-surround-white-house-say-no-kxl. Rabble.ca has also posted the text of Barlow’s speech to the rally, that’s at http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/council-canadians/2011/11/maude-barlows-washington-speech-surround.

Radio Canada interviewed Barlow so we are also tracking down that television report. CBC.ca reported, “Thousands of people descended on the White House to protest the Keystone XL pipeline.”

Today the Ottawa Citizen has a page A8 photograph of yesterday’s demonstration with the caption, “In the largest demonstration to date against the proposed 2,700 kilometre Keystone XL pipeline, protesters surrounded the White House Sunday – parading down Pennsylvania Avenue to the South Lawn and around the other side – to demand that US President Barack Obama deny TransCanada a permit to go ahead with the project. Organizers estimated that more than 10,000 people joined the protest.”

Postmedia News reporter Sheldon Alberts interviewed Barlow (see photo). His National Post blog notes, “The White House protest on Sunday attracted an array of senior U.S. environmental leaders and high-profile activists including actor Mark Ruffalo, who was nominated for an Academy Award last year for his role in The Kids Are Alright. But the crowd also included parents with children, seniors and students who had worked for Mr. Obama in the 2008 presidential election.” Alberts also video-taped his interview with Barlow, so we hope to see that posted on a Postmedia News website. The print story by Alberts for today, however, is solely focused on Obama’s chances for re-election.

Barlow was also interviewed by Sun Media’s Jessica Murphy, so we are tracking down that report. Today’s Toronto Sun has a Reuters report about the protest and the Brandon Sun carried the Canadian Press report. CTV reports, “Warning that the $7-billion Keystone XL pipeline constitutes ‘a huge attack on our climate’, American actor Mark Ruffalo joined a Washington protest Sunday that planned to encircle the White House. …(Ruffalo) predicted there would be 10,000 people marching in a ring around the White House.”

More soon.