To watch livestream coverage today of the #Surround action in Washington against the Keystone XL pipeline, go to http://www.tarsandsaction.org/live-stream/.
Music is set to start in Lafayette Square at about 1:30 pm ET, the rally – hosted by Bill McKibben – begins at 2 pm ET, the 5,000+ person action around the White House follows that, and then Council of Canadians chairperson Maude Barlow is scheduled to speak at 5:05 pm ET.
Bill McKibben has written, “There are places you can’t really occupy, and one of them is the grounds of the White House. …So when you can’t #Occupy, maybe the next best alternative is #Surround. …On Sunday we’ll be circling the White House with people — a kind of ring-around-Obama designed to remind him that he has serious support for blocking the Keystone Pipeline. …Depending on your mood, it will look either like a big O-shaped hug for a guy who’s had a hard time from Congress and now with this pipeline decision can finally do the right thing all by himself — or like a kind of symbolic house arrest for the guy who’s already opened the Arctic to oil drilling and is now poised to bust the carbon ceiling wide open with tar sands oil. For most of us, torn between hope and fear, it’s probably a little bit of both.”
Be sure to tune in!