Week of Action Kicks Off With Creativity Across the Country

18 Mar

Cross Posted from tarsandsblockade.com

March 17 – New Orleans, Oil Execs Get a Big St. Patrick’s Day Surprise

River Delta Resist! held a rally in protest of the Howard Weil Energy Conference, host to such big oil players as BP, Shell, Valero, and other investors in tar sands and extraction industries. The group disguised as St. Patrick’s day revelers successfully blocked two buses full of oil executives and disrupted corporate dinners throughout the French Quarter,  and marched throughout the city.

NOLA St. Patrick's Day

nola blockader

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March 17 – Boston St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Green activists march in the traditional Boston St. Patrick’s Day Parade as part of a Climate Justice division. Marchers grooved to the Soul ‘n Roll band Melodeego and engaged the crowd with anti-tar sands call and response chants. Well done Veterans for Peace!

St. Patty's Boston ___________________________________________________________________________________________

March 16 – Banner Drop in Grand County, Utah

Activists from Grand County, Utah drop a large banner along the route of a popular annual half marathon. This action was carried out by Canyon Country rising Tide, Before It Starts, and individuals who came together for a series of events in Moab, Utah.

Utah banner drop

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March 16 – Wisconsin Activists have a Message for Obama

On Saturday evening, in West Allis, WI, members from the group Overpass Light Brigade (OLB), met above a busy overpass to spell out their message to the president loud and clear. The words “Block Keystone XL” could be seen by passing motorists.

WI light brigade

And check out the video they made:

Block the Keystone XL Pipeline from Occupy Riverwest on Vimeo.

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