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James Hansen, one of the world foremost climate scientists, getting arrested...
Non-Violent Civil Disobedience Training, April 5th, 1-6pm
Please join over 75,000 people nationwide in resistance to the Keystone XL Pipeline. In order to take part in the nonviolent civil disobedience in San José, we must attend a mandatory training. This may be the last training offered before the Sit In!  (More info on the Sit In below.)

Please visit CREDO's RSVP page to sign the Pledge of Resistance: www.nokxl.org


More information:
One of the main climate fights of 2014 will be the expected culmination of our two-year struggle to stop the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline: Several signs point to the State Department releasing its final environmental report on the pipeline by March. The climate movement is gearing up for a fight, should the State Department continue to downplay the climate impact of the pipeline.

We are partnering with CREDO and Rainforest Action Network to organize a mass civil disobedience action shortly after the State Department publishes its report. Over 75,000 people nationwide have pledged to resist in over 100 US cities, including a local one right here in San Jose. 

THE SIT IN: 
There will be two simultaneous events:

  1. A Sit In at the Federal Building in San Jose. The Sit In will be a civil disobedience action where participants will be risking arrest, to show that if the government won't protect the climate, we the people must break the law to do what's right, like the civil rights movement and Gandhi did before us.  Watch this YouTube video for a model Sit In event in Chicago last year.
  2. A support rally, separate and completely legal for those who would like to participate but do not want to risk arrest. The support rally will take place across the street from the sit in.

When: the exact date for the Sit In is not set yet, it will depend on when the State Department's releases its final environmental impact report on KXL, but we expect the event to take place in February or March.

Why civil disobedience? Faced with the failure of our Federal government to control climate change, the climate movement is turning to mass civil disobedience to assert our right and responsibility to protect the "public trust" of a stable climate. Civil disobedience challenges the legitimacy of corporate control over our government which perpetuates climate destruction under the color of the law. This is argued forcefully by Jeremy Brecher in a recent Op-Ed in Foreign Policy in Focus: Climate Protection: The New Insurgency.
Add to Calendar 5-04-2014 13:00:00 5-04-2014 18:00:00 6 Non-Violent Civil Disobedience Training - No KXL! James Hansen, one of the world foremost climate scientists, getting arrested... Non-Violent Civil Disobedience Training, April 5th, 1-6pm Please join over 75,000 people nationwide in resistance to the Keystone XL... 405 S 10th St, San Jose, CA 95112, United States Andrew Bear 1andrewbear@gmail.com DD/MM/YYYY
When:
April 05, 2014 at 1pm - 6pm
Where:
St. Paul United Methodist Church
405 S 10th St
San Jose, CA 95112
United States
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Contact:
Andrew Bear

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