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James Hansen, one of the world foremost climate scientists, getting arrested...
Non-Violent Civil Disobedience Training, November 22, 2-5pm

Mitch McConnell said that passing the Keystone XL will be a top priority.  With the Senate majority, McConnell said that his strategy would be to attach bills (such as one approving the Keystone XL pipeline) to budget bills, where a Presidential veto would shut down the government.
Please join over 90,000 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.  (More info on the Sit-In below.)

More information:
We are partnering with CREDO and Rainforest Action Network to organize a mass civil disobedience action. It may happen shortly after a bill such as described above is sent to President Obama's desk, or it may happen shortly after the State Department publishes its report. Over 90,000 people nationwide have pledged to resist in over 100 US cities, including a local one right here in San Jose. 
The action will be our last resort to convince the President to reject it.

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: If the decision to approve or veto the Keystone XL pipeline reaches President Obama’s desk, then we will be ready, along with tens of thousands of others (including over 60 people here in San Jose), to take dignified, nonviolent action, to encourage President Obama to stop the pipeline.
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 an Op-Ed in Foreign Policy in Focus: Climate Protection: The New Insurgency.

THERE IS FREE PARKING IN THE CHURCH PARKING LOT.

(IF YOU HAVE ALREADY BEEN TRAINED, THEN THERE IS NO NEED TO ATTEND AGAIN-BUT FEEL FREE TO COME AGAIN AS A REFRESHER).

 

Please email me to RSVP if possible: 1andrewbear@gmail.com

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When:
November 22, 2014 at 2pm - 5pm
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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