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Operation Sweep Out Corruption: An Anti-Keystone Pipeline Action

April 11, 2014 // 0 Comments

Operation Sweep Out Corruption: An Anti-Keystone Pipeline Action   Should we allow a Canadian energy pipeline to be built across the center of the US from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico? Known as the Keystone-XL pipeline (KXL) for the last few years, communities across the nation have been organizing and rallying against it. The Earth Quaker Action Team of Philadelphia helped put together a training session for people willing to risk arrest in a demonstration to send a message to President Obama about the recent US Department’s report and his upcoming decision to accept the building [...]

NEWS BRIEF: The Philadelphia NO KXL Civil Disobedient Action

March 11, 2014 // 1 Comment

The Philadelphia NO KXL Civil Disobedient Action By about 3 PM, on Monday, March 10, 2014, 29 people were arrested in a civil disobedience action while protesting against the Keystone XL pipeline (KXL) at the federal building on Arch and 6th. Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They brought brooms, stood in doorways and began sweeping in front of themselves in an approximately 3 hour display of sweeping away the “corrupt process” and politics that lead to the US State Department’s claim that the pipeline would not cause any “significant” climate damage. By [...]