Monday, February 18, 2013

Tens of Thousands Rally to Stop Keystone XL Pipeline & Urge Obama to Move "Forward on Climate"

We play highlights from the "Forward on Climate" rally that drew tens of thousands to Washington D.C.’s National Mall Sunday. Protesters from across the United States and Canada urged President Obama to reject the proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, which would deliver tar sands oil from Alberta to refineries along the Gulf Coast. Organizers described Sunday’s protest as "the largest climate rally in history," and Reverend Lennox Yearwood compared it to Martin Luther King’s 1963 March on Washington for civil rights. We hear from speakers including Van Jones, Obama’s former Green Jobs advisor, Canadian indigeous leader Chief Jacqueline Thomas of the Saik’uz First Nation, and Bill McKibben of [Includes rush transcript]

Van Jones, President Obama’s former Green Jobs Advisor.
Jacqueline Thomas, Chief of the Saik’uz First Nation from British Columbia, Canada.
Bill McKibben, longtime environmentalist and founder of
Evangeline Lilly, Canadian actor.
Casey Camp, indigenous leader with the Ponca Nation of Oklahoma.

Tens of Thousands Rally to Stop Keystone XL Pipeline & Urge Obama to Move "Forward on Climate" | Democracy Now!

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