If you'd told me a month ago that more than a thousand people would actually come to Washington DC and sit in at the White House and get arrested, I don't think I would have believed it. It was an incredible high this morning to listen to indigenous people from both sides of the border send off our biggest crowd yet--166 people, including Naomi Klein, who jumped in at the last minute. 1009 arrests total so far with one day to go in phase one, the biggest wave of civil disobedience in this country in this century.
If you'd told me that I would look down from the protests to my Ipad and see that Barack Obama had waved off his EPA and every scientific authority to block new ozone regulations, I don't think I would have believed that either. It is wrong, really wrong.
It also makes it clear to me we probably should have started taking this kind of action long ago, so that we'd by now have a movement as much to be feared as, say, the Chamber of Commerce.
If you're anywhere near DC, get to Lafayette Square tomorrow. Arrests at ten, and big rally/aerial art work at noon. We need everyone--so if you're as upset as you should be about today's pathetic decision, channel it into the fight at hand. Please.