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Tar Sands Action: A Report Back

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Tar Sands Action: A Report Back

Time: September 9, 2011 from 7pm to 9pm
Location: First Church in Jamaica Plain UU
Street: 6 Eliot Street
City/Town: Jamaica Plain, MA
Website or Map: http://www.jamaicaplainforum.…
Phone: 617-477-8630 ext. 301
Event Type: discussion
Organized By: Liz W.
Latest Activity: Sep 7, 2011

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Have you heard about the Tar Sands protests at the White House? Over the past few weeks thousands of people have protested a proposed pipeline which would connect Canada’s “Tar Sands” with the Gulf of Mexico. Jamaica Plain residents took part in the protests, and several were among the 1,200+ people who were arrested for civil disobedience. Come to the JP Forum to see a slideshow and hear their first-hand report about the protest.

At the Forum, a panel will discuss why President Obama should reject a permit for a proposed pipeline linking the Tar Sands of Alberta to the oil refineries in Texas. Chief climate scientist at NASA, Dr. James Hansen has said that major exploitation of the Tar Sands would mean “game over” for the climate.

We will also address the tactic of civil disobedience within the climate justice movement, and the Tar Sands in the context of the 2012 presidential campaign. 

Please visit the website for more information: http://jamaicaplainforum.org/2011/09/06/tar-sands-action-a-report-back/

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