This afternoon we were at a packed Warner Theater in Washington, DC, along with 1,800 others, as the 350.org Do the Math coast-to-coast tour hit the nation’s capital. This is the launching of a new campaign to call on colleges, churches, and others to divest their portfolios of investments in fossil fuel companies — as was done in the the 1970s and 1980s to delegitimize doing business with the apartheid regime in South Africa. The rally spilled into the street to Freedom Plaza, then circled the White House, calling on President Obama to start demonstrating his own second-term legitimacy and accountabiity on climate change by killing the permit for the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.
Much more on this to follow in later posts.
Earlier CSW posts:
Tar Sands Blockade support rally (Video)