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Julian Bond Keystone XL pipeline


13 Feb, 2013

Bond protests the proposed Keystone XL pipeline,  joining 48 activists at the gates of the White House. D.C. police arrest Bond and the other protesters. Some of the activists tied themselves to the gates with plastic handcuffs; others sit and refused to budge despite officers’ repeated requests. Bond says civil disobedience was again needed.

When you find that ordinary methods of persuasion are not working, you turn to other methods, and this is peaceful, nonthreatening and has been successful in the past, and there is no reason to believe it won’t be successful here. This is not a pipeline to America. It’s a pipeline through America, and it threatens to be a disaster for us if it leaks poisons on the way.