Forward on Climate Rally

The environment is one of the biggest victims of the continued expansion of corporate and capitalist interests, and the Keystone XL pipeline is one of the latest fronts on which this struggle is being waged. A year ago, partially in response to massive protests, Obama delayed the approval of this project. In February, we are hoping to see this devastating project shut down for good.

Join us at the Forward on Climate Climate Rally, organized by the Sierra club, and help us make it clear to Obama and lawmakers - we can't let this blow to our environment happen.

You can read more about the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, the Sierra Club, and the rally here: http://action.sierraclub.org/site/PageServer?pagename=forwardonclimate_faq

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If you're coming, remember to wear your DSA buttons and shirts!

UPDATED: We will meet on the Corner of 15th Street and Constitution Ave at 11:45 and then walk over to the rally together.

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  • Martha A.

    I've got 4 out-of-town guests attending the rally so I may not get to connect up with the DC DSA contingent.

    February 17, 2013

    • Martha A.

      I did see Scott there and we spoke. My friends drove 15 hours from Memphis. I decided to march with them. I know there were many others from far distances (for instance we spoke to people from Nebraska). Bitter cold but welcome sun. Good speeches at the rally but we were eager for the march to start so we could keep warm. Great spirit among participants.

      1 · February 18, 2013

    • Scott B.

      oh, yes; my memory shorted out. blessed to see Martha.

      February 19, 2013

  • Andy F.

    I thought the Rally was great, and Metro DC DSA's participation in it was partly positive, but partly not.

    Unfortunately, several organizers of the event, including me, were later arriving than planned, and when we got to the meeting point other DSA members attending had either moved on to the rally itself or maybe not attended at all due to the cold weather. What was positive IMO, was that we handed out roughly 500 of our four-page fliers on how climate activists can combat the economic fears & capitalist unemployment driving the Keystone Pipeline debate. We also gave out ca 250 of Metro DSA's earlier fliers on the ongoing "fiscal cliff" fight & how to fight against the politics of austerity. Not everyone I encountered, but many rally attenders, were really friendly and took our fliers very willingly. I count this as a successful outcome for democratic socialism and a good omen for DC DSA's reputation in the long run.

    What did other DSAers think of the rally?

    1 · February 18, 2013

    • Scott B.

      I was there for 5 hrs, and it was unrighteous torturous cold. I wish there was a wall to block the wind. sad to not find other DSA members, though the rally was good.

      February 18, 2013

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