Recent news concerning the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline informs us that the presidential candidate for the Green Party, Jill Stein, also got arrested for going against its being built.
While most of the individuals arrested thus far for interfering with the construction of this pipeline did things such as chaining themselves to bulldozers and blocking roads, Jill Stein is only guilty of bringing some supplies to a group of treesitters.
Apparently, Jill Stein's decision to lend a helping hand to those who are presently protesting this Tar Sands pipeline comes as a direct result of hurricane Sandy and the extreme weather manifestations reported in the previous years.
quotes the Green Party presidential candidate, who supposedly made a case of how, “I'm here to connect the dots between super storm Sandy and the record heat, drought, and fire we've seen this year – and this Tar Sands pipeline, which will make all of these problems much worse.”
“And I'm here to connect the dots between climate devastation and pipeline politicians – both Obama and Romney – who are competing, as we saw in the debates, for the role of Puppet in Chief for the fossil fuel industry.”
Not very long ago, the ongoing protests against the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline caused quite a media stir after actress Daryl Hannah also became involved
and tried to help out a 78-year-old woman keep several bulldozers off her lands.
In spite of extreme measures taken by police officers against these protesters – two of them said that they had been beaten and even tasered
– it looks as if the Tar Sands Blockade has no intention to simply allow pipeline workers carry on with their work unhindered.
“This is not just about my land; it’s about all of our country. It needs to be stopped,” pointed out Mrs. Fairchild, the 78-year-old mother helped by Daryl Hannah.