Today I went to a protest against the DAPL. We protested in front of a local residential Trump building. This one guy was completely still and just staring at us through the 20th floor window. Someone pointed him out and we all waved to him and raised our signs. He kept shaking his head in disapproval and walked away from the window.
10 minutes later he came back to the window and was recording us protesting with his phone. We all cheerfully waved. I pointed it out and this guy shook his head again like “why did you ruin my video.”
If this guy doesn’t represent most of America atm then I don’t know what does
Barack Obama formally rejected the Keystone XL pipeline last month.
Unless the Republican Party gains control of the White House in 2016, the oil pipeline will remain dead. Justin Trudeau does want this pipeline built, but without buy in from the USA its dead in the water.
Obama and Kerry deliver the death blow. Justin Tredeau’s election helped, too. #NoKXL
This article is from 2011, but its the best summary I could find online:
In short its a massive oil pipeline that would carry tar sands oil from Alberta, Canada to Texas, USA. It is very controversial and has a lot of opposition in both Canada and the US (but particularly strong opposition in the USA).
US President Barack Obama opposes the pipeline along with US presidential hopefuls Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, while Republicans support it (from my understanding). In Canada, Stephen Harper (Conservatives) & Justin Trudeau (Liberals) support it, while Tom Mulcair (NDP) and Elizabeth May (Greens) are opposed to it.
The Liberals won the Canadian 2015 election and will be in power shortly.
i will fuckin fight anyone who supports the keystone xl pipeline
meet me in the pit
This is how Texas operates:
“… an FBI office acting as a private security force for a foreign energy giant … seems to me to be a waste of taxpayer’s money…to say nothing of a couple of amendments to the Constitution. I guess this is what cooperation within a dynamic global economy looks like.” - Paul Lewis & Adam Federman of the Guardian.