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Saturday, April 26, 2014

Neil Young Rejects & Protects: KXL Rally - Washington, DC - April 26, 2014

Live reports from rally tonight on Thrasher's Wheat Radio on at 9 PM EST.

Neil Young: Reject & Protect Rally, Washington, DC - April 26, 2014

(Thanks Hounds That Howell for videography, photography, transportation & cranberries!)

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Reject & Protect Rally - 4/26/14
Washington, DC (Click photo to enlarge)
On April 22nd, a group of ranchers, farmers and tribal communities from along the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline route, called the Cowboy Indian Alliance, rode into Washington DC and set up camp near the White House to tell President Obama to reject the pipeline.

On April 26th, thousands of people will join them to stand together for a final message that the Keystone XL pipeline and the tar sands must be rejected — to protect this, and future generations.

Reject & Protect Rally

April 25, Friday

Water ceremony, 9-10am – center tipi of tipi camp.

Prayer and song at Sec. Kerry home: Meet at tipi camp 10:00 AM and take bus OR meet at O St. and Wisconsin Ave. NW at 11:00 AM

Painting of Obama tipi, 4-6pm

Music and sharing stories, 6-8pm

Award-winning photographer Garth Lenz presents slides of the tarsands, joined by Crystal Lameman of the Beaver Lake Cree First Nation, 8-9pm

April 26, Saturday

Water ceremony, 9-10am – center tipi of tipi camp.

Painting of tipi canvass liner with general public’s thumbprints, 9:00 am-10:30 am

Group ceremony and procession with tipi, 11am-2pm

Music and sharing stories at tipi camp, 6-8pm

Documentary, 8 PM: White Water, Black Gold – An investigative point-of-view documentary about David Lavallee’s journey down the Athabasca River and across Western Canada in search of answers about the battle between water and oil. Following an imaginary drop of water, and later an imaginary drop of oil, he discovers the threats to the third largest watershed in the world and two separate oceans. Director: David Lavallee, courtesy of The Video Project

April 27, Sunday

Water ceremony, 9-10am – center tipi of tipi camp.

Interfaith prayer ceremony – Lafayette Park, 10-11 am

Closing ceremony – Lafayette Park 11am-noon

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At 4/26/2014 12:02:00 PM, Blogger Zen Dadio said...

Doin what i can to help too. thanks to the efforts of one for all and all for one. A neil idea?

At 4/27/2014 10:04:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gotta love that jacket!

At 4/27/2014 03:31:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Neil sounds old and shot in the video. He has changed my life with his songs and the 11 concerts, but he is out of touch here. Millions on miles of leaking pipelines across the nation, massive gas leaks, massive water leaks than could supply the SW United States but the environmental terrorists want to stop a state of the art, most inspected, most regulated pipeline in the history of the world. Get on the cause of fixing our infrastructure which is doing 100 x the damage. Neil no to Nukes as well? No carbon footprint there. Hey how many times do you think in Neil's life has he flown to his house in Hawaii not for work but just to be on the one of the nicest places on earth. No carbon foot print there, unless he took his Linc volt. LOL keep on rockin, keep getting , grumpy, but shut up on the Keystone geez

At 4/27/2014 04:18:00 PM, Blogger Thrasher Wheat said...

@Anon @ 03:31:00 PM - We were there yesterday and didn't find him to be "old and shot". In fact so many young folks came up to him and thanked him for all the work he is doing to raise awareness about this travesty.

One thing we learned yesterday is that the area of Texas where the tar sands pipeline will terminate will be an international trade zone. This means that after traversing 1000's of miles of US land, it will end in an area where the oil companies will not be taxed because the tar oil be shipped to Asian markets via the Panama Canal.

Sounds like another good deal for big oil, doesn't it?

At 4/27/2014 05:09:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Meanwhile, on NoDak farmland (see link below), established pipelines leak crude oil into the soil at our expense. The oil companies don't pay; the cost is the lives and livelihood of living beings dependent on Mother Earth. People with any sense of gratitude and conscience don't poison our parents who gave us life, and I don't understand why we would further poison the earth, the source that sustains it.

I'm glad Neil Young is helping to raise public awareness of this issue. Even when we disagree about it, at least we're thinking and talking about the problems with pipelines more. This is a good thing. My hope is we can effect change through action resulting from these dialogues.

At 4/27/2014 05:17:00 PM, Blogger Thrasher Wheat said...

@05:09:00 - thanks for comment & link. Likewise, that's all we're doing here @ TW is try and think and talk about the problems.

At 4/28/2014 12:41:00 PM, Anonymous Dayton Dave said...

That oil is going to come out of the ground no matter what. The question is how will it be brought to market. I prefer a high tech pipeline that will reduce costs and be safer than the current way they are transporting the oil - via rail and tanker trucks.

At 4/28/2014 06:38:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your are correct Dayton, the oil will end up to market with or without Keystone. The reality is that not approving Keystone is better for Canada. An existing Embridge East/West pipe line is already in the process of being reversed in order to carry crude from Alberta to the east cost of Canada. Canada's Irving Oil is planning to process the oil into finished products that will end up sold to the U.S. or customers over seas, all jobs will stay in Canada.
The other reality is that the U.S., relatively soon, will be energy independent with the huge Natural Gas and Oil reserves being unlocked with fracking technology. The United States may not need Canada's oil sometime in the future and that is better for Americans. Either way its a win for the US and Canada since there will be abundant cheap energy going forward.
Believe me, the other pipeline companies love the attention Trans Canada is getting with Keystone because all of their projects are slipping under the radar of environmentalists, and some of those projects don't involve building state of the art pipelines.


At 4/29/2014 09:50:00 AM, Blogger Jonathan said...

Why oh why couldn't Neil have played Constitution Hall since he came here anyway? Sad...

At 4/29/2014 09:51:00 AM, Blogger Jonathan said...

Why oh why couldn't Neil have played Constitution Hall since he came here anyway? sad...


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