What can be done to support them in this excellent endeavour?
The email mentions Melina Laboucan-Massimo and Sam Harrison - you might want to get to know them a little better:
A video of Sam Harrison at the JRP earlier this year; and a transcript. He is quite a remarkable 16 year old.
A video of Melina Laboucan-Massimo speaking briefly about the tar sands & Keystone; and speaking at the rally in Victoria in October 2012.
There were more than 8,000 Ontario high school students at the WFCU Centre in Windsor on Wednesday to kick it off - that's what 8,000 people look like:
You can see a few minutes of the event here; and a report in the local newspaper: Suzuki rallies local students to fix the environment.
We know some of these courageous young people already. The brave souls who turned their backs on Peter Kent in Durban; the beautiful (and tiny) young woman who held up her STOP HARPER! sign in the House of Commons:
There are many more - and they are showing us the way. I am also thinking of the kids in Waglisla in April fasting to protest the JRP hearings there (see these short videos: Day 1, Day 2, and Day 3).
We must do all that we can do to help prepare them and ourselves to WAKE CANADA UP on May 30th. It's Lucky '13, yes!
God bless 'em! [And I don't say that very often anymore either.]
This seems too important to save:
Tim DeChristopher's speech at Powershift 2011 is an inspiration to me - that the movement is broken and must be fixed and indeed can easily be fixed when the will arrives.
He was released from prison the day before Earth Day and gave this interview.
[I don't appreciate Democracy Now very much so it is a 3/4 excerpt of this - the rudeness in the closing is still evident.]
A movie, Bidder 70 is now available; the trailer looks good; for some reason the website is slow to answer (?) but perseverance eventually took me there to buy a copy; the movie was streamed on Earth Day apparently but I didn't know about it.
This 'not knowing' is worthy of comment since it seems to me to be one of the major deficits of the 'movement'. The Internet is mostly compost but it IS good for communication particularly through email - so why didn't I know? I'll leave it with you.
A possibly useful link to Peaceful Uprising.
I am some glad to see him out (some is a modifier used in certain maritime dialects to indicate really-really-REALLY). Yes sir!