So I had to laugh when I heard myself saying recently, "It's about time I got arrested for saving the Earth, but I don't know how."
Until today. I've gotta get myself hooked up with Greenpeace! They're my climate heroes again, after their direct action at the tar sands in Alberta over the weekend. Mike Hudema, a wonderful young man with Greenpeace, was probably at the heart of it. Here's what he has to say about direct action:
"Direct action is a form of resistance that aims to derail offensive practices to create more favorable ones using immediately available means. Such actions include boycotts, strikes, sit-ins, letter-writing campaigns, theatrical protests and sabotage. Direct actions often ( but not always) involve civil disobedience."
Anyway, I'll have to wait til something happens nearby (cuz I'm doing that 100-Mile Radius thing), but did want to express my appreciation and kudos to the tar sands protesters on getting themselves arrested for the sake of the children, of all species.