Jul 10th, 2012
From Tar Sands Blockade:
“On July 27th-29th, we’re hosting a 3-day training in the North Texas area for environmental activists hoping to engage in nonviolent direct action against the Gulf Coast portion of Keystone XL pipeline. We’re calling it the North Texas Keystone Convergence, and we strongly suggest that local activists interested in taking part in the Tar Sands Blockade or creating their own direct actions attend this training.
“Participants will focus on learning, implementing, and imagining new tactics for non-violent blockades and other forms of direct action. …
“With this convergence, we intend to take a very large step towards implementing the most effective and sustained blockade this country has ever seen. If you are passionate about the environment and want to be a part of an unprecedented blockade action, we urge you to attend this camp and throw your energy and talents into the mix.
“The afternoon hours of the day will be filled with informative workshops while folks escape the heat:
Nonviolent Direct Action
Dealing with police
“We want people to help us make the Tar Sands Blockade bigger and better, and to do that you must participate! But the bigger picture in this fight involves inspiring others to take action for themselves. One of the primary goals of the Keystone Convergence, aside from preparing folks to participate in our action, is to collaborate with people who want to design an action of their own. This is the most exciting part, and we want you to be there! …
“We are making every effort to make this camp free and noone will be turned away due to lack of funds. We will be accepting donations for food, water, and materials on a sliding scale. Tents and other camping gear will be provided for those who are unable to bring their own.”
For more info, click here.