“Keystone XL is being built as an export pipeline for Canada to sell its dirty oil to foreign markets,” he said. “This is not about energy security; it’s about securing TransCanada’s profits.”
He described Obama’s and Romney’s “failure to stand up to this corporate bully” as a “failure to defend America.”
“It is unconscionable to put the interests of a transnational corporation before the health, safety and economic well-being of the American people,” he said.
Weis sees the struggle to halt the Keystone XL pipeline as a symbolic crossroads for the country and the planet. One path leads, he said, toward decay. The other toward renewal.
There comes a time when we must say to the ruling elite: ‘No more,’ ” he said. “There comes a time when we must make a stand for the future of our children, and for all life on Earth. That time is here. That time is now.”
-Excerpts from Chris Hedges’ Join the Blockade of the Keystone Pipeline
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