By Joshua Kahn Russell
Jan 19, 2012
This is a reminder that people power works. Direct Action works. Social movements work. Grassroots organizing works. Lets take some time today to celebrate another huge victory.
Every time we win, it builds our resolve for the next fight. We know the fossil fuel industry owns Congress, and so far the Keystone XL campaign has been like playing Whack-A-Mole, or kinda like going to battle with a zombie who just won't die. There may yet be another stage of the fight, and there will definitely be other theaters of engagement heating up in the Tar Sands
fights, like the Enbridge Northern Gateway
. I'm confident we'll be ready to take em on
. Moments like this help us remember our power, and that its worth all the headaches and stress of movement building. So lets keep winning.
Congratulations, climate movement. What a great way to kick off the new year, eh?