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Polar Bears Go to the Capitol, Get Arrested

Yesterday the No War, No Warming folks descended on the Capitol for some civil disobedience. Here’s a video of some of the protesters, dressed as polar bears, as they make their way to our nation’s center of government. These bears can rhyme:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Zn9VIkNih0

and then here’s more on the bears, and some protesters getting arrested:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ouXTzKmWbM

Some commentary from David Swanson, who was there and notes:

Oil towers and windmills in Independence Avenue, all the doors to Congressional Office Buildings blocked, music blasting, dancing polar bears, a faux Blackwater patrol, a reborn SDS, traffic blocked by a wall of kids, everyone arrested, traffic restarted, another group blocking the street again, including Ted Glick who still hasn’t eaten, corporate reporters and staffers annoyed they can’t get across the street but rather uninterested in why,

All this is building up to the big marches across the country this Saturday. Visit http://www.oct27.org to find the one near you.

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No Nukes… and these no nukes folks will text you

Wow, I guess I really do have an opinion about every issue under the sun… including nuclear energy.

I refuse to be fooled by people who are suddenly forgetting all the dangers and problems of nuclear energy because they are concerned about global climate change. Creating more nuclear waste is not going to save us. Neither is subsidizing the nuclear industry to the tune of $50 billion dollars of federal funding over the next two years (is this what we’re getting instead of S-CHIP?)

The nice folks at Nukefree.org will hook you up with your congress members and even text message you when it’s time to turn up the heat to stop this ridiculous subsidy.