Jill Stein Arrested • 10.31.12
Jill Stein Arrested for Delivering Food and Supplies to
Climate Activists Opposing Texas Keystone XL Pipeline
In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein, www.jillstein.org, was handcuffed and arrested on October 31 after bringing food and supplies to a coalition of climate justice activists, known as the “Tar Sands Blockade,” who are attempting to stop the Keystone XL pipeline in Texas. She is currently at Wood County Jail awaiting processing.
“Everyone needs to step up resistance to climate-killing emissions,” said Stein, who was willing to risk arrest in order to show solidarity for this blockade. “Romney and Obama are only talking about the symptoms of climate change in terms of destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy; the blockaders are addressing the cause.” (more…)