It's day 38 of the Keystone XL pipeline blockade in East Texas, and that means more treetop activists, more scuffles with police, and more arrests -- including that of Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein.
Today was what blockaders are calling their 11th action -- the construction of a new pair of tree perches more than 100 miles south of Winnsboro, where the main protests have taken place.
Meanwhile, in Winnsboro, Jill Stein and others successfully delivered supplies to activists who may or may not actually be delaying the pipeline's construction. From the Tar Sands Blockade:
Jill Stein was joined by seven others, including three blockaders and four members of the press. They were delivering fresh fruits and vegetables, canned proteins, trail mix, and Halloween candy. They were not warned of imminent arrests; and the arresting officers did not self-identify as police. Instead, the impression the officers gave was that they were private security working for the Canadian oil corporation, TransCanada.