About noon, as the organizers of yesterday's encirclement of the White House to stop the tar-sands pipeline were setting up, someone said, "the flag is flying over the White House, that means President Obama is home." Said a U.S. Park Police person standing next to me, "it's not true, sorry to disappoint, but he's not home." But lo and behold, at 5:15 p.m., as the light was rapidly fading and a beautiful three-quarters moon appeared in the sky over Lafayette Park, as Bill McKibben was wrapping up, speaking about the wonder and power of the day's event and this movement, …
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Ted Glick is the national policy director for the Chesapeake Climate Action Network. Past writings and more information can be found here.
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