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Keystone XL Pipeline Protesters Win; Obama Delays 'til At Least 2013

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Some are calling it Obama punting, but I say that the protesters who were arrested at the White House gates and elsewhere, Bill McKibben, and the 10,000 plus protesters who circled the Whitehouse this past weekend flat out WON!!. 

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President Obama has postponed a decision on the pipeline until 2013, after the next election. 

There's a good chance that things will change then. As an incumbent, Obama will be accountable to those who elected him-- the corporate donors. Or if Obama loses, and a Republican is in the White House, the question will only be how much corporate welfare will be given to expedite the construction of the pipeline. 

But for now, activists and protesters have something to be proud about. They stopped the pipeline for some time. 

Protest and activism are slow processes. They are incremental, with stops and starts, making little steps of progress. Today, a significant step was made and protests and people who engaged in civil disobedience helped make that step. 


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It was a sound political move.  Why add more ... by Doc McCoy on Friday, Nov 11, 2011 at 12:34:00 AM
That you negate the work and success of the dedica... by Rob Kall on Friday, Nov 11, 2011 at 8:37:54 AM
throw out the word "ignorant" a lot when you don't... by Doc McCoy on Friday, Nov 11, 2011 at 9:37:34 PM
your posting is a bit less offensive than the one ... by Doc McCoy on Friday, Nov 11, 2011 at 9:46:47 PM
...It is NOT a victory!The delay is going to allow... by Terry Adcock on Friday, Nov 11, 2011 at 1:07:50 AM
before the fire starts. Any moment gained is a ... by jaydo on Friday, Nov 11, 2011 at 7:49:52 AM
is that some might believe it.I think the correct ... by John Sanchez Jr. on Friday, Nov 11, 2011 at 8:18:10 AM
This was a victory. They didn't win the war but th... by Eric Nelson on Friday, Nov 11, 2011 at 9:10:11 AM
Do we trust Obama?  The scenario I see is:&nb... by Gail Harrison on Friday, Nov 11, 2011 at 9:29:23 AM
Gail, I'm "shocked-- shocked" that you would think... by Alan MacDonald on Friday, Nov 11, 2011 at 11:19:23 AM
...the number of jobs the controversial Keystone X... by Terry Adcock on Friday, Nov 11, 2011 at 10:51:57 AM
The author of this article is very naive if as he ... by liberalsrock on Friday, Nov 11, 2011 at 11:14:38 AM
liberalsrock, I can't believe that you consider Ob... by Alan MacDonald on Friday, Nov 11, 2011 at 11:45:25 AM
the White House this pipeline would be on its way.... by Michael Shaw on Friday, Nov 11, 2011 at 12:01:04 PM
And all the Frankenfoods that Monsanto wants to pu... by Davey Jones on Friday, Nov 11, 2011 at 6:42:15 PM
there is also a group called Food and Water Watch ... by Michael Shaw on Saturday, Nov 12, 2011 at 9:27:23 AM
Obama roars like a lion and acts like a mouse. The... by Carol Davidek-Waller on Saturday, Nov 12, 2011 at 9:23:12 PM
they were sellout cowards long before Obama. ... by Michael Shaw on Sunday, Nov 13, 2011 at 1:30:47 AM