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 The Week of Action has begun early
 News Report
 
 WSQT Direct Action Radio  
The Week of Action against the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline has begun early!

On the 11th of March, over 100 people stormed Transcanada's office in Westborough, Massachusetts, holding a "funeral for our future." They were there in opposition to the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, and carried a black casket emblazoned with the words
"Our Future." Others carried flowers like you would see at a normal funeral.

Twenty-six people were arrested when they refused police demands to leave. The rest continued the funeral procession outside, chanting “We will lay down our bodies, we will lay down our souls, no, we won’t stand by and watch while they dig us a hole.”

Will Pearl is a Tufts University freshman arrested in this action, and he had this to say:

“If the tar sands are extracted and burned, it will wipe out my future and the future of my entire generation,” continuing “If President Obama will not reject the Keystone XL pipeline, we will stop it ourselves. We will rise up and resist—from the backwoods of Texas, to corporate offices in Massachusetts, to the steps of the White House.”
This is our breaking report. We hope to have sound from the scene tomorrow

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