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The proposed Keystone XL pipeline has become a national concern after almost two weeks of the largest civil disobedience that the environmental movement has seen in decades.

Civil disobedience is a transformation of consciousness, a sudden revelation that something new must be done.It is the knowledge that there are two options: disrupt and change the system or lose by remaining silent.

Bill McKibben and Chris Hayes discuss why it's essential for President Obama to block the construction of the Keystone pipeline.

Ongoing nonviolent protests in front of the White House are urging President Obama to stop a prospective 1,700-mile-long tar-sands pipeline from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico.

The largest act of civil disobedience by environmentalists in decades began outside the White House on August 20, as more than seventy people were arrested during a protest against the Keystone XL oil pipeline.

Protesters continued gathering outside of the White House as part of a 15-day effort to convince Obama to halt construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline.

The hotly contested pipeline would be disastrous for ecosystems from Canada all the way through America's heartland to the waters of the Gulf.

Activists in El Salvador

Activists are risking their lives in the fight against US and Canadian mining companies.

Tim DeChristopher explains how environmental activists are using civil disobedience techniques to take bold action to change the status quo.

Will direct action against big polluters prove more successful than Capitol Hill–based attempts to fight climate change?

Blogs

An inquiry into conflict-of-interest allegations will likely push the State Department’s decision on the pipeline to 2014. 

August 27, 2013

Chris Hayes responds with optimism to Wen Stephenson’s review of his documentary, The Politics of Power.

August 19, 2013

A reaction to Chris Hayes's MSNBC documentary on climate change, The Politics of Power.

August 19, 2013

This weekend, more than 200 people got arrested in a California city known for its heavy-handed oil-industry politics.

August 5, 2013

At Sunday’s march on the Brayton Point coal plant in Massachusetts, I was reminded of what it takes for a movement to win.

July 30, 2013

What does a concept like “climate justice” mean in communities already suffering the toxic impact of fossil fuels? An interview with Houston native and environmental-justice activist Bryan Parras of TEJAS.

July 25, 2013

Twenty-two protesters were arrested in front of the State Department office in Chicago.

June 18, 2013

Activists are opposing the construction of a pipeline beneath New York City that will carry the controversial highly pressurized gas.

May 6, 2013

Police in Burlington violently suppress an environmental protest by firing pepper spray and projectiles at activists.

July 30, 2012

The next step for Tar Sands Action will take place on November 6 at the White House where thousands of concerned citizens will implore President Obama to say no to the pipeline and attempt a symbolically powerful encircling of the White House in an act of solemn protest.

October 19, 2011