Several speakers spoke at Civic Center in San Francisco following a march through San Francisco as part of a global day of action to ‘move beyond fossil fuels’. This video features excerpts from speakers Bill McKibben of 350.org, Carl Anthony of Urban Habitat, and Gail McLaughlin, Mayor of Richmond, California
“On November sixth were going back to the White House, and were going to surround it. We’re going to surround it with human beings. And depending on the kind of mood you’re in, it’s kind of an O to encourage the President to do the right thing, or sort of a symbolic house arrest. You know, those are the options. And we need, since he has the power himself to stop this pipeline, for him to do it. We need all of all leaders who have power and responsibility, like the people we’ve been hearing today, to step up and do the right thing.” ~ Bill McKibben
Moving Planet demonstrations took place around the world today, calling for a move beyond fossil fuels. In San Francisco thousands of lively demonstrators marched along Market Street chanting “hey hey ho ho, fossil fuels have got to go”. The march was followed by a rally at Civic Center where several speakers addressed the crowd, including Bill McKibben of 350.org. McKibben and several others present had been arrested about a month ago in the nation’s capital for protesting against the Keystone XL pipeline which would bring Canadian tar sands oil to Texas for refining.