VIDEO: Dear Mr. President, Please #NoKXL


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I know I keep saying this, but here I go again: I would like nothing more than to stop writing about the tar sands pipeline (scroll), but I can’t. It is imperative that people are fully informed about this disaster-in-waiting.

It is worth repeating for the umpteenth time, Keystone XL the “biggest carbon bomb on the planet.” Think Progress and Van Jones both remind us that the project will create only 35 permanent jobs, but will emit 51 coal plants’ worth of carbon. Plus, much of the oil would be exported elsewhere. We’d be way better off investing in clean energy instead of a costly, dirty catastrophe-in-waiting like the tar sands mess.

Despite the fact that in a recent Gallup poll, nearly half in the U.S. say government should do more to protect environment, and that 20 scientists pulled out of the project, and that the Arkansas pipeline rupture foreshadows devastating environmental impact, it looks like the State Dep’t. and the president are leaning toward approving Keystone, even though it would bring the dirtiest oil on earth through America.

Bill McKibben and NASA’s Jim Hansen both warn that it would be “essentially game over for the climate” if this crackpot project gets the go-ahead.

To help get the word out, we have this novel approach via

As Barack Obama said on July 24th 2008, “this is the moment when we must come together to save this planet.”

Our campaign is an outside-of-the-expected environmental protest song, entitled Habeas Corpus / Home at Bay. Written & performed by Univer Soul (a.k.a. John Dares).

ALL digital sales proceeds are donated to a diverse handful of environmental groups & activists listed on, which includes such groups as and Clean Water Action. Some of these individuals are also listed on our website. For example, here is Russell Simmons’ contribution:

A new study shows that 78% of Americans think that the President and Congress should make developing sources of clean energy a priority. Yet 50% of Americans have never heard of the Keystone XL pipeline!

Our mission is take environmental awareness outside of its current borders. We’ve added a novel twist to the idea of a protest song. Maybe people will hear the content of the message.

In the case of denying the Keystone XL pipeline permit, it is President Obama's decision and his alone. Therefore, we will continue to keep the pressure on! The mass action and mobilisation that are taking place this summer, notably with initiatives such as “Summer Heat” and “Fearless Summer”, are a powerful way of applying pressure on President Obama.

Our protest song has been designed to awaken through provocation, but it also carries a direct message of “People Power” TO the people. Ultimately, it is the people who hold the power, it is their power that can preserve their planet for their children.

On March 21, President Obama himself declared, “Political leaders will never take risks if the people do not push them to take some risks.” He then went on to voice his own version of the paraphrased quote attributed to Gandhi, “You must create the change that you want to see.” So that’s what we are humbly trying to do.

 Here is the video:

All proceeds are donated to environmental groups & activistsiTunes: Amazon: Click "Show More" for Lyrics & More! Fundraising to Move #ForwardOnClimate


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