Protest Rules: Against Big Oil in Montana

Murphy Woodhouse
Eugene Weekly | July 21, 2011
The last night of the Earth First! 2011 Round River Rendezvous was one of the quietest nights of the almost weeklong gathering. The environmental activists slept at their campsites in the Lolo National Forest, awaiting a 5 am wake-up call for an action against Big Oil that would use chants, signs and “sleeping dragons.” After days of workshops and training sessions, participants knew the action would target the tar sands route and oil pipelines; they knew their legal rights and they knew how to practice civil disobedience and direct action as safely and ethically as possible.

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