Most revolutions take a nod from successful revolutions before them. Similar to how the Indian Independence Movement mirrored the US Civil Right movement and later The Apartheid resistance, Archbishop Desmod Tutu is calling on Americans to learn from apartheid to stop the Keystone XL project, which threatens the eminent domain land siezed by TransCanada through its planned route and the world at large.
In an open letter published today in the Guardian, Tutu urged the world to be conscience of climate change, calling the US "appalling" for even considering the Keystone XL project which would transport 830,000 barrells of the worlds dirtiest oil to Texas refineries everyday.
"Throughout my life I have believed that the only just response to injustice is what Mahatma Gandhi termed "passive resistance". During the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa, using boycotts, divestment and sanctions, and supported by our friends overseas, we were not only able to apply economic pressure on the unjust state, but also serious moral pressure," he wrote.
A joint decision from the White House and State Department is expected soon.