I'm pretty sure my dad's getting arrested next week, and if I didn't work in the media I'd be getting handcuffed with him.
The farmers from my hometown are staging a protest against the flooding that's been happening (CN - closed basin lake, water has been held back and has been slowly swallowing up everything including homes, farmland, etc. for the past 18 years) because they've pretty much had it. This dude is organizing a protest with what he thinks could be anywhere between 2,000 and 4,000 farmers, they're headed out to a channel the lake will naturally overflow out of if it comes up another five feet and they're going to start digging. Pretty much anyone who goes out there will be arrested, because the entire channel is monitored 24/7 by the Corps of Engineers, and there is a lot of political red tape that prevents the water from being released through that channel.
My mom called this morning and asked me about it and she's so excited. I told her to have her bail money ready. A lot of my facebook friends are posting about turning out for it. I don't think there are enough jail cells for all these people...
Would you go to jail if it was for something you cared this much about? The farmers have been losing their land for 18 years, my dad has lost 4,000 acres so far, and none of them are being compensated for it.