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Oily Banking #5

May 12, 2017 // 0 Comments

      Published on May 9, 2017 More info: www.revbilly.org Twitter: @RevBillyTalen Instagram: @RevBillyTalen Friend — A small and mighty contingent of the Stop Shopping Choir breached the commodity wall at Citibank, a major financier of Dakota Access Pipeline.  Mayfield and I on the floor, Dragonfly preaching and Amadeus anointing… I lay on the floor listening to Dragonfly and the incessant beeping of ATM’s, my limbs entwined with Mayfield’s, her pulse on my ankle. Let’s learn to be more vulnerable in these retail spaces, because these retail [...]

Yucca Mountain: Serpent Swimming Westward

April 28, 2017 // 0 Comments

    The Trump administration & Congress are renewing the threat to turn sacred Yucca Mountain into a massive nuclear waste dump. Western Shoshone continue to resist. More info: www.nativecommunityactioncouncil.org Featuring: Ian Zabarte #nonukes #defendyuccamountain #yuccamountain #defendthesacred [...]

Nuclear Convergence : Hudson River Sacrifice Zone

April 2, 2017 // 0 Comments

  Jeanne and Gary Shaw outline this month’s Stony Point Convergence meeting with a theme of how the Hudson River is now a “sacrificial Zone” due to the confluence of a number of energy projects all being used to get fossil fuels to market in an age when sustainable energies are needed. The risks of pipelines, compressors, fuel trains, fuel barges, and their proximity to Nuclear Power Plants, along with earthquake faults and larger size pipeline diameters, just aren’t worth the risks of a nuclear accident of any kind. Other topics include:  the upcoming 6th [...]

Supporting Standing Rock’s Water Protectors: Water is Sacred, Water is Life

February 12, 2017 // 1 Comment

Three incredible individuals, representing various groups with environmental concerns as part of their activism, show their shared concerns with the Standing Rock activists/water protectors of North Dakota. Watch and listen as they take you on their separate journeys, one at Standing Rock, another at the Native American Ramapough Lenape camp in Mahwah Township, New Jersey, while the last recounts his civil disobedience and arrest at TD Bank in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, for  “sitting” in support of the Standing Rock demonstrators of North Dakota.  He also explains the civil [...]

ANIMAS RIVER SPILL UNLEASHES POTENTIAL DISASTER ON NAVAJO NATION

August 28, 2015 // 0 Comments

“We’re in the ‘red zone’ right now. Today, tomorrow is probably it,” says Duane “Chili” Yazzie, chapter president of the Shiprock Community on the Navajo Nation Reservation. “We’re about to lose a lot of our crops.”    Animas river contamination by Durango Herald   Two weeks after an accident in an abandoned mine in Colorado caused more than 3 million gallons of toxic, heavy-metal-laden sludge to gush into the Animas River, disaster looms for the northern Navajo Nation. Thousands of acres of farmland could dry up, and hundreds of families could see [...]

Spending time in a controversial camp that’s blocking tar-sands pipelines

August 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

Original article by Grist The Unist’ot’en Camp, an indigenous-led pipeline blockade in remote, mountainous central British Columbia, is permeated with the savory smell of bear poutine pizza — shredded bear meat, homemade French fries, green onions, and cheese on a scratch whole wheat crust. Ambrose Williams, a member of the nearby Gitxsan nation, is cooking dinner tonight for his partner Erin’s birthday. Because it’s a special occasion, someone has ventured down into the work-in-progress root cellar to excavate a jar of spicy dill pickles made from cucumbers grown in the camp [...]

How To Stop An Oil And Gas Pipeline: The Unist’ot’en Camp Resistance

August 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

  Over the past four years, the Unist’ot’en clan of the Wet’suwet’en nation have literally built a strategy to keep three proposed oil and gas pipelines from crossing their land. Concerned about the environmental damage a leak could cause on land they’ve never given up, they’ve constructed a protection camp to block pipeline companies. As opposition to the development of Alberta’s tar sands and to fracking projects grows across Canada, with First Nations communities on the front lines, the Unist’ot’en camp is an example of resistance that [...]

Message to President Obama from L̇̇̇akota youth

March 3, 2015 // 0 Comments

Message to President Obama from L̇̇̇akota youth   Youth of the Oceti Sakowin release and deliver this video to President Obama asking him to uphold his commitment to Indigenous youth and to reject Keystone XL. The video is supported by Indigenous Environmental Network, Energy Action Coalition and NO KXL Dakota. Filming, Editing, and music by: Julianna Clifford ( http://www.scattertheirown.com ) Join the campaign and sign the SD youth petition to President Obama: http://action.wearepowershift.org/p/R… For more info: ienearth.org [...]

First Nations Alliance Stand Firm in 2015 by Saying VetoKXL

January 5, 2015 // 0 Comments

First Nations Alliance Stand Firm in 2015 by Saying VetoKXL Several First Nations tribal members were joined by friends to deliver a clear message to President Obama on January 3rd, 2015 They want him to veto the inevitable TransCanada Keystone XL pipeline bill when the new congress comes back to session, later this month. Republicans, now, have a majority in the Senate while maintaining control of the House, since the midterm elections. The GOP vow to take up the KXL legislation as soon as they return from their Winter break. #VetoKXL #NoKXL #IdleNoMore For more [...]

The Dirty Legacy of Canada’s Tar Sands Industry

January 3, 2015 // 0 Comments

Lax government oversight of Canada’s massive tar sands industry is leading to adverse environmental and health impacts. Investigative journalist Ted Genoways reports on these problems for the December 2014 issue of Outside magazine and shares his findings with us. Learn more: https://www.onearth.org/earthwire/dir… — Watch more NRDC videos: https://www.youtube.com/user/NRDCflix/ NRDC Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nrdc.org NRDC Twitter: https://twitter.com/nrdc NRDC Tumblr: http://nrdc.tumblr.com/ OnEarth Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/onearth.org OnEarth [...]