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Tar Sands Blockade

Oily pits of despair

August 21, 2015 // 0 Comments

Tar sands are one of the dirtiest, costliest, and most destructive fuels in the world. From biking to marching, you to John Kerry – here’s what can be done about it. View the full episode: @ActOutOnOccupy               #Tarsandsride [...]

Protester “chipmunks” obstruct work at Utah tar sands mine

September 30, 2014 // 0 Comments

On Tuesday, Sept. 23rd, three brave “chipmunks” stopped word at US Oil Sands construction site, on the East Tavaputs Plateau, by physically putting their bodies in front of the machines being used to destroy this amazing land in order to strip-mine tar sands. There will be a press release, and a statement from the “chipmunks” will be available on Sept. 30, 2014 at:     Donate to the land defenders’ legal support [...]

Urgent Help Needed: Tar Sands Shutdown Ends in Police Brutality, Injuries

July 23, 2014 // 2 Comments

Author   Earth First! Journal — Cascadia Office Monday, July 21st, 2014 Urgent Help Needed: Tar Sands Shutdown Ends in Police Brutality, Injuries from Earth First! Newswire As of yet there is no clear narrative of events as they transpired. This morning, about 80 land defenders halted construction of the first US tar sands mine in Utah. It was reported through Tar Sands Resistance via Twitter that a group of people blocking the road were released without charges on site, while people locked-down were arrested. It was then reported that arrested people were being put into a police van as [...]

Utah Tar Sands Resistance

July 22, 2014 // 1 Comment

From Tag Archives: PR Springs Support Utah Land Defenders! Posted on July 21, 2014 by Utah Tar Sands Resistance| 1 Comment                     After a massive direct action protest today at the site of U.S. Oil Sands’ tar sands strip-mining site, a total of 21 were arrested and are currently awaiting charges at Uintah County Jail in Vernal, Utah. In addition to protestors, those acting as legal observers, independent media, and jail support were arrested, as well as several indigenous and trans individuals whose safety we are deeply [...]

Which Side spoke with Matt Almonte

April 16, 2014 // 0 Comments

          Podcast April 14, 2014 Which Side spoke with Matt Almonte of the KXL Tar Sands Blockade. They discussed the blockade, collective living, veganism, jail, and much more.      Monday, December 3, 2012 Activists in Texas were arrested on Monday after taking their fight to stop the tar sands directly to the belly of the beast Monday morning — by sealing themselves inside of a section of pipe that will be part of the Keystone XL pipeline. The direct action by two activists with Tar [...]

Sentencing of the MI CATS3 – Vicci Hamlin, Barbara Carter and Lisa Leggio

March 30, 2014 // 0 Comments

From  Bonnie Bucqueroux Sentencing of the MI CATS3 – Vicci Hamlin, Barbara Carter and Lisa Leggio   Judge William Collette allowed all three women to go free today, sentencing them to time served, some court costs and fines of more than $47,000 each (hearings will be held on those fines later). The three women have been in the Ingham County Jail since being found guilty on felony charges 34 days ago for chaining themselves to earthmoving equipment at the Enbridge pipeline construction site in Stockbridge. The Canadian company [...]

Looking to lessons learned for the upcoming Keystone XL battle

February 16, 2014 // 0 Comments

Looking to lessons learned for the upcoming Keystone XL battle Peter Rugh  February 6, 2014 A Tar Sands Blockade activist shows off her banner in Nacogdoches, Texas. (Flickr / Tar Sands Blockade) When Steven DaSilva, a retired high school science teacher and member of the Sierra Club, first learned that the southern portion of a transnational tar sands oil pipeline would be built near his East Texas backyard in Nacogdoches County, he launched a petition drive and letter writing campaign to local politicians asking them to put a stop to it. Now, four years since picking a fight with pipeline [...]