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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]