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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:http://www.tarsandsresist.org/chipmunks/     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 [...]

Operation Sweep Out Corruption: An Anti-Keystone Pipeline Action

April 11, 2014 // 0 Comments

Operation Sweep Out Corruption: An Anti-Keystone Pipeline Action   Should we allow a Canadian energy pipeline to be built across the center of the US from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico? Known as the Keystone-XL pipeline (KXL) for the last few years, communities across the nation have been organizing and rallying against it. The Earth Quaker Action Team of Philadelphia helped put together a training session for people willing to risk arrest in a demonstration to send a message to President Obama about the recent US Department’s report and his upcoming decision to accept the building [...]

Tastes Like Tar Sands

April 1, 2014 // 0 Comments

  Did you know? The Coca-Cola company is one of the largest private oil consumers in the United States! Operating tens of thousands of vehicles, Coke is a MAJOR gas guzzler. The soft drink giant claims to be a leader in sustainability. But such a claim is meaningless if Coke continues to use the dirtiest oil on earth in its delivery vehicles. That’s right, Coke’s secret ingredient is Canadian tar sands oil. #TastesLikeTarSands   The sequel to this video is here Why do Cola-Cola and Pepsi use tar sands oil to power their fleets of trucks? Tar sands mining poisons vast [...]

No KeyStone XL Washington, DC

November 18, 2013 // 0 Comments

Photographs from the No KeyStone XL  rally in Washington, DC on November 18th, 2012. Just days after Super Storm Sandy hit. Related Articles  What Is XL Dissent? – StudentNation http://www.thenation.com/blog/178340/what-xl-dissent XL Dissent: “We Are Building A Culture of Resistance” – Rainforest Action Network (RAN) [...]

Round Dance – ForwardonClimate DC

February 17, 2013 // 0 Comments

  Round Dance – ForwardonClimate DC At 12 Noon on Sunday, February 17, thousands of Americans will head to Washington, D.C. to make Forward on Climate the largest climate rally in history. Join this historic event to make your voice heard and help the president start his second term with strong climate action.   Photographs from Forward on [...]