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Tar Sands Blockade: Growing Opposition to Keystone XL Pipeline

Published on January 13, 2013 by in Home

  By Global Research News Construction of the southern leg of TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline continues to march through East Texas toward the sea with the implacability of Sherman’s army in 1864, although with somewhat less scorched earth and fewer casualties in its wake during the past several months. So far, the Canadian pipeline corporation has faced and overcome opposition all

 
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Keystone XL Tree Protesters Call It Quits After Pipeline Rerouted Around Them

Published on December 18, 2012 by in Home

  Activists say their tree blockade may soon be over as construction on the Texas property wraps up. But their efforts to stop the pipeline are not.   By Maria Gallucci InsideClimate News   Activists who had hoped to block the southern leg of the Keystone XL in Texas by occupying trees in the pipeline’s path are

 
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No Nukes News, Dec 13, 2012: Kangaroo Court

Published on December 13, 2012 by in Home

  Dec. 13, 2012 – Please pass this onto a friend! “Using a nuclear reactor to boil water is “like cutting butter with a chain saw.” – the late Barry Commoner “30 bombs worth of plutonium made every year per 1000 MW reactor.  That is the core of the problem – making plutonium just to boil

 
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Standing up to Big Oil: How Coastal First Nations built tar sands pipeline resistance

Published on December 12, 2012 by in Home

  BY ART STERRITT rabble.ca   The following talk was given by Art Sterritt, Executive Director of Coastal First Nations, to the “Tar Sands Come to Ontario: No Line 9“ conference in Toronto, November 17, 2012. See also the video of his talk.  Thank you. Good afternoon everybody. I appreciate the introduction. I appreciate everybody coming out, and I am

 
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Right to a Healthy Environment

Published on December 8, 2012 by in Home

  ecojustice     Across the globe, more than 100 countries have taken action to recognize and protect their citizens’ right to a healthy environment. Now it’s time for Canada to take action, too.  The purpose of the right to a healthy environment is simple: To legally protect the basic elements of our survival, such

 
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Students, it is in your power to shift the theoretical foundations of economic science.

Published on December 7, 2012 by in Home

  kickitover.org   Check out the posters on this website. Post them all over your university, in the corridors of the economics department, and on your professors’ doors. Start asking your profs: How do you measure progress, Mr. Professor? How does climate change factor into our study of economics? Is economic progress killing the planet?

 
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Adbusters: Plans for 2013

Published on December 7, 2012 by in Home

  Adbusters Media Foundation   Occupy was an incredible moment – a mass uprising against the status quo of Wall Street, greed and ecocide. This moment was just the beginning. The emerging global consciousness embodied in movements like OWS and Tahrir Square continues – in North America, the Rolling Jubilee and Occupy Sandy; media reform

 
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No Nukes News, Dec 5, 2012 – Mountain of Waste

Published on December 6, 2012 by in Home

  Dec. 5, 2012 –  Please pass this onto a friend! “Sure, you can say nuclear power is somewhat less carbon-intensive than burning fossil fuels for energy; beating your children to death with a club will prevent them from getting hit by a car. Ravaging the Earth by one irreparable means is not a sensible

 
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Sing for the climate all over the world

Published on December 5, 2012 by in Home

  Sing for the Climate YouTube  380,000 want to be heard   Sing for the Climate is a big singing manifestation that first took place on September 22 and 23 2012 in Belgium. More than 80.000 people in more than 180 Belgian cities and communities sang the song “Do it Now”, urging politicians to take

 
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Quakers Oppose Hydrofracking in New York State and Beyond

Published on December 4, 2012 by in Home

  Urge political representatives to prohibit the practice   Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) Press Release New York, NY — New York Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (commonly called Quakers) formally opposed the practice of High Volume Hydraulic Fracturing (HVHF, hydrofracking, or fracking) at its Fall Sessions in Old Chatham, New York,

 
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Student activism is alive and well

Published on December 2, 2012 by in Home

  By Bill McKibben The Boston Globe    I MET with students at Northeastern University recently, and they were gung-ho about going to work on climate change: They’d gone way past their old focus on recycling to start demanding that the college divest its holdings in fossil fuel companies. They were nerving themselves up for a

 
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COP18: As ‘tomorrow’s heroes’, young people are vital to talks

Published on November 30, 2012 by in Home

  RTCC   COP18 (29/11/12) – Simran Vedvyas, a youth ambassador with Eye on Earth, argues that young people are vital to decision-making on climate change. Vedvyas states that as a 14-year old, she cannot help but think about the future. She describes young people as ‘tomorrow’s heroes’, arguing that they can and should raise

 
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Rights group investigates Canadian-owned mine in Mexico

Published on November 25, 2012 by in Home

 Once again a Canadian owned mining company finds itself suspect in a murder investigation. CBC News Anti-mine activist’s death tied to local divisions over project   A gold and silver mine in Mexico owned by the Vancouver-based company Fortuna Silver — and the death of a prominent activist opposed to the operation — were the

 
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Activists Use Webcast to Try to Ignite Climate Change Passions

Published on November 21, 2012 by in Home

  By CHRISTOPHER F. SCHUETZE International Herald Tribune   In a blog entry this summer, the international correspondent Christiane Amanpour said that the climate change denial club “is actually now shrinking faster than the polar ice caps.” Opinion surveys suggest she’s right. Two factors that may contribute to the changing attitude about the changing climate — and the melting away of

 
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Law Against Ecocide Was Suggested As Early as 1972

Published on November 21, 2012 by in Home

    Permaculture Research Institute     Imagine it’s 2020 I write to you from 2020, a world where there is no more Ecocide; a law of Eococide has now been passed after 5 years of transition where all companies have been given subsidies to prioritise a green economy; governments have been re-writing their policies

 
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