VIDEO: Tar Sands Action By “Gasland” Director Josh Fox

By Jenn Breckenridge The Understory“There’s only been one tool that people have turned to in desperate times to change the world: Civil disobedience.”Director Josh Fox was nominated for an Oscar for his film Gasland, which exposed the impact of hydraulic fracturing of the earth for natural gas, also known as fracking. Today, he turns his documentarian skills towards the Alberta tar sands ... [click title to continue]

Mark Ruffalo Supports the Tar Sands Action

Tar Sands ActionActor Mark Ruffalo, who has been an outspoken activist on fracking in his home state of New York and across the country, is lending his support to the Tar Sands Action in Washington, DC this August. To join the action, click here to sign up.Nearly 2,000 people are already registered to take part in an ongoing sit-in at the White House this August 20 – Sep 3 to pressure President ... [click title to continue]

Tar Sands Protest in DC

Elizabeth RandolphPortsideJuly 23, 2011On August 20, 2011, we will begin our demonstration in front of the White House, practicing peaceful civil disobedience to oppose to the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. This is a challenge.We're already on our way to making this the largest collective act of civil disobedience in the history of the American climate movement - over 1,000 people have signed up to ... [click title to continue]

People’s Assembly Fair in Toronto

The People’s Assembly Fair on August 27th, 2011 at Dufferin Grove Park By torontopeoplesassemblyJune 30, 2011 Since the G20, the Toronto People’s Assembly has formed three times as a space where the climate and social justice community converges. In our first Assembly, we identified several key components of how climate and environmental justice related to our city. For the second Assembly, we ... [click title to continue]

International Stop the Tar Sands Day: A guide to the disaster

By Michelle June 17, 2011Info on Tar Sands Day HERE. For many Canadians, the image of the oil sands as a boost to the economy, providing a bounty of jobs and ensuring a continuing supply of fossil fuel, overshadows anything they may hear about its environmental and human impacts.This image is perpetuated by the Alberta and Canadian governments and by most of the oil sands industry, who ... [click title to continue]

The Roads We Travelled

Building the Toronto People's Assembly The DominionMay 18, 2011Photo: Marie Zahradnik"Whether it's the Alberta tar sands or our role in Haiti, The Dominion has the guts to look at Canada without the fairytales about our national virtue that comfort and blind us... Only readers like you can keep this crucial voice alive and growing louder. Please, pitch in!" --Naomi Klein. TORONTO—Copenhagen, December ... [click title to continue]

Two Reports on Montreal Cochabamba +1 Conference

Climate and Capitalism   Below are two reports at Climate and Capitalism. The first is from John Riddell, a member of Toronto Bolivia Solidarity. The second is from Matthew Brett, a student and contributor to Canadian Dimension magazine and the Socialist Project. He can be reached through his website at Montreal Meeting Shows Growing Support for Climate ... [click title to continue]

Pablo Solon opens Montreal Conference on the environment: Cochabamba +1

By Roger Rashi Rabble.caApril 15, 2011 Fresh from ongoing international climate negotiations in Bangkok, the Bolivian ambassador to the UN, Pablo Solon, will attend and speak at next week-end's Montreal Conference on Climate Justice. The conference titled Cochabamba +1 : Climate Justice and Ecological Alternatives will feature no fewer than 30 speakers and nine panels, spread over three days, starting ... [click title to continue]

Another Fossil of the Day award for Baird in Cancun

'It must be wonderful to live in the magical world of Canada’s Environment Minister.'NUPGE News Ottawa (9 Dec. 10) - Environment Minister John Baird has won another Fossil of the Day award for Canada – its fifth so far – at the United Nations (UN) climate change summit in Cancun, Mexico. Baird, who arrived at the talks this week, was given the latest award for existing in a fantasy world when ... [click title to continue]