We won one battle against big oil, but not the war

Statement of the Indigenous Environmental NetworkNovember 11, 2011Mother Earth Achieves a Victory Today with Obama Administration Decision to Delay the Keystone XL Pipeline Decision The United States Department of State and President Barack Obama announced they would seek a new environmental review of the Keystone XL pipeline. This will delay and hopefully stop the Trans Canada Corporation from pursuing ... [click title to continue]

New Report on CETA and Tar Sands

By Andrea Harden-DonahueCouncil of CanadiansOctober 14, 2011 A new report on tar sands and CETA, written by Scott Sinclair of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives was released today.The report is timely given the recent news that the EU Fuel Quality Directive is moving forward to EU MEPs for decision before the end of the year.The last two years have seen fierce lobbying on the part of the Harper ... [click title to continue]

Demonstrators arrested at anti-oilsands rally on Parliament Hill

By Mike De Souza and Carmen ChaiPostmedia NewsSeptember 26, 2011 Hundreds protest against the tar sands on Parliament Hill in Ottawa September 26, 2011, with many climbing over a fence between them and police in a mass act of civil disobedience. Here, one of the organizers of the event, President of the Communications, Energy and Paper Workers Union, Dave Coles, is the first to climb the fence and ... [click title to continue]

Why I will be risking arrest tomorrow

By Hannah McKinnonRabble.caSeptember 25, 2011Tomorrow I am going to participate in an event that will likely result in my arrest. I will be joining hundreds of other Canadians in non-violent civil disobedience to protest the Harper Government’s inaction on climate change and demand that they stop the expansion of the Alberta tar sands. The reactions of family and friends have been interesting as ... [click title to continue]

Opposing “Fortress North America”: Tar Sands Development and Indigenous Resistance

By Dave VaseyNew SocialistSeptembr 12, 2011 During August 30-September 3 a Tar Sands Action took place at the White House in Washington, DC, with solidarity actions in a number of places across North America, and at Canadian and US embassies in a number of places around the world. The action was part of a campaign opposing construction of the proposed 1,702 mile Keystone XL pipeline that would ... [click title to continue]

A call to action: Non-violent civil disobedience against the tar sands

BY ELLY ADELANDRabble.caSeptember 14, 2011 A defining moment in Canadian history will take place in Ottawa this month.On Sept. 26, hundreds of individuals from across the country will participate in an act of peaceful civil disobedience. The objective is to send a clear message to the Harper regime, calling on the government to withdraw its unquestioning support of the tar sands industry and to provide ... [click title to continue]

Who’s Behind New Pro-Oil Sands Ad Blitz?

Billing itself as 'grassroots', EthicalOil has close ties to a top oil sands law firm. By Geoff Dembicki  TheTyee.ca  8 September 2011 Late last August, EthicalOil.org began running a 30 second TV advertisement on the Oprah Winfrey Network in Canada, chastising America's dependence on Saudi Arabian oil. "We bankrolled a state that doesn't allow women to drive, doesn't allow them to leave their ... [click title to continue]

VIDEO: The Tar Sands Action Was Just Phase One

Written by Mike G The Understory September 7, 2011Also read What Comes Next for Tar Sands Action The Tar Sands Action wrapped up last Saturday, and I have to say it was a truly amazing thing to watch transpire. In all, 1,253 people were arrested protesting the expansion of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.But more than that, they were protesting what the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline ... [click title to continue]