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]

First Part of Tar Sands Action Ends With Energy and Resolve

Tar Sands ActionSeptember 4, 2011 Part one of the Tar Sands Action came to a close yesterday, with 243 people sitting in and risking arrest to stop the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. This was by far the largest day of action, and a historic statement to President Obama. Protestors stood in the DC heat for over four hours in solemn opposition to the pipeline and the development of the Alberta ... [click title to continue]

Tar-sands protests go global

By Bill McKibben The Grist September 1, 2011  Protests in New Zealand Protests against a proposed tar-sands pipeline, which have already mushroomed into the largest civil disobedience actions in America in many years, broke out across the globe today, with solidarity demonstrations at U.S. and Canadian embassies and consulates on six continents.In Durban, South Africa, visiting Secretary ... [click title to continue]

Tar Sands Action in Ottawa!

JOIN US THIS FALL!On September 26th 2011 we’re planning a peaceful protest in Ottawa to say no to a toxic tar sands industry and defuse the largest carbon bomb in North America. With people power and the time-tested tactics of civil disobedience – join thousands of people from across the country in a sit-in. Together we’ll amplify our voices and escalate the movement and stop the tar ... [click title to continue]

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]