System Change: Naomi Klein from Council of Canadians

Council of CanadiansSeptember 7, 2011Nothing Exposes the Failures of Our Economic System More than Climate Change, which is not merely an isolated, separate environmental issue, for the effects of climate change are in fact the direct result of our market based model of economic growth and all its various capitalist strategies for profit and exploitation including the most damaging - because transportation ... [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  8 September 2011 Late last August, 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]

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]