Climate Change: Turning Our Backs on Canada

Bill McKibben, David Suzuki and others sign letter in support of the actions taken by the Canadian youth in Durban. On Nov. 28, international climate-change negotiations began in Durban, South Africa, as the 17th annual Conference of Parties (COP17) got underway. This is the third in a series of blog posts from Amara Possian, who is the co-ordinator of the Canadian Youth Delegation to this conference. ... [click title to continue]

COP17’s fossil awards: Week One, Canada in the lead

Money WebDecember 4, 2011 And the worst offenders are… DURBAN – After six days of deliberations at the United Nations COP17 climate change conference in Durban, Canada has the dubious honour of being awarded the “fossil of the day” award twice in a row. It has also notched up a second and third place, making it the most “capped” of the some 196 countries attending the forum.For those ... [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]

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]

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 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]