by Ann-erika White Bird, Lakota Voice, April 14, 2014
Tonight, a small number of Sicangu Lakota Tribal members took a stand against the megaloads rolling through reservation lands.
Lakota Voice arrived, after being passed by one megaload headed north on Highway 83, a common thoroughfare for semi-trucks traveling from Nebraska. Read the rest of this entry
“We do not want kxl, we do not want tarsands in our lands, the tarsands must stay in the ground, the extraction and its aftermath is killing humans and all of life up there, and wasting precious water… Please take a moment to help get our words, thoughts, and prayers out to the world, all over Unci Maka, that Lakota People, and many other Red Nations people, we have painted our faces. Our allies up north have painted their faces. For sacred water, for Unci Maka, for our generations.” Read the rest of this entry
by Anonymous, Vancouver Media Coop, November 27, 2012
Perhaps more than at any other time in its history, the Canadian state has invested its future in a single massive industrial project. The Tar Sands (1) is increasingly the driver of Canada’s economy, a symbol of its national identity, and central to how it seeks to position itself globally in the future. As pipeline projects advance across the continent, there is a pressing need for us to understand how, in opposing the transportation of Tar Sands oil, we have an unparalleled opportunity to disrupt the capitalist political system in this country. This is especially important in Ontario, where presently the movement against the pipelines is weakest. Read the rest of this entry
There Will Be Many Pipeline Blockades!
by Unis’tot’en Camp Collective
To our Friends and Allies on the Salish Coast, we miss you and will send along an update soon regarding progress at camp and what is with CASGW (Community Allies Supporting Grassroots Wet’suwet’en).
For November 19th, the Tar Sands Blockade standing in the way of the Keystone XL Pipeline in Texas put the call out for a day of Solidarity Actions. This is what the Unis’tot’en Resistance Camp put out. Two resistance fronts in support and solidarity along the Community Corridors of Turtle Island.
Love and Solidarity, Unis’tot’en Camp… Read the rest of this entry
A (reverse) chronology of the events on Sept 24, 2012, as two more activists locked down on
machinery and temporarily delay construction of the Keystone XL pipeline in Texas. The KXL extension is intended to ship more oil from the Tar Sands in Alberta. Tar Sands Blockade is a strictly non-violent group hoping to stop the pipeline. In addition to the lockdown there is also currently a “tree village” consisting of 8 activists in platforms.
UPDATE: 1:15PM – More Law Enforcement Officers Arrive
Three more law enforcement officers have joined the Wood County Sheriff at a Keystone XL construction site that has been effectively shut down by Texas born blockaders, Shannon and Benjamin. Join them in an upcoming action to help defend our homes form this toxic pipeline. Read the rest of this entry
Environmentalists have drawn international attention to Canada’s tar sands, vast deposits of a particularly gooey, toxic form of petroleum called bitumen that Canada hopes to ship thousands of miles. Civil disobedience campaigns against the Keystone XL pipeline were so effective that President Obama placed construction of its northern leg on hold (and activists in Texas and Oklahoma have been relentlessly blockading construction for the southern leg). Read the rest of this entry
Tar Sands Blockade, Sept. 19, 2012
[Warrior Publications Note: includes chronology of arrests, statements, a call to action and map of pipeline route]
UPDATE: 11:30AM – Five arrests made at Keystone XL construction site outside Winnsboro, Texas. Three brave blockaders locked to tree clear-cutting machinery delayed operations at the site for the morning. Read the rest of this entry
Posted by Brenda Norrell, NarcoNews.com, March 5, 2012
The Associated Press / CBC News, Jan 19, 2012
U.S. President Barack Obama and Congress are back where they were before Christmas, locked in an election-season tussle over a proposed 2,700-kilometre oil pipeline from Canada to Texas. Republicans hope to again force Obama to make a politically risky decision, while he is seeking to put it off until after the November election. Obama blocked the $7-billion Keystone XL pipeline on Wednesday, at least temporarily, but Republicans signalled their intention to again to force the issue. Read the rest of this entry