Archive for November, 2012

A new strategy article posted on Infoshop 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 […]

From Unist’ot’en Camp Today Unist’ot’en allies are rising up in cities across North America, and around the world, to deliver a message to industry and government warning them to cease their trespass against sovereign Wet’suwet’en territory. The Global Day of Action is in response to an incident last week where Wet’suwet’en Chief Toghestiy intercepted and […]

In inspiring resistance this past week, the Unist’ot’en and Grassroots Wet’suwet’en have, yet again, evicted pipelines from their territories! The Unis’tot’en are now calling for solidarity and support actions to reaffirm their position and to amplify the message to Industry and Government that no proposed pipelines will proceed in their territories. There is a call […]

Threat to US Power Grid

An article from Bloomberg is floating around local newspapers and the internet about the vulnerability of the electric grid to anyone armed with a .22 rifle. “An attack on the power grid by terrorists — even ones armed with relatively simple weapons — is among the greatest threats to the reliability of the nation’s power […]

From Intercontinental Cry A new $120 million resort and tramway project is being pushed forward by the Navajo Nation government despite the obvious risks to the environment not to mention the cultural and spiritual well-being of the Dineh, Hopi and Zuni Peoples. The troubling “Grand Canyon Escalade” project would be situated at the confluence of […]

Here They Go…

From BNAmericas Mexican renewable technology developer Marersa will launch a 3MW wave plant for national power company CFEin December and an additional 60MW facility under the self-supply model in 2013, company president Francisco Javier Carrión Cuéllar told BNamericas. CFE commissioned Marersa to build the US$5.4mn, 3MW Rosarita pilot project on the breakwater of the Presidente […]

From CBC News: Members of a First Nation in northern B.C. have evicted surveyors working on a natural gas pipeline project from their territory and set up a roadblock against all pipeline activity. A group identifying itself as the Unis’tot’en clan of the Wet’suwet’en Nation said surveyors for Apache Canada’s Pacific Trails Pipeline were trespassing. […]

From Rights Action: The image alone is disturbing enough. Children, all under 18 years old, wearing blue helmets. According to the United Nations Children´s Convention they should not be sent to places where there is conflict. Their helmets look like those used by the UN Peacekeepers, but only because of the color of their hats.  […]

From Common Dreams: As activists wait anxiously to see if Obama will rectify the Keystone XL pipeline that was postponed in 2011, at least one wily Canadian tar sands producer is taking steps towards an alternate path to the Gulf. The Canadian Herald is reporting that, in a few short weeks, Southern Pacific Resources is […]

Maybe this can be the inspiration for U.S. activists to adopt the perspective of Latin American anti-mines activism? From Huffington Post: One of Appalachia’s biggest coal companies is getting out of the mountaintop removal business. In a landmark announcement, Patriot Coal, one of Appalachia’s three largest mountaintop removal companies, has signed a settlement agreement with […]

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