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From Rights Action: On March 5, people tried to kill Maria Santos, seriously attacking her, her 12-year old son Paulo, and her husband Roque, with machetes. Maria is a vocal leader in the struggle in Rio Blanco and member of the Indigenous Council. Maria has received numerous death threats because of her vocal opposition to […]

Take the Line 9 Pledge of Resistance In response to the National Energy Board’s decision to approve Enbridge’s Line 9b pipeline reversal plan, Rising Tide Toronto is launching a “Line 9 Pledge of Resistance” petition. The pledge asks people to commit to civil disobedience to protect communities, land, and water from tar sands and fracked […]

From Wild Idaho Rising Tide: Missing Oregon/Idaho Megaload In response to the Idaho Transportation Department’s (ITD) atypical early warning on Friday, February 14, that an Omega Morgan tar sands megaload would cross into Idaho during the ensuing, usual dearth of weekend media information, Wild Idaho Rising Tide (WIRT) reluctantly composed a call-to-action for southern Idaho […]

from Michigan Coalition Against Tar Sands: Following over a month inside the Ingham County Jail after a guilty verdict by a jury, the MICATS 3 were sentenced to 13 months probation by Circuit Judge William Collette “Though my heart aches for moments I will miss, I regret nothing,” wrote Lisa Leggio from her cell in […]

Two New Giant Tar Sands Pipelines Proposed in Canada In a dizzying week of oil announcements, two new giant west-to-east pipelines passed key milestones.  If built, the pipelines would rapidly expand Alberta’s oil sands, cause massive environmental impacts, and trigger thousands of new jobs, according to several observers. The first project – TransCanada’s Energy East […]

Pipeline Struggles: Analysis

An Open Letter to the NO KXL Movement Earth First! Journal editor’s note: This letter was originally published as a comment on our re-post about the No KXL protests in Washington D.C. this week. While we fully support a diversity of tactics, ranging from petitions and lawsuits to civil disobedience and sabotage, the critique made […]

Pipeline News

With KXL Bogged Down, Enbridge Pipelines Race Ahead With No Permits Needed In its largest capital project in history, Enbridge plans to do what Transcanada so far can’t — ship more than half a million barrels of heavy oil across the U.S. border without President Barack Obama’s direct approval. Late Monday evening, Enbridge announced plans for its […]

Get Ready for the Global Riots

From South America to South Asia, a new age of unrest is in full swing as industrial civilisation transitions to post-carbon reality by Nafeez Ahmed / The Guardian If anyone had hoped that the Arab Spring and Occupy protests a few years back were one-off episodes that would soon give way to more stability, they […]

via Earth First! Newswire: Yesterday, the U.S. government released a final proposal to allow the use of controversial seismic airguns to look for oil and gas deposits deep below the ocean floor in an area twice the size of California, stretching from Delaware to Florida. According to the Department of the Interior (DOI), these dynamite-like blasts are expected to injure […]

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