Protest - Revolt

12/10/18
Author: 
Madeline ffitch
Theresa Minor Terry in a tree-sit on her family's land. Heather Rousseau/The Roanoke Times via AP

From Appalachia to Louisiana, mostly ignored by the media, activists have been putting themselves in the path of bulldozers.

“What Do I Need to Know?”

10/10/18
Author: 
Seamus McGraw
Valve turners Annette Klapstein and Emily Johnston were acquitted on Tuesday without using the necessity defense to justify their actions against climate change. Photo credit: Emily Johnston via Twitter

It ended almost as soon as it began.

In a stunning ruling that came just minutes after the jury was seated in the so-called valve turners trial in Clearfield County, Minn., the judge ruled that prosecutors had failed to meet their burden of proof that a group of activists had damaged a tar sands pipeline when they trespassed on private property to shut down the pipeline.

06/10/18
Author: 
Maxine Kaufman-Lacusta

Oct 4, 2018 - I'd like to state for the record and in the name of accuracy that i too received late disclosure and that I informed the crown rep this morning that contrary to the affidavit of my arresting officer, I was not obstructing the gate.  In fact, video footage shows that I was well to the side.

That said,

05/10/18
Author: 
First Nations Leaders

LNG Canada has announced it will go ahead with its fracked gas project in Kitimat.

This is not the end of the fight - it is the beginning!

You may have already heard the news but here are the opening lines of the corporate press release:

"SINGAPORE / VANCOUVER - A massive liquefied natural gas (LNG) export project in Canada has been given the final go-ahead by project partners, LNG Canada said on Tuesday, making it the first major new project for the fuel to win approval in recent years.

05/10/18
Author: 
Tzeporah Berman

As the government attempts to move forward with the expansion, the issue reveals a crisis around how the Canadian government does consultations, argues Tzeporah Berman.

OCTOBER 4, 2018

04/10/18
Author: 
Protect the Inlet/Intercontinental Cry
child on Burnaby Mountain

Unceded Coast Salish Territories (Vancouver, BC) – Three people arrested in August for blocking construction on the Trans Mountain pipeline and tanker project were sentenced to jail on October 2 in BC Supreme Court.

Over a dozen Protectors are expected to be handed jail sentences this month, despite a recent Federal Court of Appeal ruling that quashed approval for the project and brought construction to a halt.

Two Protectors were sentenced to seven days in jail, Noaa Edwards and Avery Shannon.

27/09/18
Author: 
Frances Perraudin

Men who stopped lorries to become first environmental campaigners to be jailed for a protest in UK since 1932, says defence lawyer

Four anti-fracking activists face being the first environmental campaigners to be jailed for a protest in the UK since 1932, according to a lawyer representing one of them.

26/09/18
Author: 
TASC
See The Faces, Hear the Voices of Muskrat Falls 
A nonviolent civil disobedience action and peaceful rally

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