Protest - Revolt

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?”

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.

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,

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.

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

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.

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.

See The Faces, Hear the Voices of Muskrat Falls 
A nonviolent civil disobedience action and peaceful rally
Waatea News Staff

24 Sep 2018

Greenpeace executive director Russel Norman says his discharge without conviction for a protest against the oil exploration ship Amazon Warrior sets an important precedent.

In April last year the former Green MP and fellow climate activist Sara Howell, who was also discharged last Friday by the Napier District Court, swam in front of the ship 60 nautical miles off Napier, forcing it to stop its search for the day.

The charges were laid by the Ministry of Business, Innovation, & Employment.


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