Protest - Revolt

07/04/14
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News Release

Indigenous Nations and allies of British Columbia unite to say No Pipelines! This weekend, Christy Clark’s worst nightmare converged on unceded Coast Salish Territory, Vancouver. After her surprise election, won on promises of a natural gas and resource extraction bonanza, her political future is staked to her claims of 100,000 jobs and $100 billion in royalties.

02/04/14
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Carlito Pablo

Since 2008, Warner Naziel has gone by his traditional name, Toghestiy. It means “man who sits beside the water”.  As one of the hereditary chiefs of the Wet’suwet’en First Nation, he takes neither tradition nor his duties lightly. On November 20, 2012, Toghestiy did what his ancestors would have done to people not welcome in their territory. Confronting surveyors for a gas pipeline planned in Northern B.C, he handed them an eagle feather in accordance with Wet’suwet’en law.

02/04/14
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Mi'kmaq

Monday March 31st, Mi'kmaq'i territory (Mi'kmaq Nation of the Wabanaki Confederacy) an L'nu mother & daughter shut down a closed door meeting between the Nova Soctian Minister of Energy & Oil/Gas Industry representatives. Corporations such as Encana, Shell and others were present. This action was supported by the youth climate convergence Power Shift Atlantic, which met in Halifax over the weekend.

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30/03/14
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Chris Hedges

Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges discussed “recent conflicting federal court decisions on the legality of NSA spying” in a talk at the Connecticut Civil Liberties Conference at Central Connecticut State University on Saturday.

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08/03/14
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Mathew Pearson

Rail service between Ottawa and Toronto and Toronto and Montreal is expected to gradually return to normal on Saturday following a blockade near Napanee. Via Rail says the interruption affected a few thousand passengers and forced four trains to stop in Belleville or Kingston, while three other trains were precluded from operating. Some delays were to be expected for passengers travelling on Saturday, but Via said it doesn’t anticipate any significant delays to its operations on Sunday as a result of Saturday’s events.

07/03/14
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Alex Wilson

Sovereignty, ecology, and decolonizing the female body 

Interview with Alex Wilson of Idle No More movement, by Ragina Johnson and Brian Ward, March 7, 2014

06/03/14
Author: 
Michael Brown

DESPITE THE threat of heavy rain and against the backdrop of billowing smoke emitted into the atmosphere from the nearby Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, more than 400 people marched through the streets of the Wilmington neighborhood against hydraulic fracturing, tar sands and the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

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02/03/14
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SCNCC

Young people gathered by the thousands in Washington, DC on Sunday to demand the Obama Administration reject the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. Calling itself #XLDissent, the extra-large, student-led rally included a vocal ecosocialist contingent organized by System Change not Climate Change. Hundreds chained themselves to the gates of the White House. Others unfurled a large, black tarp representing an oil spill and spread their bodies out over it on Pennsylvania Ave.

12/02/14
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Ted Glick

“The fight to stop KXL will be one of the defining battles of our generation. A victory here will mark the close of the old carbon era, and the start of the new energy revolution—our revolution. America’s youth now have the chance to take up the torch, and light a new fire.” Conor Kennedy, youth climate activist. Revolutions are unpredictable things, literally. Was there anyone who thought that when Rosa Parks sat down in 1955 on that Montgomery, Al. bus that her action would lead to a powerful Freedom Movement which, in ten years, would force an end to legal segregation in the South?

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06/02/14
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Erin Flegg

In the latest in a series of announcements escalating resistance to oil and gas development in North America, the Oglala Sioux nation and its allies have committed to stopping the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline on their territory if Obama approves the project.

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