Protest - Revolt

10/01/14
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Matt Preprost
Site C dam

First Nations in northeastern B.C. repeated a familiar story to the Site C Joint Review Panel on Tuesday, saying they are being backed into a corner, and warning that they are ready to set up blockades if the hydroelectric dam is approved. Public hearings in aboriginal communities over B.C. Hydro's $7.9-billion proposal concluded in Halfway River First Nation, where band members and elders said they're united "shoulder to shoulder" to stop the flooding of the Peace River valley.

07/01/14
Author: 
Bruce Constantineau

Suspicious Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel employees tried to question two protesters Monday before they jumped onto a stage to disrupt a Vancouver Board of Trade session featuring Prime Minister Stephen Harper. But the climate-change activists, dressed in waiter outfits they bought at Value Village, evaded both a heavy security blanket and the three hotel workers before getting onstage with signs denouncing the Harper government's climate change record.

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06/01/14
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Susana Mas
Climate change activists disrupt Harper event

Two climate change activists managed to sneak up behind Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Monday just as he was getting ready to start a question and answer session at the Vancouver Board of Trade.

One of the activists, a male, stood behind Harper holding a sign that read "Climate justice now."
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DePape told CBC News "it was very empowering" for the activists to get that close to the prime minister.

She said one of the two activists is currently being detained by the Vancouver police.

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18/12/13
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Lubicon
Lubicon protest fracking

Peaceful Occupation of Penn West Petroleum Site Begins Little Buffalo, AB/ The Lubicon Lake Nation people have been driven to enforce their Law against PENN WEST PETROLEUM LTD. (TSX: PWT); (NYSE: PWE) today on an oil lease site located in their Territory by peacefully occupying a nearby access road. The oil and gas giant. Penn West has indicated they intend to drill and use hydraulic fracturing at the location. The site is at the headwaters of a nearby lake, bordered by the traditional Lubicon community of Kinosew Sakahikan referred to provincially as Haig Lake.

18/12/13
Author: 
Jonathan Rowson
Ramp up climate action

On discovering that their mother tongue is not shared by everyone, tourists have been known to redouble their efforts to communicate by raising their voices. This comical failure to grasp the difference between a message not being heard and not being received also has a tragic side, because we appear to be doing something very similar on climate change. The scientific message is already loud and clear.

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17/12/13
VTACC Logo

We're winning. [Yesterday,] on behalf of it's 500,000 members, Vancity released a letter to the Port Authority saying it must not proceed with a coal port at Fraser Surrey Docks until our Health Authorities' concerns have been met.  [Just minutes ago] (yesterday) Delta and White Rock councils both passed motions rejecting the coal export environmental assessment as inadequate.   Our momentum continues to build, and we're not going away.

Can you join us today (Tuesday) for a powerful silent demonstration to help drive this message home to the Port?

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16/12/13
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Rising Tide
Flood the Port

VANCOUVER, COAST SALISH TERRITORIES – This morning Port of Metro Vancouver staff and security responded with physical force when 6 Santa Clauses arrived at their offices to deliver sacks of coal, along with thousands of peoples’ wishes urging the port to say ‘no’ to a new coal terminal in Surrey. Six activists from Rising Tide Vancouver, Coast Salish Territories (dressed as Santa Claus) entered the Port Metro offices delivered coal to port staff, and read out public comments submitted to the port as part of a 30-day review of the Fraser Surrey Docks Environmental Impact Assessment.

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15/12/13
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CC
European Left

“Ecosocialism, meaning socioecological transformation, is a new synthesis to face the challenge of both social and environmental crisis, which have the same roots” The European Left, an association of 27 left-wing parties in the European Union, was formed in 2004 to run in elections for the European Parliament.

15/12/13
Author: 
Alex Hemingway
fossil fuel divestment student protest at tufts university

The fossil fuel divestment movement may be far from "done," but the movement has struck an undeniable chord in recent months. Across North America and around the world, hundreds of campaigns are springing up at universities, religious institutions and local governments, demanding that these institutions withdraw their investments from the powerful, carbon-polluting fossil fuel industry.

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