I spoke with Ron Seifert, a spokesperson for the Tar Sands Blockade. He recounted what happened to blockaders yesterday and then explained why activists find it critical to be out resisting construction of the tar sands pipeline.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Wednesday September 26, 2012 2:30 pm|
|By: David Dayen Monday September 24, 2012 10:12 am|
A direct action group called Tar Sands Blockade has been harassing TransCanada and their efforts to build the lower half of the Keystone XL pipeline. That portion, from Cushing, Oklahoma to the port at the Gulf of Mexico in Texas, was approved by President Obama as a way to speed through to international markets what has become a glut of oil being processed in the interior of the United States. It’s seen as a prelude to the potential approval of the northern half of the pipeline, which would connect Cushing to the tar sands region of Alberta, allowing “the biggest carbon bomb on the planet” of energy-intensive tar sands oil to move to the Gulf.
|By: EdwardTeller Sunday October 30, 2011 4:04 pm|
|By: Kevin Gosztola Sunday October 23, 2011 1:00 pm|
Occupiers planned to “take the horse” in Grant Park on Saturday night. Just like one week ago, they anticipated many arrests because the city intended to enforce the park curfew, which is 11 pm.
A march to Grant Park was organized at about 7 pm to Grant Park. About 1000-2000 showed up to support. Many rank-and-file union members came out to lend support to Occupy Chicago’s effort.
|By: Lisa Derrick Saturday October 8, 2011 6:00 pm|
And on the seventh day, no one rested! The camp has relocated to the south lawn of City Hall, and people were getting organized, holding meetings and talk circles and getting ready for a couple big guests, Tavis Smiley and Dr. Cornel West who were scheduled to speak at 5pm. There’s always something to do, help out the various camp teams, talk with people, pick up trash, get laundry done, go shower…
|By: Siun Sunday August 21, 2011 9:00 am|
Sign up to join Tar Sands Action – and Jane and Scarecrow – stand against the Keystone XL Pipeline and for the planet.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Tuesday July 26, 2011 5:10 pm|
A man with profound courage and great character, climate activist Tim DeChristopher, went to jail today for bidding on oil and gas leases on federal land when he didn’t have the money to pay for the bids he placed. Sentenced to two years and fined ten thousand dollars, DeChristopher was taken into custody immediately following his conviction of two felony counts of interfering with and making false representations at a government auction.
|By: CTuttle Friday June 24, 2011 8:34 am|
Folks, right now, we need to support Bill McKibben, Naomi Klein, Wendell Berry Call for Civil Disobedience on Tar Sands. We need to stop the ‘Keystone XL Pipeline’ from Canada’s tar sands straight to Texas refineries…
|By: Michael Whitney Sunday February 27, 2011 4:15 pm|
We just spoke with David Dayen in the Capitol – from all appearances, Capitol police are NOT removing the protestors who remain in the building. For the moment, 35 minutes after the supposed clearing of the Capitol Building, the police have no orders to move people, and the protestors aren’t going anywhere.
|By: Michael Whitney Sunday February 27, 2011 1:57 pm|
I’m collecting live coverage of events as police prepare to clear out the Wisconsin Capitol Building in Madison, WI on the 14th day of protests against Gov. Scott Walker’s union-busting bill. Police are scheduled to remove protesters at 4:00 p.m. CST, with several dozen planning to be arrested in civil disobedience.
You should also check out David Dayen’s latest post from inside the Capitol with videos of protesters (also collected below).