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Twenty Arrested at Utah Tar Sands Mine

By Canyon Country Rising Tide SUNDAY JUNE 19, PR SPRINGS, UT: Thirty people walked onto the country’s first tar sands mine and sowed seeds to regrow land destroyed by tar sands – a fossil fuel more polluting than coal and oil. With butterfly puppets, songs, and banners, protesters trespassed onto the mine site and took … Continue reading Twenty Arrested at Utah Tar Sands Mine

What the hell does gender identity have to do with fracking?

On the blacklisting of eco-feminists By Tara Prema / Gender Is War It’s a plot filled with anonymous denunciations, secret meetings, betrayal, dissidents, blacklists and infiltrators. For those just tuning in, this shitshow is the latest infighting on the left, where ideological purity and individual identity are all the rage – literally. Welcome to a … Continue reading What the hell does gender identity have to do with fracking?

The climate movement’s pipeline preoccupation

Architecturally, a keystone is the wedge-shaped piece at the crown of an arch that locks the other pieces in place. Without the keystone, the building blocks of an archway will tumble and fall, with no support system for the weight of the arch. Much of the United States climate movement right now is structured like … Continue reading The climate movement’s pipeline preoccupation

Activists shut down first US tar sands mine project

By Christopher Smart / The Salt Lake Tribune Several environmental groups protesting tar sands development in the Book Cliffs region of southeast Utah stopped work Monday on a road that will serve a strip mine to be operated by Calgary-based U.S. Oil Sands. Celia Alario, a spokeswoman for Canyon Country Rising Tide and Peaceful Uprising, … Continue reading Activists shut down first US tar sands mine project

Press Release: Anti-Fracking Activists Drop Banner in Illinois Capitol

By Rising Tide Chicago To the cheers and applause of the dozens of supporters below, anti-fracking activists unfurled a two-story banner with “Don’t Frack Illinois,” from the balcony of the state capitol rotunda. During impassioned testimony from activists with the Illinois Coalition for a Moratorium on Fracking (ICMF), the brightly colored banner gave visual support … Continue reading Press Release: Anti-Fracking Activists Drop Banner in Illinois Capitol

Rising Tide Australia forces shutdown of coal railway project

By Rising Tide Australia Activists entered the Hunter 8 Alliance compound at Rutherford before dawn today, erecting a wooden tripod to block access to the site, which is part of a Federally funded project to increase coal haulage capacity in the Hunter Valley. Activist Ned Haughton scaled the 10 metre high structure, where he remained … Continue reading Rising Tide Australia forces shutdown of coal railway project

Quick Review, NATO Protests

The excitement of all the protests over the past week are starting to settle down, and there has been so much going on in Chicago it’s hard to keep up.  The Can/G8  folks did a remarkable job of putting the march on, and getting everyone out. I heard it was the largest anti Nato protest … Continue reading Quick Review, NATO Protests