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Blockading pipelines works, revisited

We posted back in June that pipeline blockades, limiting overall pipeline capacity, have a real effect in driving up costs and causing potential tar sands projects to be suspended or canceled. We got more evidence this past week that blockading pipelines works: Statoil Just Shelved Its Multi-Billion-Dollar Tar Sands Project. While the article focuses on … Continue reading Blockading pipelines works, revisited

Will Falk series on Unis’tot’en Camp

DGR member Will Falk has been writing a regular series on his experiences at the Unis’tot’en Camp blockade of proposed pipeline construction. We’ve highlighted some of them here already, but thought it would be useful to link to the whole series of thoughtful essays on what it takes to build a true culture of resistance, … Continue reading Will Falk series on Unis’tot’en Camp

Blockading pipelines works

The article “Total shelves $11-billion Alberta oil sands mine” contains a clear acknowledgement that blockades like that of the Unis’tot’en Camp preventing construction of the Northern Gateway pipeline, and actions against the Keystone XL matter, by limiting pipeline capacity and driving down the value of tar sands product: Rising costs for labour and materials have … Continue reading Blockading pipelines works

Support the 2014 Unis’tot’en Action Camp

The indigenous Wet’suwet’en are holding the fifth annual Unis’tot’en Action Camp to blockade the construction of the Canadian Northern Gateway pipelines, a cluster of pipelines meant to carry tar sands crude and natural gas from fracking operations. This blockade is a strategic way to fight against these extremely dangerous and destructive projects. The Unis’tot’en territory … Continue reading Support the 2014 Unis’tot’en Action Camp

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

Enbridge pipeline proposal a threat to forests and lifeways of First Nations people

By Kavitha Chekuru / Al Jazeera The sun pierces through thin slices of halibut that lie drying across cylindrical pieces of wood as Christopher Stuart continues to delicately cut more of the freshly harvested fish for the sun to bake. Stuart, a member of Canada’s Gitga’at First Nation, is performing the task for the first … Continue reading Enbridge pipeline proposal a threat to forests and lifeways of First Nations people

Nuxalk First Nation abandons involvement with Northern Gateway pipeline, vowing to oppose project

By Justine Hunter / The Globe and Mail The federal review of the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline has hit another setback this week after a coastal first nation community withdrew from the process, saying the Harper government has predetermined the outcome. The hearings were temporarily derailed when the panel was greeted by protests in the … Continue reading Nuxalk First Nation abandons involvement with Northern Gateway pipeline, vowing to oppose project

BC First Nations standing firm against Enbridge pipeline threat

By Shawn McCarthy / The Globe and Mail Ottawa is headed for a legal showdown with British Columbia first nations if it insists on proceeding with the Northern Gateway pipeline, the leader of the Yinka Dene Alliance warns. Chief Jackie Thomas, of the Saik’uz First Nation, was part of a delegation in Ottawa Tuesday meeting … Continue reading BC First Nations standing firm against Enbridge pipeline threat

Canada becoming authoritarian petro-state as First Nations prepare for war over tar sands pipeline

By Kim Murphy, Los Angeles Times The prime minister is talking about being “held hostage” by U.S. interests. Radio ads blare, “Stand up to this foreign bully.” A Twitter account tells of a “secret plan to target Canada: exposed!” Could this be Canada? The cheerful northern neighbor: supplier of troops to unpleasant U.S.-led foreign conflicts, … Continue reading Canada becoming authoritarian petro-state as First Nations prepare for war over tar sands pipeline

Canadian government organizing against radical environmentalists

By Shawn McCarthy After vowing to take on radical environmentalists determined to stop the Northern Gateway pipeline, the Harper government has released a new anti-terrorism strategy that targets eco-extremists as threats. With his announcement this week, Public Safety Minister Vic Toews has increased the concern among environmentalists that Ottawa regards them as implacable adversaries to … Continue reading Canadian government organizing against radical environmentalists