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Activists blockading coal train in Bellingham

By Deep Green Resistance Seattle A coal train entering Bellingham, Washington has been blockaded by a fossil fuel resistance group, including members of Deep Green Resistance. This blockade, part of an ongoing regional campaign against fossil fuels, has been standing strong for six hours – with no end in sight. Beginning at four PM this … Continue reading Activists blockading coal train in Bellingham

Activists stage coal-train blockade in Bellingham; train stopped for 12 hours

On Saturday August 27th, activists for ecological defense blocked a northbound BNSF coal train for twelve hours at the Chuckanut Bay railroad bridge south of Bellingham, Wash. in an effort to directly halt the transportation of coal on-route for shipment overseas. The activists, many who represent the organization Deep Green Resistance, initially blocked the open-faced … Continue reading Activists stage coal-train blockade in Bellingham; train stopped for 12 hours

News round-up: fossil fuel trains, Santa Barbara chapter, report from England, supporting underground resistance

DGR Lower Columbia members report on publicy supporting underground resistance at a coal export terminal EIS hearing. DGR Seattle needs signatures on an open letter demanding that BNSF Railway stop transporting fossil fuels. A new DGR chapter has been started, in Santa Barbara. A member of DGR UK wrote a summary of land defence struggles … Continue reading News round-up: fossil fuel trains, Santa Barbara chapter, report from England, supporting underground resistance

We Demand an End to Fossil Fuel Transport by Rail!

Stopping fossil fuels is essential to life on this planet. The signatories of this letter are demanding that BNSF stop transporting fossil fuels immediately. We invite you to add your name to this list. Thank you for signing and please share! TO: BNSF Railway Corporate Headquarters 2650 Lou Menk Drive Fort Worth, Texas 76131-2830 To … Continue reading We Demand an End to Fossil Fuel Transport by Rail!

Spokane Moves to Ban Oil Trains and Legalize Direct Action Against Fossil Fuels

ACTION ALERT Direct Action Spokane Initiative Banning Coal and Oil Trains Through Spokane Background: On Friday, June 10th, Gunnar Holmquist, M.D. filed an initiative with the Spokane City Clerk which seeks to ban the transportation of crude oil and coal through the City of Spokane, because of climate change and the threat to public safety. … Continue reading Spokane Moves to Ban Oil Trains and Legalize Direct Action Against Fossil Fuels

Amazon tribe blockade railroad in protest against Brazilian mining giant

Featured image: The blockade. This is the first time the Awá have initiated a protest of this kind on their own.  © Survival International By Survival International Members of Brazil’s Awá tribe have blockaded a railroad owned by Vale mining company in the eastern Amazon. The company has moved to expand the railroad, but the Awá … Continue reading Amazon tribe blockade railroad in protest against Brazilian mining giant

Mosier Oil Train Accident: Stop The Flows

On Friday, June 3rd, an oil train derailed in the town of Mosier, along the Columbia River Gorge. Eleven cars carrying highly volatile crude oil from the Bakken Oil Fields in North Dakota, Montana, and Saskatchewan came off the tracks, and several of them caught fire. When crude oil from Bakken burns, it reaches white-hot … Continue reading Mosier Oil Train Accident: Stop The Flows

DGR and Direct Action Spokane oppose Pacific Northwest coal/oil/gas trains

Dillon Thomson / Deep Green Resistance Eugene In late April, I participated in Direct Action Spokane’s first public event and a strategy meeting regarding the blocking of coal/oil/gas trains in the northwest. The public event consisted of four presentations and a Q&A session. The presenters included myself, Jackie Minchew and Mike Lapointe of the Delta … Continue reading DGR and Direct Action Spokane oppose Pacific Northwest coal/oil/gas trains

Is The Climate Movement Making Progress? Reflections on #BreakFree2016

By Dillon Thomson and Max Wilbert / Deep Green Resistance Eugene Also available in French: Le mouvement pour le climat progresse-t-il ? No oil trains would be coming through today. There were more than 200 people on the tracks, some physically locked in place, others suspended in the air, and most simply sitting in their … Continue reading Is The Climate Movement Making Progress? Reflections on #BreakFree2016

The Ecosabotage We DON’T Hear About

From our friends in the UK Chapter of Deep Green Resistance: — We’ve listed the underground actions in the UK that are in the public domain, but what about those we don’t hear about? There’s a rich and continuous stream of resistance that never sees the light of day, never seeks the media feeds or … Continue reading The Ecosabotage We DON’T Hear About