Podcast: After Chemical Spill, Mother in West Virginia Describes Life in ‘Human Sacrifice Zone’

By: Sunday January 19, 2014 9:44 am

Residents in the city of Charleston in West Virginia have been told at least twice by officials that it was now safe to drink water that had been polluted by Freedom Industries by a chemical known as 4-methylcyclohexane methanol. The chemical, used to clean and process coal, spilled out into the Elk River on January [...]

‘A Public Relations Exercise’: TPP Agreement Chapter for Environment Released by WikiLeaks

By: Wednesday January 15, 2014 3:16 pm

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement being finalized between the United States and eleven other countries largely avoids strengthening environmental protections, according to a leaked environmental chapter from the agreement that was published by WikiLeaks. The environmental chapter lacks any enforcement mechanisms for whatever might be agreed upon between countries currently finalizing the agreement: Australia, [...]

Guest Post: The New York Times Got It Wrong With the Tar Sands Blockade

By: Sunday October 14, 2012 1:18 pm

The Tar Sands Blockade has been resisting construction of the Keystone XL pipeline by the multinational corporation TransCanada for over twenty days now. The Blockade was recently featured in the pages of the New York Times.  Alexandra Mara wrote a letter to the New York Times originally published at the blog, Documenting Resistance. The letter to [...]

Unnamed Congressman Has Tim DeChristopher Moved into Solitary Confinement

By: Wednesday March 28, 2012 1:17 pm

(update below) Environmental activist Tim DeChristopher, who was given a two-year sentence in prison for making fake bids in a Utah public land auction that was later found to be corrupt, was moved to solitary confinement after a member of Congress contacted the Bureau of Prisons. Peaceful Uprising, a climate change activism group which DeChristopher [...]

US Park Police Seek to Intimidate Oil Pipeline Protesters

By: Sunday August 21, 2011 9:53 am

Three participants in the Civil Disobedience Action, wait to be processed in front of the White House on August 20th, 2011. (photo: Tar Sands Action) A major two-week action involving daily sit-ins at the White House against the granting of a permit for the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline began Saturday. Just over seventy people [...]

Tim DeChristopher Gets Two Years for Showing Profound Courage in the Face of Injustice

By: Tuesday July 26, 2011 6:33 pm

(photo: 350.org ) 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 [...]

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