TransCanada Transforms Area Around Tar Sands Blockade into Police State

By: Wednesday October 10, 2012 6:47 pm

In East Texas, TransCanada, a multinational energy corporation, has transformed property surrounding the easement it has control over for construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline into a police state, according to the Tar Sands Blockade. Enlisted off-duty police officers are intimidating, harassing and arresting just about anyone they think is trespassing, even if those [...]

Daryl Hannah & Eleanor Fairchild Defend Family Farm from Tar Sands Pipeline (VIDEO)

By: Friday October 5, 2012 5:43 pm

On the eleventh day of action against TransCanada’s demolition of forest, land and family farm property in East Texas, actress Daryl Hannah joined Eleanor Fairchild to defend her farm from the heavy machinery TransCanada is using to prepare the environment for the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. The two ran out and put their [...]

Police Confiscate Cameras of Observers at Tar Sands Blockade Action

By: Monday October 1, 2012 8:25 pm

A Tar Sands Blockader, Alejandro de la Torre, locked his body in a concrete capsule buried in the path of TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline to stop a small family farm in East Texas from being destroyed by construction. He blocked demolition for at least six hours before police were able to break off a chunk [...]

Protest Song of the Day: ‘It Isn’t Nice’ by Barbara Dane & the Chambers Brothers

By: Friday September 28, 2012 10:28 am

To recognize the power of protest music, acknowledge its role in keeping dissent alive and how musicians are translating today’s social issues and systemic problems into song, The Dissenter has launched a daily feature that highlights a protest song every weekday. This selection is a request from Barbara. It was originally written by Malvina Reynolds, [...]

What’s at Stake as TransCanada Moves to Forcefully Suppress Tar Sands Blockade

By: Wednesday September 26, 2012 4:46 pm

Nine activists have committed themselves to blockading construction by TransCanada of the Keystone XL pipeline project through Texas to the Gulf of Mexico. The activists have established a position in trees that TransCanada must cut down in order to build the pipeline. They have decided to engage in nonviolent direct action to stop TransCanada from [...]

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