Podcast: ‘MICATS 3′ Trial & Building ‘Community Power’ Against Tar Sands Oil Companies

By: Sunday February 9, 2014 10:39 am

Three members of a coalition in Michigan fighting against the transportation and refining of tar sands oil were found guilty by a jury of the charges of trespassing and resisting and obstructing an officer. They had not been allowed to raise the issue of the risk tar sands oil poses to the environment during the [...]

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 [...]

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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