Gulf Coast Mother Arrested After Chaining Herself to Keystone XL Pipe Yard Gate

By: Wednesday October 24, 2012 6:37 pm

In an act of nonviolent direct action, a Gulf Coast mother Cherri Foytlin was arrested after chaining herself to a gate to the multinational energy corporation TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipe yard. She was brought before a judge hours after and charged with a Class A Misdemeanor for “criminal trespass of a habitation, shelter, superfund, or [...]

TransCanada’s Paid Goons Arrest Ten Tar Sands Blockaders

By: Monday October 15, 2012 6:30 pm

More than fifty people reportedly risked arrest in Winnsboro, Texas, today, as they walked on to the area where TransCanada is constructing its Keystone XL pipeline and engaged in civil disobedience. Multiple individuals chose to defend and show solidarity with people who have been in the trees for the past three weeks taking direct action [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Livestream: #OccupyDC Marches to State Department to Join Keystone XL Pipeline Hearing Protesters

By: Friday October 7, 2011 11:39 am

FDL’s Kevin Gosztola, Jon Walker and Ryan Cook will be livestreaming the #OccupyDC march from Freedom Plaza to the State Department today starting at 12:50 pm. The protesters plan to join the Keystone XL pipeline protesters for the final public hearing on the matter before deciding whether to allow construction to proceed. I’ll be liveblogging the protest here.

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