Browsing the "tar sands activists" Tag

Join the Circle — Circle of Healing & Ecological Responsibility, Circle of Love

October 17th, 2011 | by Cynthia Shahan

In many cultures -- for example, in our American Indian cultures -- a circle is used to heal the community, to connect the community. Also, in many American Indian cultures, nature is the healer. This is not particular to Cherokee or Lakota, as we will see on November 6 when Bill McKibben and others hope to use such a healing circle to remind Obama of his promise: “We must be the generation that ends the tyranny of oil.”


Everything is Connected: Currents of Activism, Occupy Wall Street, Tar Sands

October 15th, 2011 | by Cynthia Shahan

Everything is connected: the things we do, the things others do, affect people’s lives. The aura of our material planet is a body of energy that is part of us and extends around us from the inside out. This connectivity is showing up willfully in our streets. Bill Mikkiben points out: “We cannot solve the carbon problem until we solve the power problem.” He also acknowledges the good timing of now-linking movements of activism. The time of putting positive energy into a collective force is in action now as a space to heal these gaping wounds in culture and environment unfolds


Tar Sands Activists Occupy the State Department

October 13th, 2011 | by Jeremy Bloom

In a crossover protest with members of Occupy Wall Street/Occupy DC – one which also had a very practical goal – climate activists demonstrating against the tar-sands oil pipeline camped out overnight for 14 hours in front of the State Department building


"Tar Sands 52" Activist Opens Up

August 29th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

This is a full repost of a great article that was published over on Climate Progress over the weekend. The first little paragraph before the photo is by Dr. Joe Romm of Climate Progress. The main article is by one of the initial 52 tar sands activists arrested and held in jail for a longer period of time than initially expected/warned



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