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Voices of Truth: Indigenous Activists from Canada Protest Tar Sands Oil at Durban Climate Change Summit

This video from Amy Goodman and Democracy Now cuts to the chase. The horror of this environmental disease known as tar sands ‘development’ is succinctly explained by young and indigenous activists. Tar sands development will push our planet of global warming and climate change tipping point, which is why hundreds of activists in Durban, South Africa (where climate change negotiations are now in progress) and thousands in the U.S. (and around the world) have gone out or their comfort zone, even getting arrested, to protest further tar sands development.

The core facts of the issue are explained briefly but quite well in this video. Unfortunately, so many folks know so little about this. “There is no such thing as ethical oil,” one young activist in the video says, responding to some absurd claims that tar sands oil is an ethical choice. This activist, along with the other activists, go on to share why.

There is a lack of public awareness of the depth of this disease. Why is the truth not a  more persuasive part of the ongoing debate. Why is this debate even ongoing? People are uninformed. This is a must watch video for everyone — please share. People in Fort Chip are dying from cancer in Canada directly due to tar sands. This is a crime.

More from Amy Goodman and Democracy Now here:

  1. Listen to the People, Not the Polluters
  2. Hopes Fade for Binding Climate Deal as Durban Summit Enters Final Stages
  3. Canadian Activists Barred from Durban Summit for Protesting Environment Minister
  4. At Durban Summit, Leading African Activist Calls U.S. Emissions Stance “A Death Sentence for Africa”



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