Browsing the "tar sands activism" Tag

Robert Redford Video Op-ed in NYT: President Obama: Stand up for America, Say No to Keystone XL

October 20th, 2011 | by Cynthia Shahan

NRDC Trustee Robert Redford’s moving new video, recently released to the New York Times, is a strong critique which quietly tears apart the sales pitch for the unnecessary and dangerous Keystone XL pipeline. Highlights of Redford’s video are a repetition of all honest voices questioning the integrity of this issue and asking our government for accountability in regards to the tar sands. It is timely that we demand foresight with business, especially oil, and shine a light on the sheer lack of ethics and legitimacy in this process


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.”


Time to Encircle the White House!!

October 16th, 2011 | by 350.org

Dear friends -- When we started our campaign to stop the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, we knew the odds were long. We knew that oil companies had a stranglehold on the political process, that the other side had more lobbyists and money than we could ever dream of. We knew that most analysts and pundits considered the approval of the pipeline to be a foregone conclusion. In short, we knew that we might well lose this fight -- and we knew that we had to fight it anyway


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 to Encircle White House

September 28th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

It seems like so long ago that thousands of activists from all walks of life and professions spent two weeks protesting the Tar Sands XL pipeline and getting arrested. To keep the momentum going, though, Tar Sands Action and others are planning to circle the White House, among other things. Here's more on those plans and actions that have been taking place recently


Big Day of Climate Action Coming — Moving Planet (September 24)

September 7th, 2011 | by 350.org

By Bill McKibben Dear Friends, The last two weeks have been spectacular. In Washington DC, phase one of the tar sands campaign has just come to an end, and 1,252 North Americans have been arrested in a massive civil disobedience campaign. This historic groundswell was focused on stopping the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline — but it also sent a larger message that people everywhere are willing to take bold action to move our planet beyond fossil fuels


Tar Sands Arrests Now 595 (+ Top Activism Stories)

September 1st, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

Tar Sands activism and arrests continue at the White House, and activists around the world are now joining in from a distance in solidarity. Check out this note and call-to-action from 350.org that I received yesterday (and then more activism stories of the past day or so below that)


Daryl Hannah, Greenpeace USA Executive Director, & More Arrested at White House; Tim DeChristopher Sends Letter from Prison (+ Top Activism Stories)

August 30th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

Climate change and tar sands activism continued at the White House today, with actress and activist Daryl Hannah (also covered by Think Progress), Greenpeace USA executive director Phil Radford, and more getting arrested. Another big environmental activism story of the day was a letter from Tim DeChristopher from prison



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