Tar Sands Video Compilation

12 Sep

The following seven videos are about the Alberta Tar Sands and Keystone KL pipeline, currently in construction in Texas.

Tar sands development can be minimized by blocking development of pipelines, such as Keystone XL, that carry the sludge of this incredibly polluting energy project. Help send important opposition to the US and Canada governments by utilizing a diversity of tactics: circulate news about tar sands, resistance to the development and extraction and information about the communities effected most by the devastation; create and sign petitions, join lobbying groups fighting this development in Washington, contact your state reps; use every tool in the toolbox!!! Use your body, lock down to the earth destroying machines that do what no human can do with their bare hands…

These machines are weapons of mass destruction, they can be stopped, they can be halted, they can be destroyed.

No Compromise in Defense of Our Planet and People!

This is the second video subMedia.tv has produced about the struggle to stop a natural gas transport project called the Pacific Trails Pipeline or PTP. The Unis’tot’en, a clan of the Wet’suet’en Nation have built a protection camp to block PTP, in so called British Columbia in Canada. This is the third time the Unis’tot’en have called for a convergence in their territories. Check out subMedia here.

Environmental devastation of the land, water, and air – the largest industrial energy project in the world is extracting crude oil from bitumen found beneath the pristine boreal forest of Alberta, Canada. Effecting a land mass equivalent in size to Florida or England, Both industry and government are putting money before the health and security of its people and the environment. For more information, please read the rest of the information written beneath this above video post, it contains links to a lot of great resources.
Here’s a link to the bullshit propaganda that sells the Tar Sands to everyday people, they actually say things like “safeguard the environment” and “environmentally friendly” in this video:

Resistance to the Tar Sands is not a new story, check out this video from 2009 by the band Propagandhi:

Support the amazing and ungoing blocakades happening in Texas where the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline has begun! We have been posting some of the actions that have happened in the last couple months, to follow the actions and updates on court cases from those arrested in defense of the planet, check out: Tar Sands Blockade.org

Last video: Earth First!ers showing opposition to the tar Sands and Keystone pipeline in Montana in the Summer of 2011:

- compiled by Nettle, Earth First! Journal Collective

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