Tag Archives: Big Oil

Funeral March to Bury Big Oil

2 Aug

from the Center for Biological Diversity

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On July 25, 2013, the Center for Biological Diversity and LoveBomb Go-Go Marching Band hosted a street parade protest to bury big oil in Portland, Oregon. 

Find out more at NoKeystone.org

Anti-KXL Solidarity Action Targets Deutsche Bank on Palm Beach Island

19 Nov

Four arrested as concerned Florida residents demonstrate opposition to investments in Transcanada/ Keystone XL Pipeline

See corporate media coverage from Palm Beach Daily News here.

An activist is taken into custody by Palm Beach police during a protest on Royal Palm Way.

An activist is taken into custody by Palm Beach police during a protest on Royal Palm Way.

West Palm Beach, FL – Monday, November 19, 2012 – Dozens of protesters with Everglades Earth First! and supporters of the Tar Sands Blockade in East Texas are rallied today on Palm Beach island, demonstrating opposition to the construction of the Gulf Coast portion of the Keystone XL Pipeline. As the nation rebounds from life-threatening droughts, raging wildfires, devastating hurricanes and ever rising temperatures, we wish to draw attention to investors financially responsible for the construction of a pipeline supporting the world’s most devastating fossil fuels project, TransCanada’s Alberta tar sands.

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When Big Oil Attacks

27 Sep

Tuesday afternoon in East Texas, after police brutally tortured two protesters locked to a backhoe and workers resumed destruction of the forest, members of the Tar Sands Blockade, determined not to be deterred by violence, moved in to try and stop work again. One activist sat down in front of a feller buncher, a hideous machine used to rapidly cut down smaller trees, and, after making eye contact with the worker, almost had a tree dropped on him. The video shows it all, and you can read the activist’s own telling of the incident here.

There’s really not much else to say. Big Oil is attacking our bodies, our homes, and the planet, and now that the cards are on the table, it’s time to fight back. Word on the street is that we’ve got a lovely crew of Earth First!ers ready for action joining us tonight or tomorrow morning, but there’s plenty of room for you to get involved too. Go here or email noneshallpass@riseup.net, and we’ll see you on the ground.

– Tar Sands Blockader

Environmental Scientists Protest Firings, Spending Cuts in Canada

14 Jul

In June 2012, Canada’s government made excessive cuts in its environmental departments, resulting in the firing of many top scientists. On July 9, those scientists – and their supporters – had decided they’d had enough; they led a march through central Ottawa to Parliament Hill, in protesting what they said was a vicious attack on science and the environment.

The demonstration was led by a woman pointedly dressed as a Grim Reaper, leading the rest of the workers along with a coffin meant to represent “the death of evidence.” That symbolism served as commentary on conservative Prime Minister Harper’s apparent disinterest in funding or supporting all things scientific, which many feel is motivated by his administration’s bedfellowship with Big Oil Continue reading