September 2012 archive

VIDEO: TransCanada Worker Attempts to Drop Tree on Peaceful Blockader (Day 4)

TransCanada has only continued to jeopardize the safety of our friends as we move forward on the fourth day of our sustained tree-sit. A worker operating a feller buncher, a heavy machinery used for clear-cutting forests, attempted to drop a felled tree on a peaceful blockader late Tuesday. After Tuesday’s incident in which blockader’s witnessed TransCanada supervisors actively …

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Tree Cutting Machines Within 20 Feet of Nine Blockaders in Trees in Path of Keystone XL (Day 3)

UPDATE: 9:00PM – Today’s Texas Style Media Round-up Despite TransCanada’s recent escalation in violence we remain dedicated to our nonviolent principles and held our tree blockade for the third day. We’re pleased to see that the outpouring of response from supporters and media across the country to stand with us as we defend our homes from this multi-national corporate …

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TransCanada Actively Encouraged Torture Tactics to be Used on Peaceful Protesters (Day 3)

Yesterday two Texans, Shannon Beebe and Benjamin Franklin, were subjected to torture tactics at the hands of police under the active encouragement of TransCanada senior supervisors. Beebe and Franklin were exercising their constitutional rights to nonviolent protest when they locked themselves to Keystone XL construction machinery outside Winnsboro, Texas and delayed construction for most of …

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