2012 archive

Highway Blockade Near Fort McMurray

The blockade of Hwy 63 to the tar sands. Photo by Melina Laboucan-Massimo APTN reports, “About 100 people blocked Hwy. 63 north of Fort McMurray, Alta., this afternoon, the main artery that leads to the tarsands. The chief of Athabasca Fort Chipewyan First Nation says people from more than five First Nations in and around …

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Glen is Out of Jail!

Eighteen days after his arrest, Glen was bailed out last night! He’s already on his way back to West Virginia, where he has been an integral part of Radical Action for Mountain Peoples’ Survival (RAMPS) and their fight against mountaintop removal coal mining. The day he was arrested for barricading himself inside a mile-long section …

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Justice Delayed is Justice Denied!

This week, Tar Sands Blockade delivered over 1,100 public comments telling the Texas Railroad Commission’s Sunset Advisory Commission to end eminent domain for private gain and to stop allowing pipeline companies to call tar sands/dilbit “crude oil.” The response from the Commission was tepid, but our presence was noted everywhere from industry lobbyists to the …

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