February 2013 archive

Voices of Resistance: Four Women Tell Why They’re Rallying in D.C.

Right now, the largest climate rally ever is taking place in Washington, D.C. Indigenous leaders, climate activists and members of affected communities are telling their stories to a crowd of 50,000 people and demanding that President Obama halt the northern segment of the Keystone XL pipeline. As they make their voices heard, it is important …

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48 Arrested at White House Fence In Opposition to Keystone XL

Washington, DC, February 13, 2013, 11:40am– Two Texas residents – Yudith Nieto of Manchester, Houston, and Jerry Hightower of rural Pittsburg – along with dozens of other environmental activists have placed themselves onto the north-facing fence of the White House to protest the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. Jerry has cuffed himself onto the fence and …

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Photos of KXL’s Life-Threatening Weld Confirm Pipeline Opponents’ Fears

Very early, before dawn on Monday, December 3rd, Glen Collins, Matt Almonte, and Isabel Brooks climbed into a mile long segment of the Keystone XL pipeline and barricaded themselves inside. At sunrise, they were shocked to find light shining through a weld precisely where they were resting. With the damning photos in tow, a group …

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