July 2014 archive

National Environmental Groups Stand With Utah Land Defenders

Cross-posted from Utah Tar Sands Resistance. Please consider a DONATION if you stand with the Utah 21. This week, twenty-one people were arrested while engaging in peaceful civil disobedience in protest of a controversial proposed tar sands mine in northeastern Utah, which would threaten local land and water, as well as contributing to the global …

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BREAKING: 21 Arrested Blockading Construction of First US Tar Sands Mine in Utah

On Monday, July 21, around 80 land defenders with Peaceful Uprising and Utah Tar Sands Resistance halted construction of the first US tar sands mine in Utah. 19 people were arrested at the site. Two more, including Tar Sands Blockade organizer Cindy Spoon, were arrested at Uintah County Jail when attempting to provide jail support for those already locked …

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Photo Essay: First Nations Take Their Last March Through Canada’s Dystopian Tar Sands

by Liana Lopez from t.e.j.a.s. (Texas Environmental Justice Advocacy Services). Reposted from YES! Magazine. The fifth and final Tar Sands Healing Walk took place on June 28 in Fort McMurray, Canada. Hundreds of people joined First Nations leaders in a prayer-filled walk around the refineries and “land reclamation” projects operated by the oil company Syncrude. …

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