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video: http://www.indiegogo.com/action-camp?show_todos=true

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Operating the camp daily requires fuel, materials, food, and resources of all sorts. Also, the camp is constantly growing and expanding. Recent additions include new outhouses, a smokehouse, sauna, rootcellar and expansion of the main cabin. Many of the costs so far have been paid for out-of-pocket by community members and allies staying at the camp. Our goal is to raise $10,000 dollars to cover operating expenses and keep the camp growing through the winter and to help prepare for an emergency mobilization if one becomes necessary.

Resistance is a collective effort and calls for the support of the entire community. The Unist’ot’en Camp is a grassroots indigenous effort led by hereditary community members and does not receive institutional funding! All contributions are greatly appreciated. Please support generously.

 


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Community Corridor - Part 1: A Strategy to Resist Industrial Infrastructure and Pipelines from Kitimat to Texas

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Through FIPA amongst other measures, the Canadian government is building justification in the name of economic stability and the rule of law and setting the framework for the increased criminalization and repression of internal dissent. Under this new set of draconian circumstances the government guarantees itself the right, the privilege, and the obligation to suppress environmental and native resistance to extraction projects and industrial infrastructure. The Canadian state is further institutionalizing the rights of profit-making and corporations over the rights of people and the environment. The increased militarization of the state worldwide, therefore, is not a measure of security against outside threats, but rather a very deliberate act to exert force and control within its own borders....

http://vancouver.mediacoop.ca/story/community-corridor/14160

 

 


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Oil sands boom bypasses Ontario: 15 factory jobs lost for every one created in resources

Prime Minister Stephen Harper has staked the future of the world’s 11th largest economy on natural resource wealth spreading across the country. Brandy Damm, a welder who lost her job from a locomotive factory in London, Ontario, last year, isn’t seeing the benefit.

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Put another way, for every natural resource job that’s been added in Canada since the end of 2007, more than 15 factory jobs have been lost.

http://business.financialpost.com/2013/01/11/oil-sands-boom-bypasses-ont...


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***reminder*** ..more than 1,400 signed up on facebook.

Enbridge coming to Vancouver - No Pipelines!

Victory Square, Cambie & Hastings Street, Vancouver, Coast Salish Territories

Monday January 14th @ 5:00 pm

Enbridge Joint Review Panel comes to Vancouver
and... WE SAY NO!


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Idle No More -Tāmaki Makaurau, Aotearoa (Auckland, New Zealand)

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epaulo13
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..this is what i took away from last night.

..there was at least 12 nations represented at the gathering. plus 2 from manitoba. because this group was diverse many speeches took place. over and over again it was affirmed that we were one. idle no more and anti pipeline movements. “you are all my relations” was repeated several times. and that the indigenous struggle is all our struggle. and the struggle extended to all resourses. spectacular it was! there were tweets from inside saying they could hear us clearly. we were there for 3 hrs. did we make noise!

 

Northern Gateway hearings in Vancouver greeted by thousands of protesters

VANCOUVER - The nationwide Idle No More movement merged with ongoing protests against oil pipeline projects proposed for British Columbia, to bring more than a thousand protesters out to greet the federal review panel conducting hearings in Vancouver....

http://thetyee.ca/Blogs/TheHook/2013/01/15/Gateway-Vancouver-Protest/


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..some pics from j14

 

 

 

 

 


epaulo13
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..the headline reads thousands jeer hearings. nowhere in the article does cp mention jeering. "sending a message to the panel now touring B.C." is how it's put. which is what our intent was. good old cbc is on the job. 


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Enbridge Hearings: Pipeline 'Whistle Blowers' Arrested

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COAST SALISH TERRITORY - Five anti-pipelines activists were arrested this morning after shutting down the Northern Gateway Pipeline Review hearings in downtown Vancouver.

The five "eco-terrorists" crashed the tiny hearing room and blew whistles for about 10 minutes - interrupting  the proceedings and sending the panel members scurrying out of the room. All five were arrested on "assault by trespass"  charges when they refused to leave. They were taken away in a Vancouver police wagon.

The hearings at the Sheraton Wall Centre hotel kicked off last night with more than 1,000 noisy anti-pipelines protesters making their opinions heard outside.

UPDATE: All five arrestees have now been released (2pm Pacific Time) .

http://vancouver.mediacoop.ca/photo/enbridge-hearings-pipeline-whistle-b...


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Enbridge Hearings: Leave or Get Arrested

On this morning of 15 January 2013, an official informed me that I "forfeited" my opportunity to finish speaking to the Enbridge Northern Gateway Joint Review Panel. As I departed from the hearing room, I met with repeated threats of arrest....

http://vancouver.mediacoop.ca/blog/joseph-jones/15649


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Here is a great little video about one of the activists fighting the oil and gas industry.  He is getting his wish and becoming the point of the spear. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=fe591PtCfa0


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Talking, Healing and Sharing Circle Facilitation Workshop Building Resitance to the Kinder Morgan Tarsands Pipeline

10:30am - 4:30pm

Saturday February 2 2013

Venue: Grandview Calvary Baptist Church 

Address: 1803 1 Ave E Vancouver, BC (1 block East of Commercial Dr. / #20 Bus) 

Cost: Free / by donation

http://vancouver.mediacoop.ca/events/15723

 


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Unist'ot'en Camp

Well here’s an update from the camp. We’ve been hunkered down since the blockade started and are maintaining a vigil at the entrance of the Unist’ot’en territory. We experience regular visits from helicopters who either circle our camp or slowly fly up and down the Widzin Kwa (Morice River) near our camp and only go as far as the bridge and turn around and disappear somewhere towards this place which some people call “civilization”. We are also managing traplines in the territory of Talbits Kwa (Gosnell River) under the direction of the elders of the Unist’ot’en. We also spend some time getting firewood for our camp. We have supporters from different parts of North America living with us here and they are an amazing help with camp chores and trapline activities. We had a small group of youth live with us here for the holiday season. They loved it and many want to quit school and move here permanently with us. Small groups of people have come in and visited us and explored the camp area while they were here. The peaceful atmosphere that we live in; the clean water we drink; the fresh air that we breath, the beautiful wildlife we see every day; and the wonderful night sky is why we are doing what we are doing. We cannot risk losing all of this to industrial greed and corrupt government agendas. Keep us in your prayers and send us lotsa good energy! We will be reciprocal with your intensions!


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Photo by Zack Embree.

In today's creative action news, a giant blue drop descended upon the ongoing Enbridge Northern Gateway Joint Review Panel hearings in Vancouver this morning.

Organizers say the "Überdrop" involved hundreds of people converging outside the Sheraton Wall Centre to thrust their smaller, umbrella-sized drops in the air for the photo-op. (The drops were made from "more than 1,500 square feet of cardboard bound for the recycling bin," according to organizers.)

http://thetyee.ca/Blogs/TheHook/2013/01/18/Enbridge-Uberdrop/


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Why Canadian Tar Sands are the Most Environmentally Destructive Project on Earth

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That’s the story told in our latest report Petroleum Coke: the Coal Hiding in the Tar Sands.

It turns out that analysts have been examining the liquid fuels derived from tar sands bitumen and calculating the emissions associated with producing those light liquid fuels (i.e. gasoline and diesel), and adding the emissions from burning those liquid fuels to derive a “well-to-wheels” analysis of emissions.

On this basis alone, the European Commission has determined that the emissions from tar sands derived fuel are 23 percent greater than fuel from conventional crude used in Europe.

But tar sands bitumen is a semi-solid hydrocarbon. In fact a barrel of bitumen contains 24 percent more carbon than a barrel of conventional light oil. This additional carbon does not make its way through to the gasoline and diesel manufactured from tar sands bitumen. It is removed.

This “removed” carbon doesn’t disappear; far from it. In fact 15 to 30 percent of a barrel of tar sands bitumen is converted during the refining process into a coal-like solid fuel called petroleum coke or “petcoke.” This is considered a byproduct of tar sands refining and most analysts assessing the climate impact of the tar sands have to date dismissed the emissions from burning this petcoke....

http://www.ienearth.org/why-canadian-tar-sands-are-the-most-environmenta...


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Picking Apart the Pipeline

Climate Justice Montreal Hosts Pipeline Panel at ConU

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View From Chemical Valley

Welcome to “Chemical Valley”—otherwise know as Sarnia, ON, its surroundings and the Aamjiwnaang First Nation—where toxic spills are so frequent, they don’t even warrant local news coverage.

Vanessa Gray, a resident and member of Aamjiwnaang-Sarnia Against Pipelines, said that benzene, a chemical known to cause cancer, was spilled in the community last Friday—but you wouldn’t have heard about it from the media.

“The spills just happen again and again,” Gray said, specifying that they occur roughly four times a month. “What we live in has been referred to as a bubble—we are used to being afraid of whatever’s going to happen to us. I think that’s why the media chooses not to cover it.”

One pipeline passes right across the street from the community, and there are refineries and pumping stations as far as the eye can see....

http://thelinknewspaper.ca/article/3879


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The Fracking Song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=oHQu3SeUwUI#!

"My Water's On Fire Tonight" is a product of Studio 20 NYU (http://bit.ly/hzGRYP) in collaboration with www.ProPublica.org. The song is based on ProPublica's investigation on hydraulic fractured gas drilling (read the full investigation here http://www.propublica.org/series/buried-secrets-gas-drillings-environmental-t....)
it is shared under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike license. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/
http://www.youtube.com/user/davidmholmes
Music by David Holmes and Andrew Bean
Vocals and Lyrics by David Holmes and Niel Bekker
Animation by Adam Sakellarides and Lisa Rucker


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This is a illlustration of their newly approved (via NEB, CEAA, and BCEA) pipeline routes. I can't wait until this spring because we have had plans to build on those areas for awhile now. Anyone wanna join us in the building process? We may be organizing a building camp and accept volunteers into the territory here to help us construct pithouses along that pine terrace which transects these proposed routes. These new structures will be used by people attending our 4th Annual Unist'ot'en Action Camp.
 This is a illlustration of their newly approved (via NEB, CEAA, and BCEA) pipeline routes. I can't wait until this spring because we have had plans to build on those areas for awhile now. Anyone wanna join us in the building process? We may be organizing a building camp and accept volunteers into the territory here to help us construct pithouses along that pine terrace which transects these proposed routes. These new structures will be used by people attending our 4th Annual Unist'ot'en Action Camp.

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thread drift...

Newly Discovered 'Plastic Island' Shows Global Epidemic Worsening (with video)

'Even if everyone stopped putting garbage in the ocean today, giant garbage patches would continue to grow for hundreds of years'

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Floating patches of humanity's garbage have become a permanent feature in the world's oceans and a new discovery in the South Pacific shows that this woeful trend has worsened, not improved, since the phenomenon was first discovered nearly two decades ago.

As new research by the 5 Gyres Institute shows, the existence of a new plastic island has been found swirling with junk in ocean currents running near Easter Island in the South Pacific, marking the first documented garbage patch in the Southern Hemisphere....

https://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/01/18-3

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Tar Sands, Alberta, Canada (Before/After* )

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Fracking flow under fire from Wet’suwet’en anti-pipeline blockade

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The same day, Wet’suwet’en hereditary chief Toghestiy and his wife, Freda Huson – of the Unist’ot’en (“protectors of the headwaters”) clan – also erected a blockade across PTP’s right of way with other activists, and confiscated company equipment in defiance of the 28 billion litre-a-day natural gas route.

“Oil and gas extraction (has) a lot of money being thrown at it by investors from all over, because everyone is really hoping to get rich while the price is right,” Toghestiy told Windspeaker from the snowed-in blockade site. “And they’re going at it with such a feverish pace that they’re just ignoring Aboriginal people.

“The Aboriginal people are sitting here, and we’re the last defenders of the land. If there’s any other line of defence, there’s none more strong than the Indigenous people.”

http://davidpball.com/2012/12/22/fracking-flow-under-fire-from-wetsuwete...


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Pipeline company sues to block opponents

A company that is building more than 20 miles of natural gas pipeline in Northeast Pennsylvania is asking U.S. District Court to block an attempt by environmental groups to disrupt the project.

Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. LLC argued in a complaint filed this week that the Pennsylvania Environmental Hearing Board is pre-empted by federal law from taking action on appeals by the Delaware River Network and the Responsible Drilling Alliance that could delay construction.

Houston-based Tennessee Gas is constructing nearly 41 miles of 30-inch pipeline in Pennsylvania and New Jersey as part of an expansion known as the Northeast Upgrade Project. Just under 22 miles of the new pipeline will be in Wayne, Pike and Bradford counties.

In December, the environmental organizations filed an appeal and two petitions with the Environmental Hearing Board, challenging project permits issued by the state Department of Environmental Protection. The EHB is scheduled to conduct a hearing on the requests beginning Monday.....

http://thetimes-tribune.com/news/pipeline-company-sues-to-block-opponent...


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Sierra Club to Engage in Civil Disobedience for First Time in Organization’s History to Stop Tar Sands

If you could do it nonstop, it would take you six days to walk from Henry David Thoreau’s Walden Pond to President Barack Obama’s White House. For the Sierra Club, that journey has taken much longer. For 120 years, we have remained committed to using every “lawful means” to achieve our objectives. Now, for the first time in our history, we are prepared to go further.

Next month, the Sierra Club will officially participate in an act of peaceful civil resistance. We’ll be following in the hallowed footsteps of Thoreau, who first articulated the principles of civil disobedience 44 years before John Muir founded the Sierra Club....


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Wow!

 


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..murray dobbin's accounting is the stuff good books are made of.

How high school students discovered a chemical leak: Chevron's MTBE spill

..and other stories

"As you know, we’ve been following the ongoing Chevron oil leak at the North Burnaby refinery since last spring. Local residents have raised the issue of the MTBE leak at Chevron, which happened years ago. MTBE is an additive to gas that was banned in the U.S. after it started showing up in drinking water all over the country. Chevron in Burnaby used to use MTBE up until 2000, and apparently it had leached into the ground because the tank it was in had a rusted-out bottom....

http://www.burnabypipelinewatch.ca/content/how-high-school-students-disc...


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Allison Redford was on CTV's Question Period this morning talking about the election by the Ontario Liberals of Kathleen Wynne as their new leader and premier-designate. Afterwards, the panel talked about Alberta, oil, money, and Jim Flaherty's nervousness about Keystone XL.
 
One of the panel mentioned all the options for Alberta bitumen:
 
1. Keystone XL
2. Northern Gateway
3. Kinder Morgan (Vancouver)
4. moving tar sands product east on existing pipelines to Ontario then Quebec and to Irving's refineries in the Atlantic provinces.
5. moving bitumen by train north to Alaska (presumably to be loaded on oil tanker ships)
6. pipelines or by train to Hudson Bay then via oil tanker ships.
 
The host (can't remember his name) said the feds should have anticipated aboriginal protests. One of the panel said the oil companies are already negotiating with aboriginals to give them a share of resource revenues in return for passage through their lands.


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Activists Forced to Settle Lawsuit But Will Continue to Fight Keystone XL Pipeline; TransCanada Claimed $5 Million in Damages

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The eight Texans who came to court to defend themselves on Friday, some of whom had not been actively involved with Tar Sands Blockade since protests in August, were threatened with losing their homes and life’s savings if the lawsuit went forward. In order to protect the livelihoods and dependents of brave activists like Tammie Carson, who locked herself to a truck carrying Keystone XL pipe, the activists agreed to settle the lawsuit. The corporation will not seek the $5 million in financial damages, and the named defendants and organizations agree to not trespass on Keystone XL property in Texas and Oklahoma or face additional charges....


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