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Activist Communique: International Day of Action Against the Tar Sands

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On June 18, people all over the globe will be taking to the streets as part of an International Day of Action Against the Tar Sands and I want you to join them.

On the 18th, organize an event in your city and participate in the global movement to stop this destructive project. Email [email protected] for more information or to register your city.

Background:

The tar sands are destroying forests, trampling indigenous rights, poisoning our atmosphere and river systems and threatening community health. On June 18 we will fight back globally. Demonstrations and protests are being organized around the world in the largest day of action against the tar sands ever.

Whether it's forest destruction of areas that ultimately could equal the size of Scotland, toxic lakes that can be seen from space, the trampling of indigenous rights or the poisoning of Canadian and U.S. communities living near tar sands operations, turning tar sands into transportation fuel hurts our environment and communities every step of the way.

We need you to help draw a line in the sand and show companies and governments around the world that our future doesn't contain this toxic resource. Take action with us on June 18!

If you can take action or need information please register by contacting Mike at [email protected]

Thank you and see you on the streets on the 18th!

Plus any organization who wants to help but cannot be a part of the demo-fest can help in this way.

1) Link to our site http://stoptarsands.yolasite.com/
2) Join our Facebook group: International "Stop the Tar Sands!" Day http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=115711035131958
3) Alert membership to "International Stop the Tar Sands Day" June 18, 2011.

Contacts:

Canada:

Vancouver, British Columbia - Jessie - [email protected], Phil - [email protected]

Calgary, Alberta - Mike B. - [email protected], Tavis Ford - [email protected]

Edmonton, Alberta - Mike H. - [email protected]

London, Ontario - Steve - [email protected]

Orangeville, Ontario - Brandon Cormier - [email protected]

Toronto, Ontario - Environmental Justice Toronto - [email protected] or Natalie Caine - [email protected], Renee - [email protected]

Ottawa, Ontario - Clayton - [email protected], [email protected]

Prince Albert, Saskatchewan - Rick Sawa, [email protected]

Regina, Saskatchewan - Salman Jaffery - [email protected]

Saskatoon, Saskachewan - Erin Ruel - [email protected], 306-270-1840.

Winnipeg, Manitoba - Council of Canadians Winnipeg - [email protected]

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Contacts for other countries:

USA: Stephanie [email protected]

Australia: Anna and Cheree [email protected]

Latin America: Jorge [email protected]

Europe:

Berlin - Jendrik and Joe [email protected]

Vienna - Erika and Ben [email protected]

London - Peter [email protected]

Barcelona and Madrid - Blanca [email protected]

Paris - Corinne [email protected]

Amsterdam and other European capitals - Derek [email protected]

For a Canadian election backgrounder, please see: Activist Communique: Why the tar sands should be an election issue

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