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Jan 13 2014 - 14:00
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Matt Carr
Protesters at the Maules Creek site in December. Pic: Supplied.

PROTESTERS have launched a blockade at Whitehaven’s controversial Maules Creek coal mine project to stop construction at the site. Leard Forest Alliance spokeswoman Georgina Woods said police had established a roadblock nearby and were preventing access to the Maules Creek mine site, where protesters have attached themselves to equipment. Ms Woods said Gomeroi elder Uncle Dick Talbot has tried to attend the scene but was been denied access while protesters have vowed to remain in place.

 

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Jan 17 2014 - 23:30
Author: 
VESG
Santa delivers lumps of coal

ILWU Canada President Mark Gordienko announced December 20  on the waterfront union's website and in the mainstream media the offer of a "$2,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of masked intruders who violently occupied Port Metro Vancouver’s office on Mon

Jan 11 2014 - 01:00
Author: 
Gary Park
fort nelson first nation

Existing in an almost tranquil atmosphere compared with the uproar surrounding plans to build crude bitumen pipelines to the Pacific Coast, British Columbia’s LNG sector may be in for a jolt. A small aboriginal community, with only 800 residents, is locking horns with the British Columbia government and the industry over the use of water for hydraulic fracturing.

Jan 11 2014 - 02:00
Author: 
Erin Flegg
Photo courtesy of the Unist'ot'en Facebook page.

With the announcement of the National Energy Board’s ruling in favour of Enbridge’s Northern pipeline, and the fall of yet another government environmental safeguard, the organizers of the anti-pipeline blockade camp in Northern BC are more committed than ever to holding their ground. Along with partner Forest Action Network (FAN), they’ve put out a call for more volunteers, and FAN director Zoe Blunt says they’ve received a flood of applications in the past week from people eager to travel to the camp and help out.

Jan 10 2014 - 09:00
Author: 
Matt Preprost
Site C dam

First Nations in northeastern B.C. repeated a familiar story to the Site C Joint Review Panel on Tuesday, saying they are being backed into a corner, and warning that they are ready to set up blockades if the hydroelectric dam is approved. Public hearings in aboriginal communities over B.C. Hydro's $7.9-billion proposal concluded in Halfway River First Nation, where band members and elders said they're united "shoulder to shoulder" to stop the flooding of the Peace River valley.

Jan 7 2014 - 14:30
Author: 
Bruce Constantineau

Suspicious Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel employees tried to question two protesters Monday before they jumped onto a stage to disrupt a Vancouver Board of Trade session featuring Prime Minister Stephen Harper. But the climate-change activists, dressed in waiter outfits they bought at Value Village, evaded both a heavy security blanket and the three hotel workers before getting onstage with signs denouncing the Harper government's climate change record.

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Dec 28 2013 - 10:45
Author: 
Will Potter
Photo by the Great Plains Tar Sands Resistance

Dec 18, 2013--Two environmentalists in Oklahoma may be the first protesters prosecuted for a “terrorism hoax” after they unfurled a banner covered in glitter.

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Dec 18 2013 - 15:00
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Lubicon
Lubicon protest fracking

Peaceful Occupation of Penn West Petroleum Site Begins Little Buffalo, AB/ The Lubicon Lake Nation people have been driven to enforce their Law against PENN WEST PETROLEUM LTD. (TSX: PWT); (NYSE: PWE) today on an oil lease site located in their Territory by peacefully occupying a nearby access road. The oil and gas giant. Penn West has indicated they intend to drill and use hydraulic fracturing at the location. The site is at the headwaters of a nearby lake, bordered by the traditional Lubicon community of Kinosew Sakahikan referred to provincially as Haig Lake.

Dec 18 2013 - 06:30
Author: 
Jonathan Rowson
Ramp up climate action

On discovering that their mother tongue is not shared by everyone, tourists have been known to redouble their efforts to communicate by raising their voices. This comical failure to grasp the difference between a message not being heard and not being received also has a tragic side, because we appear to be doing something very similar on climate change. The scientific message is already loud and clear.

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