Protest - Revolt

Jessica Reznicek and Ruby Montoya, Democracy Now, July 28, 2017

Two Iowa-based Catholic Worker activists revealed they secretly carried out multiple acts of sabotage and arson in order to stop construction of the controversial $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline. We speak with Jessica Reznicek and Ruby Montoya about how they set fire to heavy machinery being used to construct the pipeline. They say their actions were inspired by the anti-nuclear Plowshares Movement which used nonviolent direct action to target nuclear warheads and military installations.

Rising Tide North America, July 24, 2017

BREAKING Right now, six courageous anti-pipeline fighters have blockaded the entrance to Kinder Morgan’s oil export terminal in Richmond, California calling for a stop to the expansion of the Kinder Morgan pipeline in western Canada.

Kinder Morgan wants to expand their pipeline across western Canada and triple the amount of tar sands crude mined from the Alberta tar sands impacting First Nations communities, diverse eco-systems and the climate.

Tsilhqot'in National Government, intercontinental cry, July 19, 2017

Williams Lake, BC: July 17, 2017: In a shocking move, while four of six Tsilhqot’in communities are evacuated due to raging wildfires surrounding their communities, and while the communities have engaged in brave efforts to fight for their very survival, British Columbia has granted controversial drilling permits over the objections of the Tsilhqot’in. The Nation is outraged that the BC Ministry of Energy and Mines has issued permits to allow Taseko Mines Ltd. to conduct extensive pre-construction exploration for the New Prosperity mine proposal. This mine cannot be built.

Jessica Corbett, Common Dream, July 17, 2017

New report finds 'activists are being murdered, attacked, and criminalized by the very people who are supposed to protect them'

Last year was the deadliest in history to be an environmental activist, according to a new report that found, on average, nearly four people were killed per week.

"Conflicts over the control of land and natural resources were an underlying factor in almost every killing in 2016." –Global Witness report

Jake Johnson, Common Dreams, July 17, 2017

California Gov Jerry Brown is adamant that his newly unveiled package of legislation aimed at extending his state's existing cap-and-trade program through 2030 is an essential step forward in the fight against climate change, but prominent green groups are characterizing the plan as yet another massive giveaway to large polluters.

Enough is Enough, EIE, July 15, 2017

The G20 heads of states, German politicians and their lackeys in uniform try to sell the myth that the clashes in Hamburg were “apolitical” to the general public. First thoughts about the G20 protests and the aftermath. A lot has been written about the No G20 protests and its aftermath. With this article we want to add our first thoughts about the events of last week.

Ethemcan Turhan and Cem İskender Aydın, Entitle Blog, July 9, 2017

(Political economist and climate justice expert Patrick Bond comments on the prospects for a progressive anti-capitalist agenda in the face of increasing alt-right populism, xenophobia, climate denialism and economic-political exceptionalism.)

Patrick Bond, The Real News, July 7, 2017

TRNN speaks to demonstrators and South African activist Patrick Bond, who say tens of thousands are taking to the streets to challenge corporate power at the G20 summit

Alleen Brown, Will Parrish, Alice Speri, The Intercept_, June 27, 2017

After months of employing military-style counterinsurgency tactics to subvert opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota, Iowa, Illinois, and South Dakota, the private security firm TigerSwan is monitoring resistance to another project — the controversial Mariner East 2 pipeline.

Mayor's National Climate Action Agenda, MNCAA, June 4, 2017

STATEMENT FROM THE CLIMATE MAYORS IN RESPONSE TO PRESIDENT TRUMP’S WITHDRAWAL FROM THE PARIS CLIMATE AGREEMENT

Thursday, June 1st 2017

The President’s denial of global warming is getting a cold reception from America’s cities.

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