Tag Archives: fossil fuel

Confronting the Culture of Death, by Chris Hedges

When we pit ourselves against the culture of death—and this means performing acts of civil disobedience and noncompliance, it means becoming an outlaw in the eyes of the corporate state—then suffering, and even death, does not have the last word.

Tar Sands Oil vs. Climate Change, by Susu Jeffrey

Putting Climate Change on Trial

Stop Line 3

This will be the 4th and final day of PUC meetings to make the final decision on Line 3 (June 18, 19, 26, and 27).  Please see the facebook event pages for details. ◊   ◊   ◊   ◊   ◊   ◊   ◊   ◊   ◊   ◊   ◊   ◊   ◊   ◊  ◊ Like many other independent news and media sites, Rise […]

Greg Palast | The Pig That Burst the Keystone Pipeline— and the Kochs

Why the PIG didn’t squeal and Yes, the Kochs, behind the Keystone Pipeline expansion.

Climate Movement to May Day Strikers: “We’ve Got Your Back”

May 1st, International Workers Day, will see rallies, marches, and strikes around the country and the world By Deirdre Fulton, staff writer  Common Dreams  April 27, 2017 A sign seen at the 2006 May Day demonstrations. Monday’s actions are expected to match those from 2006 in magnitude. (Photo: AP) Just as labor leaders are standing firmly behind this […]

Susu Jeffrey | An Exercise in Pretend Democracy: The Alberta Pipeline

Tar sands oil is the world’s dirtiest oil.

We Are Mourning … But We Are Marching and Organizing for Democracy and the Earth

In the midst of a terrible national illness, we organize and march for the known and solid cures.

Pipeline Protests: Sacred Stones Camp, North Dakota

In recent weeks, the state has militarized my reservation, with road blocks and license-plate checks, low-flying aircraft and racial profiling of Indians.

Naomi Klein | There Would Be No Bernie Movement Without #FightFor15, Keystone XL and #BlackLivesMatter (Video)

…we have to build out all of these electoral possibilities while understanding that these politicians will be nothing unless they are backed by social movements and accountable to those social movements.

Chris Hedges: Pray With Your Feet

Hedges: The gas in the AIM pipeline, bound for foreign export, will not be available to local communities along the route or provide many jobs to local residents (workers in pickup trucks blocked by the protesters at Montrose often had Texas or Oklahoma license plates). Residents, as is common along pipeline routes, have found themselves powerless to prevent the state from seizing their property under eminent domain and turning it over to the industry.

Duane Cady | The biggest burden on the environment: War

Cady: The U.S. Department of Defense is the single largest consumer of energy. Ninety-three percent of U.S. government energy consumption is military (Air Force, 52 percent; Navy, 33 percent; Army, 7 percent).