Tag Archives: FRACKING

Chris Hedges: Police State, Fracking, Tyranny, Russiagate

The collapse of our democratic institutions began long before the arrival of Trump, who is capitalizing on the evisceration of the rule of law. TD ORIGINALSCHRIS HEDGES April/May 2019 Creeping Toward Tyranny by CHRIS HEDGES MAY 06, 2019 The collapse of our democratic institutions began long before the arrival of Trump, who is capitalizing on the evisceration […]

Learning to Live in the Dark: Reading Arendt in the Time of Climate Change

Totalitarianism is. . . a system in which human beings, both as individuals and distinct groups, become surplus, unnecessary, and unwanted, cease to have any intrinsic value as human beings — are dehumanized.

How Corporations Have Taken Over Government, Nonprofit and Regulatory Agencies by Chris Hedges (Video)

“A system of legalized bribery.”

I Couldn’t Go to Standing Rock, So I Closed My Bank Accounts Instead

Hundreds of spills have already taken place in North Dakota since fracking took off around 2010.

Chris Hedges: Death by Fracking

Hedges: Resistance will be local. It will be militant. It will defy the rules imposed by the corporate state. It will turn its back on state and NGO environmental organizations. And it will not stop until corporate power is destroyed or we are destroyed.

Tomgram: Ellen Cantarow, Paradise Lost — or Found?

From the article: Salt caverns 1,000 feet or more underground have been used for gas storage since the middle of the last century and have a checkered history. A January 2015 analysis of Crestwood’s plan, based on documents by both independent scientists and an industry geologist, found 20 serious or extremely serious incidents in American salt cavern storage facilities between 1972 and 2012. Ten of these involved large fires and explosions; six, loss of life or serious injury; eight, the evacuation of from 30 to 2,000 residents; and 13, extremely serious or catastrophic property loss.

▶ The Frackettes: “Death of Democracy” and “Fracking is a Town’s Best Friend” (Music)

After an onslaught of legislation to overturn local control in Texas, The Frackettes are back in business! Puppets For The Planet   Published on May 14, 2015 Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up Times is also on Facebook! Check the Rise Up Times page for posts from this blog and more! “Like” our page today. Rise Up Times is also […]

▶ Mark Fiore: Three-Eyed Billy Embraces the Apocalypse

Fiore: What’s the new frontier in scientific denial? Earthquake denial! First, fossil fuels help change the atmosphere, now they’re causing earthquakes. It’s official, this isn’t just some crackpot conspiracy theory designed to undermine the oil industry. The USGS and loads of scientists confirm that the industry practice of injecting oil and gas wastewater deep underground is causing earthquakes.

Popular Resistance: Courage is Contagious

When our colleagues take brave actions, others are inspired. George Lakey describes how courage develops in movements. He lists some key ingredients to overcome fear:  people working in community  to empower each other, envisioning a successful action and spreading the contagion of courage. By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers  PopularResistance.org | Newletter  February 14, 2015 Lakey describes courage […]

Corporate America and the Environment: Keystone XL, Congress, Enbridge, and Fracking

Stories on corporate attacks on the environment and those who defend it. therealnews.com  February 2015                           The Story Behind Keystone XL Pipeline Amendments Food & Water Watch’s Sam Schabacker and journalist Steve Horn discuss the interests behind the amendments and how another Enbridge […]

Popular Resistance: Protest Becomes More Sophisticated

Actions Demonstrating Our Increasing Capacity

Just in the last week [sic] there have been a variety of areas where we are seeing an escalation of the sophistication and effectiveness of direct actions campaigns. We review a few here that we can all learn from and that provide inspiration.

Sandra Steingraber: Why I Am in Jail

Sandra Steingraber. (photo: EcoWatch)    In my case, I was arrested for trespassing on the driveway of a Texas-based energy company that has the sole intention of turning the crumbling salt mines underneath the hillside into massive gas tanks for the highly-pressurized products of fracking: methane, propane and butane.    By Sandra Steingraber, EcoWatch   ReaderSupportedNews.org  […]

Peoples Climate March protesters say: ‘We know who is responsible’

 While many marchers carried signs urging action to “Save the Planet,” others did not hesitate to label capitalism as the cause of planetary destruction and urged “System Change, not Climate Change.” Anti-imperialist contingent at massive New York march, Sept. 21. photo: Joseph Piette By Betsey Piette International Action Center September 23, 2014 Activists in over […]

▶ Winona LaDuke, Honor the Earth Enbridge press conference

Love water, not oil.  A 200 mile ride to honor the earth and protest the Enbridge pipeline. Published on Sep 5, 2014 Winona LaDuke, Executive Director of the Native American environmental group Honor the Earth, holds a press conference at the Enbridge office in Bemidji, Minnesota following the ‘Love Water Not Oil Tour”, which was […]

▶ Democracy Now! Capitalism vs. the Climate: Naomi Klein on Need for New Economic Model to Address Ecological Crisis

Klein writes. “We are stuck because the actions that would give us the best chance of averting catastrophe — and would benefit the vast majority — are extremely threatening to an elite minority that has a stranglehold over our economy, our political process, and most of our major media outlets.” Published on Sep 18, 2014 […]

Honeywell International: Boycott & Divest re killer and surveillance drones, fracking, TPP …

Boycott & Divest.  Honeywell International: Powers and guides the worlds  Number 1 killer drone, the MQ-9 Reaper Builds the Tarantula Hawk surveillance drone for military and police forces Check the website badhoneywell.org for more information about why a boycott/buycott  of Honeywell International is essential . Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up Times is also on Facebook! […]

A 4th of July Message from Ring of Fire

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Revealed: ALEC’s 2014 Attacks on the Environment | PR Watch

The spreadsheet (dated from late March 2014 and made public by CMD/The Progressive today) reveals ALEC tracking a total of 131 bills that, among other things, roll back state renewable energy standards, increase costs for American households with solar, hype the Keystone XL pipeline, push back on proposed EPA coal regulations that protect human health, and create industry-friendly […]

Polly Mann: Melt-Down or Revival of Critical Thinking?

    By Polly Mann   WomenAgainstMilitaryMadnessNewsletter  March/April 2014 For more than 30 years, nuclear power appeared to be on the wane in the U.S. Although some existing plants did increase their capacities through refurbishing, most new construction that occurred after the 1979 partial meltdown at Three Mile Island in Pennsylvania had been approved prior to the incident. […]

▶ Heid Erdrich: Pre-Occupied

  Published on Mar 29, 2013 Short poem film by Heid E. Erdrich, Art Direction by R. Vincent Moniz, Jr., Animation by Jonathan Thunder. Sound by Gabe Siert. Additional visual art by Carolyn Lee Anderson, Andrea Carlson, and Angie Erdrich. Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up Times is also on Facebook!  Check the Rise Up Times page […]