Tag Archives: Tar Sands

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 […]

Tribal Leaders from USA and First Nation Chiefs from Canada: “Ruling in Nebraska will not pave the way for Keystone XL pipeline.

This isn’t a Native or non-Native issue. It isn’t a left or right issue. It’s potentially a life or death issue, not only for those in the path of Keystone XL, but the masses who rely upon America’s ‘breadbasket.

Alan Maki | Climate change and the military-industrial complex

How much of what is produced from the Tar Sands will be consumed by the Military-Industrial Complex?

Greg Palast | Billionaires vs. Billionaires: How TrumpCare’s Defeat Was Actually a Victory for the Koch Brothers

The Kochs pocket billions while we fry: burning the Canadian tar sands reserve will, all by itself, raise the temperature of the entire planet by 0.7 degrees Fahrenheit.

“You Fly to the Edge of the Tar Sands, and … No Life”: The Issue of Our Time

van Gelder: It seems like there are so many issues besetting the native communities all across the country. How does a group that is so embattled take on this big question for the whole of humanity?

Many Americans have heard of the Keystone XL pipeline. Few have heard of Line 61

Elizabeth Ward of the Sierra Club’s Wisconsin branch is particularly concerned about Line 61’s proximity to Lake Superior. “The Great Lakes are all connected, so if something really big happens, it could affect all of them,” she said. “They provide drinking water for 42 million people.”

▶ 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! […]

▶ 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 […]

Red Lake Encampment Battles Enbridge Tar Sands Pipeline on Tribal Lands

“We maintain, the environmentalists, that all pipelines will leak eventually. Some pipes are bad steel. Some pipes have been cracked in transit because … they vibrated a little bit so they had hairline cracks, not every pipe in the world. . . .” By Andrea Cornelius / The Circle via Earth First! Newswire  August 5, 2013 Since 1949, Enbridge Energy has […]

Idle No More Oklahoma> I can’t believe . . .

I CAN’T BELIEVE…… Idle No More Oklahoma rallies at the state capitol to protect the water and environment of the area. Crystal Zevon who sent around the above video, and has been with indigenous people’s recently at Tar Sands protests as she tours the country, writes: I believe the theme emerging from my travels is that […]

With Keystone XL in Limelight, Enbridge Plans ‘Aggressive’ Pipeline Push

With Keystone XL in Limelight, Enbridge Plans ‘Aggressive’ Pipeline Push First Nations call to end all tar sands development Lauren McCauley, staff writer  CommonDreams.org Published on Friday, February 1, 2013 Editor’s Note: Enbridge pipelines in MN would carry more tar sands oil across northern Minnesota than the proposed Keystone XL. Much of this oil is […]

Thousands Rally in DC for Major Keystone XL Protest

Thousands Rally in DC for Major Keystone XL Protest “The media likes to make Keystone XL out as simply a political test, a sign of whether or not the president will side with environmentalists or the fossil fuel industry and their allies. But the fight against Keystone has never just been a political fight: it’s […]

Rocky Kistner> Lakotas Launch Hunger Strike Against Tar Sands Pipelines

Lakotas Launch Hunger Strike Against Tar Sands Pipelines Rocky Kistner    04/3/2012     Huffington Post In the Dakotas, members of the proud Lakota Nation rose in protest this week to join a  48-hour hunger strike in opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline—and all tar sands pipelines—they say will destroy precious water resources and ancestral lands in the […]