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An Open Letter In Support Of the Tar Sands Blockade

Posted by in End Dirty Energy, Featured, World News & Events on 5th October, 2012 | No Comments

main-1As we write, our friends with the Tar Sands Blockade are blocking construction of TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline in the woods of Texas. For the past six months they have built a movement of climate activists, rural landowners, Texans, Oklahomans and people from all over the country to fiercely resist it … Let us be clear: there is not an inch of daylight in between us and those blocking construction of the Keystone XL pipeline in Texas. We stand with them as we’ve stood with those fighting mountaintop removal coal mining in Appalachia, those defending old growth forests in Cascadia and those challenging nuclear power across this country.
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2012 Most Wanted Human Rights Violators List is Out

Posted by in Featured, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power, World News & Events on 19th June, 2012 | 1 Comment

Most-WantedThe first “Most Wanted” list appeared shortly after the Battle in Seattle and was intended to check the power of corporations—and provide a tool for citizens around the world to do it. The 2012 “Most Wanted” list is updated to include some of the world’s worst (and current) corporate abusers including Bank of America, Chevron, Monsanto, Pacific Rim and TransCanada. See all the corporations that made the list and why, plus who’s doing something about it.
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Done – Keystone XL is Done

Posted by in End Dirty Energy, Featured, World News & Events on 18th January, 2012 | 1 Comment

KeystoneSF_croppedThe Obama administration has rejected the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline. Following months of activism and pressure – from both advocates and opponents of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline to carry heavy crude 1,700 miles from northern Alberta to the Gulf of Mexico – President Obama made the right decision to deny the permit application from TransCanada.
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Count Down to a Thumbs Down on Keystone XL (we hope!)

Posted by in Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 13th January, 2012 | No Comments

photoWait a minute! Hang on! Didn’t we celebrate that Obama announced that the Keystone XL permit decision (whether or not approve TransCanada’s application to build a mega pipeline to transport dirty tar sands oil from northern Alberta to the Gulf of Mexico) was off the agenda until 2013? Yes, we did.
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It WAS a Very Good Day For The 99% Of Us Who Aren’t An Executive at TransCanada

Posted by in End Dirty Energy, Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, World News & Events on 6th November, 2011 | 4 Comments

signWe know what happened today – it’s been decades since an issue has brought these numbers to Washington to demonstrate such strong support for a President to stand up against corporate interests and be held accountable to his own campaign promises. We demonstrated the very best of our people power. We just need to hear from the President that he was listening. Read a report back from the day!
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