The term oil sands was invented by public relations flacks, to divert attention from just how dirty the Alberta bitumen deposits are. Andrew Nikiforuk explains why tar sands is the right name.
How to promote a pipeline protest
Oil-by-rail should be banned for safety reasons, but the explosion also adds to the argument for an urgent, emergency shift away from the extraction and burning of fossil fuels.
These talking points, prepared by the Council of Canadians, provide clear and pointed answers to TransCanada’s lies, damned lies, and pipeline promotion spin.
New website documents the dangers of TransCanada’s pipeline
People whose water, air and homes are endangered by Enbridge Line 9 have been refused the right to testify. We’re fighting back anyway.
Environmental group finds carcinogen levels in Chaudiere River are now are nearly 400,000 times higher than the legal limit.
“What benefit could there possibly be to make up for the risks involved?”
First Nations and environmentalists vow to fight proposal to pump over a million barrels of tar sands oil and bitumen a day — 33% more than Keystone — from Alberta to the Atlantic Ocean
Stop the Energy East pipeline
The catastrophe at Lac-Mégantic is not an isolated or technical problem. It poses the need for social mobilisation aimed at ecological transition and liberation from unscrupulous big business and its accomplices in the Canadian State.
Climate & Capitalism editor challenges mayor to oppose a dangerous and destructive pipeline project in Eastern Ontario
The Lac-Mégantic disaster shows once again that capitalists are self-interested, uncaring, anti-social actors, not worthy of presumptions in their favor.
Two articles identify the root cause of Canada’s worst train disaster: a system that always puts profit before people.
Quebec activists: Local tragedies, such as the one in Lac Megantic, must not distract from the global tragedy which threatens us all.
Environmentalists aim to build broad movement to block TransCanada’s plan to pipe tar sands bitumen through sensitive ecosystems in Canada’s capital city.
If anyone doubts the intellectual bankruptcy and anti-science bias of Canada’s government, show them this
Update on the Réseau écosocialiste, and a translation of its founding statement. “Ecosocialism advocates the distribution of wealth, ecological and democratic planning, and popular sovereignty.”
Needed: thousands of union members in their union hats and coats and shirts, banners and flags flying, at every demonstration to save the climate
Video and text of talk to Toronto pipeline protest meeting, April 7, 2013