Category Archives: Announcements

Announcements from Rising Tide and Rising Tide affiliates and close allies. An announcement is pretty much never also a reportback!


Seattle Residents Blockade Tracks To Protest Dangerous Oil-By-Rail Projects

For Immediate Release Contact: Emily Johnston, 206-660-4210 7:45am, Monday, July 28, 2014, Anacortes Tesoro Refinery *Anacortes – *Three residents of Anacortes and Seattle are currently blockading the oil train facility at Tesoro’s Anacortes Refinery by locking their bodies to barrels full of concrete. Supported by local residents, the three are demanding an immediate halt to the shipment of explosive Bakken oil through Northwest communities, the rejection of all new oil-by-rail terminals proposed for the Northwest, and an end to the refinery’s repeated violations of the…

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At Least 19 Arrested As Tar Sands Opponents Shut Down Utah Mine Site

Opponents enforce shutdown of Utah tar sands mine today Cross-posted from Peaceful Uprising Follow @peace_up_ and @tarsandsresist on Twitter for updates. July 21, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PR SPRINGS, Utah–About 80 climate justice land defenders right used their bodies today to halt construction of a tar sands strip mine in the Book Cliffs of Utah. The action is the culmination of a week-long direct action training camp within 2 miles of the mine. Participants of Climate Justice Summer Camp traveled from numerous organizations, states and…

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Take Non-Violent Direct Action for Climate Justice!; New York City, September 17-24, 2014

Take Non-Violent Direct Action for Climate Justice! New York City | September 17-24, 2014 International Week of Solidarity with Frontline Communities Around the World On September 23rd, political and corporate leaders are meeting at the United Nations in New York City for the Climate Summit 2014. This summit represents yet another step towards the corporate takeover of the UN climate negotiations, and the privatization of land, water and air resources under the guise of a global climate compact. Meanwhile, as communities on the frontlines of…

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Citizens Disrupt Southwestern Energy Presentation over Fracking Projects on Elsipogtog First Nations Land

For Immediate Release: June 25, 2014 Contact: Angie Viands [email protected] 312-217-0145 Video of Action: Citizens Disrupt Southwestern Energy Presentation over Fracking Projects on Elsipogtog First Nations Land Chicago, IL–Two protesters interrupted a Southwest Energy (SWN) presentation Wednesday at the Global Hunter Securities 100 conference in Chicago by taking off their shirts and unfurling a banner to an audience of investors that read, “The people resist SWN, you lose your shirt!”  The banner referred to how increasing public resistance SWN’s controversial hydraulic fracturing projects in…

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