Category Archives: RT Newswire

USE ME! Essentially, this is a catch all for everything. This is probably the ONLY category where things that are not directly related to Rising Tide affiliates/allies should go. For example if a coal company goes out of business (and we didn’t directly cause it) it should probably only go here.


Rising Tide North America Statement of Solidarity with Palestine

Rising Tide North America Statement of Solidarity with Palestine Rising Tide North America is part of the global movement against climate chaos and for social and environmental justice. We believe climate change can only be addressed by exposing the intersections between the oppressions of humans and the earth. No effort to create a livable future will succeed without the empowerment of marginalized communities and the dismantling of the systems of oppression that keep us divided. As such, we condemn the Israeli military’s attacks on the…

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Dallas, TX: Protestors Lock Themselves Inside of Hilton in Protest of ALEC Convention

For Immediate Release: July 30, 2014 Contact: Jonathan Adams, Blackland Prairie Rising Tide, 817-676-4913, [email protected] This morning, two community members from the organization Blackland Prairie Rising Tide locked themselves to stair banisters inside of the Hilton Anatole hotel at the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) annual national convention in Dallas, Texas. Subsequently, two more protesters dropped a banner from a banister in the hotel lobby reading “We Suffer, ALEC Profits.” Beginning on Wednesday, thousands of business executives as well as local, state and national politicians…

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Three Jailed in Oil Train Blockade at Anacortes Tesoro Refinery

For Immediate Release 7/28/14 Seattle, WA: The activists arrived at the Tesoro Refinery tracks at about 7:45am this morning, and finally released themselves shortly after noon, at which time they were taken into custody; the barrels remained on the tracks for about another half-hour while the police awaited equipment to remove them. About thirty supporters had surrounded the blockade; all eventually moved down the hill when police insisted, but remained nearby until the police cars drove off. Both the arrestees and their supporters stressed the…

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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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