Category Archives: RT Press Releases

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Rising Tide North America Statement of Solidarity with Ferguson

Rising Tide North America Statement of Solidarity with Ferguson In response to last night’s grand jury decision in St. Louis, Rising Tide North America issued the following statement: “Rising Tide North America is continental network of climate justice groups and individuals challenging the root causes of climate change and for social, environmental and climate justice. We believe that we can only address climate change by exposing the intersections between the oppression of humans, communities and the planet. In order to create a livable and just…

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Canadian Police Arrest 24 Resisting Kinder Morgan Pipeline on Burnaby Mountain

RCMP arrests 24 on Burnaby Mountain Caretakers call for ongoing solidarity presence, say “This pipeline will not be built” VANCOUVER – RCMP have arrested at least 24 Burnaby Mountain caretakers and supporters today, as police moved in to remove a long-standing protest presence against Kinder Morgan’s pipeline survey crews. Arrests include – Sut-lut, a S?wx?ú7mesh elder who started the sacred fire onsite – Kaleb Morrison and Erin Flegg who have been at the site for months – Adam Gold, a named defendant in Kinder Morgan’s…

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Seattle Grandmothers Block Department of Ecology Entrance Before Oil Hearing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Contact – Abby 206 484 9857 More photos and media will be available throughout the day. Grandmothers Block Department of Ecology Entrance Before Oil Hearing Lacey, WA – Currently, seven members of the Seattle Raging Grannies are blocking the entrance to the Department of Ecology headquarters, stalling traffic and preventing employees from entering work. The groups are sitting in rocking chairs chained together across the Department’s vehicle entrance. They are telling workers that the Department is closed today for a “Workshop on How…

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Keystone XL Pipeline Case Faces Jury in Oklahoma

Media Advisory Press Contact: Ron Seifert, Tar Sands Blockade, 940-268-5375, [email protected] Stephen Warner, Great Plains Tar Sands Resistance, 405-863-2888, [email protected] Keystone XL Pipeline Case Faces Jury in Oklahoma Man who blockaded Keystone XL construction argues threats of climate change and environmental harm justify his actions On April 22, 2013, Alec Johnson disrupted construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline near Tushka, Oklahoma by chaining himself to heavy equipment and effectively halting work. Eventually the police were called and Mr. Johnson was removed from the site and…

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