Category Archives: RT Press Releases


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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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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