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Communities around the world are under attack from extractive industries that poison our families, kill our loved ones on the job, and destroy the ecosystems we cherish. The BP oil spill was unfortunately just one of an endless string of disasters born of an economic system that must endlessly consume the Earth’s resources.
Extraction is the act of taking without giving anything back. Extraction takes workers lives so corporations can make a few more bucks. Extraction takes clean water and air and gives us blackened oceans and a climate in chaos. Extraction takes the natural wealth of communities and ecosystems and leaves behind poverty and ecological wastelands. Continue reading
“Thousand Cancúns” action comes to the UN Climate Conference
All Photos by Orin Langelle/ Global Justice Ecology Project – Global Forest Coalition
(the Global Justice Ecology Project is a Rising Tide affiliate and ally)
Cancún, Mexico, December 7, 2010-the “Day of 1,000 Cancuns” actions. A press conference hosted by Global Justice Ecology Project and organized by La Via Campesina, Indigenous Environmental Network and Friends of the Earth turned into a spontaneous action as speakers expressed anger over the direction of the climate talks in Cancún. Following the press conference, activists from Youth 4 Climate Justice led the protest out of the climate talks.
WE DID IT!
We Saved the Anti-Tar Sands Summit! And we did it with a network of small donors who mostly gave $50 or less.
Much gratitude to everyone who pitched in and helped us raise $6000 in less than 36 hours!
Northern Rockies Rising Tide, Peaceful Uprising and others within the Rising Tide network have been involved in organizing an anti-Tar Sands Action Camp in Montana.
A new wave of grassroots resistance and direct action campaigning is emerging in Idaho, Montana and Utah to extractive industry like tar sands and coal. This camp is part that emerging wave.
The space is reserved. Activists are registered.
But an unforeseen funding complication could stop the whole thing as money for the camp has become no longer available!
To make the camp happen, we need to raise $6000 by Monday evening.
Can you donate $5,$10 or $50 and support grassroots resistance to tar sands infrastructure in the west?
Here’s an open letter for support from the organizers at Northern Rockies Rising Tide:
We at Northern Rockies Rising Tide have been involved in organizing an International Tar Sands Resistance Summit to take place just outside of Missoula, Montana from November 19 – 22. To promote this event we were working in collaboration with the Indigenous Environmental Network, local community groups, and national environmental organizations. The notion of the camp is to bring together communities directly impacted by Tar Sands development and related infrastructure projects to learn from each other, strategize, and take action against what some have characterized as the most devastating industrial project on the planet. To this end, we have invited organizers and engaged citizens from communities impacted by the XL Energy Pipeline, the Alberta Tar Sands, the Utah Tar Sands (which would be the first Tar Sands surface mining operation in the United States), and the mega-load shipments to attend the Summit. The response we have received in support of this summit has been amazing. Continue reading