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XL Dissent: Where Do We Go From Here? Announcing the Pledge of Resistance Spring Training Tour

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

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XL Dissent: Where Do We Go From Here? Announcing the Pledge of Resistance Spring Training Tour

The Keystone XL Pledge of Resistance is coming to campuses to train students for civil disobedience to stop the pipeline. Click here to join the 86,000 people who have already pledged to risk arrest to stop Keystone XL, and read on for training dates and locations—and to learn more about the movement to resist the [...]

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The People vs. Big Oil – 24 hours to speak out against Keystone XL

Thursday, March 6, 2014

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The People vs. Big Oil – 24 hours to speak out against Keystone XL

It’s been one month since the State Department opened the last official public comment period on the Keystone XL pipeline. There are only 24 hours left till the closing bell! This is your last chance to be officially heard on the pipeline—which has made the public comment period one of the biggest face-offs of the [...]

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XL Dissent: “We Are Building A Culture of Resistance”

Friday, February 28, 2014

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XL Dissent: “We Are Building A Culture of Resistance”

This Sunday, over one thousand young people will descend on the White House. By the end of the day, hundreds of them, most of them students at more than 200 colleges and universities, will be arrested. There’s something happening here. Just days after a U.S. State Department review determined that ERM, an oil industry contractor [...]

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VIDEO: Thousands Take Action Saying #NOKXL

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

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VIDEO: Thousands Take Action Saying #NOKXL

On January 31, the U.S. State Department released its final environmental impact statement on Keystone XL. The report was heavily influenced by the oil industry, but it still gave the president everything he needs to reject Keystone XL. Within 72 hours, over 10,000 of us gathered at an astounding 283 vigils for the climate in [...]

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5 Ways Our Network Is Saving the Planet

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

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5 Ways Our Network Is Saving the Planet

Dear friends, Early in the New Year, I received a text concerning my two nieces that read, “We are all safe but leaving town—state of Emergency declared in Charleston as a result of coal chemical spilled into river.” Although I’m very aware of the impacts coal has on the health of people and planet, the [...]

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Boston Tells Obama & Kerry: “Stop the Keystone XL Pipeline”

Monday, October 7, 2013

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Boston Tells Obama & Kerry: “Stop the Keystone XL Pipeline”

This morning, I’m in Boston. This is one of my favorite U.S. cities, perhaps because Boston is one of the birthplaces of American civil disobedience. Not far from here, in 1773, a group of colonists dumped ship-loads of English tea into Boston Harbor in resistance to the British government’s unfair taxes on the American colonies. [...]

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Make Yourselves Heard On This Issue

Friday, June 28, 2013

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Make Yourselves Heard On This Issue

Tuesday was quite a day for our movement. President Obama made his big speech about climate change, evoking a range of emotions. This was the first speech that I have heard a U.S. President make about climate that had offered any kind of action-plan since I moved to this country six years ago to fight [...]

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The IRS Scandal: Shaking Constitutional Freedoms

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

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The IRS Scandal: Shaking Constitutional Freedoms

At first glance, it may seem like another annoying addition to the scandal du jour list: yesterday, Attorney General Eric Holder acknowledged that the Justice Department and FBI began a criminal investigation on whether Internal Revenue Service (IRS) employees broke the law when they targeted conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status–using search terms such as “tea [...]

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From the Local To the Global: Why We Must Stop the Keystone XL Pipeline

Sunday, February 17, 2013

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From the Local To the Global: Why We Must Stop the Keystone XL Pipeline

“Now that we have seen what the Tar Sands in Alberta looks like, this is not about the pipeline going through our farm. This is about Alberta, about the world. ” This week tens of thousands of people have arrived in Washington D.C. to defend the climate and demonstrate their opposition to the Keystone XL [...]

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Coal Exports Action Moves To Stop Preventable Environmental Catastrophe

Thursday, August 9, 2012

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Coal Exports Action Moves To Stop Preventable Environmental Catastrophe

It is obvious Big Coal is on the ropes. This week, both Arch Coal and Alpha Natural Resources posted losses. St. Louis based Patriot Coal, mainly operating in Appalachia, filed for bankruptcy. In Appalachia and the interior West, front groups like the Friends of Coal stirred up miners and their families with so much hate [...]

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