Posts Tagged with "Pledge of Resistance"

Decentralized Actions Ready to Stop Keystone XL

Monday, April 14, 2014

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Decentralized Actions Ready to Stop Keystone XL

The campaign to stop the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline has become a watershed moment in confronting climate change and fossil fuel extraction. So far, more than 94,000 people have signed the Pledge of Resistance, committing to risk arrest, if necessary, to stop the approval of Keystone XL. Since last summer, I’ve been part of [...]

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The Keystone XL Resistance Training Tour Returns

Friday, April 4, 2014

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The Keystone XL Resistance Training Tour Returns

We’re not sitting idly, waiting for President Obama to decide whether to approve or reject the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. This weekend, more than 300 people are expected to turn out to build the network of tens of thousands of pipeline resisters—people ready to stage non-violent civil disobedience actions in their home towns to [...]

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PHOTOS: 5 Things the Galveston Bay Oil Spill Says About Keystone XL

Thursday, March 27, 2014

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PHOTOS: 5 Things the Galveston Bay Oil Spill Says About Keystone XL

On Saturday, March 22, a barge carrying thick bunker fuel collided with another ship in the Houston Shipping Canal in Texas. The barge spilled 168,000 gallons of oil into the Galveston Bay, shut down the waterway for three days, and caked critical migrating bird habitat with the toxic oil. While the barge spilled bunker oil, [...]

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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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#NOKXL: Thousands Across The U.S. Say “Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop”

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

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#NOKXL: Thousands Across The U.S. Say “Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop”

We can’t stop. We won’t stop. Our Indigenous friends and allies in the U.S. and Canada have vowed to not let the “Keystone XL Black Snake” cross their sacred land. In Nebraska, 115 landowners refuse to sign agreements with TransCanada and are willing to engage in civil disobedience. Over 76,000 have pledged to put their [...]

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Climate Activists Mobilize To Say Keystone XL Fails Obama’s Climate Test

Friday, January 31, 2014

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Climate Activists Mobilize To Say Keystone XL Fails Obama’s Climate Test

Game on. Today, the State Dept. released its long awaited final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on the Keystone XL pipeline. Unfortunately, the EIS fails to fully address how catastrophic Keystone XL is for the climate. This assessment is critical. In June President Obama said that he will not approve the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline [...]

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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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The No Keystone XL Movement Needs You!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

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The No Keystone XL Movement Needs You!

Two weeks, a group of courageous people were arrested in the belly of the beast: TransCanada’s U.S. headquarters in Houston, Texas. These were mothers, fathers, grandfathers, great grandmothers, scientists, and teachers who staged a peaceful sit-in with a clear message: No Keystone XL tar sands pipeline! People from the extraction sites in Alberta to the [...]

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Sixty People Risk Arrest in Washington D.C. To Tell Barack Obama and John Kerry “NOKXL!”

Monday, August 12, 2013

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Sixty People Risk Arrest in Washington D.C. To Tell Barack Obama and John Kerry “NOKXL!”

My favorite part of the Keystone XL Pledge of Resistance is the trainings. Before each action, we take a portion of the day before to prepare pledge signers for possible physical and legal repercussions from placing themselves into an act of peaceful and dignified civil disobedience. In those trainings we create a space where the [...]

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Two Big Announcemements on the KXL Pledge of Resistance

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

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Two Big Announcemements on the KXL Pledge of Resistance

Over the last two months, Rainforest Action Network has been working with CREDO and The Other 98% to lay the groundwork to prepare for the Pledge of Resistance. The Pledge is a commitment made by more than 60,000 people to engage in civil disobedience and risk arrest if President Obama’s administration issues a draft approval [...]

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