Apr 142018
2018-04-14   What’s really criminal in Canada’s Kinder Morgan pipeline debacle, by Martyn Brown, in the "straight"

Re the author   Martyn Brown was former B.C. premier Gordon Campbell’s long-serving chief of staff, the top strategic adviser to three provincial party leaders, and a former deputy minister of tourism, trade, and investment. He also served as the B.C. Liberals’ public campaign director in 2001, 2005, and 2009, and in addition to his other […]

Mar 232018

Catherine McKenna was interviewed on CBC Radio – – 2018-03-18   Environment minister Catherine McKenna on contradiction at heart of Canada’s energy policy, CBC Sunday Edition Three days earlier,  Justin Trudeau’s government sees nuclear energy as “an important part of Canada’s current clean energy basket”and is lobbying foreign nations to include it in climate change talks […]

Mar 232018

Recall:  this is pipeline and tanker EXPANSION.  It’s always “more”.   They are never satisfied, no matter the consequences. Catch a quick overview at:    https://protecttheinlet.ca/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=actionkit     From: Atiya Jaffar – 350.org Sent: March 22, 2018 1:21 PM Subject: This is Trudeau’s worst nightmare   Over 80 arrests at the Kinder Morgan terminal with more expected. […]

Mar 062018

NOTE:   Thousands are expected in Vancouver on Saturday, March 10th,  in protest over the Kindermorgan proposed new pipeline.  I will be there.   Please help circulate the details: Protect the Inlet:   https://protecttheinlet.ca/   – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –  – – –  – – To: Sandra […]

Mar 012018
2018-03-02  Rio Tinto faces $84bn shareholder revolt over membership of Minerals Council,  The Guardian

Global shareholders file motion calling for rethink on membership of coal lobby groups  https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/mar/02/rio-tinto-faces-84bn-shareholder-revolt-over-membership-of-minerals-council Michael Slezak The Rio Tinto action was coordinated by the same group which forced BHP to agree to similar demands. Photograph: David Gray/Reuters The voice of Australia’s coal lobby is under renewed threat as the country’s second biggest miner, Rio Tinto, […]

Jan 102018

You can watch the full announcement from the NYC Mayor here.   Incredibly good and courageous speeches. If you steer clear of facebook,  watch it here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gawx1DoVGI8 See the action item for Canadians near the bottom. From 350.org: New York just added $200 billion — including tens of millions invested in companies operating in the tar […]

Dec 072017

I phoned to voice support directly to the Indigenous Climate Action group. What a difficult decision they had!  Turning down $150,000 isn’t something an organization can do every day. These are great young people, smart, well-organized, fun, relentless, hard-working, and effective.  Well-networked.  They’ve been activists for years, are already seasoned through experience. I am definitely […]

Oct 272016
2016-10-27  Armed With Riot Gear, Militarized Police Begin Forcibly Clearing DAPL (Dakota Access Pipeline) Protest Camp. (Common Dreams)

Media Blackout as Militarized Police Begin Clearing DAPL Protest Camp by Deirdre Fulton ‘We will be peaceful, we will be prayerful, we will not retreat’   There are a number of videos for viewing at the above link (Media Blackout).   The text of the article appears below. There are 2,000 people in solidarity, now at the […]

Oct 162016
2016-10-14   This is a chiller.  Journalists Amy Goodman, Deia Schlosberg and actor Shailene Woodley face criminal charges over filming of Dakota Access Pipeline protests

I’ve followed developments in North Dakota starting back when oil spills did a number on the water that these people are dependent upon.   They came together to try and stop events that make their homes uninhabitable.   Excellent and dedicated people doing what you or I might do under similar circumstances. The story is a repeated one.  The oil and gas […]