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A Line in the Tar Sands - Panel Discussion
Date Sunday January 25
Time 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location Details
La Commune Cafe and Bookstore
4799 Shattuck Ave, Oakland, California 94609
Event Type Panel Discussion
Organizer/Author
Join a panel of leading activists who are fighting one of the most epic environmental and social justice battles of our time, the Tar Sands. Learn about the most recent front line struggles by the activists themselves, the contextual history of the Tar Sands, what is being done to stop this disaster, and how you can help. The struggle has been captured in the new PM Press volume, A Line in the Tar Sands: Struggles for Environmental Justice. The collection is one of the first that has managed to quite explicitly marry concern for frontline communities and immediate local hazards with fear for the future of the entire planet. Panelists are still forming. The panel facilitator will be Joshua Kahn Russell, US based coeditor of the book.

More about A Line in the Tar Sands and the Contributors:

Tar sands “development” comes with an enormous environmental and human cost. But tar sands opponents—fighting a powerful international industry—are likened to terrorists, government environmental scientists are muzzled, and public hearings are concealed and rushed.

Yet, despite the formidable political and economic power behind the tar sands, many opponents are actively building international networks of resistance, challenging pipeline plans while resisting threats to Indigenous sovereignty and democratic participation. Including leading voices involved in the struggle against the tar sands, A Line in the Tar Sands offers a critical analysis of the impact of the tar sands and the challenges opponents face in their efforts to organize effective resistance.

Contributors to the book include: Angela Carter, Bill McKibben, Brian Tokar, Christine Leclerc, Clayton Thomas-Muller, Crystal Lameman, Dave Vasey, Emily Coats, Eriel Deranger, Greg Albo, Jeremy Brecher, Jess Worth, Jesse Cardinal, Joshua Kahn Russell, Lilian Yap, Linda Capato, Macdonald Stainsby, Martin Lukacs, Matt Leonard, Melina Laboucan-Massimo, Naomi Klein, Rae Breaux, Randolph Haluza-DeLay, Rex Weyler, Ryan Katz-Rosene, Sâkihitowin Awâsis, Sonia Grant, Stephen D’Arcy, Toban Black, Tony Weis, Tyler McCreary, Winona LaDuke, and Yves Engler.

Link to A Line in the Tar Sands:
http://secure.pmpress.org/index.php?l=product_deta
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Added to the calendar on Monday Jan 5th, 2015 10:22 PM

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