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A Line in the Tar Sands book launch with Joshua Kahn Russell
Date Thursday January 29
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
The Green Arcade Books Ideas Goods
1680 Market St, San Francisco, California 94102
Event Type Speaker
Organizer/Author
Join coeditor Joshua Kahn Russell to celebrate the release of "A Line in the Tar Sands: Struggles for Environmental Justice" on January 29th at The Green Arcade in San Francisco. Check out the book: http://tinyurl.com/pfvpoke

The fight over the tar sands in North America is among the epic environmental and social justice battles of our time, and 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.

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.

“Avoiding 'game over for climate' requires drawing a line in the tar sands sludge. A Line in the Tar Sands makes clear why and how this tar sands quagmire could be the beginning of the end for the mighty fossil fuel industry.”
—Dr. James Hansen, NASA

This book features contributions from Winona LaDuke, Bill McKibben, Naomi Klein, Clayton Thomas-Muller, Harsha Walia, Jeremy Brecher, Crystal Lameman, Melina Laboucan-Massimo, Yves Engler, Cherri Foytlin, Macdonald Stainsby, Yudith Nieto, Greg Albo, Brian Tokar, Jesse Cardinal, Rex Weyler, Jess Worth, and many more.

Joshua Kahn Russell is a core trainer, facilitator, and action coordinator with The Wildfire Project and the Ruckus Society. He currently serves as the Global Trainings Manager at 350.org, and has trained thousands of activists. His blog is http://www.praxismakesperfect.org and you can follow him on Twitter at @joshkahnrussell

A Line in the Tar Sands: http://alineinthetarsands.org/
PM Press: http://www.pmpress.org/
The Green Arcade: http://www.thegreenarcade.com/
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