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Fossil Free-dom Fighters Join in Solidarity

Dear Fossil Free-dom Fighters, Crystal Lameman from the Beaver Lake Cree Nation and I are writing to you from the road with the fine People and Planet folks. We have been meeting with students, climate justice activists and friends to talk about how we can deepen the links of the amazing Divestment movement with frontline resistance to devastating energy extraction at the source. Fossil Fuel companies are wreaking havoc on the lands of First Nations communities in Canada and since 2010 we have been speaking truth to corporate power at the BP Annual General Meeting.  Days after that meeting the Gulf was devastated by the biggest offshore spill in history as a BP well exploded. Since then we have been working […]

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Tar Sands Devastation Unveiled outside Canada Europe Energy Roundtable

  Tuesday November 18th, 2014. A coalition of climate and social justice organizations and artists held a silent presence and unveiled a large landscape which depicts the devastation caused by Canadian tar sands outside the Canada Europe Energy Roundtable this morning. “Communities from across the UK have come together to make this banner to show our solidarity with those communities on the front lines of tar sands who have lived for generations in close relationship with the land” said Amanda Cid, a community artist “it is important to make visible the animal species and cultures that are being pushed to extinction because of decisions being made behind closed doors between industry and government.” The Canadian government has embarked on a […]

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Aamer Rahman, Australian stand-up comic, on tour in the UK, sending a message of solidarity to the Healing Walk participants in Canada and to the communities on the front lines of the tar sands battle. This movement is global! Send us your own messages of support (video, pictures, texts – whatever takes your fancy) and we will post them here as well Check here for more blogs, videos and pictures from the 2014 Healing Walk.  

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The ‘Felt Impacts of the Tar Sands’ artwork unveiled at the Canada Europe Energy Summit

The Felt Impacts of the Tar Sands – #feltimpacts #tarsands #craftivism from You and I Films on Vimeo. Giant artwork depicting the Canadian tar sands and the devastation being caused to ecosystems, species and First Nations communities launched by street felt-artist Lucy Sparrow outside Canada House in Trafalgar Square Street felt-artist Lucy Sparrow today unrolled an ambitious artwork at the annual Canada Europe Energy Summit outside Canada House in Trafalgar Square, as Canadian minister Joe Oliver met with the UK government, the CEO of BP, Bob Dudley, and other major players in the tar sands industry to discuss undermining EU climate legislation, the Fuel Quality Directive, to open up global markets to Canada’s highly-polluting fossil fuels.   “It is horrific […]

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TAKE ACTION: ask your MP to say NO to tar sands and support the Fuel Quality Directive

With the EU Fuel Quality Directive coming to a head, we need to put pressure on the UK government to ensure the FQD is effective at discouraging imports of high-emission fuels, including fuel derived from tar sands. We want the UK to support a measure to correctly label tar sands fuel as more polluting than conventional oil, a measure which is also supported by First Nations communities bearing the brunt of the associated local environmental destruction. YOUR help is very much needed, as we try to get MPs to sign this Early Day Motion. Please help us and email your MP, using this online tool – http://peopleandplanet.org/navid16352. A few clicks is all it takes!

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