By Stephen D'Arcy, Toban Black, Tony Weis, Joshua Kahn Russell
The struggle over the tar sands in North the US is likely one of the epic environmental and social justice battles of our time, and one of many first that has controlled to marry rather explicitly hindrance for frontline groups and rapid neighborhood risks with worry for the way forward for the total planet. Tar sands “development” comes with a huge environmental and human fee. yet tar sands opponents—fighting a strong overseas industry—are likened to terrorists; govt environmental scientists are muzzled; and public hearings are hid and rushed. but, regardless of the ambitious political and monetary energy in the back of the tar sands, many competitors are actively construction foreign networks of resistance, not easy pipeline plans whereas resisting threats to Indigenous sovereignty and democratic participation. together with prime voices excited about the fight opposed to the tar sands, A Line within the Tar Sands bargains a serious research of the effect of the tar sands and the demanding situations rivals face of their efforts to prepare powerful resistance. members contain Angela Carter, invoice McKibben, Brian Tokar, Christine Leclerc, Clayton Thomas-Muller, Crystal Lameman, Dave Vasey, Emily Coats, Eriel Deranger, Greg Albo, Jeremy Brecher, Jess worthy, 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 furnish, Stephen D’Arcy, Toban Black, Tony Weis, Tyler McCreary, Winona LaDuke, and Yves Engler.
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He works with the No One Is Illegal Collective and various local campaigns. He organizes within the local South Asian community, with communities of colour, and in solidarity with Indigenous sovereignty struggles, focusing primarily on migrant, trade, and environmental justice rooted in an anti-capitalist and anti-colonial analysis. Randolph Haluza-DeLay is an Associate Professor of Sociology at King’s University College in Edmonton. He teaches and has published widely in sociology, environmental education, geography, and leisure studies, and co-edited How the World’s Religions are Responding to Climate Change: Social Scientific Investigations (Routledge).
The tar sands has become a key front in the fight against climate change, and the fight for a better future, and it’s hard to overstate the importance of the struggles it has inspired. Introduction Drawing a Line in the Tar Sands TONY WEIS, TOBAN BLACK, STEPHEN D’ARCY, AND JOSHUA KAHN RUSSELL Stories of Resistance This book offers stories of sadness and pain, visions of hope, and reflections on strategy. It explores the consequences of a system of global capitalism that has pushed our planet and those who live on it to the brink of collapse.
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A Line in the Tar Sands: Struggles for Environmental Justice by Stephen D'Arcy, Toban Black, Tony Weis, Joshua Kahn Russell