Sans Tar Sands

Covering the broad-based movement against the Keystone XL pipeline.

Stopping tar sands in Utah — a conversation with Peace Up’s Henia Belalia

An environmental training camp in southern Utah has one simple goal: to stop the first commercial tar sands operation from starting in the United States.

July 24, 2013

The Keystone XL Pledge of Resistance takes off

Climate activists are gearing up for a massive display of civil disobedience this summer and beyond, drawing inspiration from a 1980s antiwar pledge of resistance.

June 21, 2013

Summer heat brings climate protesters to the street

With several actions in the last week, a summer of planned climate resistance is off to a hot start.

June 17, 2013

Indigenous resistance grows strong in Keystone XL battle

For as much as the Keystone XL pipeline threatens indigenous communities, it has also connected them for a massive stand of resistance.

Climate activists can still win even if they lose on KXL

With polls showing public support for the Keystone XL pipeline — including 54 percent of Democrats — should climate activists start preparing for a loss? After all, it seems President Obama may have what one insider calls a “political environment that minimizes the cost to him politically of signing on to this.” Well, not so…

April 22, 2013

A week of action to stop tar sands profiteers

Tar sands resistance is spreading across the U.S. in a week of action to stop the Keystone XL and those profiting from it.

March 15, 2013

Utah ‘Idle No More’ in tar sands battle

The celebratory energy of Idle No More and its round dances are helping build unity and group power in Utah, where resistance to tar sands mining will soon be needed.

March 4, 2013

The few and the many — linking a campaign to a movement

The story of one small group’s participation in this month’s historic climate demonstrations is an example of how movements and campaigns can work together to build power for one another.

February 25, 2013

Pushing back to move climate forward

You have to exercise your core muscles. That’s what any physical trainer worth his or her salt will tell you. The same goes for your “moral core.” And Michael Brune, head of the Sierra Club, assures us our president has a strong one. What kind of morals Obama has, well that’s another matter, but he…

February 19, 2013

Is Bill McKibben’s math finally adding up?

Had Bill McKibben and not put so much effort into creating the perception of a powerful movement, they might never have built one.

February 18, 2013
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