Jim Cooperman describes the video: This is a music video for Sylvain Vallee’s protest song. It includes clips and stills from the Oct. 22 and 24th Defend Our Coast rallies in Victoria and across the province. “Song lyrics by Sylvain Vallee and Lynn Erin. Song recording by Sylvain Vallee (see valleemusic.com). Video footage by Sylvain . . . → Read More: Canadian Progressive: Canadian Tar Sands Pipeline Protesters Dance to the Reggae Beat
There are signs that the fight for the coast may have new impetus.
As reported recently in the Associated Press, the United States could soon come into a bounty of oil. Part of it comes from newly discovered reserves, part from the Gulf of Mexico and a huge new source from oil released by fracking.
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* Today there are community actions happening at MLA offices across BC. People are participating in the Defend Our Coast Campaign, and are showing up across the province to link arms and symbolize BC’s unbroken wall of opposition to tar sands pipelines and tankers. For more information, go to DefendOurCoast.ca
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It was a cool rainy day in Victoria, British Columbia yesterday, but that didn’t stop thousands of people from coming out to the B.C. Legislature to show both the provincial and the federal governments that they are opposed to the two pipelines that industry and governments want to build to carry tar sands oil across . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Canadians Answer The Call To Defend Our Coast While Climate Silence Reigns South of Border
Tomorrow is the day that the largest tar sands protest in Canadian history is to take place, in Victoria, British Columbia, to defend our coast from the dangers of Enbridge’s Northern Gateway Pipeline. I wish I could be there but I can’t. In honour of all those taking the time to stand up for the . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: It’s Time To Get Real About The Risks Of Dirty Energy
Today (September 26), the Communications Energy and Paperworkers Union (CEP), the Canadian Autoworkers Union (CAW), the BC Teachers’ Federation, the United Fishermen and Allied Workers’ Union-CAW, and the Canadian Union of Public Employees BC (CUPE BC) have all added their names to the growing list endorsing the October 22 Defend Our Coast mass sit-in against . . . → Read More: Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: Major Canadian Unions Endorse Mass Sit-in Against Tar Sands Pipelines and Tankers