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Posts Tagged ‘Tar Sands’

Craftivism Direct Action against the Tar Sands: an interview with artist Lucy Sparrow

'Felt Impacts of the Tar Sand' was delivered to the Canada Europe Energy Summit at Canada House on Tuesday 19th November, a stark reminder of the destruction wrought by the extraction of oil from the Tar Sands.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Image by UK Tar Sands Network, artist Lucy Sparrow, designer Daniel Sliwka

Yesterday I was alerted to an inspiring direct action designed to draw attention to the ongoing destruction involved with the extraction of oil from the Tar Sands in Canada. Together with the UK Tar Sands Network artist Lucy Sparrow created a large scale felted artwork. Lucy describes how she put her plan in action...

Image by UK Tar Sands photo by You and I Films

After nine intense days of frantic sewing and knitting, I made my way with the guys from the UK Tar Sands Network to Canada House to protest against the Canada Europe Energy Summit which brought together Canadian ministers and… read more

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Hats for Kate: New headwear from Canadian Designers to welcome the British Royals

As the Royals arrive in Canada for their state visit Hats for Kate showcase some of Canada's less newsworthy activities. With names like Bully Beaver, Tar and Feathers and Climate Denier, there's no shirking the issues with these creative designs.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Hats for Kate, approved Bully Beaver, abortion by Amy Rogers. If you’ve been reading the papers you will know that our Kate and Wills have arrived for their first state […]

Licence to spill! are keeping it clean

Your help is needed to raise ethical funds for the campaign against dirty oil money sponsoring the arts.

Written by Sophie Allain

Three oil cans; Tate Summer Party, remedy Photography by Immo Klink Gushing from floral skirts, spilling elegantly from giant white eggs, jetting from paint tubes across the floor of the […]

Climate Camp 2010 at the RBS HQ in Edinburgh: a Break the Banks action round up.

I've just got back from this year's Climate Camp in Edinburgh. We camped on the grounds of the global headquarters of RBS to highlight the financial links to the climate crisis, and took direct action every day. Here's my round up of the best actions I took part in.

Written by Amelia Gregory

All photography by Amelia Gregory unless otherwise stated. Over the past few years I have become increasingly embedded in the process of Climate Camp, see so I am well aware […]

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Smash the Piggy Piñata at the Annual International Banking Conference

This morning I paid an early morning visit to the Annual International Banking Conference, attended by head honchos from RBS... and activists from UK Tar Sands Network and Climate Camp London.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Photography by Amelia Gregory. This morning I made an especially early start so that I could take a whack at a ‘piggy piñata’ outside the Annual International Banking Conference held […]

Climate9: Stopping Carbon Emissions at Source. So Who are the Real Criminals?

On the 14th June 2010 the Climate9 go to trial for their actions at Aberdeen airport in Scotland last year. Why should we give them our support? Read on...

Written by Amelia Wells

Donald Trump is behind the expansion of Aberdeen airport. Illustration by Kevin Bradshaw. When the words of the law and the actions of the Government contradict each other, viagra look […]

The Deepwater Horizon Disaster may convince BP to enter the Canadian Tar Sands

As the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico continues to grow, President Obama halts deepwater oil exploration and calls in the experts. Illustrations by Matt Thomas.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Dan Eldon’s visual diaries; courtesy of Kathy Eldon At some point in your life, sick cheap you may have kept a diary, website like this pouring into it all of […]

Solar Impulse: the plane that flies with the power of the sun.

On April 7th 2010 the first solar plane took flight. Read all about why this is such an important milestone. Illustrations by Thereza Rowe.

Written by Amelia Wells

The Solar Impulse Plane. Illustration by Thereza Rowe. The Solar Impulse Plane. Illustration by Thereza Rowe. Holiday season is steadily approaching; the time when adverts for faraway climes become ever […]

Illustration by Daniel Almeroth.

Dirty Oil: Marina Pepper reviews the new film about the horror of the Canadian Tar Sands

The Co-Operative are sponsoring screenings of the new film Dirty Oil, which follows the troubles of the Cree Indians as they fight the corporations who exploit the Canadian Tar Sands. Illustrations by Daniel Almeroth.

Written by Marina Pepper

Illustration by Daniel Almeroth. Back in the days when climate change was a vague notion – something for the 22nd century, order a problematical J curve for academics to ponder […]

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BP – Beyond Petroleum and head-first into Tar Sands

Shareholders and NGOs revolt over BP's investment into "the biggest environmental crime in history..."

Written by Zofia Walczak

I have spent the last 12 years of my life, ask with the exception of 4 years at university, price travelling Europe alongside some of the world’s best freestyle rollerbladers […]

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Copping Out: The latest from Trafalgar Square

What's happening down at the COP OUT Camp out

Written by Grace Beaumont

Illustration by Verity Smith Waking on Friday morning I can tell by the sunlight streaming into my room that for a change it’s a bright and clear day, doctor cheapest […]

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Protest against RBS’s investment into Tar Sands

Role-playing, shouting and mass dying to protest against Tar Sands destroying areas of ancient forest larger than England.

Written by Adam S

The Emerald Isles Lisa Hannigan has had a sparkling 2009. You may recognize her talents from album “O” by Damien Rice on which she featured on most of the tracks. […]

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Reclaiming power at Copenhagen!

Creating Social change at the Copenhagen Climate Change Summit

Written by Adam S

Earlier last week I ventured down to Somerset House to see the eagerly anticipated SHOWstudio: Fashion Revolution exhibition which charts this rise of the iconic website from its creation in […]

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Earth Listings: 9th – 15th November

Written by Adam S

Another week of plenty of chances to listen, treatment learn, cialis 40mg get involved or take action around the country. Copenhagen info evening Tuesday 10th November 2009 The prospects for […]