Join us for the Oakland book launch for A Line in the Tar Sands: Struggles for Environmental Justice!
The launch will include a panel of local frontline activists fighting Tar Sands in the Bay Area, as well as national perspectives, and will include:
Winona La Duke (via Skype) - Honor the Earth, Book Contributor
Vivian Huang - Asian Pacific Environmental Network
Pennie Opal Plant - Idle No More
TBA - WesPac / Pittsburg Crude-by-Rail organizer
Joshua Kahn Russell - Book co-Editor, Panel Facilitator
Clayton Thomas-Muller (via video) - Indigenous Tar Sands Campaign, Book Contributor
Event Co-sponsors: Idle No More SF Bay, Asian Pacific Environmental Network, Movement Generation, Center for Story Based Strategy, Ruckus Society
The struggle against the Tar Sands is one of the most epic of our times, and has been called the largest industrial project on earth; a strip mine spanning the size of Florida. This struggle has been captured in the new PM Press volume, A Line in the Tar Sands: Struggles for Environmental Justice. The collection is one of the first that has managed to quite explicitly marry concern of frontline communities and immediate local hazards with fear for the future of the entire planet and climate change.
More about A Line in the Tar Sands and the Contributors:
Tar sands “development” comes with an enormous environmental and human cost. But tar sands opponents—fighting a powerful international industry—are likened to terrorists, government environmental scientists are muzzled, and public hearings are concealed and rushed.
Yet, despite the formidable political and economic power behind the tar sands, many opponents are actively building international networks of resistance, challenging pipeline plans while resisting threats to Indigenous sovereignty and democratic participation. Including leading voices involved in the struggle against the tar sands, A Line in the Tar Sands offers a critical analysis of the impact of the tar sands and the challenges opponents face in their efforts to organize effective resistance.
Contributors to the book include: Greg Albo, Sâkihitowin Awâsis, Toban Black, Rae Breaux, Jeremy Brecher, Linda Capato, Jesse Cardinal, Angela V. Carter, Emily Coats, Stephen D’Arcy, Yves Engler, Cherri Foytlin, Sonia Grant, Harjap Grewal, Randolph Haluza-DeLay, Ryan Katz-Rosene Naomi Klein, Melina Laboucan-Massimo, Winona LaDuke, Crystal Lameman, Kerry Lemon, Matt Leonard, Christine Leclerc, Martin Lukacs, Tyler McCreary, Bill McKibben Yudith Nieto, Joshua Kahn Russell, Macdonald Stainsby, Clayton Thomas-Muller, Brian Tokar, Dave Vasey, Harsha Walia, Tony Weis, Rex Weyler, Will Wooten, Jess Worth, Lilian Yap
Book website: http://alineinthetarsands.org/
4799 Shattuck Ave
Oakland, CA 94609
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