By Stephen D'Arcy, Toban Black, Tony Weis, Joshua Kahn Russell

The struggle over the tar sands in North the United States is without doubt one of the epic environmental and social justice battles of our time, and one of many first that has controlled to marry fairly explicitly hindrance for frontline groups and quick neighborhood dangers with worry for the way forward for the whole planet. Tar sands “development” comes with a big environmental and human rate. yet tar sands opponents—fighting a strong foreign industry—are likened to terrorists; govt environmental scientists are muzzled; and public hearings are hid and rushed. but, regardless of the bold political and fiscal strength in the back of the tar sands, many rivals are actively development overseas networks of resistance, demanding pipeline plans whereas resisting threats to Indigenous sovereignty and democratic participation. together with prime voices fascinated about the fight opposed to the tar sands, A Line within the Tar Sands deals a severe research of the influence of the tar sands and the demanding situations rivals face of their efforts to arrange potent resistance. individuals comprise 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 provide, Stephen D’Arcy, Toban Black, Tony Weis, Tyler McCreary, Winona LaDuke, and Yves Engler.

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A Proposal for a Coherent, Powerful, Indigenous-Led Movement EMILY COATS 25. Expanding the Fossil Fuel Resistance BILL MCKIBBEN 26. Secondary Targeting: A Strategic Approach to Tar Sands Resistance STEPHEN D’ARCY 27. From the Tar Sands to “Green Jobs”? Work and Ecological Justice GREG ALBO AND LILIAN YAP 28. Tar Sands, Extreme Energy, and the Future of the Climate Movement BRIAN TOKAR Acknowledgements Notes Index List of Contributors Greg Albo is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at York University.

Canadian Diplomatic Efforts to Sell the Tar Sands YVES ENGLER 5. The Environmental NGO Industry and Frontline Communities DAVE VASEY 6. Canada’s Eastward Pipelines: A Corporate Export Swindle, Confronted by Cross-Country Resistance MARTIN LUKACS 7. Migrant Justice and the Tar Sands Industry INTERVIEW WITH HARSHA WALIA BY JOSHUA KAHN RUSSELL 8. Responding to Chinese Investments in the Tar Sands HARJAP GREWAL 9. New Beginnings: Tar Sands Prospecting Abroad MACDONALD STAINSBY Part II: Communities and Resistance 10.

Culture Works CHRISTINE LECLERC AND REX WEYLER 16. Lessons from Direct Action at the White House to Stop the Keystone XL Pipeline JOSHUA KAHN RUSSELL, LINDA CAPATO, MATT LEONARD, AND RAE BREAUX 17. Gulf Coast Resistance and the Southern Leg of the Keystone XL Pipeline CHERRI FOYTLIN, YUDITH NIETO, KERRY LEMON, AND WILL WOOTEN 18. The Enbridge Pipeline Disaster and Accidental Activism along the Kalamazoo River SONIA GRANT 19. Getting Europe Out of the Tar Sands: The Rise of the UK Tar Sands Network JESS WORTH 20.

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