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Book launch: A Line in the Tar Sands
Saturday, November 29, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm| Free
A Line in the Tar Sands:
Struggles for Environmental Justice
Join contributors, an editor, and Line 9 activists for a celebration of A Line in the Tar Sands: Struggles for Environmental Justice edited by Stephen D’Arcy, Toban Black, Tony Weis, and Joshua Kahn Russell with Foreward by Naomi Klein and Bill McKibben.
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.
“Avoiding ‘game over for climate’ requires drawing a line in the tar sands sludge. A Line in the Tar Sands makes clear why and how this tar sands quagmire could be the beginning of the end for the mighty fossil fuel industry.” – Dr. James Hansen, NASA
Free and open to the public
Thank you to our online media sponsor: rabble.ca
More information: btlbooks.com/book/line-in-the-tar-sands
Need to know:
– Doors open at 12:50
– Free event
– Accessible on demand via portable ramp; washrooms not accessible
– Please avoid using strong-scented products due to sensitivities
Tasty refreshments (non-alcoholic) with Zatoun oliveoil+za’atar dipping.