Category Archives: Take Action

Stop Oil Trains Week of Action

25 million Americans live in the blast zone. Looking back on the Lac-Mégantic tragedy or the fiery June 3rd oil train derailment in the Columbia River Gorge — we know the blast zone is a dangerous place to be. There has been more damage done by oil trains in the past three years than the… Read More »

Break Free From Fossil Fuels

Push back against the power of the oil companies! March on BP Whiting on May 15! “We are the People of the Great Lakes and Upper Mississippi Region and we reflect the many colors of the People of the Earth. Our ancestors came from many lands and together with the indigenous First Nations we all… Read More »

No More Oil Train Secrets

Join ForestEthics in telling U.S. safety officials and railroad execs: No More Oil Train Secrets. For the sake of all those who live by the tracks — and first of all, the kids — it’s time to release critical documents that the rail companies are hiding from the public. Sign the petition here: http://www.forestethics.org/action/students-in-blast-zone 5.7… Read More »

August 27: Flood the System Info-Session

In Chicago, we are working to bring together groups and individuals committed to the flood the system principals: 1) commitment to anti-capitalist, anti-racist, anti-patriarchal and anti-colonial organizing, 2) prioritizing the leadership of grassroots, frontline communities, 3) valuing community-based alternatives to extreme energy as the true solutions and 4) committing to internal accountability in our organizing… Read More »

ChiOilByRail: Rally to Stop the Bomb Trains

Friday, August 28, 6:30PM-8PM United Baptist Church, 4242 West Roosevelt Road, Chicago 60624 facebook event page Congressman Danny Davis has the power to STOP bomb trains from skimming past our homes. He says he’s against bomb trains and may be with us on banning fracking on public lands. However, “maybe” is not the strong response… Read More »

July 29-Aug3: Rooting Resistance, MICATS Action Camp

  Injustice and environmental exploitation is occurring on a massive, global scale, and in so many different ways. Frontline communities are facing rights violations, health problems, increased cancer rates, and death. While being systematically removed from the political dialogue. We wish we could just file a complaint or march in the streets. But the companies… Read More »

Tar Sands Resistance Tour: April 14-30

Communities across the Midwest are coming together to protect our water and stop climate catastrophe. From April 14th to the 30th, the Enbridge Tar Sands Resistance Tour is traveling from Michigan to Minnesota to build the resistance across the Midwest. At each stop we’ll hear from community leaders about the threat Enbridge and tar sands poses to… Read More »