[Sust-mar] climate action event Dec 10

Copleston/Reddin marionc at isn.net
Fri Nov 23 11:47:02 EST 2007

hi all

please publish this, forward it, post it on blogs, websites, 
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ECOPEI invites all activists committed to preventing climate change 
chaos to a film-showing and  discussion at UPEI Faculty Lounge, Main 
Bldg., 7-9pm on Mon., Dec. 10th. To get involved and for more 
details, please contact Tony Reddin at 675-4093 <marionc at isn.net> or 
Shannon Hartigan 569-7990 <Shannon at isn.net>, or go to 
www.climatechaos.ca and www.ecopei.ca .
Discussion will be inspired by a 48-page Special Issue on the Alberta 
Tar Sands recently published by 'The Dominion'- Canada's Grassroots 
Newspaper, now available at Econet, UPEI, the VRC and the C/C 
library; see also http:// dominionpaper.ca/tarsands and info below. 
[articles include Kim Petersen's report on the community of Fort 
Chipewyan and the effects on water downstream from the Tar Sands; 
Lindsay Bird's account of working in a camp near Fort McMurray; a 
series of comics by Katie Beaton, and much, much more!]
You may have heard about the Tar Sands.

If you're in the Maritimes, you probably know someone who works 
there. If you live in Alberta, you probably hear about it being a 
major source of economic growth. If you're connected to environmental 
groups, you probably know that continued development in the Tar Sands 
will make it impossible for Canada to meet its treaty obligations 
under the Kyoto Protocol.
You may have seen some footage of big trucks on TV.
The Tar Sands are on pace to become the largest industrial project in 
human history, built on public land and subsidized by provincial and 
federal governments. And yet, very few people have a substantial 
understanding of the  world's first "Gigaproject." In addition to 
being unfathomably large, extraction of Tar Sands is also setting 
global precedents in terms of how we deal with: The decline in oil 
supply;  Indigenous rights and title to land; Climate change and 
emissions; Labour rights and migrant workers' rights; Use of public 
land; and  Corporate power and social movements.
To increase public understanding of these issues, The Dominion has 
assembled an army of writers, journalists, researchers, people 
directly affected by the Tar Sands extraction, oil workers and others 
to explain the far-reaching effects of Tar Sands development in 
Alberta and what it means for the future in Canada and globally. For 
more, go to the website, http:// dominionpaper.ca/tarsands .  
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