Jan 25th: “A Line in the Tar Sands Book” Launch

Join us this Sunday 1/25 for the Oakland book launch for A Line in the Tar Sands: Struggles for Environmental Justice!
Sunday, January 25
@ La Commune Cafe
(4799 Shattuck Ave, Oakland)
The multimedia book launch will include a discussion on solidarity, extraction, Indigenous sovereignty and climate change with a panel of local frontline activists fighting Tar Sands in the Bay Area, as well as international 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 SF Bay
  • TBA – WesPac / Pittsburg Crude-by-Rail organizer
  • Clayton Thomas-Muller (via video) – Indigenous Tar Sands Campaign, Book Contributor
  • Joshua Kahn Russell – Book co-Editor, Panel Facilitator
RSVP on the Facebook event page here.
More about A Line in the Tar SandsThe 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 priorities of frontline communities and immediate local hazards with battles for the future of the entire planet and climate change. Tar sands “development” comes with an enormous environmental and human cost. 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.