(de)Occupy Talks: Big oil, tar sands and ‘ethics’ (Toronto, Canada)

March 20, 2012 ~ (de)Occupy Talks: Big Oil, Tar Sands and ‘Ethics’
Bloor St. United Church, Toronto, Canada

Speakers: Eriel Tchekwie Deranger, Ron Plain, Isaac Asume Osuoka, Syed Hussan
Click here to see event summary and bios on MediaWrench.org

Moderator: Anna Zalik
Musical Performance: Diem LaFortune (Mama D.)
Videos by: MediaWrench.org
Media sponsor: Rabble.ca
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Even poster: Chelsea Taylor

Topic summary

Tar sands extraction is one of the largest civil and environmental rights issues of this generation. The Harper regime, in alliance with the Alberta government and the largest oil companies in the world, have ignored First Nations rights, broken global agreements and decimated hundreds of kilometers of land in Northern Alberta. Pipelines are expanding the impact to Southern Ontario, where tar sands refining is already happening in Sarnia, aka Chemical Valley. As well, Canada has supported companies and governments employing brutal military regimes to facilitate mining and oil & gas projects abroad. We ask the question, how is this ‘ethical’?


Indigenous Environmental Network, Greenpeace Canada, Network for Pan-Afrikan Solidarity, Faculty of Environmental Studies – York University, Environmental Justice Toronto, No One Is Illegal – Toronto, Indigenous Sovereignty and Solidarity Network, Mining Injustice Solidarity Network, Toronto Bolivia Solidarity Network, Council of Canadians – Toronto, Latin American and Caribbean Solidarity Network, Sierra Club Prairie Chapter, Earthroots, OPIRG York.


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