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May 31, 2017, 5:47 a.m.
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Posted by: tungsten

Posted by: Mic

And how exactly do the "good patriots" defend and support their neighbours? How do the consumers/people living in the areas fight back?

Education, the ballot, civil disobedience.

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/how-a-small-town-is-standing-up-to-fracking-w482577

Come back and read the link later, in a hurry. 

Education: Good and really solid idea, only drawback is that knowledge and all that is connected to it takes time. 

The ballot: Well, I honestly do not think that this is a proper alternative since power sooner or later might/eventually does corrupt, he German Green party as a more recent example. The Socialdemocrats another. 

Civil Disobedience: How far? 

To be honest - the older I get the less I have a clue about the How.

June 1, 2017, 12:21 p.m.
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Posted by: Mic

Civil Disobedience: How far?

https://www.truthdig.com/articles/the-price-of-resistance/


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June 2, 2017, 12:39 p.m.
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That was a great read. I liked that, thanks for sharing.

Sept. 11, 2018, 8:48 p.m.
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https://cleantechnica.com/2018/05/21/the-great-american-fracking-bubble/

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/01/opinion/the-next-financial-crisis-lurks-underground.html


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July 31, 2019, 12:19 p.m.
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As of April 16, 2019, there were 1,778 published peer-reviewed studies that pertain to shale and

tight gas development archived in the ROGER database.

This body of evidence clearly reveals both potential and actual harms. Specifically, PSE’s

statistical analysis of the scientific literature available from 2009 to 2015 demonstrates that:

 69 percent of original research studies on water quality found potential for, or actual

evidence of, fracking-associated water contamination,

 87 percent of original research studies on air quality found significant air pollutant

emissions, and

 84 percent of original research studies on human health risks found signs of harm or

indication of potential harm.

https://www.psr.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/compendium-6.pdf

Freedom of contract. We sell them guns that kill them; they sell us drugs that kill us.


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Dec. 20, 2019, 10:10 a.m.
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Canadian police were prepared to shoot Indigenous land defenders blockading construction of a natural gas pipeline in northern British Columbia, according to documents seen by the Guardian.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/dec/20/canada-indigenous-land-defenders-police-documents#

Freedom of contract. We sell them guns that kill them; they sell us drugs that kill us.

Dec. 22, 2019, 12:36 p.m.
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https://twitter.com/_emareil/status/1208603154151038976/photo/1

https://twitter.com/raynefq/status/1208459805813301248/photo/1

https://twitter.com/fionaforfuture/status/1208751074477322240/photo/1

https://twitter.com/canada_strike/status/1208522435039047681/photo/1

Jan. 11, 2020, 10:34 a.m.
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https://pbicanada.org/2020/01/10/canada-the-rcmp-and-human-rights-obligations-to-the-wetsuweten-nation/

Feb. 12, 2020, 11:34 a.m.
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The Coastal GasLink pipeline will carry fracked natural gas from northeastern B.C. to Kitimat, B.C., where a liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal is being built by LNG Canada – a partnership of Shell, Petronas, PetroChina, Mitsubishi, and Korean Gas.

While protesters have rightly condemned the RCMP actions, they (and the corporate media) have largely overlooked the role of a major player in this whole debacle: Wall Street titan Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., better known as KKR. 

On December 26, 2019 KKR announced the signing of a “definitive agreement” to acquire – along with Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo) – a 65 percent equity interest in the Coastal GasLink Pipeline Project from TC Energy.

KKR is mega-rich, even by Wall Street standards. It has US$208 billion in assets under management and US$153 billion in fee-paying assets under management. [1] AIMCo has $108.2 billion in assets that it manages on behalf of 31 Alberta pension, endowment and government funds. [2]

KKR is what is now called a “private equity” firm – a rebranding of what used to be called “leveraged buyout firms,” which pump money into struggling companies and then re-sell them for major profits. In 2014, KKR opened an office in Calgary with a $2 billion fund to find Canadian energy investments, especially in unconventional oil and gas projects. 

In its December 26, 2019 press release, KKR’s Brandon Freiman stated that “Coastal GasLink represents our third investment in infrastructure supporting Canada’s natural gas industry.” 

When contacted, KKR’s media office told me that the “other projects Brandon was referring to in his quote are Veresen Midstream and SemCams Midstream.”

https://www.counterpunch.org/2020/02/12/wall-street-invading-wetsuweten-territory/

Feb. 13, 2020, 4:26 a.m.
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I’m sorry, but most of what I read there is pure bs. From my perspective the threat of violence has gone both ways. If you don’t see the setting of booby traps as a threat of violence then we do come from two different points of view.


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