Greg Albo is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at York University. He is co-author of In and Out of Crisis: The Global Financial Meltdown and Left Alternatives (PM Press), and a co-editor of the Socialist Register. He is also on the executive of the Toronto-based Centre for Social Justice.
Sâkihitowin Awâsis is a Two-Spirited Didikai Métis spoken-word artist and community organizer living in London, Ontario, who has been active in the struggle against the Line 9 pipeline reversal in Ontario.
Toban Black is a community organizer and an Associate Editor for Upping the Anti. As an activist, he has focused on extreme energy projects and community-based alternatives. His current organizing includes the web project Stop Fracking Ontario.
Rae Breaux is from California and an organizer with the Rising Tide North America collective. She is also the Grassroots Actions Campaigner for 350.org.
Jeremy Brecher is the author of more than a dozen books on labour and social movements, including Strike! (Straight Arrow Books) and Global Village or Global Pillage (South End Press). He currently works with the Labor Network for Sustainability.
Linda Capato is a queer climate activist in the San Francisco Bay Area who works to support communities directly affected by climate change and extractive industries, and currently serves as the Fracking Campaign Coordinator for 350.org.
Jesse Cardinal is the Coordinator of Keepers of the Athabasca, and a co-organizer and spokesperson in the Healing Walk.
Angela V. Carter is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Waterloo. Her research focuses on comparative environmental regulatory and policy regimes surrounding oil developments in key oil-dependent Canadian and American cases.
Emily Coats is a campaigner with the UK Tar Sands Network, and has been involved in a number of climate justice campaigns in the UK. Her MSc thesis was about tar sands resistance.
Stephen D’Arcy is an Associate Professor and Chair in the Department of Philosophy at Huron University College. He is the author of Languages of the Unheard: Why Militant Protest is Good for Democracy (Between the Lines). He is also a climate justice and economic democracy activist.
Yves Engler is a Montreal-based activist and author. He has published several books with red/Fernwood, including The Ugly Canadian: Stephen Harper’s Foreign Policy; Lester Pearson’s Peacekeeping: The Truth May Hurt; and The Black Book of Canadian Foreign Policy.
Cherri Foytlin is a freelance journalist, author, advocate, speaker and mother of six, who lives in South Louisiana–an area inundated with indus- trial pollution. She is the co-author of the e-book Spill It! The Truth About the Deep Water Horizon Oil Rig Explosion, and regularly contributes to http://www.BridgetheGulfProject.org, the Huffington Post, Daily Kos, and several local newspapers.
Sonia Grant is an environmental justice organizer and a PhD student in Anthropology at the University of Chicago. While based in Toronto, Sonia was active in the grassroots movement against the Enbridge Line 9 reversal.
Harjap Grewal is an anti-authoritarian organizer based in Vancouver, Coast Salish Territories. He works with the No One Is Illegal Collective and various local campaigns. He organizes within the local South Asian community, with communities of colour, and in solidarity with Indigenous sovereignty struggles, focusing primarily on migrant, trade, and environmental justice rooted in an anti-capitalist and anti-colonial analysis.
Randolph Haluza-DeLay is an Associate Professor of Sociology at King’s University College in Edmonton. He teaches and has published widely in sociology, environmental education, geography, and leisure stud- ies, and co-edited How the World’s Religions are Responding to Climate Change: Social Scientific Investigations (Routledge).
Ryan Katz-Rosene is a PhD candidate in Geography at Carleton University in Ottawa. His research interests include critical perspectives on growth, energy, and transportation, and environmental political economy.
Naomi Klein is an award-winning journalist, syndicated columnist and author of the international bestsellers, The Shock Doctrine and No Logo (both with Picador).
Melina Laboucan-Massimo is a member of the Lubicon Cree First Nation in Alberta, Canada, and an Indigenous and environmental activist. She has worked with Redwire Media Society, the Indigenous Environmental Network, and, most recently, as a tar sands, climate, and energy campaigner with Greenpeace.
Winona LaDuke is an Ojibwe economist working on issues of sustain- able development, renewable energy, and food systems. She lives and works on the White Earth reservation, and writes extensively on Indigenous and environmental issues.
Crystal Lameman is a member of Beaver Lake Cree Nation in Alberta, Canada, and is an Indigenous rights and tar sands campaigner.
Kerry Lemon raised two children with her husband in their off-the-grid home in East Texas. Kerry is committed to social justice and community- building, and her involvement with grassroots organizing is fueled by her family’s personal experience with the detrimental impacts of petroleum extraction practices.
Matt Leonard is a long-time direct action coordinator and climate activist based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He currently serves as the Director of Special Projects for 350.org.
Christine Leclerc is a Communications Manager, author of Counterfeit (Capilano University Editions) and Oilywood (Nomados Editions), and an Editorial Collective Member for The Enpipe Line (Creekstone Press).
Martin Lukacs is a journalist and environmental blogger with The Guardian and an editor-at-large with the Media Co-op.
Tyler McCreary is a post-doctoral fellow in Geography at the University of British Columbia with research interests in Indigenous studies, postcolonial theory, critical geography, cultural geography, and political ecology. He is also a contributor for rabble.ca and a member of the editorial collective of Canadian Dimension.
Bill McKibben is a founder of 350.org and the Schumann Distinguished Professor in Residence at Middlebury College. He has written a dozen books about the environment, including The End of Nature (Random House), Eaarth: Making Life on a Tough New Planet (Holt), and Oil and Honey: The Education of an Unlikely Activist (Holt). In 2011, he was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Yudith Nieto was born in Mexico and grew up in the fence-line refining community of Manchester in Houston, Texas, which helped inspire her to become involved in the environmental justice movement. Yudith has worked with Texas Environmental Justice Advocacy Services, and has also been involved in organizing direct actions with the Tar Sands Blockade
Joshua Kahn Russell is a core trainer with the Wildfire Project and the Ruckus Society. He is the co-author of Organizing Cools the Planet (PM Press) and co-editor of Beautiful Trouble (O/R Books), and is currently working as the Global Trainings Manager of 350.org.
Macdonald Stainsby is a freelance writer, journalist, and social justice activist currently based in his hometown of Burnaby, British Columbia. He has worked on tar sands in particular since 2006, both in Canada and inter- nationally, and is the coordinator of the international tar sands information portals OilSandsTruth.org and TarSandsWorld.com.
Clayton Thomas-Muller is a member the Mathias Colomb Cree Nation in Manitoba, Canada. He has worked with the Indigenous Environmental Network and is currently the campaign director for the Polaris Institute’s Indigenous Tar Sands Campaign.
Brian Tokar is the Director of the Institute for Social Ecology and a Lecturer in Environmental Studies at the University of Vermont. He has written and edited many books, including Toward Climate Justice (New Compass Press) and Earth for Sale: Reclaiming Ecology in an Age of Corporate Greenwash (South End Press).
Dave Vasey is a grassroots activist in Toronto who has been active in Environmental Justice Toronto, Occupy Toronto, the Mining Injustice Solidarity Network, and anti–tar sands campaigning.
Harsha Walia is a South Asian activist, writer, and popular educator rooted in migrant justice, Indigenous solidarity, Palestinian liberation, anti-racist, feminist, anti-imperialist, and anti-capitalist movements and communities for over a decade. She is the author of Undoing Border Imperialism (AK Press).
Tony Weis is an Associate Professor in Geography at Western University. He is the author of The Global Food Economy: The Battle for the Future of Farming and The Ecological Hoofprint: The Global Burden of Industrial Livestock (both Zed Books).
Rex Weyler is a journalist, writer, and ecologist, and a co-founder of Greenpeace International. His books include Blood of the Land (New Society), Song of the Whale (Doubleday), and Greenpeace: The Inside Story (Raincoast Books).
Will Wooten is an online organizer with the Tar Sands Blockade, progressive political activist and freelance writer based in Texas.
Jess Worth is a co-founder of the UK Tar Sands Network. She is a former co-editor of the award-winning magazine New Internationalist, and was a member of the campaign organization People & Planet.
Lilian Yap is a doctoral student in Political Science at York University, analyzing the nature of “green work” and the recycling sectors in Toronto and Buenos Aires.
Photography featured in the book from Ben Powless, Shadia Fayne Wood & Project Survival Media, Allan Lissner, People’s Media Project & Owe Aku International, Honor the Earth, Rajan Zaveri and the UK Tar Sands Network, Mike Roy of The Indignants and Tar Sands Blockade.