Table of Contents

List of Contributors

xii

Foreword
Naomi Klein and Bill Mckibben

xvii

Introduction: Drawing a Line in the Tar Sands

Tony Weis, Toban Black, Stephen D’arcy, and Joshua Kahn Russell

1

Part I: Tar Sands Expansionism

1. Petro-Capitalism and the Tar Sands

Angela V. Carter

23

2. Assembling Consent in Alberta: Hegemony and the Tar Sands

Randolph Haluza-Delay

36

3. The Rise of Reactionary Environmentalism in the Tar Sands

Ryan Katz-Rosene

45

4. Canadian Diplomatic Efforts to Sell the Tar Sands

Yves Engler

55

5. The Environmental NGO Industry and Frontline Communities

Dave Vasey

64

6. Canada’s Eastward Pipelines: A Corporate Export Swindle, Confronted by Cross-Country Resistance

Martin Lukacs

76

7. Migrant Justice and the Tar Sands Industry

Harsha Walia

84

8. Responding to Chinese Investments in the Tar Sands

Harjap Grewal

91

9. New Beginnings: Tar Sands Prospecting Abroad

Macdonald Stainsby

99

 Part II: Communities and Resistance

10. Awaiting Justice: The Ceaseless Struggle of the Lubicon Cree

Melina Laboucan-Massimo

113

11. Kihci Pikiskwewin—Speaking the Truth

Crystal Lameman

118

12. The Tar Sands Healing Walk

Jesse Cardinal

127

13. Petro-Chemical Legacies and Tar Sands Frontiers: Chemical Valley versus Environmental Justice

Toban Black

134

14. Beyond Token Recognition: The Growing Movement against the Enbridge Norther Gateway Project

Tyler McCreary

146

15. Culture Works

Christine Leclerc and Rex Weyler

160

16. Lessons from Direct Action at the White House to Stop the Keystone XL Pipeline

Joshua Kahn Russell, Linda Capato, Matt Leonard, and Rae Breaux

166

17. Gulf Coast Resistance and the Southern Leg of the Keystone XL Pipeline

Cherri Foytlin, Yudith Nieto, Kerry Lemon, and Will Wooten

181

18. The Enbridge Pipeline Disaster and Accidental Activism along the Kalamazoo River

Sonia Grant

195

19. Getting Europe out of the Tar Sands: The Rise of the UK Tar Sands Campaign

Jess Worth

207

20. Labour Faces the Keystone XL and Climate Change

Jeremy Brecher and the Labor Network for Sustainability

217

Part III: Future Prospects

21. Ending the Age of Fossil Fuels and Building an Economics for the Seventh Generation

Winona LaDuke

229

22. The Rise of the Native Rights-Based Strategic Framework

Clayton Thomas-Muller

23. Pipelines and Resistance Across Turtle Island

Sâkihitowin Awâsis

253

24. What Does It Mean to Be a Movement? A Proposal for a Coherent, Powerful, Indigenous-Led Movement

Emily Coats

267

25. Expanding the Fossil Fuel Resistance

Bill Mckibben

279

26. Secondary Targeting: A Strategic Approach to Tar Sands Resistance

Stephen D’arcy

286

27. From the Tar Sands to “Green Jobs”? Work and Ecological Justice

Greg Albo and Lilian Yap

298

28. Tar Sands, Extreme Energy, and the Future of the Climate Movement

Brian Tokar

311

Acknowledgements

322

Notes

323

Index

359

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