Category: diversity of tactics

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Coco Guzman’s The Demonstration installation reveals vulnerability of protest movements

[dropcap]O[/dropcap]n their website, Coco Guzman begins the description of The Demonstration by quoting historian Eric Hobsbawm who writes that “next to sex, the activity combining bodily experience and intense emotion to the highest degree is the participation in a mass demonstration.” [pullquote-right]“Next to sex, the activity combining bodily experience and intense emotion to the highest degree is the participation in a mass demonstration.”[/pullquote-right]Like with sex, the participation on the front line of a demonstration, in an act of civil disobedience, or in any form of oppositional performance where you put your body on the line, the spectrum of experienced emotions...

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Why Activists Must Continue to Block Flow of Tar Sands Bitumen Through Enbridge Line 9

Because it works, it’s easy and because as admitted by Enbridge in documents submitted to the National Energy Board, Line 9 is disintegrating. The documents reveal that the pipeline has 4738 anomalies related to the formation of fissures and 8223 anomalies related to corrosion. Basically they admit that there are at least 12,961 locations along the pipeline that are on the verge of an oil spill. Last Monday, December 7, 2015 three protesters locked themselves to a valve they closed along Enbridge’s Line 9B pipeline as it enters Québec from Ontario. The valve controlling flow of tar sands bitumen was...