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Fracking, tar sands, and indigenous resistance

"'The infrastructure of industrial civilization is both vulnerable and accessible, but the environmental movement is not used to thinking in terms of infrastructure. This is the language of war, not petitions. But it is long past time for this war to have two sides."

As we face ever-changing times, it is becoming increasingly clear that we as a species are facing calamities that never have been faced. Our climate is changing, ecosystems are being destroyed, and almost all peer-reviewed science journals concur that we have merely underestimated the devastating nature of human induced climate change. When we talk of the infrastructure of civilization, what are the foundations upon which our society is built? Overwhelmingly, one of the core necessities for industrial civilization is access to cheap energy. It is widely accepted, with even Shell and the US Military planning contingency strategies, that peak oil is among us. As our access to cheap crude oil dwindles, what are the energy alternatives? The reality is that new energy processes, such as hydraulic fracturing and tar sand petrol are devastating local environments and being touted as the "wave of the energy future" by many. We will explore what these methods are, their associated destruction, myths, as well as resistance against them. Please join us for a discussion on peak oil, industry, and the developing resistance. Tues, Jan 14th 7:30p-9p
Project Reach (in chinatown)
39 Eldridge St. Suite 3
NY, NY 10002

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