Blockadia Rising

 

A decentralized network of troublemakers have been spreading throughout Turtle Island to stop the motherfuckin tar sands. The band of blockaders in north Texas captured our imagination last year, with their long ass interruption of the Keystone XL pipeline, that would connect the extraction of tar sands in Canada to refineries in Houston. This documentary tells the story of the brave women and men, who organized outside the disempowering world of environmental NGO’s, and gave a massive black eye to the oil industry, the Obama administration and the security apparatus.

From the filmmaker:

In 2012, Texas landowners and environmental activists came together to organize resistance against a dangerous pipeline being built by a Canadian corporation to bring tar sands oil from Alberta Canada to refineries near the Gulf of Mexico. This hazardous project continues despite unprecedented opposition from indigenous communities, local farmers and even global environmental movements. From this struggle, a community of resistance was born that has attracted volunteers from around the continent who have successfully defied this multi-million dollar corporation with the power of non-violent direct action.