Earth First! News no. 8

This issue of Earth First! News comprises a chronicle of past events, in particular blockades, riots, and protests, from March to July 2012 with the topics of fracking, anti-coal, -logging, and -mining, and other issues concerning wildlife, pollution, the extraction of fossil fuels, and addresses the Earth First! Prisoner Support Project.

Sillitoe, Paul, ed., Sustainable Development: An Appraisal from the Gulf Region

Sustainable Development. Cover.

Sillitoe, Paul, ed. Sustainable Development: An Appraisal from the Gulf Region. New York: Berghahn Books, 2014.   

Bitumen Exploration and the Southern Re-Inscription of Northeastern Alberta: 1875–1967

Longley traces how geographic and cartographic knowledge of the Athabasca region, Alberta, Canada, colonized the region in the southern imagination long before the oil sands industry began extraction there. The practices of exploration, surveying, and documentation mapped the Athabasca region in terms of its rich bitumen deposits, obscuring the histories of Indigenous people. The south gained political and economic control of the region, although this process is incomplete and contested.

Oil & Water

This film follows two young men fighting to preserve the Ecuadorean Amazon. One is a member of the indigenous Cofan tribe, sent to the US for a Western education as a child; the other is an American college student.

Dirty Energy

This film investigates the cost of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster on Lousiana communities, and criticizes the relationship between British Petroleum and the U.S. government.