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ISBN: 9781552770184-07

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Resistance Movement

From: Tar Sands Showdown

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Chapter 7 discusses the building of a social movement of resistance against the massive and rapid development of the tar sands for crude exports to the US: (a) campaign networks: the various campaigns that have been organized in Alberta, the rest of Canada and parts of the US; (b) moratorium platform: the call for a moratorium on tar sands production as a common platform and basis of unity for this movement of resistance; (c) resistance building: strategic opportunities for organizing, broadening and deepening this movement of resistance against the tar sands.

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Tony Clarke

TONY CLARKE is the founder and director of the Polaris Institute in Ottawa, an organization dedicated to developing tools and strategies for civic action on major public policy issues, including energy security, water rights, and free trade. He holds a doctorate from the University of Chicago, has written numerous books, and is the recipient of Sweden's Right Livelihood Award, the "alternative Nobel Prize." Among his most recent books is Blue Gold: The Fight to Stop the Corporate Theft of the World's Water with Maude Barlow.