July 11, Citizens for a Clean Harbor held a benefit for the Harding Labrie Defense Fund, and raised $135. Thank you to everyone involved!
For background on the case, listen to this radio interview from Your Rights at Work! via Pacifica RadioHerbert Harris Jr (Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers &
Trainmen) reports on a local fundraiser to support Canadian rail workers being blamed for management’s mistakes in the 2013 Lac Megantic disaster.
Interview begins at 14.40
Our own Donna Albert sang this song for us.
Special thanks go to Fritz Edler of Railroad Workers United, for all his help and insightful discussion via Skype.
The Evidence is in: The Train Crew did not Cause the Lac-Mégantic Tragedy
Music Benefit for Lac-Mégantic Rail Worker Defense a great success!
Over $1700 raised kicking off fund drive for defense of the scapegoated rail workers and fighting for safe rails everywhere.
How many more have to die?
Justice for Lac-Mégantic requires Dropping the Charges Against Harding & Labrie
see page 2 for more from Lac Megantic
Rich Johnson via The National Post (click to article for zoomable image)
Lac-Megantic residents marking 4th anniversary of rail tragedy
Morgan Lowrie, The Canadian Press Via CTV News
LAC-MEGANTIC, Que. -- Four years after the rail disaster that killed 47 people in their town, a group of Lac-Megantic citizens renewed the call for the construction of a bypass that would steer trains away from the core of the community.But Bellefleur said dangerous goods continue to be transported through the town on a section of rail track that has been rebuilt with an even steeper curve than before.
"What we want, the citizens' coalition, is that we build the bypass as quickly as possible," he said."We want an announcement this summer, and while we're waiting for it to be built, we want them to fix this death curve."
Lac-Mégantic residents are divided over new rail route that would bypass the town
via The Star
“I understand they are traumatized. Even I still have difficulty with sirens and the noise of the train, so I understand them, except that even if they move the tracks … they’re just moving the problem into someone else’s yard.”
James Moore Speaks For The Dead In Lac Megantic Quebec
Via The Straight Goods"The people of Lac Megantic wished they had pipelines instead of rail"
There he is, a dirty rotten foul-mouthed bastard, his name is James Moore...He is part of Stephen Harper`s cabinet, ...Today James Moore said probably the most disgusting piece of slimy verbiage ever uttered by a Harper Conservative, now that`s saying something.
also, The Vancouver Sun
A state ravaged by oil: 745 oil spills reported in North Dakota in just one year
On average a spill occurred every 11 hours and 45 minutesList of Oil Spills via Wikipedia
North Dakota, a state that was the forefront of national protests for months over environmental concerns stemming from the construction of a major pipeline, reported 745 oil spills since last May, according to the state’s Department of Health.