Posts Tagged oil

Three indigenous women walk, arms linked, faces painted. One of them is holding a megaphone.

Over 500 indigenous women protest Ecuador’s contract with Chinese oil company

Last week over 500 indigenous women and their allies came together in Puyo, Ecuador to denounce a contract the government recently signed with Chinese oil corporation Andes Petroleum.

Last week over 500 indigenous women and their allies came together in Puyo, Ecuador to denounce a contract the government recently signed with Chinese oil corporation Andes Petroleum.

My feminism, my planet

I am a feminist and I am an environmentalist. I don’t really appreciate being asked to compromise one to support the other.

Yet, this is what the campaign “Ethical Oil” is asking me to do in this new ad.

The message they’re passing is simple enough (if you support women’s rights, you must not buy anything from Saudi Arabia, therefore you should demand oil from Canada instead), which is why we should be weary of it.

First, increasing production from Canada’s tar sands is not going to reduce demand from Saudi Arabia’s oil fields. What is going to reduce demand is, amazingly enough – to reduce demand:  put in place strong standards for fuel efficiency, improve public transport and facilitate alternative means of ...

I am a feminist and I am an environmentalist. I don’t really appreciate being asked to compromise one to support the other.

Yet, this is what the campaign “Ethical Oil” is asking me to do in this new ...