Yearly Archive: 2013

Dec 09

MICATS Snow Leopard Jam!

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Tis’ the season for a nice, winter gathering! So, come join the cats at our MICATS Snow Leopard Jam on Friday, December 20 at The Avenue Cafe @ 7pm for some live music, good conversation, awesome people, and our latest updates from the felonious felines. All funds will be split between the MI CATS Legal …

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Nov 25

BREAKING: MI CATS “Give Thanks” to Enbridge at Their Office in Marshall, MI

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UPDATE: MI CATS wasn’t able to get inside the office but held a demonstration and rally outside the office, garnering support from passerby and calling Enbridge out on their bullshit!!  No arrests were made!  Meow! Michigan Coalition Against Tar Sands “Give Thanks” to Enbridge at their Office in Marshall, MI Airing their grievances and demanding …

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Nov 18

MI CATS Benefit: Euchre Tournament!

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This Thursday, November 21, MI CATS will be hosting a euchre tournament! Register at Old Dog Tavern in advance or before the cards are dealt. ($20/team of two) There will be live music by Circle, Get Square!, Neil Shaw, and others as well as prizes! Grand Prize: $200 tattoo gift certificate from Heirloom Tattoos Other Prizes: 10 …

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Oct 21

Open Letter to the Anti-Tar Sands Movement

Dear Movement, We think it’s time for us to have a conversation: a conversation that can help us address the work we need to do in order to build the true grassroots power than can dismantle the oppressive system that tar sands companies and people in power have worked so hard to profit from. For …

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Oct 10

Bill McKibben Visits Western Michigan University

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Kalamazoo, MI — It will be a powerful moment for Bill McKibben to be speaking at Western Michigan University on Thursday, October 10th.  His speech is called “Notes from the Front Lines of the Climate Fight” and will be taking place less than 40 miles from the largest inland tar sands oil spill.  Michigan Coalition …

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Sep 27

Tim DeChristopher in Chicago with MI CATS

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Chicago, IL — Some of our cats visited Chicago to have dinner with Tim DeChristopher and hear him speak on September 27, 2013.  Tim honored the MI CATS felons taking their cases to trial, brought them on stage, and they received a standing ovation!  In his speech, Tim urged the movement to be a movement that …

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Sep 18

Michigan Coalition Against Tar Sands Defendants Move Cases Forward in Court

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Michigan Coalition Against Tar Sands Defendants Move Cases Forward in Court Four facing felony charges for actions against Enbridge state their intent to move their cases to trial   Mason, MI — Having witnessed the exhaustion of legal and regulatory avenues, this summer, Michigan Coalition Against Tar Sands (MI CATS) members took direct action to …

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Sep 17

Free Felix, Two-Time MI CATS Tree Sitter!

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Felix, the tree sitter, is being held on a $50,000 bail and being charged with a misdemeanor for criminal trespassing and a felony for theft!  Please donate to help bail her out for her birthday tomorrow!

Sep 17

Tim DeChristopher Lends Support to MI CATS Felons

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This morning, Tim DeChristopher sent out a call out for support for the four MI CATS facing felony charges who have announced their intentions to go to trial with their cases.  We are honored to have his support!  Check out his letter below: For years, some of us have been inviting the climate movement to …

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Sep 16

Felonious Felines Speak Out

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Get to know the four cats being charged with felonies for their resistance to Enbridge’s Line 6B expansion!  These are their words. Chris Wahmhoff Why I’m willing to go to prison My name is Chris Wahmhoff.  I am 35 years old and work in direct care for individuals with significant to severe neurological illness or …

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