Port Metro Vancouver exposed their true colors in their efforts to exploit
workers & suppress protest. Rising Tide stands in solidarity with
container truckers striking against Port Metro Vancouver.
Truckers, unionized and non-unionized, came together last Monday to
picket Port Metro Vancouver because of concerns over “intolerable
economic conditions.” While the standard pay for B.C. truckers is $23 an
hour, truckers moving cargo for Port Metro Vancouver are paid a meager
$15.59 an hour and many of them do not have a union to represent them.
According to the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives living wage in
Metro Vancouver is no less than $19.62 an hour.
In a statement released on Sunday, the Port stated, “Facing the prospect
of continued disruption of port operations by disgruntled container
truckers, Port Metro Vancouver is taking immediate steps to enhance the
safety of the port for working truckers.” Port Metro Vancouver filed a
lawsuit against the United Truckers Association, claiming that striking
workers damaged property and threw rocks, although no charges have been
Rising Tide: Vancouver/Coast Salish Territories are happy to announce the upcoming publication of our second zine. The theme is “galvanizing resistance”: a collection of words and images which celebrate those fighting against systems of oppression and domination.
In the face of corporate piracy and institutional racism; systems of patriarchal domination, colonial exploitation and economic serfdom, opposition movements resist and continue to grow. Our struggles are many, and intimately connected. Continue reading
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Rising Tide is organizing a convergence weekend on April 4, 5 and 6th called: No Pipelines!: Action Training for Climate Justice. This weekend will be for mass movement trainings focused on building resistance across our different organizing spaces to fight extreme energy expansion and its numerous resulting oppressions across Turtle Island.
FLYER – April Training – Leaflet – FINAL
We would like to invite you/your collective/group/organization to this event so we can learn from one another and strengthen our resolve to stop the expansion of extreme energy, end the exploitation of human and natural resources and offer our support to communities on the front lines of the ecological crises. Continue reading
As the battle over the Keystone XL pipeline intensifies in the United States, the Canadian province of British Columbia faces similar battles of its own. Enbridge’s Northern Gateway pipeline, if approved, would transport diluted bitumen from the Alberta tar sands to the Pacific Coast. Read the full article here – Occupy.com
Saturday, 1 March 2014 at 11:00
Grandview Calvary Baptist Church (1803 1st Avenue, Vancouver)
Bitumen [bahy-too-muhn]:a naturally occurring mixture of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (takes the form of a viscous, black, sticky tar-like substance) Continue reading
We need your help.
The following is a proposal for how you can support front line communities saying NO to Pipelines.
As many of you know, Rising Tide has been actively supporting the Unist’ot’en Action Camp situated on the direct pathway of the Pacific Trails and Enbridge Pipeline for the past 2 years. Many of us have participated in the annual action camps and we have tried to send folks to the cabin during the winter months. This has proved to be very difficult as we are short on vehicles and the cost of transportation makes going to the camp prohibitive. With this difficulty in mind we were encouraged by Togehstiy, the caretaker at the camp to see if we could acquire a van to use in our organizing. Continue reading
After being out of print for over a decade, the updated Earth First! Direct Action Manual is ready for press and distribution to front line activists. Click here to help the funding drive.