Spring into Action!

We’re having a new members meeting on Wednesday March 23rd.

When: Wednesday April 20, 5-7pm
Where: Spartacus Books, 3378 Findlay Street (near Commercial/Broadway Station)

The open meeting will be a chance for you to find out more about Rising Tide: who we are, what we do and why we do it. We’ll talk about Rising Tide’s values, tactics and approach to organizing, go over what we’re working on at the moment, and answer any questions you have. The aim of the evening is for us all to get to know each other a bit, and to help you decide if Rising Tide is the group for you.

We encourage folks to read our basis of unity (http://risingtide604.ca/?page_id=2) and security culture document (http://risingtide604.ca/?p=1840) before the meeting, as we’ll be discussing them there.

If you have any questions about getting involved please email us at risingtide604@riseup.net. Also, please tell us if you have any accessibility needs for the meeting, and/or if you’re keen to get involved but can’t make that date, so we can let you know about future open meetings.

Please RSVP to risingtide604@riseup.net and let us know if you’re coming or if you’re unable to make it but would like information about another open meeting in future.

Looking forward to meet you soon,
Rising Tide collective

2015 – The Year in Review

We began 2015 not with an action but a publication that we had worked on for many months of the previous year. Our ‘Security Culture Guidelines’ document outlines our thoughts on developing a healthy ‘security culture’. Rather than become paranoid, we strive to follow a set of guidelines which allow us to organize effectively while maximizing our own, and others’, safety. We acknowledge that these guidelines are a work in progress. We made our 2015 Security Culture document public (http://risingtide604.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Security-Culture-Document-January-20151.pdf) so others could read it, consider its suggestions and make plans to organize safely amid the security state.

1In February over a hundred people attended our Madii Lii Pancakes Not Pipelines brunch fundraiser. The camp is located at the entrance to Madii Lii territory within the Gitxsan Nation, in “northwest BC”. On Aug. 26, 2014, the hereditary chiefs of the territory declared access to the territory closed to all fracked gas (LFG/LNG) pipeline development and other unauthorized industrial activity, and enacted the Luutkudziiwus Territorial Management Plan. They have set up a camp on the direct path of the TransCanada Prince Rupert Gas Transmission Line (PRGT), another LFG (Liquid Fracked Gas) pipeline proposal, and they still need funds and support – http://www.madiilii.com/

Mid-March saw our first direct action of the year. Continue reading

Line Up for Resistance Cabaret III

Poster - RC3

Check out the new poster.

LINE UP:
JB The First Lady
Sean Devlin
KMVP
The Gram Partisans
Kasha Konaka
Luke Wallace
….and more!

FACEBOOK EVENT

Date: Sunday, January 24th
Time: doors at 7pm, performances at 8pm
Location: Cafe Deux Soleils, 2096 Commercial Drive (Commercial and 5th) Vancouver, Unceded Coast Salish Territory

Resistance Cabaret III

RC3
Join Rising Tide Coast Salish Territories on Sunday January 24th for Resistance Cabaret III, a solidarity fundraiser for the Madii Lii Camp. The evening will be full of song, spoken word, poetry, and performance.

Date: Sunday, January 24th
Time: doors at 7pm, performances at 8pm
Location: Cafe Deux Soleils, 2096 Commercial Drive (Commercial and 5th) Vancouver, Unceded Coast Salish Territory

What we’re fundraising for:
Luutkuziiwus members involved in the Madii Lii Camp are working to raise awareness about fracking and LFG/LNG (Liquefied Fracked/Natural Gas) transmission in their territory. In 2016, they will be organizing awareness-building workshops in the heart of industrial wastelands, educating people about the effects of this destructive industry, and coordinating resistance with current and future allies. Continue reading

Check out our new video!

Transcanada Office gets a Pipeline!

View the letter we delivered here.

Support Madii Lii, Unist’ot’en, and Lelu Island land defenders here:
http://unistotensolidarity.com/paypal/
http://raventrust.com/madii-lii/
https://www.gofundme.com/h62zpzmc

SHAKING UP TRANSCANADA AND CHEVRON

For Immediate Release – Dec 16, 2015
Vancouver, Coast Salish Territories

Today, Rising Tide members staged a ‘pipeline build’ outside Trans Canada’s Coastal GasLink and Chevron’s Vancouver offices. The group used a theatrical presentation of satirical company “Frack-It, ‘natural’ gas” building an unwanted pipeline.

Photo credit: Murray Bush: flux photo.

Photo credit: Murray Bush: flux photo.

“The recent Paris climate talks have shown us that the world’s leaders will not save us from catastrophic climate change. It is clear that we must respect the sovereignty of indigenous people like the Unist’ot’en and Madii Lii who are committed to living with the land in a sustainable way,” says Raquel Tario of Rising Tide. Continue reading

Join Rising Tide Coast Salish Territories!

Thanks to everyone who came out to Make Some Fracking Noise!

Do you wish there were more events like that? Then join Rising Tide! We’re having a new members meeting this Monday.

Rising Tide Coast Salish Territories – New Members Meeting
When: Monday October 19 at 7:00pm
Where: Spartacus Books, 3378 Findlay Street (near Commercial/Broadway Station)

The open meeting will be a chance for you to find out more about Rising Tide: who we are, what we do and why we do it. We’ll talk about Rising Tide’s values, tactics and approach to organizing, go over what we’re working on at the moment, and answer any questions you have. The aim of the evening is for us all to get to know each other a bit, and to help you decide if Rising Tide is the group for you.

We encourage folks to read our basis of unity (http://risingtide604.ca/?page_id=2) and security culture document (http://risingtide604.ca/?p=1840) before the meeting, as we’ll be discussing them there.

If you have any questions about getting involved please email us atrisingtide604@riseup.net. Also, please tell us if you have any accessibility needs for the meeting, and/or if you’re keen to get involved but can’t make that date, so we can let you know about future open meetings.

Please RSVP to risingtide604@riseup.net and let us know if you’re coming or if you’re unable to make it but would like information about another open meeting in future.

Looking forward to meet you soon,
from the Rising Tide collective