Pancakes not Pipelines!

Fundraiser for the Madii Lii Camp
Sat March 14, 2015 – 11am

Leaflet, Front - Madii Lii

More details to follow soon.

Organize for climate justice with Rising Tide – February 8

Chevron Shut Down - Action is the... Were you inspired by the resistance to Kinder Morgan on Burnaby Mountain (good news by the way: Kinder Morgan just dropped its civil lawsuit against all 5 defendants!)? Want to support indigenous land defenders blockading pipelines but can’t make it up to sites like the Unist’ot’en camp? Want to be part of a like-minded community working to connect the struggle for climate justice to interlinked struggles against racism, colonialism and capitalism?

Forget new year’s resolutions like going to the gym: commit to climate justice organizing in 2015 and get involved with Rising Tide – Vancouver, Coast Salish Territories. We meet twice a month to plot, plan and organize, and we want you to join us! We’re holding our first open meeting of the new year for folks interested in joining the collective to find out more about Rising Tide: who we are, how we work, and what we’re up to right now.

When: February 8th, 6PM
Where: Spartacus Books, 3378 Findlay St., just east of Commercial at 18th

We hope you can join us! If you have any questions in the meantime, 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.
Looking forward to seeing you soon!
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Security Culture

With increasing evidence of government and corporate surveillance of environmental and Indigenous groups, Rising Tide Vancouver, Coast Salish Territories has created a document outlining 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 have made our 2015 Security Culture document public here online so others can read it, consider its suggestions and make plans to organize safely amid the security state. Security Culture Document – January 2015

David Rovics & The Gram Partisans – UNIST’OT’EN FUNDRAISER

You are invited to join US political singer-songwriter David Rovics (http://davidrovics.com) in an intimate concert at East Vancouver’s
Spartacus Books on Wednesday, January 21. In 2015, Spartacus Books (http://spartacusbooks.net) will be celebrating its 42nd year as
Vancouver’s non-sectarian bookstore and community space.

Wednesday, January 21
https://www.facebook.com/events/901187376558141/

Doors open at 7:30; the Gram Partisans will be performing at 8:00, David Rovics at 9:00. Spartacus Books (3378 Findlay Street, near the corner of Commercial Drive and 18th Avenue). Admission is $15 – though no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Profits from the event will be donated to the Unist’ot’en Action Camp.

Because space at Spartacus Books is limited, folks are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/david-rovics-the-gram-partisans-tickets-15051422209

Our Year in Review

System Change bannerIt’s again been a busy year. If you missed the building of community power and community connection over the last year, make a resolution to join the march on January 1st organized by the January 1st Collective as we collectively imagine a world without corporate greed (see details at bottom of this post). Thank you to everyone who inspires and supports resistance across Turtle Island!

In early 2014, we published our counter-propaganda version of the Ministry of Natural Gas Development’s fracked gas quiz. Take it again here http://risingtide604.ca/?p=1235!

April was a busy month, with Rising Tide, with the support of many many community members hosting a 2 1/2 day No Pipelines! Training.Solidarity - Meme - Final Hundreds came and participated in over 20 workshops and trainings, ranging from “Direct Action 101,” “Facing White-ness,” “Unlearning Transphobia” to “Strategic Planning” and lots more to build skills and a foundation of resistance. Revisit some of the great speeches here http://risingtide604.ca/?p=1420, here http://risingtide604.ca/?p=1423 and here http://risingtide604.ca/?p=1425. We concluded with an inspiring panel of Indigenous Women from different front line communities on Sunday evening after a wonderful community meal together.

In May, Christy Clark’s “International LNG in BC” conference was met with a show of resistance: we hung a banner inside the conference warning LNG investors that ‘BC’ is a risk for LNG investment http://risingtide604.ca/?p=1535, and hundreds took to the streets to say FRACK OFF to LNG and fracked gas! http://risingtide604.ca/?p=1558 Continue reading

Rising Tide Regional Climate Publication

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Rising Tide North America has created a publication about fossil fuel terminals and opposition along the northern Pacific coast. Watch the video and help with print it! Visit the Kickstarter site to help with printing and distribution – https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1913195499/rising-tide-regional-climate-publication

Reclaim the Mountain!

MASS GATHERING TOMORROW AT NOON – get to the mountain if there’s any way you can! Called by our friends at Beyond Boarding (Event Page)
12noon – Sunday Nov 23rd

On September 3rd, courageous and peaceful people re-occupied S?wxwú7mesh traditional lands of which Texas-based oil company, Kinder Morgan, has two proposed drill sites for the implementation of a pipeline that would inevitably cause desecration to these unceded lands and waters. Their interest lies solely within the profit they will gain from this project; they have no interest for the well-being of communities and ecosystems that they will never be a part of. Continue reading