Dessert and Speaker Evening in Support of Northern Trappers Alliance

Northern Trappers Alliance: Holding the Line – Fighting Uranium and Tar Sands in Northern Saskatchewan

Saturday April 11, 2015
Doors at 6:30; Starts at 7 PM
Grandview Calvary Baptist Church: 1803 E 1st Ave, Vancouver

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Join us for an evening of dessert, speakers and entertainment to fundraise and show solidarity with the members of the Dene Nation, who are protecting their traditional territory from uranium and tar sands mining near La Loche, Saskatchewan. Dene and Metis trappers have set up a checkpoint on Hwy 955 in Treaty 8 territory, to keep Cenovus, Fission Uranium Corp, and many others out. Brian Grandbois, from Dene Nation, will be here to share about his Nation’s resistance.

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Science World Banner Drop


From the roof of the Telus Science World pointing to the facility’s unscientific support for the provincial government’s massive LNG extraction dreams under the slogan “No ConScience World – fracking with climate science.”
Music – Prelude No. 7 – Chris Zabriskie

More Pictures: http://vancouver.mediacoop.ca/photo/rising-tide-scientists-separate-frack-friction-sci/33290

True costs of fracked gas revealed at Science World

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sunday 22nd March 2015

Photo credit Murray Bush, flux photo.

Photo credit Murray Bush, flux photo.

For more photos, visit the Vancouver Media Co-op story.

VANCOUVER, Coast Salish Territories – Earlier today climate justice activists dropped a banner at Science World reading “No Conscience World: Fracking with climate Science”. Alongside the banner drop a series of popular education demonstrations including stalls and activities, a fracked water demo, pin the poison on the pond, and fishing for fractoids, were set up outside the entrance to Science World.

Photo credit Murray Bush, flux photo.

Photo credit Murray Bush, flux photo.

Michael Smiley, from Rising Tide Vancouver, Coast Salish territories, the group organizing today’s demonstration, said “We can’t sit idly by while Science World is working alongside Christy Clark to greenwash the Liquified Fracked Gas industry. Today we are not only engaging with and educating children in the dangers of fracked gas and its impact on the climate and environment but also reaching out to the management of Science World to consider the impacts of their actions”.

The event was held in solidarity with frontline Indigenous communities, including the Unist’ot’en Camp and the Madii Lii Camp. The former is facing an eviction threat designed to allow construction to begin on Chevron’s fracked gas Pacific Trail Pipeline, which runs through unceded indigenous lands. The Madii Lii Camp have set up a camp on the direct path of Prince Ruper Gas Transmission (PRGT) Pipeline, another proposed LFG (Liquid Fracked Gas) pipeline, declaring sovereign management of their Territory.

Michael Smiley, of Rising Tide, said “As our popular education stalls showed today fracked gas is hugely environmentally damaging, opposed by local communities and fundamentally not an ethical or viable energy solution. The young kids passed our fracked gas quiz today, if only the same could be said for those planning the energy infrastructure of the region.”

A recent study headed by scientists at Cornell University found that when the full effects of shale gas fracking are taken into account, especially methane leakage, the global warming effect is worse than burning coal over 20 years and comparable in the longer term.
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Media Contacts
Michael Smiley – (604) 375.3214
Photographs available at www.risingtide604.ca
www.twitter.com/risingtide604 | Facebook: http://on.fb.me/ZLnKKO

Background Information:
The Cornell University study ‘Methane and the greenhouse-gas footprint of natural gas from shale formations’ is available at www.motherjones.com/files/04-11shale_gas_footprint_fulltextpdf.pdf

The Unist’ot’en Camp is a resistance community whose purpose is to protect sovereign Wet’suwet’en territory from several proposed pipelines from the Tar Sands Gigaproject and shale gas from Hydraulic Fracturing Projects in the Peace River Region. Find out more at http://unistotencamp.wordpress.com/ or email unistotencamp@riseup.net.

The Madii Lii 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. Find out more at http://www.madiilii.com/ or email camp.madiilii@gmail.com.

The State of Extraction Conference

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The goal of The State of Extraction is to bring together indigenous leadership, academics, artists and public intellectuals from a variety of disciplines, activists engaged in various struggles related to resource extraction (including oil, gas, coal and rare earth metals), representatives of affected communities from the global north and south, and the general public to examine the new face of resource capitalism in Canada and its influence on the world; the (lack of) public debate about such issues and the role of resource capitalism in structuring (and frustrating) such debate; as well as alternative models of economic and social development. Find out more – http://stateofextraction.org/
See you there!

Pancakes not Pipelines!

Fundraiser for the Madii Lii Camp
Sat March 14, 2015 – 11am to 1pm

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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