For legal funds related to pipeline resistance
Sunday July 27, 7:30pm
Astorino’s – 1739 Venables
Help us distribute posters for the fundraiser – Land Defenders Poster
Suggested Donation: $20 (no one turned away)
Featuring performances from a huge variety of musicians, including: Oceanside Dakota Drummers, Adel Can & Rasha Sami, Solidarity Notes Labour Choir, Lisa Cay Miller, Rose Siccama, Edzie Oo, Elaine Joe, Sean Gunn
Glen Coulthard, author and UBC professor, will speak about pipeline resistance. Come out and hear some good tunes while supporting the struggle against pipelines! Organized by Earle Peach, Solidarity Notes Labour Choir, Council of Canadians, and Rising Tide Coast Salish Territories.
We thought we would put all our leaflets into one place so you can download, print and use as you see fit. Continue reading
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 18th, 2014
[Unist’ot’en Territory - near Smithers, BC] Amid threats of a raid and impending pipeline approvals, the Unist’ot’en Clan of the Wet’suwet’en Nation are prepared to continue to defend their territories against the incursion of government and industry. A soft blockade was erected in 2009, which remains today, to insure that pipeline projects which violate Wet’suwet’en Law would not trespass onto Wet’suwet’en territories to develop projects without their consent.
Yesterday the Federal government approved the Northern Gateway Pipeline, but the Uni’stot’en Camp still remains in the path of the proposed pipe as well as several others. The Northern Gateway is intended to expand the Athabasca Tar Sands facilitating the export of bitumen to international markets via supertankers off the West Coast. Continue reading
The Summer Action Camp (July 16-20) at Unis’ot’en camp is coming up fast – sign up now!
Join the blockade, support the camp, and contribute to ongoing action planning! Coming from Vancouver or travelling through Vancouver? Sign up at Rising Tide’s new page: http://unistotencampsignup.wordpress.com/
Can’t come but want to contribute? The camp has a “wishlist” of items including… tarps, canteens, laptop computers/tablets, home-canned food, canned tomatoes, chainsaws, chainsaw parts, shovels, picks, machetes, cordless saws, eco friendly soap & toothpaste, toilet paper, beeswax candles and of course cash. Contact Lisa (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you can help out with sending supplies to the camp!
More information about the camp – http://unistotencamp.com/
Earlier today potential investors leaving the 2nd annual “International LNG in BC” conference (http://engage.gov.bc.ca/lnginbc/lng-conference/) were greeted by hundreds of demonstrators declaring fracked gas a “Climate Crime” and demanding that Christy Clark and Rich Coleman stop “FRACKING WITH OUR FUTURE!”
Stephen Collis, from Rising Tide Vancouver, Coast Salish territories, the group organizing today’s FRACK OFF Demonstration, said “Christy Clark’s attempt to push an energy source that is more carbon intensive than coal is worse than irresponsible, it is clearly a climate crime.” Continue reading
At approximately 11:00 am Wednesday morning Members of Rising Tide – Coast Salish Territories gained access to the second annual International LNG in BC Conference to warn major business players about the risks of investing in Liquified Natural Gas in British Columbia. The infiltrators unfurled a banner measuring 15 feet by 25 feet that read “BC LNG: Invest at your own RISK.” It was dropped from the main floor of the Vancouver Convention Centre just prior to Minister of Natural Gas and Housing Rich Coleman’s opening address. The action was done in solidarity with grassroots land defenders across the province, where widespread resistance on the ground and in the courts is making BC hostile territory for foreign businesses. Rising Tide spokesperson, Chandra Tung said “It’s easy to feel complacent and secure about your investment when you’re being wined and dined at the Vancouver Convention Centre, but folks up north on the ground know, LNG infrastructure will never be built. Rich Coleman and Christy Clark are leading foreign investors down the garden path.” Continue reading
Oh look what someone made! Please share, and if this poster happens to get plastered all over downtown Vancouver during Rich Coleman’s big moment at the LNG in BC conference happening this week… well, that would be a wonderful sight!
POSTER – Wanted – Rich Coleman
Let’s make sure Rich Coleman, Christy Clark and all the investors in town know what we want them to do: FRACK OFF!