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 – Jan 2015
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
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:
It’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. 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 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
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
Caretakers call for ongoing solidarity presence, say “This pipeline will not be built, we love these lands”
Keep up to date on the Facebook Page
RCMP have arrested at least 24 Burnaby Mountain caretakers and supporters today, as police moved in to remove a long-standing protest presence against Kinder Morgan’s pipeline survey crews. Fourteen of those arrested have been released on civil contempt charges, the other ten remain in-custody.
Kinder Morgan crews, escorted by RCMP, are currently at the clearing and have begun work. The Burnaby Mountain caretakers are calling for an ongoing presence at the mountain, as well at the RCMP detachment at 6355 Deer Lake Avenue. Continue reading
The Burnaby Mountain Caretakers are asking people to continue their support materially and especially with their bodies on the mountain at 300 Centennial Way. Keep up to date on the Facebook Page