Unist’ot’en Camp has recently learned that the construction phase of the proposed Pacific Trails Pipeline has started from the East and also from the West. They intend to have the pipeline finished to the Eastern and Western borders of our unceded lands with us as the last obstacle. The entire illegitimate BC governmental system as well as the Harper regime plan on using mainstream media and their powers within to come down hard on the Wet’suwet’en for our refusal to allow them to bully their way into our lands. It is time for us Wet’suwet’en to hunker down and assemble all of the allies and supporters and begin working at shutting down the present construction phase. All researchers and activists who have committed to helping us need to step up now and provide help where you can.
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“Although PTP is proceeding relatively unnoticed, the Unist’ot’en and Liksamasu Clans of the Wet’suet’en Nation have asserted Free Prior and Informed Consent Protocol, to protect the life of their lands and water. Though I am not claiming to speak on their behalf, this initiative embodies an empowering president, for strategic resistance through revitalization.
The construction phase for the Pacific Trail Pipelines has now officially started. The pipeline will be built from both ends, converging on their Territory as a final point of resistance. The Unist’ot’en are now calling for supporters to begin work on shutting down the present construction process…..The Unist’ot’en are taking responsibility to protect their future
as well as to confront the systemic forces of capitalism and colonialism,
which are driving climate change and unconventional resource extraction”
- From Grassroots Rendering
Originally posted on Grassroots Rendering:
by Lindsay Abrams / SalonThe best way to get through these trying times is to remember that’s there an upside to everything. To take just one example: yes, global warming is destroying the planet, but the melting glaciers are also revealing the preserved corpses of WWI soldiers, which is pretty cool. And if, say, a fracking well explodes in your community, causing a fire that raged for five days and leaving one person presumed dead, you might get a free pizza out of it! Continue reading
What’s happening? What should we do? What happens next?
WORK HAS STARTED ON THE PIPELINE ROUTE
It’s not clear exactly how much work has been done on the Pacific Trail and Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline route. Most likely they are clearing trees and brush. Worst case: They are digging trenches and laying pipe already. The info from Unis’tot’en Camp says the work is starting from the east and west and it will meet the indigenous blockade in the middle. http://unistotencamp.com/?p=761 Background: Pacific Trail is the gas pipeline from the fracking fields in NE BC to Kitimat. It was approved in 2012. Pacific Trail shares a right-of-way with the Enbridge Northern Gateway tarsands pipeline to Kitimat, set to be approved by the Harper Government any moment.
We know this game is rigged. It’s time to play a new game.
GET READY – the Harper Government is about to announce final approval for the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline. it will be up to us to respond in a way they can’t ignore. Everyone who loves this land, its coasts and rivers – get ready to stand up and raise hell.
WHAT SHOULD WE DO?
- Organize near home.
- Decide what groups you want to support. Buddy up – look at your networks and choose people to conspire with.
- Brainstorm strategies that will make a big splash and slow down business as usual.
- Pledge to stand up with indigenous people to block the pipelines.
- Stockpile non-perishable food and camping gear to supply front-line responders.
- Host bake sales, pancake breakfasts, yard sales and benefit shows to raise funds.
- Pass the hat to your friends and neighbours.
- Support the Caravan http://wildcoast.ca/caravan and the EcoWarriors Legal Trust: http://gofundme.com/ecowarriors
- Make No Pipelines signs and banners.
- Be ready to take to the streets.
Join the Action Trainings March 29-31 in Victoria and April 5-6 in Vancouver (details to be announced.)
CELEBRATE our RESISTANCE and our LOVE for MOTHER EARTH!
Romanian police clashed with villagers on Wednesday as they tried in vain to force them off a field they have occupied for a third day to prevent U.S. energy giant Chevron from drilling for shale gas. Continue reading