- There are demos in Victoria (Lekwungen Territory) on March 19 & March 27: https://mailchi.mp/3e000307cf33/sea-actions-march-2021
- Here’s a great article about the blockades: https://raddle.me/f/Canada/124590/five-months-of-direct-action-disrupt-old-growth-logging-on (also available in the Fall/Winter 2021 issue of No More City! https://nomore.city/archive)
- This fundraiser directly supports the blockades: https://www.gofundme.com/f/direct-action-for-ancient-rainforests
- Bruce Cockburn has chimed in with support: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_B9PA4zk464
- Check out this culture-jammed government greenwashing video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92NRtbefw5Q
It has come to our attention that this site — bcblackout.wordpress.com — has been “blacklisted” by Facebook. Numerous people report that they are unable to share links on Facebook to posts originating here, receiving instead a message from Facebook that we have been blacklisted because “others reported content from this site as abusive”.
We can only speculate that posts such as this which were shared over 1,000 times on Facebook in the hours immediately following their publication here, may have upset some who support the RCMP invasion of sovereign Wet’suwet’en territory, causing them to report our defiant content as “abusive”.
In any case, corporations like Facebook, Twitter and Google have been known to surveil, suppress and censor subversive activity in any number of ways, some more overt than others. We have always been, and always will be opposed to all methods and systems of social control.
Nevertheless, you can still share our posts on Facebook if you want to… you’ll just have to copy and paste the entire contents of the post yourself… and after you’re done, get off the internet… we’ll see you in the streets!!
Video available @ https://twitter.com/FrackTheState/status/1317618929338961921
The following was received anonymously:
August 17, 2020 — Grassroots forest defenders from across Vancouver Island have successfully prevented Teal Jones Group from blasting logging roads into the unlogged headwaters of the Fairy Creek watershed for the past week.
On Monday August 10th, a blockade was established where the new roads were about to crest a ridge into the west side of the watershed. The blockaders successfully turned away the road builders early that morning. Teal Jones removed their road building equipment on Tuesday August 11th, and the blockade has remained in place continuously since then.
This morning, a second blockade has been established just to the east of the Fairy Creek watershed, preventing Teal Jones from building roads which have been approved for construction into that side of the unlogged valley, located on unceded Pacheedaht Territory.
This new blockade also obstructs old growth logging already in progress east of Fairy Creek. This stretch of ancient forest is contiguous with the intact old growth forest within the Fairy Creek watershed, but would be severed if the logging is allowed to continue.
A massive, ancient cedar recently felled by Teal Jones in one of the old growth cut blocks now being blockaded:
“If anyone has ever felt called in their heart to take a stand for old growth forests, we invite them to join us here in Premier John Horgan’s own electoral riding: at our first blockade, or at this new, more easily accessible second blockade,” stated one of the forest defenders, who are demanding an end to old growth logging on so-called Vancouver Island.
August 8, 2020 (Anonymous Communique] Last night, a group of Wet’suwet’en barricaded and set fire to the train tracks trespassing on our territory in an act of solidarity with the Mohawks of Six Nations. We are all sovereign peoples and an attack on the Mohawk is an attack on all of us. As Indigenous people […]
The following was received anonymously:
Aug 10, 2020, unceded Pacheedaht territory
An informal, grassroots collective of people from across so-called Vancouver Island have established a blockade, preventing Teal Jones Group from blasting roads into the unlogged Fairy Creek watershed.
Fairy Creek is the last intact tributary of the San Juan River system, and one of the few pockets of ancient forest remaining in the region. The forest defenders will escalate their tactics to stop logging of cut blocks adjacent to Fairy Creek, if Teal Jones and the BC NDP refuse to abandon this atrocious incursion, and immediately end old growth logging on Vancouver Island.
We are on the brink of total eradication of the ancient coastal temperate rainforest, reduced to less than 3% of its original extent by logging.
More information and detailed driving directions will follow.
Short, dramatic video showing the imminent threat of these new roads into Fairy Creek: https://youtu.be/kBnhktwJIo4