This Fall and Winter the Gathering Allies Society is raising funds to subsidize travel costs for indigenous people from the West Coast who wish to go to the front-line to support the Gitwilgyoots land defense camp at Lelu Island. Delegations are being organized from Bella Bella, Klemtu, Hartley Bay, Bella Coola, Alert Bay, and Kingcome Inlet. We need money to pay for the flights and ferries. Thanks for your help!
Graphic: Indigenous Action
by Indigenous Action, November 9, 2016
For those of you surprised at the results of this tumultuous spectacle, welcome to the “America” that we have always known.
This is the blinding “greatness of America” that today is invigorated by the islamaphobic anti-immigrant nationalist right.
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“Land defenders needed to help hold down a new camp on mt Elphinstone dedicated to stopping a clearcut. You will be fed and sheltered. Message me if you are interested in helping out for any amount of time between now and next spring.”
This callout is from facebook (please direct any questions to the original poster): https://www.facebook.com/dave.cascagnette/posts/10154604446904929
The photo above is of a recent burning barricade action to stop logging in the area (also copied from facebook).
Loggers arriving at cut block A87125 in the forest above Roberts Creek Monday morning were greeted by a flaming log blockade across the access road.
The fiery obstacle is the latest salvo in a confrontation that has been simmering since Peninsula Logging won a B.C. Timber Sales auction for the 18-hectare mixed forest earlier this year.
“We thought there would be a protester presence here, but we didn’t expect this,” said Aaron Service, co-owner of Peninsula Logging. “Every time they pull something like this it costs (the crew) about two hours work.”
Several groups of protesters have been camping in the woods near the cut block over the summer, watching for activity on the site.
But with logging now in full swing, the opposition has escalated to protest rallies, road blockades and arrests. Some protesters have entered the worksite.