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.
EMERGENCY CALLOUT!!!! Cops and loggers came up to serve us an injunction against our blockade saving 800 year old trees on the so called sunshine coast, a short 45 minute ferry ride from vancouver by Roberts creek on the Traditional territories of the squamish and sechelt. Only 5 min from Roberts creek it’s 2.5 km straight up the b and k logging road. They will not go down without a fight. We need as many witnesses as possible because they are going to start arresting any caretakers that get in the way as of tomorrow sept 1! Come camp and bring your friends as we need to do everything we can to stop this atrocity. This is cultural genocide! We are in a climate emergency and can not afford to lose any more old growth. Extra camping gear is available if you don’t have any send me a message or just come and we will take care of you.
Fracking, tar sands, sour gas, liquefied natural gas (LNG) conversion stations and pipelines; in all cases, it would appear that our native friends up north have been trail blazing persistent resistance to the new wave of resource extraction and distribution. As they seem to typify it, it’s just the new face of colonization, but an old enemy.
I had the pleasure of speaking to non-native green anarchists from British Columbia who have been involved with and supporting these encampments and have been able to give us some more details about the encampments, the challenges that they expose for anarchists and as non-natives, the contexts of decolonization and effective forms of resistance, and, most importantly, the role of community and subsistence.
This brings out a lot of vital questions and I greatly anticipate the furthering of this discussion and…
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On April 22, 2011 (Mother Earth Day), hundreds of people marched down River Road in North Delta, BC, Canada (unceded Coast Salish Territories) and established the South Fraser Protection Camp — to disrupt a freeway construction site that was destroying the banks of the Fraser River. It was one of the boldest acts of many years of resistance to the Gateway freeway expansion program, and this film is being released now, five years later, to honour all those involved in the struggle.
It’s also being offered as a point of comparison for folks currently engaged in resistance against newer infrastructural atrocities in the area, such as the Kinder Morgan Pipeline expansion, the Massey Tunnel megabridge replacement, and Terminal 2 at Deltaport, as well as coal/LNG/jet fuel terminals in the Fraser Delta, etc.
This film is a DIY, anti-profit, anti-capitalist project. If you like it, please support your local grassroots land defender, or be one yourself. We’re no pros but we made an effort to do this compelling tale justice by stitching together everything from news clips to random footage from crappy cameras. We covered a lot of ground but there is much, much more to know if you care to look, or ask. Freedom for the earth, fire for the freeways!
STREAM or DOWNLOAD the video here >> https://archive.org/details/road2ruin
People located near west coast ports may’ve noticed some huge container ships sitting oddly idle in near shore waters for days on end recently, unable to complete their business in port. A huge quantity of goods belonging to many corporations throughout the world are currently stranded aboard these ships.
Hanjin Shipping is filing for court receivership, the first step towards what will be the largest container line bankruptcy in history – six times larger than the collapse of United States Lines three decades ago, the previous record holder.
Hanjin operates 98 container ships totalling 600,000 TEU, 11 port terminals and 74 sea routes, in addition to bulker operations.
The long-term fallout from Hanjin Shipping’s insolvency will have far-reaching effects, but the impact is already being felt in ports around the world.
Participants in the Resistance Gathering at Mount Polley, BC, (Secwepemc territory) on August 4, 2016, block the road leading to the mine site.
From Yuct Ne Senxiymetkwe Camp, August 4, 2016
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As of approximately [6PM, August 4, 2016] Imperial Metals Mount Polley Mine has been SHUT DOWN.
A full BLOCKADE has been initiated and NO VEHICLES are being allowed IN OR OUT!!!