Video available @ https://twitter.com/FrackTheState/status/1317618929338961921
Video available @ https://twitter.com/FrackTheState/status/1317618929338961921
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.
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
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!!
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Feb. 10, 2020
To whom it may concern:
A group of K’omoks Territories land and water defenders and concerned Comox Valley residents are currently blockading Vancouver Island Inland highway in BC at exit 117, preventing southbound and northbound traffic from passing or entering the highway southbound at this exit and from exiting northbound at this exit.
This action will be taking place indefinitely in support of Wet’suwet’en and the courageous youth at the the Victoria Legislature.
What is happening in Wet’suwet’en is a blatant violation of Wet’suwet’en Hereditary law which, as Wet’suwet’en is unceded territory, is protected under the Canadian Constitution. This means the government of Canada is required to dialogue with and receive consent from the Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs prior to any activity on this land.
The disregard of this law is a continuation of the cultural genocide and violent oppression of indigenous peoples that Canada has perpetuated for its entire relationship with First Nations.
The forceful removal of a people from their own land to facilitate the trespassing of a multinational company bent on the destruction of said land, poisoning of their water, and eradication of the natural heritage upon which their culture is based is nothing short of an international crime. It has been condemned as such by the international community and must stop. The Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau must enter negotiations with Wet’suwet’en on a nation to nation basis. Premier John Horgan of BC must order the RCMP to stand down immediately and exit Wet’suwet’en territory.
This crime is one in a series that has not only violated first Nations, Métis, and Inuit rights and furthered cultural genocide, but has also irreversibly destroyed the natural world upon which we all depend and is rapidly destabilizing our climate to the point that it will cause the collapse of all human society if not halted immediately.
We are fighting for our culture, rights, and very lives.
We urge you to consider the legacy this destruction is leaving for future generations and indeed the children and youth alive today.
For more information, phone 778-689-1286
For more information on the RCMP/Coastal GasLink invasion of Wet’suwet’en Yintah (Territory) visit https://unistoten.camp
Corporate media coverage of this action:
Note that the people who attacked the blockade, and threatened further attacks are believed to be members of or associated with the Soldiers of Odin and the Proud Boys. Both are neo-fascist organizations. The Soldiers of Odin have in the last couple years been opposed in their attempts to attack, harass and intimidate anti-racist marches, anarchist spaces, leftist activists and tent cities in Coast Salish Territories. The Proud Boys have been implicated in hate crimes on Turtle Island, and it’s been reported that police forces in the United States have colluded with the Proud Boys against anti-fascists.
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
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 […]
by tawinikay (aka Southern Wind Woman)
Reconciliation is dead. It’s been dead for some time.
If only one thing has brought me joy in the last few weeks, it began when the matriarchs at Unist’ot’en burned the Canadian flag and declared reconciliation dead. Like wildfire, it swept through the hearts of youth across the territories. Out of their mouths, with teeth bared, they echoed back: reconciliation is dead! reconciliation is dead! Their eyes are more keen to the truth so many of our older generation have been too timid to name. The Trudeau era of reconciliation has been a farce from the beginning. It has been more for settler Canadians than natives all along.
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