Road to Ruin: Resisting the Gateway Freeway Expansion


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 >>

Log Loader Sabotaged

From Earth First! Newswire

equipmentvandalAccording to Western Canadian Timber Products, Ltd, one of their 290 Hitachi Log Loaders was sabotaged near Mission, British Columbia, outside of Vancouver.

The alleged sabotage took place some time during the evening or early hours of April 11-12th. During the night, the timber company states, “Someone proceeded to cut a gate lock at our Logging location on the Patterson Creek [Road]… The person then placed a rock on the travel controls and proceeded to direct the Log Loader over the bank.

The company went on to remark that “The destruction of this machine has cost our Company greatly[.]”

To our knowledge nobody has taken credit for the action.

Solidarity with Likhts’amisyu Stronghold

From Likhts’amisyu Stronghold’s Facebook page

togistyFrom Toghestiy: I’m helping the Unistoten off and on lately but spending also a lot of time in the bush. I am still in need of support and fundraising to make this new camp viable. I am also looking for help to start a Supporter House to provide logistical support from nearby communities. Any and all help is needed. Sne Kal Yah!!!

July 31 – Likhts’amisyu Stronghold will be hosting a new Supporter House in to accommodate supporters coming to assist with the frontline land defenders. A house has been secured and is in the process of being renovated and prepared to house allies coming to help with land defense. More information will be made available over the next few days on details. A mailing address will supplied soon to begin taking financial donations. Material donations can be made through this page or organized via an email address at Pass this on and show your support!!


Banner drop in solidarity with Unis’to’ten Camp

The following was received anonymously:

July 19, Buckley Bay “British Columbia” (K’omoks Territory) some anarchists dropped a banner from an overpass in solidarity with the Unis’to’ten Camp, which is currently facing escalating repression from Chevron and the RCMP. The banner read: “No Pipelines! Attack the Frack” Hundreds of leaflets were also distributed at the Denman Island Readers & Writers Festival. These small gestures have brought people together in our area to help spread bonds of resistance at this important time. Fuck Chevron and the RCMP! No Pipelines, No LNG!

St’at’imc re-occupation aims to stop logging, call for support

Warrior Publications

Statimc junction creek 1 Christine Jack, on right, at Junction Creek, Xwisten Territory in the St’at’imc nation, March 16, 2015.

From Voice of the Voiceless, Junction Creek (Xwisten Territory, St’at’imc Nation), April 13, 2015

We have heard that Aspen Planers is going to start logging at Lac Le Mer, very near the camp, this week! We think they will be trying to start at Junction Creek too. Christine Jack who has been living at the camp is requesting support. We need more people up there ASAP!!!!

Voices of the Voiceless camp is an Indigenous re-occupation of Junction Creek area in Xwisten territory, St’at’imc Nation. This camp was set up on March 16th under the direction of Xwisten elders to stop the logging by Aspen Planers. The site of the VoV Camp is just below a heritage site that has huge cultural significance to Xwisten people. Junction Creek summer village has been a traditional…

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