Reclaim the Mountain!

MASS GATHERING TOMORROW AT NOON – get to the mountain if there’s any way you can! Called by our friends at Beyond Boarding (Event Page)
12noon – Sunday Nov 23rd

On September 3rd, courageous and peaceful people re-occupied S?wxwú7mesh traditional lands of which Texas-based oil company, Kinder Morgan, has two proposed drill sites for the implementation of a pipeline that would inevitably cause desecration to these unceded lands and waters. Their interest lies solely within the profit they will gain from this project; they have no interest for the well-being of communities and ecosystems that they will never be a part of.

On November 20th, under colonial law, indigenous people and their settler allies were dispossessed from this land once more; the police used their discretion and instead of protecting the people against a multi-billion dollar corporation, with some of the worst environmental-social records in the world, criminalized them using brute force. Continue reading

RCMP arrest at least 24 on Burnaby Mountain

Caretakers call for ongoing solidarity presence, say “This pipeline will not be built, we love these lands”
Keep up to date on the Facebook Page

RCMP have arrested at least 24 Burnaby Mountain caretakers and supporters today, as police moved in to remove a long-standing protest presence against Kinder Morgan’s pipeline survey crews. Fourteen of those arrested have been released on civil contempt charges, the other ten remain in-custody.

Kinder Morgan crews, escorted by RCMP, are currently at the clearing and have begun work. The Burnaby Mountain caretakers are calling for an ongoing presence at the mountain, as well at the RCMP detachment at 6355 Deer Lake Avenue. Continue reading

Burnaby Mountain Call-Out for Support

The Burnaby Mountain Caretakers are asking people to continue their support materially and especially with their bodies on the mountain at 300 Centennial Way. Keep up to date on the Facebook Page

Rising Tide Coast Salish Territories Presents – Resistance Cabaret II – Unist’ot’en Solidarity Fundraiser

Support the Unist’ot’en Action Camp
November 14th 2014 – 6.30 to 11pm
Heartwood Community Cafe
317 E Broadway, Vancouver, British Columbia V5T 1W5

Facebook Event
Nov Benefit Poster - FINAL

Help spread the word – put up some posters – Unist’ot’en Camp – Nov 2014 Benefit

Burnaby Mountain Resistance – Ways to Support

Want to support those who are protecting Burnaby Mountain and facing a $5.6 million dollar lawsuit from Kinder Morgan?
The company is pursuing an injunction in the face of growing opposition to its pipeline and terminal expansion proposal.

You can support them by:
1. Showing up to the mountain! Just off Centennial Way and Burnaby Mountain Parkway
2. Attend a training on the mountain. Facebook event information:
3. Join the Sing-out and Stand Up event on Burnaby Mountain (Lheklhukxaylen) from 1-3pm on the mountain.
Facebook event:
4. Share the fundraising page:
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Blocking Oil Trains: Resistance in the Pacific Northwest

Coal Train

Saturday, October 25 at 7:30 – 9pm
Spartacus Books, 3378 Findlay Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V5N 4E7

Facebook Event Page

On the Unceded Territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh, join us as Rising Tide Portland organizer David Osborn presents on and discusses the recent rise in oil-by-rail actions happening in OR and WA.

In the past several months there have been multiple actions targeting the emerging oil-by-rail proposals in the United States. Rising Tide groups in the region have blockaded existing and proposed oil-by-rail facilities with tripods, concrete barrels and other tactics. David from Portland Rising Tide will be present to talk about the emerging oil train resistance, the push to export fossil fuels from Oregon, Washington and British Columbia, direct action and movement dynamics within the United States. He will present critiques of the recent People’s Climate March and the need for strategies of disruption to address the climate crisis as a systemic problem rooted in capitalism.

A huge thank you to all those who helped make the Party Against the Pipelines such a great success!

Chevron Shut Down
We would like to say a quick thank you to all those who helped out yesterday … the DJs, musicians, those who provided sound equipment, folks who bottom-lined the pre-party Critical Mass bike ride, those who spoke, people who made food, the safer spaces team, the medics, groups who set up workshops or art installations, banner painters and prop makers, those who set up the kids space, people who leafleted passers-by, the police liaison team, police monitors, those who tabled at the party, spaces that hosted our planning meetings, everyone who helped spread the word and of course everyone who came along on the day! Thank you.

Want to know why we organized a Party Against the Pipelines?
Check out the video …

We shut down Chevron for 3 hours, continued the difficult work of build trust and community connection, dreamt of a world beyond capitalism and colonialism and danced while we did it. And that was just the start. Stay tuned.

For more photos and videos from the day check out the Facebook Event page.