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

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Nov Benefit Poster - FINAL

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

Blocking Oil Trains: Resistance in the Pacific Northwest

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

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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!

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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.

Statement: Vancouver stands in solidarity with Oppenheimer Tent City

In June of this year, Vancouver’s city council unanimously passed a motion acknowledging that the city sits on the unceded land of the Squamish, Musqueam, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples. The acknowledgement came at the culmination of a “Year of Reconciliation.” Based on the same city council’s response to the indigenous-led community that has sprung up at Oppenheimer Park, it appears this was purely a token gesture.

Oppenheimer Park, now the heart of the Downtown Eastside low-income community, used to be the heart of the Japanese Canadian community which was forcibly displaced during the Second World War. Therefore it seems fitting that this was the site chosen for a reassertion of indigenous sovereignty over unceded land, given how colonial governments have historically treated its residents. Continue reading

NEW Posters for the Pedals not Pipelines and Party Against the Pipleines

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Download and help distribute the new posters …

Party Against the Pipelines: A Carnival for Climate Justice – Party Against the Pipelines Poster – Sept 27th (11×17) (see below)
Pedals not Pipelines – CM Poster – Sept 2014

Party Against the Pipelines Poster - Sept 27th

Rotten Apples for Clark: Rising Tide Supports BC Teachers’ Federation

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Today Rising Tide Vancouver – Coast Salish Territories delivered a load of apples to Christy Clark’s house to show our support and appreciation for BC’s teachers. If the apples are a little bit rotten, it is surely appropriate, since the refusal-to-deal the Clark government is giving the teachers is rotten to the core and straight-up stinks.

We call on Christy Clark – who as Education minister in 2002 introduced unconstitutional legislation eliminating the ability of teachers and principals to limit class size – and Peter Fassbender to agree to binding arbitration with the BCTF. No-one is fooled by the government’s aggrieved act. Let there be no mistake: teachers are still on strike because the province refused to resolve this conflict during the summer. Students could be back in school today, but for the Clark government’s refusal to enter binding arbitration.
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Rally to Stop Kinder Morgan on Burnaby Mountain, Coast Salish Territories

Kinder Morgan has begun surveying conservation and parkland on Burnaby Mountain, unceded Coast Salish Territories. The giant US oil pipeline company plans to clear parkland and build a helicopter pad in preparation for boring a tunnel through the Northridge of Burnaby Mountain contrary to city bylaws.
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To help protect conservation and parkland and to support the enforcement of city bylaws, residents of BC will meet on Burnaby Mountain overlooking the proposed helicopter pad. The convergence of people will take place on September 13 at 2:00 PM. Continue reading