Protest - Revolt

Erin Flegg, Vancouver Observer, January 11, 2014
Photo courtesy of the Unist'ot'en Facebook page.

With the announcement of the National Energy Board’s ruling in favour of Enbridge’s Northern pipeline, and the fall of yet another government environmental safeguard, the organizers of the anti-pipeline blockade camp in Northern BC are more committed than ever to holding their ground. Along with partner Forest Action Network (FAN), they’ve put out a call for more volunteers, and FAN director Zoe Blunt says they’ve received a flood of applications in the past week from people eager to travel to the camp and help out.

Matt Preprost, Dawson Creek Daily News, January 10, 2014
Site C dam

First Nations in northeastern B.C. repeated a familiar story to the Site C Joint Review Panel on Tuesday, saying they are being backed into a corner, and warning that they are ready to set up blockades if the hydroelectric dam is approved. Public hearings in aboriginal communities over B.C. Hydro's $7.9-billion proposal concluded in Halfway River First Nation, where band members and elders said they're united "shoulder to shoulder" to stop the flooding of the Peace River valley.

Bruce Constantineau, Vancouver Sun, January 7, 2014

Suspicious Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel employees tried to question two protesters Monday before they jumped onto a stage to disrupt a Vancouver Board of Trade session featuring Prime Minister Stephen Harper. But the climate-change activists, dressed in waiter outfits they bought at Value Village, evaded both a heavy security blanket and the three hotel workers before getting onstage with signs denouncing the Harper government's climate change record.

Will Potter, VICE, December 28, 2013
Photo by the Great Plains Tar Sands Resistance

Dec 18, 2013--Two environmentalists in Oklahoma may be the first protesters prosecuted for a “terrorism hoax” after they unfurled a banner covered in glitter.

Lubicon, WC Native News, December 18, 2013
Lubicon protest fracking

Peaceful Occupation of Penn West Petroleum Site Begins Little Buffalo, AB/ The Lubicon Lake Nation people have been driven to enforce their Law against PENN WEST PETROLEUM LTD. (TSX: PWT); (NYSE: PWE) today on an oil lease site located in their Territory by peacefully occupying a nearby access road. The oil and gas giant. Penn West has indicated they intend to drill and use hydraulic fracturing at the location. The site is at the headwaters of a nearby lake, bordered by the traditional Lubicon community of Kinosew Sakahikan referred to provincially as Haig Lake.

Jonathan Rowson, The Guardian, December 18, 2013
Ramp up climate action

On discovering that their mother tongue is not shared by everyone, tourists have been known to redouble their efforts to communicate by raising their voices. This comical failure to grasp the difference between a message not being heard and not being received also has a tragic side, because we appear to be doing something very similar on climate change. The scientific message is already loud and clear.

Rising Tide, RT, December 16, 2013
Flood the Port

VANCOUVER, COAST SALISH TERRITORIES – This morning Port of Metro Vancouver staff and security responded with physical force when 6 Santa Clauses arrived at their offices to deliver sacks of coal, along with thousands of peoples’ wishes urging the port to say ‘no’ to a new coal terminal in Surrey. Six activists from Rising Tide Vancouver, Coast Salish Territories (dressed as Santa Claus) entered the Port Metro offices delivered coal to port staff, and read out public comments submitted to the port as part of a 30-day review of the Fraser Surrey Docks Environmental Impact Assessment.

CC, Climate and Capitalism, December 15, 2013
European Left

“Ecosocialism, meaning socioecological transformation, is a new synthesis to face the challenge of both social and environmental crisis, which have the same roots” The European Left, an association of 27 left-wing parties in the European Union, was formed in 2004 to run in elections for the European Parliament.

Rising Tide, Vancouver, Coast Salish Territories, December 13, 2013
Coal Oil Gas - None Shall Pass

VANCOUVER, COAST SALISH TERRITORIES – This morning, activists with Rising Tide-Vancouver, Coast Salish Territories dropped a banner reading “Coal, Oil, Gas: None Shall Pass” outside Port Metro Vancouver’s head office at Canada Place, in opposition to the proposed Fraser Surrey Docks coal terminal. “This coal export project is part of a push to make BC a gateway to profits for the fossil fuel industry.

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