Monday, January 18, 2016

7 Activists Arrested on Barge- Call-To-Action-Demonstrations

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Dan Wallace reads Stop Work Order to Kinder Morgan.
Dan Wallace reads Stop Work Order to Kinder Morgan.
Posted by Burnaby Mountain Updates on Monday, January 18, 2016

Drilling Rig Shut Down!
Kinder Morgan Westridge drilling barge SEIZED and SHUT DOWN on Sunday 17th January 2016 at 12pm.Under the consent of Tsleil-Waututh Hereditary Chief Tulsii'm Kia'palanexw and Wei-Wai-Kay Hereditary Chief Geh-Soh-Giliach, Gigamaie, work crews contracted by Kinder Morgan undertaking offshore geotechnical operations on the Burrard Inlet by Westridge Marine Terminal, were shut down at approximately noon this morning by Hereditary Chief Geh-Soh-Giliach, Gigamaie and Xenoa Skinteh. Both people were involved in the Autumn Resistance of 2014 on so called Burnaby Mountain.The Autumn resistance which is heralded as a success of 'the people' by many ENGOs, is strongly scrutinized by many of those involved in the blockade at Burnaby Mountain. Their true aims were to shut down and stop all drilling and surveying in order to prevent Kinder Morgan from obtaining the information needed to begin pipeline construction. While the Burnaby Mountain protests helped to inform many it failed in fully stopping the drills - todays action is making use of more direct methods to fulfill the goal of stopping the drills.In late 2015, Kinder Morgan gave notice that drilling would take place between December 2015 and February 2016.Kinder Morgan has not undertaken the necessary consultation with Hereditary Chiefs, and they are infringing upon the sovereignty of indigenous people of the unceded lands and waters here in Coast Salish Territory. With the permission from the Tsleil-Waututh Chief, and following a protocol of consultation the drill and barge will be seized and stopped from completing it's work. This action is done to remind Kinder Morgan that they do not have the right to be drilling as they have not received consent from the traditional and sovereign governance of this land.This action should also serve as a reminder to the public that we must do more than write, rally, and march. All are necessary but direct action is what will protect the water, air, land and people from toxic tar sands developments, the capitalistic drive of the Kinder Morgan machine, and the genocidal Canadian Government. It is also a way to show true solidarity with Indigenous nations, as they are most regularly the first displaced, the first poisoned, and the first killed by extractive processes. Direct Action was successfully used on Burnaby Mountain prior to the arrival of ENGOs and succeeded in delaying the arrival of the trucks and equipment for three months. These are the actions that are necessary.This action is in solidarity with all indigenous nations displaced by the Tar Sands, along the current and proposed Kinder Morgan pipeline routes, and in solidarity with the Secwepemc Nation and Secwepemc Woman Warrior Society. Kinder Morgan plans on expanding north through Wet'suwet'en Territory, the same nation that Unist'ot'en Camp is a part of.These lands are unceded, these lands are indigenous. We are putting an end to genocide, ecocide, capitalism, and the colonial process that continues to this day."
Posted by Burnaby Mountain Updates on Sunday, January 17, 2016

Seven activists who were standing up for everyones creator giv...
Seven activists who were standing up for everyones creator given rights were arrested on Kinder Morgan barge today.Police have arrested several activists that occupied a Kinder Morgan drilling barge near the Westridge Marine Terminal in Burnaby Monday morning. Two protesters boarded the barge Sunday and stayed overnight. More protesters arrived to join them and bring supplies Monday morning. That’s when police showed up and removed the group.
Posted by Burnaby Mountain Updates on Monday, January 18, 2016

 BROKE joins with allied groups and individuals in calling upon the federal government to step in and suspend or cancel the reviews of Energy East and the Kinder Morgan Trans-Mountain pipelines.

Prime Minister Trudeau promised during the election campaign to overhaul pipeline reviews to consider climate change and listen to community voices – especially First Nations. The Prime Minister told voters that new review processes would apply to existing pipelines. By allowing the Energy East and Kinder Morgan Trans-Mountain pipeline reviews to go forward without any changes to the NEB, the Prime Minister is breaking that promise. Read more here

Here are some of the peaceful demonstrations being organized throughout the length of the hearings.  Can you join us this week and show your solidarity?
1. People’s Injunction: Monday Jan.18th @ 11am, NEB office at 800 Burrard Street.  (A group of citizens will be visiting the National Energy Board Office to reject NEB process to demand that it be overhauled)
RSVP & SHARE the event on Facebook HERE
2. Opening Day March and Rally: (Organized by BROKE & allies)
January 19th @ 11:45am,
Jim Lorimer Park, Burnaby
RSVP & SHARE the event on Facebook 
Not on Facebook? Find details HERE

3. Rally next Saturday: Saturday, January 23rd @1:00pm Delta Burnaby Hotel, 4331 Dominion St. Burnaby: Join us on Saturday the 23rd as we gather together to show our force at a massive anti-KM rally.
RSVP & SHARE the event on Facebook 
4. Daily presence outside the hearings: 9:00am - 4:00pm, Burnaby Delta  Hotel, 4331 Dominion St. Burnaby: Every day, organizers will gather outside the convention centre to show support and encourage the intervenors.
RSVP below to  come out and show your support!:

Tues, Jan 19 - MARCH & RALLY - 11:45am-2pm. 
Tues, Jan 19 - City of Surrey and City of New Westminster RSVP
Wed, Jan 20 - City of Burnaby and Andrew Weaver RSVP 
Thurs, Jan 21 - City of Port Moody and Elizabeth May RSVP
Fri, Jan 22 - District of West Vancouver and Simon Fraser Student Society RSVP
Sat, Jan 23 - Georgia Strait Alliance and SFU Grad Student Society RSVP
Mon, Jan 25 - City of North Vancouver and City of Victoria  RSVP
Tues, Jan 26 -  Tsleil-Waututh Nation and District of North Vancouver and Living Oceans Society RSVP
Wed, Jan 27 - North Shore NOPE and Metro Vancouver RSVP
Thurs, Jan 28 - BROKE and PIPEUP RSVP
Fri, Jan 29 - City of Abbotsford and Township of Langley Details & Shift Sign-u

First Nations win court challenge against B.C. over Enbridge pipeline

Judge Koenigsberg Re Coastal First Nations v British Columbia (Environment) 01-13 

The B.C. Supreme Court has ruled the B.C. government breached its duty to consult the Gitga'at and neighbouring First Nations on the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline. The decision, announced Wednesday, is seen as a major victory for First Nations that could have an impact on future oil pipeline projects.

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