By Zoe Blunt / WildCoast.ca “I’m in love. With salmon, with trees outside my window, with baby lampreys living in sandy streambottoms, with slender salamanders crawling through the duff. And if you love, you act to defend your beloved.” — Derrick Jensen Pacific Coast people have always defended the places we love. Most of British Columbia … Continue reading To Save a Rainforest
By Zoe Blunt / Deep Green Resistance Featured Image via the Speak Truth the Power Project. The more we challenge the status quo, the more those with power attack us. Fortunately, social change is not a popularity contest. Activism is a path to healing from trauma. It’s taking back our power to protect ourselves and our … Continue reading The Courage to Speak Truth to Power
Editor’s Note: This letter, published at Vancouver Island Community Forest Action Network, is addressed to Canadian timber company Teal Jones Group in regards to the planned logging of Walbran Valley. You can read more about this at Renewed Defense of British Columbia’s Central Walbran Ancient Forest. Featured image of freshly cut cedar tree courtesy of … Continue reading Logging the Walbran Valley: An Open Letter to Teal Jones
Book Review of Deep Green Resistance: A Strategy to Save the Planet By Zoe Blunt I first heard about Deep Green Resistance in the middle of a grassroots fight to stop a huge vacation-home subdivision at a wilderness park on Vancouver Island. Back then, it hadn’t really occurred to me that a book on environmental strategy … Continue reading Words as Tactical Weapons: Deep Green Resistance
By Zoe Blunt, Vancouver Island Community Forest Action Network In every part of the province, industry is laying waste to huge areas of wilderness – unceded indigenous land – for mining, fracking, oil, and hydroelectric projects. This frenzy of extraction is funneling down to the port cities of the Pacific and west to China. Prime … Continue reading Battleground BC: Phase Two of the Resistance
A report by the RCMP’s Critical Infrastructure Intelligence Team reveals that Canada state surveillance of, and rhetoric about, grassroots environmental activists is not much different than in the US. We see the same false suppositions: The well being of the people aligns with that of exploitative corporations which destroy landbases and poison the land, water, … Continue reading Deep Green Resistance, Zoe Blunt, & indigenous anti-oil activists named as security threats
From Zoe Blunt: Disclaimer: I don’t speak for Unis’tot’en Camp. This analysis comes from first-hand reports, anonymous tips, and public sources. The situation could change at any time. Updates are posted at the Caravan page, http://facebook.com/nopipelines, and the Unis’tot’en Camp page, http://facebook.com/unistoten. Unis’tot’en Camp, the indigenous pipeline blockade on Wet’suwet’en territory in Northern … Continue reading Is shit about to get real at BC’s pipeline blockade? Maybe. Here’s how we’ll know.
Island Timberlands (I.T.), a logging company owned by Wall Street investment firm Brookfield Asset Managaement, has its sights set on Cortes Island in British Columbia. But they’ll have to go through Zoe Blunt and a slew of local activists first. This is shaping up to be another epic battle between concerned activists and greedy corporate … Continue reading The Fight is Heating Up Against Logging Company in British Columbia