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Arrest of Tiny House Warrior is Declaration of War

Free Secwepemc Political Prisoner Kanahus Manuel      by Secwepemc Women’s Warrior Society  Saturday July 14, 2018 – The Secwepemc Women’s Warrior Society is outraged at the arrest of Kanahus Manuel. This morning Kanahus Manuel was arrested by the RCMP, an occupying force that has been criminalizing Indigenous peoples on our own lands and forcing us … Continue reading Arrest of Tiny House Warrior is Declaration of War

Red Willow Womyn’s Family Society

     by Cultural Survival The Red Willow Womyn’s Family Society is a grassroots Indigenous nonprofit organization in the Cowichan Tribes First Nations territory of British Columbia, Canada. It was founded in 2009, as a small group of Hul’qumi’num women began weekly gatherings to talk about their lived experiences with daily systemic oppressions. Through these … Continue reading Red Willow Womyn’s Family Society

28 Activists Arrested at Kinder Morgan Pipeline Construction Site

      by Olivia Rosane / Ecowatch Despite a court-ordered injunction barring anyone from coming within 5 meters (approximately 16.4 feet) of two of its BC construction sites, opponents of the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion sent a clear message Saturday that they would not back down. Twenty-eight demonstrators were arrested March 17 after blocking the front gate to … Continue reading 28 Activists Arrested at Kinder Morgan Pipeline Construction Site

Canada: Drilling Permits Issued on Tsilhqot’in Lands as Wildfires Rage

Featured image: Tsilhqot’in Nation community highway signs unveiled in 2015 as Supreme Court decision was being implemented. “Members of the public traveling into Nemiah Valley or Tatlayoko Valley can expect to see signs in the vicinity advising them when they are approaching declared Tsilhqot’in Title Lands,” shared the Government of the Province of British Colombia, … Continue reading Canada: Drilling Permits Issued on Tsilhqot’in Lands as Wildfires Rage

War in the Woods restarting in British Columbia?

From Forest Action Network Nine arrested this month on Mt. Elphinstone Resistance is escalating in the old-growth forests of the Sunshine Coast, from blockades to tree-sits to a burning barricade. For decades, residents have used almost every strategy in the book to protect wildlife and their drinking watersheds. But the clearcut logging continues under the … Continue reading War in the Woods restarting in British Columbia?

First Nation Serves Eviction Notices to BC Fish Farms

Featured image: Leaders from Musgamagw Dzawada’enuxw First Nation recently boarded a BC fish farm to serve an eviction notice. Photo by Alexandra Morton. By Andrew Nikiforuk / The Tyee The Musgamagw Dzawada’enuxw, whose traditional lands includes much of the Broughton Archipelago, have boarded two Japanese-owned fish farms and delivered eviction orders to remove their operations from unceded territories … Continue reading First Nation Serves Eviction Notices to BC Fish Farms

To Save a Rainforest

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

Walbran Valley update and call to action

From our friends at Vancouver Island Community Forest Action Network in BC, Canada: Together we will win: Native and non-native people join forces to stop the destruction Pacheedaht First Nation declares support for a grassroots re-occupation of their traditional territory in the Walbran Valley, where Teal Jones logging company is clear-cutting the ancient cathedral forests … Continue reading Walbran Valley update and call to action

Updates on land defense in BC, Canada

This update comes from Victoria Forest Action Network (VICFAN), a grassroots organization fiercely committed to land defense in British Columbia. See also The Courage to Speak Truth to Power, a speech by VICFAN’s Zoe Blunt recently published at the DGR News Service. Cheers to the new year! And to the gutsy land defenders who stand … Continue reading Updates on land defense in BC, Canada

The Courage to Speak Truth to Power

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