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Blockade Musings on Patcheedaht Unceded Territory

Blockade Musings on Patcheedaht Unceded Territory By Esther Muirhead Winding my way from Lake Cowichan to Port Renfrew, the ravages of continuous clearcuts on steeply sloped mountains, magnified the sun’s rays bouncing off rocky mirrors of ravaged lands, like water hitting a hot frying pan. Driving up the mountain to (Renfrew) River Blockade, stopping road-building … Continue reading Blockade Musings on Patcheedaht Unceded Territory

Forest Defenders Hold The Barricades As The BC Government Fails To Defer Road

An ongoing blockade to protect old-growth forests in western Canada has now lasted more than a month, but blockaders hopes that a government report would help protect the Fairy Creek Valley have been dashed. Forest Defenders Hold the Barricades as the BC Government Fails to Defer Road Building and Logging into the Fairy Creek Rainforest … Continue reading Forest Defenders Hold The Barricades As The BC Government Fails To Defer Road

Grassroots Forest Defenders Establish Third Blockade to Defend Vancouver Island Old Growth Forest

A third blockade has started to stop the logging of near the headwaters of Fairy Creek. To learn more about the blockade in Fairy Creek, read the media release by the organizers of the blockade, and listen to interviews with Joshua Wright here and here. Access the official Facebook page here. Two weeks into a … Continue reading Grassroots Forest Defenders Establish Third Blockade to Defend Vancouver Island Old Growth Forest

Activists Launch Old-Growth Forest Protection Blockade on Vancouver Island

Last week we ran a story on an anti-logging blockade at Fairy Creek, near Port Renfrew on Vancouver Island in western Canada. Since then, the blockade has held strong and a second blockade has been established nearby, stopping further old-growth logging. A few days ago, Max Wilbert spoke with Joshua Wright, a spokesperson for the … Continue reading Activists Launch Old-Growth Forest Protection Blockade on Vancouver Island

[Media Release] Blockade To Protect The Unlogged Fairy Creek Headwaters

Forest Defenders are Occupying an Old Growth Forest to Prevent Imminent Logging in the Last Intact Watershed of the San Juan River System Victoria, B.C. 8/10/2020 An informal, grassroots collective of people from across Vancouver Island alerted to Teal Jones’s road building incursion into the headwaters of the unlogged Fairy Creek watershed are prepared to … Continue reading [Media Release] Blockade To Protect The Unlogged Fairy Creek Headwaters

“We’re Going to Be At This A While” — Hunger Strike Against Old-Growth Logging

This episode of The Green Flame features an interview with James Darling who is currently on the 8th day of a hunger strike against logging of old-growth forests in British Columbia, Canada (occupied First Nations territory). You can contact James at: (250) 816-4321, or at james0darling@gmail.com. In this interview, James talks about why he started … Continue reading “We’re Going to Be At This A While” — Hunger Strike Against Old-Growth Logging

The Last Old-Growth Forests Are Being Logged in Western Canada

In this episode of Resistance Radio Derrick Jensen interviews Michelle Connolly, who is an activist living in Prince George, BC, the traditional territory of the Lheidli T’enneh Nation. She has spent much of her life exploring and experiencing natural forests, and has an educational background in forest ecology, although she is not a researcher and … Continue reading The Last Old-Growth Forests Are Being Logged in Western Canada

Reconciliation Is Dead: A Strategic Proposal

Editor’s note: this piece began circulating in the wake of the raids on Wet’suwet’en territory. We have covered these topics and  discussed strategic approaches to escalation in recent weeks. This piece contributes to this ongoing discussion. Featured image via Unist’ot’en Camp. #ShutDownCanada #ReconciliationIsDead #RevolutionIsAlive. As with all cross-posts, sharing this does not imply that Aphonika … Continue reading Reconciliation Is Dead: A Strategic Proposal

BREAKING: Militarized Police Raid Wet’suwet’en First Nation

February 7th updates from Unist’ot’enCamp and Gidimten: The RCMP raid continues today as militarized, heavily-armed police backed up with K9 dogs, heavy equipment, and helicopters move further into Unist’ot’en territory. As we write this federal police are currently raiding the Gidimt’en checkpoint at 44km. 6:15pm: We are hearing that 30 RCMP are surrounding #Wetsuwetsuweten Hereditary … Continue reading BREAKING: Militarized Police Raid Wet’suwet’en First Nation

Redwoods: Only The Tallest Trees Because The Rest Have Been Logged

By Max Wilbert / Images: public domain Here is a familiar fact to many people across the United States and the world: the Redwoods of Northern California are the tallest trees in the world at nearly 400 feet. This is both true and false. It’s true because right now the redwoods are the tallest trees. … Continue reading Redwoods: Only The Tallest Trees Because The Rest Have Been Logged