Category Archives: Oil & Gas
It won’t end here: Anti-pipeline protesters vow to remain on Burnaby Mountain as long as Kinder Morgan is there
Note: Cops love co-opting Native culture and spirituality as part of their repression of Indigenous resistance, and they often find willing and naive accomplices from within Native communities to do this…
Officers working with elders to bring in firewood
by Warrior Publications, Nov 23, 2014
Since November 20, 2014, there have been scores of police on Burnaby Mountain, enforcing a court injunction prohibiting people from interfering with Kinder Morgan’s drilling of bore holes. As of Nov 23, there have been over 60 arrests. While the majority of these have been symbolic “voluntary arrests,” some have been the result of aggressive police actions during their crowd control activities.
METRO VANCOUVER — At least 10 more people have been arrested this morning after crossing the police line, as anti-pipeline protesters continue to rally on Burnaby Mountain. The arrests were peacful and without too much force.Meanwhile, the sound of drilling by Kinder Morgan crews at two sites on Saturday morning muffled the crackling of the sacred fire, which police on Friday moved rather than extinguished so aboriginal elders could keep the blaze burning. The fire is significant to aboriginal people because it symbolizes the fight to save the land.
By Tiffany Crawford and Tara Carman, Vancouver Sun,
METRO VANCOUVER – At least six more protesters have been arrested on Burnaby Mountain today, including Simon Fraser science professor and protest organizer Lynne Quarmby.
Quarmby was named as a defendant in the Kinder Morgan injunction to have the protesters removed, along with Mia Nissen, Adam Gold and fellow SFU professor Stephen Collis, and Alan Dutton, who leads the Burnaby Residents Opposing Kinder Morgan Expansion. Read the rest of this entry
by Jerome Turner, Ricochet, November 20, 2014
A nation is only as good as its leadership.