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5 arrested as Burnaby pipeline protest camp dismantled

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An excavator on site dismantles a structure at Camp Cloud in Burnaby, B.C. (Rafferty Baker/CBC)

Deadline for camp structures and shelters to be removed was Sunday

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Cost to twin Trans Mountain pipeline now $1.9B higher, Kinder Morgan says

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Steel pipe to be used in the pipeline construction of the Trans Mountain expansion project at a stockpile site in Kamloops, B.C. (Dennis Owen/Reuters)

Pipeline to West Coast now projected to be done by December 2021

Tiny House Warriors establish new village to resist pipeline, assert Secwepemc sovereignty

No Consent Secwepemcby Justin Brake, APTN National News, July 19, 2018

The Tiny House Warriors have established a new village in BC’s interior at the site of a planned worker’s camp and are calling land defenders to the area in an effort to stop the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion and assert Secwepemc sovereignty in Secwepemcul’ecw, their unceded territory. Read the rest of this entry

‘It’s going to be a hot Indian Summer’: Secwepemc Women Warriors call land defenders to B.C.

Tiny-Houses-Warriors-Flag-1000-x-562by Justin Brake, APTN National News, July 15, 2018

Members of the Secwepemc Women’s Warrior Society are calling land defenders and warriors to British Columbia, where prominent Secwepemc Ktunaxa land defender Kanahus Manuel was arrested Saturday morning while asserting Secwepemc title and rights and resisting the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project. Read the rest of this entry

RCMP arrest Indigenous pipeline protester at provincial park near Kamloops, B.C.

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A still from a video on a Facebook page belonging to Kanahus Manuel shows her being handcuffed and taken away by RCMP officers. (Kanahus Manuel/Facebook)

Facebook video shot at scene shows RCMP officers detaining a woman protesting Trans Mountain pipeline

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Red Fawn Fallis Sentenced to 57 Months in Federal Prison

Bismarck, ND – Red Fawn Fallis, a political prisoner arrested during the movement to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline, was sentenced today in federal court by Judge Daniel Hovland. Fallis was sentenced to 57 months (4.75 years) in federal prison. She will receive a credit of 18 months ‘time served’ taken off of her sentence, from time spent in North Dakota jails before trial proceedings began. Fallis is expected to serve a total of 39 months in prison followed by 3 years probation. Read the rest of this entry

Secwepmec First Nation ‘Tiny House Warriors’ occupy North Thompson provincial park

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What was originally a three day event has turned into an indefinite occupation of the North Thompson provincial park by the Secwepmec Nation in protest of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. (Kanahus Manuel/Facebook)

‘It’s no longer a park. It’s where we live. It’s Secwepmec land’

No Bayou Bridge Pipeline

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UPDATE – SUPPORT NEEDED

Mark Tilsen, an Oglala Lakota Water Protector, is locked-down at a key Bayou Bridge Pipeline construction site. Work at the site has been shut down.

After Mark locked-down, police moved across the street and did a mass arrest. They arrested six people including media folks, direct support and Cherri Foytlin.

Please CALL the Iberville Parish Sheriff Dept and demand their release: 225-687-5100

Then please DONATE so that we can get everyone out of jail: https://www.youcaring.com/leauestlavienobayoubridgepipeline…

We also ask that you send your prayers and love to all those on the frontlines today.

More updates coming soon. For background story see below.

#NoBayouBridge #StopETP

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First of 202 Trans Mountain pipeline protesters await sentencing

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Police read out injunction prior to arresting protesters at the TransMountain Pipeline expansion in Burnaby, BC. in March 2018. Photo: CTV News

Fines stemming from later arrests will escalate from $500 to $5,000 as trials progress this summer

by Mike Laanela, CBC News, June 18, 2018

A couple of dozen anti-pipeline protesters rallied outside B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver on Monday morning.

They were there to mark the end of the trial of the first 28 protesters arrested for blocking access to the Kinder Morgan work site on Burnaby Mountain on March 17. Read the rest of this entry

Indigenous resistance, title make Trans Mountain pipeline extension ‘untenable,’ says economist

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Land defender Kanahus Manuel (centre) and Secwepemc people and allies have vowed to defend unceded Secwepemc territory against the Trans Mountain pipeline extension. Some say Secwepemc title and jurisdiction make the controversial project a risky investment.

by Justin Brake, APTN News, June 8, 2018

The Trans Mountain pipeline expansion is a high-risk investment for Canada and any future financial backers because it runs through unceded Indigenous lands, says one economist. Read the rest of this entry