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RCMP release video footage of sabotage attack on CGL pipeline

Still from phone camera shows attackers dressed in white winter camouflage brandishing tools as they enter the CGL work site.

by Kendra Mangione, CTV News, Feb 22, 2022

Video released by the RCMP shows what officers describe as a group storming the site of a violent attack at a B.C. camp for pipeline workers last week.

Mounties published three video clips Tuesday in connection with the “acts of violence and damage done” at the work camp last week.

In a news release, the RCMP said the videos show a group of people, some of whom are “armed with axes” approaching the Coastal GasLink camp on Thursday.

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No link to existing protests found in Coastal Gaslink investigation, RCMP say

by Ian Holliday, CTV News, February 20, 2022

Mounties investigating the attack on a natural gas pipeline construction site in northern B.C. say they’re reviewing surveillance video from the scene, but no suspects have yet been identified, and so far no link to ongoing protests in the area has been found.

“There is video that we’re actively looking through, and we will likely be able to release some of that information at some point if it becomes pertinent for the investigative team,” said RCMP Staff Sgt. Sascha Baldinger in Houston, B.C. on Saturday.

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RCMP devote 40 investigators to attack at Coastal GasLink work site

RCMP seek to identify some 20 masked assailants who threatened Coastal GasLink pipeline contractors and caused millions of dollars in damage.

Heavy machinery at the CGL work site toppled over by raiders who apparently used other heavy machinery to carry out millions of dollars in damages.

by Derrick Penner, Vancouver Sun, Feb 18, 2022

Attackers disabled lighting and video-surveillance equipment during their raid on a remote Coastal GasLink work site in northwestern B.C. and commandeered heavy equipment to inflict damage estimated to be in the millions of dollars, the company said Friday.

Video and photos captured before the equipment was disabled in the attack have been turned over to RCMP.

Police are trying to identify suspects among the reported 20 to 40 individuals involved in the apparently co-ordinated attack that happened on Thursday, just after midnight.

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CGL Pipeline work site attacked

Masked mob swarms Northern, B.C. pipeline work site, causes millions in damage

Two dump trucks damaged with heavy machinery commandeered at the site by the masked raiders.

by Darren Handschuh, Castanet, Feb 17, 2022

British Columbia’s minister of public safety Mike Farnworth has issued a statement condemning the attack on the Coastal GasLink site.

“The RCMP is conducting a full investigation into this egregious criminal activity that could have led to serious injury or loss of life,” Farnworth said.

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WET’SUWET’EN BLOCK TRAINS IN SOLIDARITY WITH SIX NATIONS

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August 8, 2020 (Anonymous Communique]

Last night, a group of Wet’suwet’en barricaded and set fire to the train tracks trespassing on our territory in an act of solidarity with the Mohawks of Six Nations. We are all sovereign peoples and an attack on the Mohawk is an attack on all of us. As Indigenous people we must act collectively against the ongoing genocide of our lands and people. State violence against us will no longer be tolerated and will generate backlash across so called Canada from now on. Indigenous actions are actions made in self defense in the face of genocide. We demand that the OPP stand down and that the Police do not escalate conflicts with Indigenous Peoples. We will not give up until liberation of our lands and people is achieved.

Six Nations: Fire on the streets of Caledonia after OPP arrest land protesters

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Dave Anderson watched the fires burning on Argyle Street on Wednesday and sighed.

“This is starting all over again,” said Anderson, who moved to Caledonia on the very day in 2006 that Six Nations protesters set up an encampment on the former Douglas Creek Estates (DCE) property, sparking a bitter land claims dispute that divided the community for years. Read the rest of this entry

Reconciliation is Dead: A Strategic Proposal

Unistoten 2020 victoria reconciliation deadby tawinikay (aka Southern Wind Woman)

Reconciliation is dead. It’s been dead for some time.

If only one thing has brought me joy in the last few weeks, it began when the matriarchs at Unist’ot’en burned the Canadian flag and declared reconciliation dead. Like wildfire, it swept through the hearts of youth across the territories. Out of their mouths, with teeth bared, they echoed back: reconciliation is dead! reconciliation is dead! Their eyes are more keen to the truth so many of our older generation have been too timid to name. The Trudeau era of reconciliation has been a farce from the beginning. It has been more for settler Canadians than natives all along. Read the rest of this entry

6 protesters arrested after anti-fish farm demonstration in Victoria

fish farm banner protest 1Protesters boarded the Orca Chief vessel at Point Hope on Wednesday

Blockade halts work at iron ore mine on Labrador-Quebec border

tata-steel-blockadeInnu community block access road to highlight environmental, employment concerns

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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