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Haida launch blockade against logging close to New Town

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Old Massett residents and supporters started a blockade on Wednesday morning to try and stop logging planned for east of New Town. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)

by Andrew Hudson, Haida Gwaii Observer, Dec 21, 2017

Fallers heading to work on a cutblock near New Town yesterday morning found the Old Massett flag and dozens of residents at the gate.

The night before, newly elected Chief Councillor Duffy Edgars went door to door through the village to gather support from chiefs and elders and rally people for a blockade. Read the rest of this entry

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Protesters build permanent structure, plan to overwinter at Alton Gas site

alton-gas-protest-strawbale houseSpokesperson for natural gas storage project says house built on company land without permission

By Nina Corfu, CBC News, Dec 19, 2017

With second-floor sleeping bunks, shelves stocked with food and a crackling fire in the woodstove, Dale Andrew Poulette’s newly constructed straw bale home is the perfect place to spend the winter. Read the rest of this entry

Warrior Up blog

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Heavy machinery targeted by arson attack during campaign against Dakota Access Pipeline, 2016.

Warrior Up is a research project open to any anonymous input, turning an eye towards the infrastructures and extractive industries that the capitalist economy depends upon – how they function, and how they are vulnerable to direct action. Read the rest of this entry

DECOLONIZE TURTLE ISLAND: Olympia Blockade

Olympia solidarityFor the last 10 days, an encampment has been blocking the train tracks
that lead out of the Port of Olympia, preventing fracking proppants from
being sent to North Dakota and Wyoming. In addition to standing in the
way of capitalism and environmental destruction, the blockade has
created an opening in which we can interact in new, liberated ways. We
have made many new friends, deepened existing relationships, and
experienced the joy in sharing our lives without regard for profit. Read the rest of this entry

Video: Alton Gas Blockade

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by the Stimulator, Nov 9, 2017

To see video, see below… Read the rest of this entry

Tensions rise between RCMP and First Nations against fish farms

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RCMP escorting fish farm vessel, October 2017.

by Musgamagw Dzawada’enuxw Cleansing Our Waters, October 17, 2017

For Immediate Release

RCMP, Marine Harvest, and Department of Fisheries and Oceans has just arrived on site to where Members from six First Nations of the Kwakwaka’wakw have been occupying fish farms, in their territorial waters for nearly two months near Alert Bay, B.C.

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Video: A third Marine Harvest owned fish farm has been occupied

by Musgamagw Dzawada’enuxw Cleansing Our Waters, October 16, 2017

Enbridge pipeline protesters lock down site in Wisconsin

SUPERIOR, Wis. — Five people were arrested during protests Thursday, Sept. 14, after blocking entrances at an Enbridge pipeline contractor in Superior.

It was the sixth “lockdown” protest in roughly three weeks by people identifying themselves as water protectors, and the first one inside the city limits. Read the rest of this entry

Video: The Fight Against Fish Farms

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by SubMedia, September 13, 2017

After 30 years of peaceful opposition, indigenous nations of western “Canada” have had enough and have begun occupations of illegal fish farms to disrupt their operations. A call has been made to occupy the offices of the ruling New Democratic Party (NDP) of “British Columbia” to help put an end to the harmful practice of fish farms, that endangers the local salmon populations. Read the rest of this entry

First Nations leaders rally in support of B.C. salmon farm occupation

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Chief Willie Moon has occupied salmon farms in the past, and says the Musgamagw Dzawda’enuxw is prepared to do whatever it takes to close fish farms along the coast. (Jon Hernandez/CBC)

Document urging the province to move fish farms inland to be delivered to Premier John Horgan

By Jon Hernandez, CBC News, September 7, 2017

Dozens of Indigenous leaders and protestors rallied outside the Vancouver Convention Centre today urging the province to dismantle salmon farms along the B.C. coast.

The calls came as environmentalists and members of the Musgamagw Dzawada’enuxw and the Kwikwasutinuxw Haxwamis First Nations occupy two Marine Harvest Canada salmon farms in their territorial waters off the north end of Vancouver Island. Read the rest of this entry