[Rising Tide Call out:]
Enbridge Joint Review Panel comes to Vancouver and… WE SAY NO!
ENBRIDGE NOISE DEMO! No Consent? No Pipelines! No Tar Sands! No Climate Crimes!
Monday January 14th @ 5:00 pm Victory Square, Cambie & Hastings Street Vancouver, Unceded Coast Salish Territories
* This event is in solidarity with IDLE NO MORE & frontline Indigenous communities. Bring drums and wear regalia. * Noise demo: bring pots and pans (to bang), whistles, horns and such! (and ear plugs, it’s going to get loud!) * This is a child and family friendly event.
When the pipeline Joint Review Panel comes to Vancouver on January 14th it is our time to voice our opposition. It is our moment to say NO to this crazy climate crime of a pipeline and to expose the Review Panel for what it truly is – a sham, a corporate smokescreen, seeking input while reserving the right to approve the project regardless and removing the right of communities to say no.
On Monday 14th we invite you to attend the Enbridge Review Panel NO!SE DEMO!
Indigenous communities have already said no to this project and have repeatedly affirmed that free, prior, and informed consent must be respected by both colonial governments and industry.
More than 130 First Nations have signed the Save the Fraser Declaration, an Indigenous law that bans all tar sands pipelines within the Fraser Watershed. The Unist’ot’en Clan have made it clear that they oppose the construction of all pipelines, including natural gas pipelines, on their territories, that may even blaze the trail for Enbridge’s proposal.
We are standing in full support of the self-determination of Indigenous communities and calling out the “consultation process” as inadequate and ultimately unacceptable.
Furthermore, the Joint Review Panel have provided a long list of issues that cannot be discussed during the hearings. Shockingly, one of these issues is climate change-perhaps one of the most significant impacts of the project.
Climate change impacts many communities globally as well as locally, and by affirming our belief in environmental justice we hope to mobilize grassroots communities in order to highlight the voices that will not be in the hearings and are generally underrepresented in the resistance to pipelines.
Unceded Indigenous lands are threatened to be further destroyed these projects. Subsidies and tax breaks to industrial corporations are promoted in the face of austerity for the people. People are being displaced by these projects and climate change around the world to live in exploitative and impoverished conditions whether they be in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver or in migrant worker camps. Militaries that are waging war against the people of Palestine, Iraq and Afghanistan are fueled by these industries. Structured sexism (or patriarchy) and other oppressions aid in determining who bears the brunt of social impacts of industrial expansion upon communities and who profits. Capitalism and state promotion of economic growth are the driving forces behind extractive industries.
Join with thousands as we meet the system’s violence with our creative defiance. On the streets we will amplify marginalized voices demanding environmental and social justice and challenge the legitimacy of the Review Panel process. From every roof top in the city we cry No Consent? No Pipelines! No Climate Crimes!
This event is organized by Rising Tide – Vancouver, Coast Salish Territories, and endorsed by:
Alliance for People’s Health Ancestral Pride Ahousaht Sovereign Territory Beyond Boarding Boycott Israeli Apartheid Campaign Café Rebelde Collective Council of Canadians Downtown Eastside Neighbourhood Council Downtown Eastside Not for Developers Coalition Downtown East Side Power of Women Group Food Not Bombs Fractured Land (Documentary & Transmedia Project) Fraser Valley Peace Council Home Health Care Idlenomore Founders (Jess Gordon, Sylvia McAdam Saysewahum, Nina Wilson, and Sheelah McLean) Indigenous Action Movement Indigenous Environmental Network Idle No More founders Kootenays For A Pipeline-Free B.C. (Kootenay to Kitimat Caravan) Lhe Lin Liyin (Grassroots Wet’suwet’en) Mining Justice Alliance No One Is Illegal – Vancouver, Coast Salish Territories Occupy Vancouver Environmental Justice Group Pedal Revolutionary Radio Peoples’ Health Movement PIPE UP Purple Thistle Rhizome Cafe Shop Wrong Collective Simon Fraser Public Interest Research Group Social Coast South Asian Network for Secularism and Democracy Spartacus Books Stop the Pave StopWar.ca Streams of Justice Unist’ot’en Camp Vancouver Catholic Worker Vancouver Island Community Forest Action Network Vancouver Island Public Interest Research Group Vancouver Raging Grannies Vancouver-West End Greens
If you would like to add your name to the list of endorsers, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.