Recall: this is pipeline and tanker EXPANSION. It’s always “more”. They are never satisfied, no matter the consequences.
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From: Atiya Jaffar – 350.org
Sent: March 22, 2018 1:21 PM
Subject: This is Trudeau’s worst nightmare
Over 80 arrests at the Kinder Morgan terminal with more expected.
We are watching history in the making right now on the coast of BC. Since Saturday, over 80 people have been arrested taking bold action on Burnaby Mountain to protect the land, water, and climate from the Kinder Morgan tar sands pipeline. And more actions are expected in the days to come.
We gave Trudeau fair warning to expect a massive uprising of non-violent resistance if he approved the Kinder Morgan pipeline and that’s exactly what we’re seeing. This is the moment for all of us to stand together in this fight. It’s time for us to “warrior up” as Coast Salish peoples at the forefront of the Kinder Morgan fight have called on us to do. Sign up today to join bold actions to #ProtecttheInlet.
[There are good photos – – I cannot upload them for you, and I don’t know if there’s a URL I can send you to. /Sandra]
The scale of resistance here on the West Coast has been massive, powerful, and at times overwhelming. Since Saturday, wave upon wave of concerned community members have marched to the Kinder Morgan terminal and tied themselves to the gates — blocking access to the facility for hours and breaking the company’s court-granted injunction. I was one of them.
On Tuesday, I was arrested at the Kinder Morgan terminal alongside fellow young people who are ready to fight for our future because politicians refuse to do so. Others who have taken bold action so far include the founders of Greenpeace, a former Kinder Morgan employee, a palliative care nurse who is determined “to fight for life,” an elderly couple who were both retired opera singers, and many more.
In addition to this resistance at the Kinder Morgan gates, on Monday, Terry Christenson, a 76 year old grandfather climbed atop a tree that Kinder Morgan has flagged for clearance and refused to come down until the pipeline was stopped. But the more of us the better. Can you sign up to join in the resistance for the next two days?
So many, like myself, have never been arrested before but all of us fear the impacts of this pipeline much more than the repercussions of an arrest.
Our pressure is working. We’ve gotten nonstop media coverage of our actions nationally and locally. Tens of thousands of people are starting to learn about this pipeline and the wall of opposition to it in Burnaby.
It’s clear the Trudeau government is getting nervous too. Everyday as more Indigenous leaders, youth, grandparents, engineers, teachers, nurses and community members get arrested in resistance to Kinder Morgan, Trudeau’s reputation as a climate leader and champion for Indigenous rights cracks a little more.
If you can’t join the bold actions, we’d love for you to help take this message to Liberal MPs. You can join the national day of action this Friday to deliver water from the Burrard Inlet to offices of members of parliament across the country. There will be over 50 water deliveries across the country. Find a delivery near you on the map.
More and more people across the country have their eyes on the situation on Burnaby Mountain. As growing waves of concerned community members are arrested to make way for a Texas-oil company’s massive pipeline and tanker project, we can expect a growing change in public opinion in favour of our movement. And we can take it one step further by reminding the Trudeau government that this fight is national on Friday.
I am so grateful for the opportunity to stand beside Indigenous leaders and people all across the country, like you, in this fight. Thank you for all the action that you have taken to stop Kinder Morgan.
I have a feeling we’re going to win,
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