Enbridge coming to Vancouver -- No pipelines!

Enbridge coming to Vancouver -- No pipelines!
Monday, January 14, 2013 - 5:00pm

Location

Victory Square, (Coast Salish Territories)
Cambie and Hastings
Vancouver, BC
Canada
49° 16' 57.1188" N, 123° 6' 34.4376" W

Monday January 14th @ 5:00 pm

Enbridge Joint Review Panel comes to Vancouver
and... WE SAY NO!

No Consent? No Pipelines! No Tar Sands! No Climate Crimes!

* This event is in solidarity with IDLE NO MORE and 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.

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On Monday 14th we invite you to attend the
Enbridge Review Panel NO!SE DEMO!
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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
Boycott Israeli Apartheid Campaign
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: ess 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
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 risingtide604@riseup.net