This morning the RCMP are arresting courageous defenders of the land and water. Police have been brought in from across the province so that SWN Resources can move their seismic ‘thumper’ trucks into place for fracking tests — all against the wishes of the people.

Early reports have at least one member of the Council of Canadians Fredericton chapter on site this morning.

Halifax-based Council of Canadians organizer Angela Giles and organizing assistant Ali Vervaeke were there yesterday and met with Warrior Chief John Levi of the Elsipogtog First Nation. To read Angela’s blog, please see ‘Powerful resistance to shale gas in N.B. may soon come to a head’ here.

Solidarity with those at Highway 126 in Kent County working to stop fracking!

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Brent Patterson

Brent Patterson is a political activist, writer and the executive director of Peace Brigades International-Canada. He lives in Ottawa on the traditional, unceded and unsurrendered territories of the Algonquin...