Michael Riordon

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In our name…

…the war against the earth and its defenders goes on.

Photo: StarMetro Vancouver

Currently one of the most vital front lines is on Wet’suwet’en First Nation land in “British Columbia,” Canada.  Wet’suwet’en defenders stand in the way of a zombie pipeline due to transport toxic liquid natural gas over their land to ocean tankers.  The land defenders are under siege by Canada’s national government and its police.  This whole abominable project is owned and paid for by the people of Canada, and promoted by the authorities – in our name.

Details here: https://dogwoodbc.ca/news/rcmp-wetsuweten-raid/

…and here: http://priceofoil.org/2019/01/10/shameful-trudeau-accused-of-violating-first-nations-rights-over-gas-pipeline/

The Wet’suwet’en defenders are putting their lives on the line, for the earth and for all of us.  Most of us can’t be there with them.  But whoever and wherever we are, we still have other capacities, including our voices.  Let’s use them well.

To stay informed and in touch:

Gitdumt’en Under Siege, here:  https://www.facebook.com/wetsuwetenstrong/videos/472608843268486/

International Solidarity with Wet’suwet’en, here:  https://www.facebook.com/events/2225649537692362/

#wetsuwetenstrong

#notrespass

#thetimeisnow

Dogwood, a grassroots citizens’ movement in British Columbia, here: https://dogwoodbc.ca/news/


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“There is a crack in everything…”

“…That’s how the light gets in.”  (from Anthem, by Leonard Cohen).

In the closed, murky realm of democracy-for-sale and rent-a-politician, a huge, astonishing crack has just opened up in British Columbia.

Big congratulations and thanks to all who worked so hard to open it.

Let the light flood in!