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MANY PEOPLE FROM ACROSS THE LOWER MAINLAND JOINED TOGETHER TO HUG BURNBY MOUNTAIN AS THEY STOOD TOGETHER AGAINST THE TRANS MOUNTAIN EXPANSION PIPELINE PROJECT.
THE EARTH DAY ACKNOWLEDGEMENT FOR TMX WAS BUSINESS AS USUAL AT THE TANK FARM
FRIDAY'S FOR FUTURE WEEKLY FRIDAY RALLYS TO HIGHLIGHT THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE PIPELINE LESS THAN 100 METERS FROM A SCHOOL
VALENTINE'S DAY RALLY AT COURTHOUSE TO SUPPORT BRUNETTE RIVER 6
On February 14th, three of the Brunette River 6 peaceful protesters arrested for standing up for the climate and slowing the progress of the construction of the Trans Mountain pipeline went to court to get sentenced. A rally was held at the courthouse to support the members of the Brunette Rive 6. The three other people went to court the next day. For more information about the arrests and the people sentenced to jail see Protests and Arrests.
THE LAND AND THE WATER
In August of 2020, the Protect the Planet resistance to Trans Mountain (TM) began at Holmes Creek in Burnaby, with a 'portaledge' hung up high in magnificent cottonwood trees. A support camp sprang up, and shortly afterwards the original treehouse began to be built. Thanks to the amazing skills of Timothee Govare and his many dedicated assistants, including the climbing crew of Amanda and Kurtis, this beautiful structure was built to protect the delicate Brunette riparian zone. Sadly, in early December 2020, it was raided and all that remains is barbed wire, security fences, guards, and motion detectors to keep out the local citizens who only want to protect their salmon streams and valuable watersheds.
A short time after the raid, a new tree camp was established at Lost Creek, just 500 m further down the pipeline route. It is visible from the Trans Canada Highway and from the Brunette Greenway. This tree sit was occupied 24/7 for more than 9 months. This action was very effective in blocking pipeline construction. On September 07, 2021, TM laid siege to the Lost Creek tree sits, fencing off the entire area. Our climbers immediately ascended more trees and set up ‘Sky Pods’, which are tree hammocks high above the ground directly in the way of TMX tree clearing. Three weeks later, an RCMP tactical climbing team used a large bucket truck to move in and remove the skypods and tree platforms.
TMX poses a direct threat to the Brunette watershed as it crosses through Coquitlam and Burnaby. Heavy machinery, fencing, cameras and security have taken over this area with seemingly little regard for the irreparable damage being done.
Check out Get Involved to see how you might take part.
Our collective action against TMX has taken many forms. However, whether it is building and occupying tree platforms directly on the pipeline route, multi-faith prayer circles at construction worksites, locking onto heavy machinery, or documenting and reporting Trans Mountain environmental, safety and health violations, our actions are centred upon a deep love and gratitude for these sacred lands and waterways. Our actions are peaceful, respectful, and highly effective. Please join us!
ALSO we'd like to amplify the actions of the Indigenous Youth action group: Braided Warriors
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