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🔥 COYOTE CAMP LIVES! 🔥 Nov 19 2021: #Gidimten land defenders evicted #CGL workers and re-established control of #CoyoteCamp, the site where CGL plans to drill beneath #Wetsuweten headwaters, #WedzinKwa. Join the #WetsuwetenResistance
Early Sunday, Gidimt'en land defenders evicted Coastal GasLink workers & re-established control of Coyote Camp, the site where CGL plans to drill beneath Wedzin Kwa. Join the #WetsuwetenResistance #DivestCGL
#ShutDownCanada #WetsuwetenStrong #AllOutForWedzinKwa #ExpectUs
Nov 19, 2021, Gidimt'en land defenders evicted Coastal GasLink workers & re-established control of Coyote Camp, the site where CGL plans to drill beneath Wedzin Kwa. Join the #WetsuwetenResistance #DivestCGL
#ShutDownCanada #WetsuwetenStrong #AllOutForWedzinKwa #ExpectUs
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Read our full 2021 Recap of Events on Wet'suwet'en Territory 🔥 Resistance to colonial Canada and genocidal CGL on Cas Yikh Gidimt’en Territory continues. We are still here.
Join the #WetsuwetenResistance
Take Action Dec 20-27 #DivestCGL #ShutDownCanada…
We call on all nations, allies, accomplices, and supporters everywhere to RISE UP in solidarity. We are in this fight for the long haul and we will not back down. This pipeline will never be built. Join the WET'SUWET'EN RESISTANCE! #wetsuwetenresistance Image
@iamjayohcee Wet’suwet’en land defenders enforced eviction of Coastal GasLink by blocking roads into the territory. NOV 14-17, 2021. 🔥 Join the WET'SUWET'EN RESISTANCE! #wetsuwetenresistance #DivestCGL
#ShutDownCanada #WetsuwetenStrong #AllOutForWedzinKwa #ExpectUs Image
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Thread. My father, Shawn Selway of #Hamont was arrested Nov 21 -for standing up #wetsuwetenstrong - he relentlessly fights against injustices- our community, our city, our country. He does so by educating others, listening,showing up, giving his time, teaching...
Recently, he received North Ender of the Year Award… He has written countless articles for and about our city- his book “Nobody Here will Harm You” is Winner of the Hamilton Arts Council Literary Award for Non-fiction*…
I have grown up learning how to be an ally,how to advocate,to stand up for others. Nov 21st, Shawn joined a protest in Hamilton to show his Solidarity with Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs opposing the Coastal GasLink pipeline in B.C. On his way home, he was arrested. #Wetsuweten
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when RCMP arrested an award-winning freelance photojournalist during their third militarized raid of #Wetsuweten Yintah—it made international headlines. even @LeoDiCaprio weighed in.

our interview with that photojournalist, Amber Bracken, is out now:
find more of Amber's work documenting #WetsuwetenStrong since January 2020 here:…
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.@MurrayRankinNDP knows the current conflict in the Wet’suwet’en has a root cause - the @bcndp’s policy decision to proceed with #LNGCanada and the #CGL pipeline. Period. 1/ #bcpoli #wetsuweten…
The @bcndp understands the conflict over land title, @MurrayRankinNDP himself referenced the SCC’s #Delgamuukw decision. Despite that they made a choice to work with some and not others. 2/ #bcpoli #wetsuweten
By the time everyone was invited to the table the pipeline was already deeply entrenched as the focal point of conflict. The @bcndp wanted #LNGCanada & #CGL pipeline and they chose to ignore the complex governance issues created by successive Crown gov’ts. 3/ #bcpoli #wetsuweten
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Gidimt'en checkpoint leader Sleydo' Molly Wickham is expected to be seen in court in Prince George today after being arrested last Friday in Wet'suwet'en territory. Several others arrested with her were processed yesterday including two journalists.…
According to the conditions of release for those arrested yesterday, journalists can return to the injunction zone to do their jobs. Wet'suwet'en members are allowed to return for "traditional practices". Others arrested are not allowed to return.
Proceedings today are underway. Starting with a timeline of events. Short version is there were people trying to stop construction of pipeline, courts granted an injunction order, RCMP enforced, people went back, RCMP enforced again.
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This @bcndp gov't knew of the fierce opposition to the CGL pipeline. The blockades caused by this pipeline have shut down highways, ferries, railroads, & this legislature. @jjhorgan's CoS @geoffmeggs told me personally that this situation would be resolved. 1/ #bcpoli #Wetsuweten
I guess the @bcndp’s version of “resolved” means Wet’suwet’en and Gitxsan people being violently arrested by fully armed RCMP and having two journalists arrested last week, sitting in jail all weekend. So much for the freedom of the press. 2/ #bcpoli #Wetsuweten
Our Minister of Public Safety @mikefarnworthbc has consistently hidden behind the Court injunctions and police enforcement. The Court's message is clear, get them out from the middle of these political conflicts. 3/ #bcpoli #Wetsuweten
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Re: #Wetsuweten
We conducted a professional poll in May with Environics looking at Indigenous people living in rural/reserve communities and their attitudes to resource development. Indigenous people in BC had the highest support for oil & gas development of any province - 65%./1
BC First Nations have been discussing the pros and cons of natural gas and CGL for YEARS. There have been referendums, multiple election cycles, negotiations, consultations. And hard work to train community members and build business structures in order to benefit properly. /2
It's difficult to watch "allies" talk about supporting Indigenous sovereignty & rights but dismiss the majority who want that development.
You don't have to support natural gas. But maybe think about how you're using the Wetsuweten Nation to further your agenda, not theirs. /3
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1/3 The thing I haven’t seen NDP partisans take accountability for the fact that the conflict on Wet’suwet’en territory is not an unfortunate and unavoidable circumstance that exists organically and is very difficult to solve.

It’s a conflict the NDP created.

#bcpoli #cdnpoli
2/3 The pipeline being forced through #Wetsuweten land would not be happening without permits granted and massive subsidies to the industry given by the NDP.

The NDP didn’t just not say no to the pipeline, they invested in it.

#WetsuwetenStrong #AllOutForWedzinKwa
3/3 Elders arrested on their own land, assault rifles pointed at women, jailed journalists — these are some of the ugly things this country is built on. This is Canada.

But it’s also the NDP right now.

The injustice on #Wetsuweten territory is red + white, and it’s orange too.
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While the @bcndp gov’t struggles with the severe impacts of flooding that are a result of the worsening #ClimateCrisis they are diverting critical #RCMP resources into #Wetsuweten territory again to protect the gov’ts #frackedgas pipeline 1/ #bcpoli #LNG
When @geoffmeggs delivered the news to the @bcgreencaucus that the @bcndp were going to support the #CGL #frackedgas pipeline I asked him how they would deal with the long-established blockades on #Wetsuweten territory. He said it was under control. Clearly not! 2/ #bcpoli
The chaos in Crown-Indigenous relations has been created by a @bcndp gov’t whose words and actions are not aligned. Say one thing, do another. @MurrayRankinNDP was on the #Wetsuweten file since early 2020 when he was brought in to mop up the mess gov’t created. #FAIL 3/ #bcpoli
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This was our Solidarity rally for Wet'suwet'en in Kitchener Ontario Feb. 18 2020. @JustinTrudeau you stand on the evil side of history by failing to honour the will of your people. #Wetsuweten @UKParliament @cityoflondon @AntiCorruptIntl
via @YouTube
We have made our voices heard for @wetsuweten repeatedly in Waterloo Region. We held vigil at the MP in Kitchener and shared our calls for for the end of this violence and this pipeline repeatedly.
How many marches and rallies does it take before the Canadian government honours Rule of Law re: #Wetsuweten ? This was Downtown Kitchener Ontario. Pre Covid.
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Hard to imagine a more backwards and despicable act than flying RCMP into #Wetsuweten territory to raid Indigenous pipeline opponents while 17,000 people are forced out of their homes by a climate disaster. #bcpoli
The dispute over the #CoastalGasLink fracked gas pipeline has simmered for years.

The public safety minister pulled the trigger on this raid now, precisely because most people in southern B.C. are distracted by basic survival – and cannot travel there in support.
The politicians will hide behind the RCMP and the corporation, as they always do, by saying they don't 'direct' the police on tactics.

But the government created this entire situation – by giving $5 billion in subsidies to foreign gas companies to build the "LNG Canada" project.
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#TRC THREAD-I’m going to try again as the one I composed this morning somehow disappeared. For me, it’s something you must do daily. You cannot just wear an orange shirt once a year on #TruthAndReconciliationDay and think that’s enough. What you must do first above all is to….
accept the truth that this atrocity occurred. Just as much as you cannot deny the Holocaust-you must learn how these kinds of crimes against humanity happen. It starts with a race believing it is the ultimate above all others. Taking from those that never committed anything….
against you. Your ancestors came here-were taught by my people to live off the lands, to harvest, and to learn how to endure the harshest of elements. Then they swung around and gave us diseases that were never here prior to contact. Small pox, and TB killed thousands…..
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If you know anyone who builds things for a living, you know that lumber prices are through the roof.

This is creating a gold rush mentality – hoarding, black market sales, thieving from job sites.

It is also making logging more attractive in places it didn't make sense before.
we're seeing two things collide:

- climate change (which unleashed the mountain pine beetle and megafires that closed lots of mills)

- building/renovation boom during Covid, which has put a strain on lumber supply

combined with B.C.'s broken forestry model, bad news for trees
the province's whole model is based on claiming Indigenous territories ("Crown land"), licencing them to corporations to extract resources, and then collecting royalties.

The fastest, most profitable way to log is mow everything down, highgrade valuable timber, burn the rest.
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Haudenosaunee Confederacy Council of Chiefs & Clan Mothers demand a stop development in the Haldimand Tract. ⁦@ChiefsofOntario⁩ ⁦⁦@UN4Indigenous
⁦⁦@AFN_Updates⁩ ⁦@NCAI1944⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦@JustinTrudeau⁩ ⁦@JoeBiden
For over 10 years people in Waterloo Ontario have been demanding treaty rights be honoured. We cannot advance to #ClimateAction and #SocialJustice and #reconciliation without it. We are woke to the need to end Colonialism.
Canada is rooted to outdated racist policies that reflect abuse of dominance and anti competitive practices. We cannot advance to an equitable sustainable future with a fossil fuel dependent old boys club oligarchy blocking progress.
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"LNG Canada workers complained about unsafe conditions prior to COVID-19 outbreak" @TorontoStar
Sounds like #SiteC too, based on employee reviews...… #covid19bc #bcpoli @BruceRalston @jjhorgan
@TorontoStar @BruceRalston @jjhorgan ."The outbreak at #LNGCanada started on Nov. 19 & there are now 54 cases. In the months leading up to the outbreak, workers raised concerns about #COVID19BC cleaning procedures in common areas, rooms & work spaces, prompting inspections by WorkSafe BC on Aug 28 & Oct 19." #bcpoli
@TorontoStar @BruceRalston @jjhorgan ..Get this: "The documents also reveal that a WorkSafe BC inspection of the #SiteC work camp’s sewage treatment facility in northeast BC on March 19 found the facility did not have a plan to sufficiently protect workers from pathogens, body fluids, human waste, mould & COVID-19."
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You know our lines @JustinTrudeau. You know the historical truth of Acadians. The Genocide that took place was illegal. Your Crown admitted that. The beneficiaries still in power. @Carolyn_Bennett @Min_IndServ @AFN_Updates @UN4Indigenous @hrw @anticorruption @UNDPGAIN
Deportation from Acadia to Standing Rock with Jeffrey Amherst. An attack on nations Vatican made. We became RC to legally do trade and British Empire illegally made US and Canada as their shell companies. It is known today. Time for #Landback. Give back the stolen assets please.
I demand you cease and desist the ongoing theft of land and illegal occupation at #Landbacklane #Wetsuweten and leave #Mikmaq to fishers in peace. Stop all places to grow plans done without consent. SquashProvincial injunctions on Treaty Lands. They have no jurisdiction here.
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Let's do NDP highlights, starting with:
When NDP took power they kept a right-wing, BC Lib-appointed top bureaucrat in the Energy Ministry, conspiracy theory fan Dave Nikolesjin. Recently they replaced him with more far-right Fazil Mihlar of the Fraser Institute. #BCElection2020
..Next up, & related: NDP give us 79% increase in fossil fuel subsidies over BC Lib levels, a significant rise in fracking (incl right near #SiteC & other dams), & signing off on a militarized raid on #Wetsuweten to protect #CoastalGasLink in a climate crisis. #bcelxn2020 #bcpoli
.."Natural gas" is fracked methane, the potent GHG. Also on NDP's gas file, the #LNGCanada project, an uneconomic house of cards in which we forego royalties but are left paying for the damage & transmission lines etc. "LNG is a Losing Bet":… #bcelxn2020
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What an absolutely irresponsible thing for the @bcndp to do. They don’t care about British Columbians, they just care about power. Im not seeing much difference between them and the @bcliberals.
The @bcndp supported Site C, LNG, fracking and old-growth logging. Their governance is nearly as bad for the environment as the @bcliberals and they had to go crawling to the @bcliberals for support because @BCGreens refused.
The issues around #SiteC, #LNG, #Fracking and #Wetsuweten have shown that the @bcndp are not committed to reconciliation.
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🚨 In the middle of a pandemic, Canada is buying armed drones.

By the government's own admission, these drones will be used to surveil domestic protests and bomb targets in the Middle East.

This should concern everyone.

See my latest for @readpassage 🧵…
How do we know that Canada's drones will be used for these missions?

In its "Letter of Interest" to industry suppliers, the government lays out several scenarios under which they would be used.

These scenarios are extremely detailed, and some are quite disturbing.
In one hypothetical scenario, a Canadian drone bombs a group of three “Fighting Age Males” after the drone crew spots one of them “holding a small radio or cell phone in his hand.”
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PRESS RELEASE: #Wetsuweten Cabin Destroyed By Arsonists

On Saturday August 15 2020, a cabin belonging to Gidimt'en Chief Gisday’wa was burned to the ground by unknown arsonists.…
The arson took place two days after the Houston Today newspaper ran a front page story which included photographs of Gisday’wa’s cabins, and falsely claimed that his structures had been “left behind” with “no apparent recent use.”
“This just reminds me of the first time that white people came. They kicked our families out of their territory and then they burnt all their huts and everything else, and put them on their so-called reserves. This is what this reminds me of,” stated Fred Tom, Chief Gisday’wa.
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In 5 minutes, @sarahcox_bc talking about the #SiteC fiasco on Co-Op Radio #bcpoli

Listen online here
@sarahcox_bc .."Expert Harvey Elwin said he had never seen as much secrecy around a dam project in his 50 years of working on dams around the world - including the Three Gorges Dam in China - as he had seen around the #SiteC dam." What does that signal to British Columbians? #bcpoli
@sarahcox_bc Other tidbits from @sarahcox_bc radio interview: If the deadline for the #SiteC river diversion is missed this Sept, that's another $billion down the drain on top of all the other overruns. The diversion tunnels may be finished, but other elements needed for the diversion aren't.
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Revealed: oil giants help fund powerful police groups in top US cities:
Investigation portrays fossil fuel industry as common enemy in struggle for racial and environmental justice in America… #Wetsuweten #bcpoli #climatechange #BLM #PoliceBrutality
And if anyone thinks this isn't happening in Canada, this goes way back. One example: "Enbridge donations to Hamilton police draw street protest"…
..And in a cross-border twist, "A Canadian Energy Company Bought an Oregon Sheriff’s Unit"… #oil #police
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We have a federal paramilitary force, escorting a foreign fracking consortium, to build a taxpayer-subsidized pipeline, across unceded #Wetsuweten land, in the middle of a #climatecrisis and pandemic. Do politicians understand what a tinderbox they're playing with here? #bcpoli
Young people across Canada have lost their jobs. Cooped up for months. Watching insane police brutality against Black and Indigenous people in the U.S. and Canada. All the unrest that fed the #ShutDownCanada protests in February is still there – plus more.
With Canada preparing to celebrate its 153 anniversary – a date for many Indigenous people that marks 153 years of colonization and violence – the cops thought it was a good idea to bring assault rifles to patrol a salmon smokehouse?
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