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Meanwhile in Canada: Check out #Unistoten #Gidimten #Wetsuweten for RCMP dismantling First Nations pipeline blockade, complete with mass arrests & limited media because we do so love hiding it when we silence protests.

#bcpoli, but also indigenous rights & climate change.
Add on #ShutDownCanada #TheTimeIsNow to hashtags to explore on the conflict going on in Canada right now, especially as it’s expanding beyond the pipeline blockade arrests.

I don’t think I can fairly summarize, but I do think we need eyes on this. #bcpoli #canpoli
Q: ...uh, I’m going to need at least some context.
A: This doesn’t get at any historical context, but does solidly cover current events. CBC’s @pieglue is on-site. cbc.ca/news/indigenou…
Good thread on sociopolitical context:
Personal context:
I bailed on resource geophysics after a series of unethical gigs. The final straw? Discovering I was doing mineral exploration without community consent.

I found gold.
In ancestral burial grounds.
I quit ASAP.

Just because it’s legal doesn’t make it moral.
Canada has a long history of violating its own laws to overrule our indigenous peoples.

BC breaks its own laws all the time (exe: court rulings on BC vs teachers union). It gets worse with resource industry vs First Nations.

A lot of what happens is neither legal nor moral.
I’m enough of a resource-realist to accept some pipelines are ok.

But Canada keeps doubling down on the shittiest possible choices to make us significant drivers of climate change despite our small population, then executing it in needlessly high-risk ways.
Run a pipeline through young, oversteepened mountains home to some of the largest landslides in the world, in an area prone to frequent fires & heavy rain, all subject to earthquakes.

Then run tankers through fjords on a coast at high risk for rogue waves.

Not a clever idea.
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