Join Portland Rising Tide and Rising Tide Vancouver, Coast Salish Territories explore the recent struggles and successes of the North American Climate Justice Movement. As the Fossil Fuel Empire strains to expand, with increased fracking, mountain top removal, coal exports, tar sands production, and new pipelines and extraction sites from North to South, hear from those actively building resistance and taking direct action to confront the root causes of climate change.
Saturday 18th May – 7pm – Free
Grandview Calvary Baptist Church – 1803 East First Avenue
Members of Portland Rising Tide will present on the state of the climate movement in the United States and the emerging resistance in Alaska, British Columbia, Washington and Oregon to more than a dozen proposed oil, gas and coal export terminals. Continue reading →
We had a busy day in Kamloops, the first stop on our tour. We began by visiting two different High schools, facilitating climate justice workshops with four classes. Teresa, one of the Rising Tide members on our tour reflects on the experience at the school:
We spent our first hour at Sa Hali on Secwepemc territory. We did a few activities to tease out what they knew about climate change and climate justice. As a recently “retired” teacher of high school students I was encouraged to know that kids were being exposed to issues that matter to them. They were making great connections and asking good questions. We then went down the hill to South Kamloops Secondary where Peter’s uncle teaches to do the presentation again. It was interesting to see the difference in sensitivities. This group seemed a bit more pessimistic but Emil gave a rousing charge at the end highlighting the power they have as young people. Continue reading →
Six members of Rising Tide are departing Vancouver on a tour of northern BC, on Tuesday, May 7, to expose the true impacts of fracking in the province and build support for communities concerned about pipeline expansion. “This trip is about listening to and amplifying the voices of communities most likely to be affected by the push for LNG as a major economic sector for the province” says Maryam Adrangi, who will be on the tour. “In this moment when government and industry are saying LNG is the future, we must listen to people who will be immediately and drastically affected.”
The 10 day tour will mostly visit communities either located along the route of the Pacific Trails fracking pipeline or near fracking operations. Members of the group will be meeting with community members, sharing and gathering information, opinions, and experiences about fracking with hopes of communicating these stories. Continue reading →
Rising Tide – Vancouver, Coast Salish Territorries stands in solidarity with Homeless Dave and the residents of the DTES as they resist gentrification.
Statement of Solidarity
With the Downtown Eastside gentrification project once again we see profit being placed before people, we see conspicuous consumption portrayed as the ultimate source of happiness, and we see disregard for, and displacement of, those most screwed over by the system and most in need of society’s support. ‘The high-end developers, who control municipal politics with their massive election donations, are developing high-end stores, restaurants and condo developments from Carrall St to Clark Drive. Last year, the DTES saw only 24 new social housing units open up, while there were 170 condos built and over 400 low-income housing units lost to rent increases. Join us outside the Pidgin Restaurant (350 Carrall Street, between Cordova and Hastings) on Saturday 6th April at 6-8PM.
Enough is Enough
In recent years, there have been numerous attempts by local DTES residents and allies to bring attention to the displacement of DTES residents. Residents have presented their concerns at city council meetings and have been continually shut out. Continue reading →
NEW – RESOURCES PAGE! (Information about Chevron, PTP and Fracking, plus Graphics, Direct Action Ideas, Target iInformation, Chevron Station Finder Link and some great Short Films)
American oil giant Chevron wants to build a destructive pipeline across unceded indigenous territory to carry fracked gas to the coast, and export climate change to the world. We say NO. We do not need fracked gas, we do not want another pipeline and we will not stand by as colonial governments and greedy corporations push us over the climate catastrophe cliff edge. Continue reading →
Calling all acrobats, jugglers unicyclists and clowns to RESIST Chevron and the Pacific Trail Pipeline!
On Saturday March 30th, 2013, Rising Tide Vancouver, Coast Salish Territories will be joining the many voices who oppose Chevron’s dangerous and exploitative tycoonery in a global day of action against the multinational corporation http://calamites.resist.ca/?p=347.
Meet 12 Noon, in the park at the corner of Albert St and Willingdon Ave, Burnaby, BC. EASY TO GET TO … Take the #135 bus going east on Hastings Street, get off at the Willingdon Avenue stop. Head North on Willingdon (about two minutes).
We will be serving some food, but recommend you bring some of your own. There will be music, events and fun circus acts! Save the date and don’t be late. We will meet at the Confederation Community Centre together, and march to the park on the corner of Eton and N Wellingdon Street, across from the refinery. The rest will be up to the clowns!
We are looking for new members to join the Rising Tide CST collective, and we are holding a special open meeting on Sunday May 26th at 12.15 for people to find out more about who we are, how we work and how you can get involved in organizing with us. No previous experience needed, just a passion for environmental and social justice – but we are looking for people who are interested in making an ongoing commitment to organizing with Rising Tide.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP and find out details for the meeting. We have lots of exciting plans for the summer so now is a great time to get involved, either at this meeting or via one of our other public events – either way, we look forward to seeing you soon!