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Party Against the Pipelines: A Carnival for Climate Justice

Party Meme 1Saturday, September 27, 2014
Time and Location to be announced
Vancouver, unceded Coast Salish Territories

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Take to the streets to reclaim a space in the city, celebrate the growing movement to stop the pipelines, and dance while we do it!

As we resist the onslaught of tar sands pipelines, fracked gas plants and pipelines, and new coal exports, we must also build community alternatives to the systems of capitalism and colonialism which underpin these devastating projects.

The carnival will be protest, occupation, celebration, and more, and – like history – will be made by those who show up. Join us to hold and transform space, and imagine an alternative to fossil-and-profit-fuelled oppression and destruction.

The carnival will spark new community relationships, help us recognize and grow our collective influence to change the places we live in, and build power for our shared struggles. It will be a moment to learn from each other, dance and play, and co-create fragments of the future we dream of in the here and now.

This city does not belong to corporations and the state; let’s build a space that undermines capitalist structures and grows our capacity to change course. All communities are welcome: bring your creativity, costumes, and the subversive spirit of carnival!

This event is organized by Rising Tide Vancouver-Coast Salish Territories in solidarity with frontline communities, and we invite everyone to get involved in making it happen and making it spectacular. Stay tuned for more info, but for now… save the date!
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Land Defenders – A Fundraising Concert and Raffle

Land Defenders Graphic For legal funds related to pipeline resistance
Sunday July 27, 7:30pm
Astorino’s – 1739 Venables

Help us distribute posters for the fundraiser – Land Defenders Poster

https://www.facebook.com/events/471138766356649/
Suggested Donation: $20 (no one turned away)

Featuring performances from a huge variety of musicians, including: Oceanside Dakota Drummers, Adel Can & Rasha Sami, Solidarity Notes Labour Choir, Lisa Cay Miller, Rose Siccama, Edzie Oo, Elaine Joe, Sean Gunn

Glen Coulthard, author and UBC professor, will speak about pipeline resistance. Come out and hear some good tunes while supporting the struggle against pipelines! Organized by Earle Peach, Solidarity Notes Labour Choir, Council of Canadians, and Rising Tide Coast Salish Territories.

Want to GET INVOLVED with Rising Tide – Vancouver, Coast Salish Territories?

We are looking for new members to join the Rising Tide Vancouver CST collective, and we are holding an open meeting on Sunday December 8th at 12:00 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. To get a better idea if this is the group for you, you can read our basis of unity before attending the meeting. Email risingtide604@riseup.net RSVP and find out details for the meeting.

We have lots of exciting plans for the winter and 2014 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!

Films, Films, Films

Not only can we reveal the dates for two exciting Spartacus Books film nights but also check out the new RESIST film trailer below …

GaslandII Poster
Help promote the film night by putting up a poster – Gasland II Poster – Nov 2013 Gasland II Facebook Event

Thursday 28th Nov – Just Do ItJust Do It Facebook Event

RESIST (film trailer) from Simple Matters Films on Vimeo.

RESIST; The Unist’oten Call to the Land is a short documentary film that visits the fourth annual Environmental Action Camp, hosted on unceded Wet’suwet’en territory by the Unist’ot’en(C’ihlts’ehkhyu/Big Frog) clan. By re-instituting a Free, Prior, and Informed Consent Protocol on the bridge over Wedzin Kwah into their traditional territories, the Unist’ot’en are reasserting their indigenous sovereignty and standing up to industry and government who want to destroy their lands. The focus of the film includes Continue reading

Calling New Members … Sunday 22nd Sept – Open Meeting

We are looking for new members to join the Rising Tide CST collective, and we regularly hold open meetings 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. The next open meeting is SUNDAY 22nd SEPT (12.15 – 4pm) – email risingtide604@riseup.net to find out the location.

Unist’ot’en Summer Action Camp – Dates Revealed!

The date for the Action Camp is set!!! Get a pen and paper (or smart phone) JULY 10, 2013 until JULY 14th, 2013. You will not want to miss out on this year’s camp as we are expecting much much much more people than ever!!!

Please go to the Victoria Forest Action Network site http://forestaction.wikidot.com/ to register to attend this year’s camp. We are working on getting all of the most amazing people here this year and are already developing more progressive workshops that will make you want to do everything we are doing to create a just world that our children will be proud of.

CALL FOR DONATIONS – money and materials are needed to make the camp happen – please donate via the Victoria Forest Action Network site http://forestaction.wikidot.com/
If you are leaving from Vancouver, e-mail Rising Tide at risingtide604@riseup.net after you have applied at the above link and let us know if you need a ride, or are able to offer a ride.
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Saturday May 18th – Alaska to Oregon: Building Resistance to the Fossil Fuel Empire

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