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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

Rising Tide: Building Resistance Tour – Unceded Secwepemc Territory – May 8th

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

Rising Tide to Tour Communities in BC Impacted by Fracking and LNG

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