Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Vancouver's Unist'ot'en Solidarity Rally, THIS Thursday

Unist'ot'en Solidarity Rally, THIS Thursday

by Rising Tide Vancouver

Dear comrades, Rising Tide is supporting the event below, being organizing by an ad-hoc ground of Unist'ot'en supporters.

As the RCMP and Industry escalate, we need to show that those re-occupying their territory up North are not alone! Please forward, share on facebook, tweet this out!

Messages of solidarity from individuals and groups are being collected. Please consider sending your message to risingtide604@riseup.net or ehflegg@gmail.com.

In solidarity,

Rising Tide Vancouver - Coast Salish Territories

A rally to protect Unist’ot’en Territory
Thursday, July 30th at 5:30 pm
CBC Plaza, corner of Georgia and Hamilton

FB Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1485318155094798/

In light of recent attempts by RCMP to force their way into unceded Unist'ot'en territory and the murder of James Daniel McIntyre at the hands of police at Site C dam open house in Dawson Creek last week, we are standing up to say enough.

Freda Huson, spokesperson for the Unist'ot'en Clan of the Wet'suwet'en Nation, has maintained a checkpoint at the bridge into her territory for the last six years.

“I am not demonstrating. I am not protesting. I am occupying our traditional homelands.”

The RCMP protect industry. The Unist'ot'en are protecting the people. They're preventing oil spills like the 5-million-litre Nexen spill in Alberta last week. They're protecting the salmon, staple food of nations across the province. They drink from the Wedzin Kwa, one of a dwindling number of clean rivers.

Join us to hear from those who have been there and learn about how powerful life on the land has been.

The police have no jurisdiction on unceded land. We demand accountability and we stand in solidarity with the Unist'ot'en Camp.

*** Want to share your statement of solidarity with the Unist'ot'en? Tweet your message using the hashtag #UnistotenHeals or send it to risingtide604@riseup.net and/or ehflegg@gmail.com. Bring a sign or make one while you're here. Messages will be read out at the event on Thursday. Let's show what this place has done for so many and what the RCMP is trying to destroy. ***

If you can't attend, consider offering financial support. The camp has an urgent need for equipment. Visit the fundraising page here:http://tinyurl.com/Equip-Unistoten

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