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Toxic Tour: On the Front Line - Aamjiwnaang

Dates: 
Saturday, May 10, 2014 - 06:00 to 15:00

Toxic Tour
May 10th, 2014
Starting at 12:00pm
1942 Virgil Ave.

Come out to Aamjiwnaang's Toxic Tour 2014, an informational walk through a front line community called Aamjiwnaang and the monster that is Chemical Valley, 62 industry plants in the 25km radius of Aamjiwnaang which makes up 40% of Canada's chemical industry. On this tour, we will walk through Aamjiwnaang and beside one of the Great Lakes, through chemical valley and back along Talfourd Creek through Aamjiwnaang again. When we gather, we will start and along the way give prayers to the 4 directions, which we do as long as we are learning and experiencing. The walk will be followed by a meal and some time for discussion. We hope to see people of turtle island joining together for this day of action.

Aamjiwnaang & Sarnia Against Pipelines
asap1491@gmail.com
http://aamjiwnaangsolidarity.com
https://www.facebook.com/AamjiwnaangSarniaAgainstPipelines?ref=hl

Line 9 Approved Despite Imminent Threats

Line 9 Approved Despite Imminent Threats
Following the NEB’s rubber-stamping of Line 9, grassroots groups pledge to step up resistance

KITCHENER-WATERLOO--The NEB announced its approval of Enbridge’s Line 9 project yesterday, but this has not deterred those in opposition, including the Waterloo Region Coalition Against Line 9. Today, the Coalition will be speaking in response to the NEB’s approval and conditions, and will be delivering the report “Line 9: Not Worth the Risk” to local MP Peter Braid and MPP Catherine Fife.
“Given the NEB’s track record of approving over 99% of tar sands projects, this decision comes as no surprise,” stated Coalition spokesperson Rachel Avery. “But this makes it no less appalling that the NEB is disregarding treaty responsibilities, grave environmental concerns and economic risk. Their decision is an attack on the communities and ecosystems along and downstream of Line 9, the tar sands, and the Bakken shale fields.”

As the report being delivered today highlights, there is a 90% chance of failure of Line 9 in the near term. A rupture could result in up to $10 billion in clean-up costs, far exceeding the insurance held by Enbridge.

The NEB approval comes after a massive campaign of resistance along the entire route of the pipeline from Sarnia to Montreal. In its decision, the NEB acknowledged the concerns highlighted by intervenors, and outlined a number of conditions for Enbridge to follow. However, these conditions largely just reinforce existing standards, and provide for Enbridge’s non-compliance. They do not address the failure of Enbridge and the federal government to engage in consultation with Indigenous nations nor do they identify the treaty violations inherent to the project. Additionally, the requests made by the Ontario Ministry of Energy and numerous other intervenors are not incorporated into these conditions.

Even though the NEB decision has been made, grassroots groups along Line 9 are continuing to resist the implementation of Enbridge’s project. As Avery comments, “Dilbit is not yet flowing through the line, so we will continue to challenge Enbridge’s project and work to defend the watershed and uphold our treaty obligations.”
Among these efforts, Rising Tide-Toronto is calling for people to sign a Line 9 Pledge of Resistance, which asks people to pledge to engage in civil disobedience to protect communities, land, and water from tar sands and fracked oil in the pipeline.

The campaign can be found at http://you.leadnow.ca/petitions/line-9-pledge-of-resistance

Press Release: Climate Change Containment Unit Responds to Mock Enbridge Oil Spill

Press Release September 25, 2013
Media Contact: Sally Jefferson | 226-476-1038 | cccu.ontario@gmail.com

CAMBRIDGE —The Climate Change Containment Unit (CCCU) is on scene at the Grand River in North Dumfries today as Enbridge's Line 9 is being subject to an emergency response exercise in anticipation of the 38-year-old pipeline's eventual failure. CCCU spokesperson Sally Jefferson says, “The CCCU is bringing its years of experience with destructive tar sands operations to help mitigate the damage of the pipeline rupture forecast by today's exercise.”

The National Energy Board will decide later this fall on Enbridge's proposal to transport tar sands bitumen and volatile fracked oil from the Bakken fields through Line 9, which has already spilled 12 times in its operational history. “When Enbridge spills, rivers are killed,” says Jefferson, “and today Enbridge is simulating the death of the Grand River.”

She explains, “Line 9 crosses the Grand and Nith Rivers, and a spill—like the one simulated today on the territory of the Six Nations of the Grand River—would compromise the health and safety of the entire watershed and all living beings who depend on it.”

Smash the State Report: June 14, 2013 and an Interview w Poet Janice Lee

Solidarity to those resisting G8 + the security state in Ireland, as the PRISM state in NA is revealed. Fracking + pipelines resistance updates and an interview w/ KW based poet Janice Lee.

Smash the State Report: June 7, 2013

I Choose Dignity campaign kicks off in KW as struggles against gentrification proliferate across On + Qc. A few new tar sands absurdities, a plea to help bees, some slam poetry, and other newies!

AW@L Radio - Smash the State Report: Apr. 12, 2013 - 2 - No Casino KW + Defending the Land.

Show starts w/ Dan's 'No Casino in KW' letter then goes to the fights against toxic/radioactive energy extraction, transportation, + storage. Indigenous battles against colonsialism too...

AW@L Radio - Smash the State Report: Apr. 5, 2013

Lots of #noLine9 + pipeline, along with other Indigenous sovereignty news. Fighting over alfalfa, finding toxic fish + losing to a beetle. BDS + anti-CAS updates, War resisters + resisting authority.

The Daily GRRR! – April 12th, 2013 - “Waves Thru Walls: Anti-Prison Radio"”

listen to the Daily GRRR!: 

The Daily GRRR!
HEADLINES for Apr 12th, 2013
1. Westover Pumping station not up to federal safety standards
2. Attack in Kitchener’s Victoria Park linked to neo-Nazi group in Alberta
3. Montreal P-6 Bylaw dissent comes to a head
4. NYC Settles Lawsuit with Occupy Wall Street for $350K
5. Supreme Court loss pushes Athabasca Chipewyan FN towards Sovereignty Summer campaign
6. Supreme Court agrees to hear cases dealing with parts of Tory crime agenda
7. Final Grand Jury Resistor Released
Midway Music: Test Their Logik - "Kiss Me Thru The Phone"
Feature: Feature: “Queering Anarchism” Workshop presented at the Mobilizing and Organizing From Below Conference in Baltimore, MD, June 1-3, 2012. For more coverage, go to http://indyreader.org/mobconf.

Editors of the forth-coming title "Queering Anarchism" discuss the importance of the act of queering and the relevance of intersectionality. They will explore sites of queering anarchism including, class struggle, prison abolition, sex work, and trans experiences. They will demonstrate the historical and present significance of intersectionality as an effective tool for social change and analysis. The purpose of this talk is to show the interconnectedness between organized anarchist struggle and queer struggle, and to help construct the road forward.

The Daily GRRR! is on at 9am on 100.3fm CKMS in Waterloo, Ontario. http://soundfm.ca on the web.
The Daily GRRR! is a Project of the Grand River Media Collective and is supported by LSPIRG, WPIRG, and the Community Radio Fund of Canada.

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AW@L Radio - Smash The State Report: Jan. 25, 2013

support the hunger strike at Penetang prison then listen to news about Honduran mining laws, Mapuche resistance, resource extraction plans in NA, pissed off scientists + more!

AW@L Radio - Smash The State Report: Jan. 5, 2013

We debunk racist idle no more coverage, explain settler responsibility in canada, read words or resistance from the Zapatistas, and words of support from the Niagara Animal Defense League, and more!!

GRIS Newsletter #3

Hello and happy holidays!

Here is Grand River Indigenous Solidarity's third installment of its
newsletter project, to help keep you informed about local and national
events related to anti-colonial activism, decolonization, and justice
for indigenous peoples in canada.

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December Newsletter #2 Headlines:*
News and Updates

1. Bill C-45, Hunger Strike & /Idle No More/ Movement

Still Resisting Reversal: Stopping Tar Sands Line 9 Pipe in Ontario

Paisley Cozzarin of Stop the Tar Sands Waterloo talks ontario resistance to the enbridge line 9 reversal project and looks at the pipeline specs.

GRIS Newsletter #2 - Dec 04 2012

GRIS Newsletter #2
In this one:

News and Updates:

1. Grassy Narrows Blockade: 10th Anniversary --

* interviews with Judy da Silva, Leah Henderson, and Gary Sault,
* stories from Toronto and Kenora,
* a reflective essay on the blockade
* a retrospective slideshow with photos from Grassy Narrows and the blockade

2. The Struggle Against Pipelines and the Tar Sands

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