Throughout the province persons are discovering methods to face up in opposition to initiatives which might be destroying nature and trampling on Indigenous rights. From constant resistance to the TMX Pipeline because it tries to tear a line from East to West for a reckless Tar Sands Pipeline, to dogged opposition to the Web site C Dam which might flood the Peace River Valley, to rising mobilizations to cease the logging of the little Previous Progress forests at Fairy Creek on Vancouver Island.
Individuals throughout BC are telling John Horgan that if his authorities will not maintain its promise to guard the planet, we are going to work collectively and manage to cease these disastrous initiatives ourselves.
Be part of us as we carry organizers collectively to supply the newest on the bottom updates and data on how we proceed to affix and assist these important ongoing flashpoints of resistance.
OPENING by KELLY WHITE
~Coast Salish elder, instructor, broadcaster, and long-time social justice activist.
KEN BOON: Ken and his spouse Arlene reside and farm at Bear Flat within the Peace River Valley between Hudson’s Hope and Fort St John. They’ve been deeply concerned within the struggle to cease the Web site C dam for a few years and are each administrators with the Peace Valley Setting Affiliation.
JOSHUA WRIGHT: The 18 yr outdated co-creator of the Rainforest Flying Squad, and the primary individual to sound the alarm on authorized highway constructing into the Fairy Creek Watershed. Joshua makes use of satellite tv for pc imagery to trace the place logging is happening, advising and guiding fellow activists who’re on the bottom to forestall logging and highway constructing in over a dozen outdated progress forests.
ALISON BODINE: Local weather Convergence central organizer, journalist, writer and researcher with a give attention to environmental, Latin American and immigration points. Most just lately, Alison’s articles have been printed internationally by Venezuelanalysis, International Analysis, Council on Hemispheric Affairs (COHA), Frequent Desires, Orinoco Tribune and Counterpunch.
THOMAS DAVIES: A founding member of Local weather Convergence Metro Vancouver. Unionized Pipefitter and Energy Engineer. He’s writer of “System Change Not Local weather Change” (Battle of Concepts Press, 2019).
This system can even embrace a particular remembrance of EAGLE EYES, a revered shíshálh (Sechelt) elder Eagle Eyes who was a central organizer with Local weather Convergence and plenty of different necessary struggles. Could 31 marked the third anniversary of his passing.