Vancouver Mayday 2014 Confronts Pipelines and Pigs

Beat the Pipelines

For the 3rd year in a row anarchists held a Mayday rally in Vancouver, occupied Coast Salish territories. This time highlighting the urgency of the ant-pipelines struggle while celebratate the Unistoten resistance camp actively blockading 2 major LNG (Fracked Gas) pipeline projects (Kitimat (Chevron/Apache, fed by Pacific Trails Pipeline LNG Canada and the Enbridge pipeline.

The rally assembled at Victory Square, along with a large deployment of Public Safety Unit cops from the Vancouver police. As part of this deployment, the PSU also had two video surveillance operators filming and documenting the crowd. This strongly contrasted with the “official” organized labour Mayday celebration that occurred earlier in the day in East Vancouver, which saw a small police presence primarily focused on traffic control.

Dan Wallace, a Lekwektaich and Haida warrior, gave an inspiring speech on the need for boots on the ground , direct action and how he will and…

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Monthly Anti- Resource Extraction Anarchist Open Assemblies

Beat the Pipelines

May 18th Sunday 5:00pm 38 Blood Alley

An explicitly anarchist assembly highlighting the urgency on stopping the pipelines and LNG fracking. Folks from Beat The Pipelines will share their ideas as well as others the chance to share their current projects, skills and analysis to further the fight . Also ways to counter and fight repression. Anybody is welcome to attend, but it will run on anarchist lines, which means no political parties, no talk about reform or participation with the state. For more info on this assembly model see: From Movement To Space: the anarchist open assemblies.

Venue Info:!/pages/38-Blood-Alley-Square/645128415544056

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Accomplices Not Allies: Abolishing the Ally Industrial Complex

Warrior Publications

Indigenous Action Media, May 4, 2014Accomplices not Allies graphic

This provocation is intended to intervene in some of the current tensions around solidarity/support work as the current trajectories are counter-liberatory from my perspective. Special thanks to DS in Phoenix for convos that lead to this ‘zine and all those who provided comments/questions/disagreements. Don’t construe this as being for “white young middle class allies”, just for paid activists, non-profits, or as a friend said, “downwardly-mobile anarchists or students.” There are many so-called “allies” in the migrant rights struggle who support “comprehensive immigration reform” which furthers militarization of Indigenous lands.

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