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NEWS RELEASE · 9th December 2011
Wet'suwet'en Warriors
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December 9th - International Day of Solidarity and Action Against Pacific Trails Pipeline

From 1 pm - 5pm today at 6th and Victoria, Prince George, there will be a picket and demonstration in solidarity with Wet'suwet'en Warriors against the Pacific Trails Pipeline and all Tar Sands expansions.

Five hours west of Prince George BC, members of the Unist'hot'en clan of the Wet'suwet'en nation have set up a direct action camp to defend their land, water and way of life from pipeline developments.

The Pacific Trails Pipeline (PTP) would transport natural gas from north eastern BC to the coastal Kitimat LNG terminal. Seen as a 'trail blazer' project, this would clear the way for other massive projects, such as opening a corridor between the Alberta tar sands and the pacific ocean.

Other companies already proposing pipelines include: Pembina, Kinder Morgan and Enbridge. All these pipelines aim to increase the oil and gas production for export to Asian and American markets resulting in a large spike in oil tanker traffic that would threaten the entire coastal region.

The Unist'hot'en have declared that none of these pipelines will cross their territory. So far there have been two consecutive summer gatherings (2010/2011), the construction of a cabin at the action camp which stands right in the path of the planned pipelines, and early this month (Nov. 2011) Wet'suwet'en warriors set up a blockade to meet PTP on route and successfully turned them around.

With actions and events starting Dec 9th in Vancouver, Prince George and elsewhere we will be continuing to escalate solidarity with this resistance. The three major shareholders of the Pacific Trails Pipeline are Apache Canada Ltd. (40 per cent and operator), EOG Canada; formerly known as Enron (30 per cent) and Encana (30 per cent). These companies all have many offices and projects all over the world.

While this call out is focused specifically against the PTP, solidarity on Dec 9th means confronting destructive resource extraction projects in your own community as well. Solidarity means recognizing the threads between our struggles and understanding a collective self interest.

Towards free communities totally liberated from capitalism and the state.

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Comment by Steve on 9th December 2011
Are you "fighting" the Enbrige pipeline (Gateway) or the LNG pipeline to Kitimat? or all pipelines in general? Because I'm pretty sure the Haisla are 100% onside with the LNG line and development and it has NOTHING to do with "Tar sands expansion"
oh and as far as a world without capitalism and the state? do you propose an alternative that will feed your children?
Do tell.....
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Comment by Pat on 9th December 2011
Love the artwork!