Emergency Day of Action – Solidarity for #Elsipogtog

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A message from the HWY 11 Land Defenders:

“We are not giving up despite these harsh weather conditions, sacrificing time with our families, our jobs, our homes, not only to protect land, water and people but to ensure a brighter future for the next 7 generations. We are asking for more support, through road blocks to be in solidarity. This is not just an Elsipogtog issue, this is a global issue and we need to raise awareness. Show us support any way possible, sending thank you’s, road blocks, banners, even dropping by, all and every type of support is appreciated.”

ElsipogtogThe 3rd encampment in Mi’kmaq Territory, at HWY 11, which saw stand off’s between the Mi’kmaq peoples protecting the water and RCMP protecting corporate interests, is requesting widespread global support.

The Provincial Court of New Brunswick has approved an injunction which names 5 people, including “Jane” and “John Doe”, to target the HWY 11 encampment. This encampment has successfully turned away SWN vehicles and is preventing SWN from conducting seismic testing on unceded Mi’kmaq lands. Each day that SWN cannot conduct its testing, it costs the company $54, 000. SWN is once again looking to the RCMP to enforce the injunction most recently granted. At this time, the RCMP have used the injunction to target the Mi’kmaq and have set up a “check point” on HWY 11, where the RCMP stop vehicles to arrest passengers and drivers at their whim.

We remember the last time the RCMP enforced an injunction against the Mi’kmaq people. As seen historically, the RCMP will continue to enforce the violation of treaties and attack Indigenous self-determination. At this time, the RCMP are not only harassing Mi’kmaq Land Defenders and non-Native supporters, but continuing to throw them in jail. On Thursday, November 28th the Mi’kmaq again turned SWN away – declaring another day of victory. They are standing up against brutal police repression, and continued theft of Indigenous lands and ongoing colonization. Show them they are not alone!
On Monday Dec. 2nd HWY 11 Land Defenders are asking you to show your solidarity by taking action in your community. Where possible, highway shutdowns are encouraged however any action of support, such as banner drops, are welcome. #ShutDownCanada

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Día de Acción de Emergencia – Solidaridad con #Elsipogtog
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Un mensaje de los Defensores de la Tierra en la Autopista 11:

“No estamos cediendo a pesar del duro estado de tiempo, sacrificando pasar tiempo con nuestras familias, nuestros trabajos, nuestras casas, no sólo para proteger la tierra, el agua, y el pueblo, sino para asegurar un futuro más prometedor para las próximas siete generaciones. Estamos pidiendo más apoyo por los bloqueos de carretera para estar en solidaridad. Este asunto no es sólo de Elsipogtog, es un asunto mundial y necesitamos concientizar al mundo de esto. Demuestren su apoyo con nosotros de cualquiera manera posible, mandar agradecimientos, bloqueos de carretera, pancartas, incluso visitarnos, todo tipo de apoyo estará agradecido.”

El tercer campamento en el Territorio de los Mi’kmaq, en la Autopista 11, donde ha ocurrido los enfrentamientos entre el pueblo Mi’kmaq protegiendo el agua y el RCMP (Policía Montado Canadiense Real) protegiendo los intereses de las corporaciones, está pidiendo el apoyo mundial a nivel general.

El Tribunal Provincial de New Brunswick ha aprobado un mandamiento judicial que nombra 5 personas, incluso “Jane” y “John Doe”, para fijar como objetivo al campamento de la Autopista 11. El campamento ha bloqueado con éxito el paso de los vehículos de SWN y está impidiendo la conducta de pruebas sísmicas por SWN en las tierras no cedidas de los Mi’kmaq. Cada día en que SWN no puede conducir sus pruebas, la compañía pierde $540,000. SWN está pidiendo de nuevo a el RCMP que haga cumplir el mandamiento más reciente cedido por el Tribunal. A esta hora, el RCMP ha utilizado el mandamiento para fijar los Mi’kmaq como objetivo y ha establecido un punto de control en la Autopista 11, donde los RCMP pueden parar los vehículos y detener a los conductores y pasajeros cuando quieran.

Recordamos la última vez en que el RCMP hizo cumplir un mandamiento contra el pueblo Mi’kmaq. Como hemos visto históricamente, el RCMP continuará imponiendo la violación de los tratados y atacando la autodeterminación Indígena. A esta hora, los RCMP no sólo están hostilizando los Mi’kmaq Defensores de la Tierra y los aliados no Indígenas, sino están siguiendo encarcelarlos. El jueves, 28 de noviembre los Mi’kmaq bloquearon el paso de SWN otra vez – declarando un día más de victoria. Se están levantando contra la represión brutal de la policía, y el robo de tierras Indígenas y la colonización que siguen en desarrollo. ¡Demuestren a ellos que no están solos!

El lunes, 2 de diciembre, los Defensores de la Tierra de la Autopista 11 piden que ustedes demuestren su solidaridad a fuerza de actuar en su comunidad. Donde sea posible, animamos los cierres de autopistas; sin embargo, cualquiera acción de apoyo, como dejar caer una pancarta, nos alegraría. #ShutDownCanada

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Urgence : Journée d’action- Solidarité avec #Elsipogtog
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Un message des résistant-e-s de HWY 11 :

« Nous n’abdiquons pas en dépit des conditions météos difficiles, du temps sacrifié loin de nos familles, de nos jobs et de nos maisons, pas seulement pour protéger la terre, l’eau et les gens mais aussi pour garantir un meilleur avenir pour les 7 prochaines générations. Nous demandons plus de support, plus de blocages en solidarité. Ceci ne concerne pas qu’Elsipogtog, c’est un enjeu global : nous devons éveiller les consciences. Démontrez nous votre support de toutes les façons possibles, envoyez nous des messages, bloquez des routes, déployez des bannières, venez même nous voir, n’importe quel type de support est apprécié. »

Le troisième campement en territoire Mi’kmaq, à HWY 11, lequel a vu les confrontations entre les Mi’kmaq qui protègent leur eau et la Gendarmerie Royale Canadienne (GRC) qui protège les intérêts corporatifs demande un support répandu et global.

La cour provinciale du Nouveau Brunswick a approuvé une injonction qui identifie 5 personnes, incluant “Jane” et “John Doe”, afin de cibler le campement HWY 11. Ce campement a repoussé avec succès les véhicules de SWN et a empêché la compagnie de réaliser les tests sismiques sur des terres Mi’kmaq non-cédées. Chaque jour que SWN n’arrive pas à faire ses tests, la compagnie perd 54 000$. SWN essaie encore une fois de forcer l’injonction qui lui a été accordé. À tout moment, la GRC a utilisé l’injonction pour cibler les Mi’kmaq et ont mis en place un point de contrôle sur HWY 11, où ils arrêtent les véhicules, passagers et conducteurs.

Rappelons-nous de la dernière fois que la GRC a fait appliquer une injonction contre le peuple Mi’kmaq. Comme le montre l’histoire, la GRC va continuer d’assurer la violation des traités et d’attaquer les droits d’autodétermination des autochtones. En ce moment, la GRC ne fait pas qu’harceler les résistant-e-s Mi’kmaq et leurs supporteurs non-autochtones, mais continue à les jeter en prison. Le jeudi 28 novembre, les Mi’kmaq ont encore une fois repoussé SWN, déclarant un autre jour victorieux. Ils sont en train de confronter la brutalité de la part de la police, et continue a voler les terres des pays autochtones et continuent le processus de colonization. Montrons leurs qu’ elles-ils ne sont pas seul-e-s!

Ce lundi 2 décembre, les résistant-e-s de HWY 11 vous demandent de démontrer votre solidarité en agissant dans vos communautés. Là où possible, nous encourageons à bloquer les autoroutes. Tous les types d’action sont bienvenues. #ShutDownCanada

49 thoughts on Emergency Day of Action – Solidarity for #Elsipogtog

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  3. Thank you for your sacrifices to protect your land and everyone’s elses. Your determination is inspiring, I wish I could support you by being there but I am practicaly on the other side of the country. I am there in spirit.

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  6. I can’t believe this is happening in Canada. I wish our society wasn’t driven by consumerism, but unfortunately money is the only monetary value the Canadian government sees from its people. Please let me know how I can be involved here in Ontario. I want to help any way I can.

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  9. For the past 521 years the colonial powers and their ancestors have been systematically stealing the rights and the land of the indigenous peoples. This physical action should be supported and the corporate land grab should stop. The people have the right to peaceful enjoyment and self determination to their lands.

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  11. The ever-increasing, industrial assault on our planet must end. Thank you so much for all of your efforts. I believe I am part of a vast silent majority who support you completely.

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    1. Toronto Tomorrow.

      Come and stand with us in support and solidarity of our relations defending the Land and the Water in Elsipogtog.
      Harper will be in Toronto tomorrow for his appearance on Breakfast Television, where he will plug his new hockey book.
      We ask you to come and join us in solidarity where Harper will be. Yes, it is early to be out there on the streets, but that is nothing in comparison to what is happening to our defenders in the East, or defenders anywhere for that matter.
      We also ask for your support in boycotting this book or any book he writes. work together in an effort to boycott Harper’s book. If anywhere we should show our support for our Relations in Elsipogtog, it should be right outside the studio where he will be.
      #IdleNoMore #Elsipogtog #ElsipogtogSolidarity

      Come and stand with us in support and solidarity of our relations defending the Land and the Water in Elsipogtog.
      Harper will be in Toronto tomorrow for his appearance on Breakfast Television, where he will plug his new hockey book.
      We ask you to come and join us in solidarity where Harper will be. Yes, it is early to be out there on the streets, but that is nothing in comparison to what is happening to our defenders in the East, or defenders anywhere for that matter.
      We also ask for your support in boycotting this book or any book he writes. work together in an effort to boycott Harper’s book. If anywhere we should show our support for our Relations in Elsipogtog, it should be right outside the studio where he will be.
      #IdleNoMore #Elsipogtog #ElsipogtogSolidarity

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  14. Stand strong in defence of the land, I tautoko you (support) you and wish you all the best what you are doing is morally right and I hope that God blesses your endeavours.

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  15. I absolutely support ALL of you who are fighting to protect the land. What you are doing is morally right and I hope that God blesses you and stands up for yous on your behalf and blesses you endeavours. Kia Kaha (Be strong) Love and light here from New Zealand :O)

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  17. Respect for you people!
    I pray for peace and undestroyed nature (and some warmth, too).
    Anja

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  18. we should learn to use less caarburant , use more natural way of economy , like placing better the new houses we construct… we are endind the curcle of life lettting compagny take what ever they want,

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  19. Respect… protect your mother earth, your land, your children, and yourselves! Thank you all for your endevers in protecting me….prayers for all of you.

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  21. My family and I are supporting Elsipogtog Day of solidarity…100%, from the other side of the world… Down under Australia… There are no distance when it comes to caring for and expressing our gratitude for the dedication, courage and total commitment that you are all demonstrating in your amazing venture as protectors of Mother Earth… The whole world is watching… Take care of each other… Much love and prayers…

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  22. Thank you for teaching that the ..Natural Laws.. come first. Natural laws always trump Statutory laws.

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  23. Thank you for standing strong, my family and children are in support of all of you, never stop fighting, don’t give up hope, you are an inspiration to us all and an example of the power of direct action!

    Much love and solidarity!

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  24. I send you all my support, love, solidarity and heartfelt mindfulness, that this truly nobel, meaningful standing up against corrupt, money seeking corporate power, will cause a mountain of good, strong changes. I am soooo impressed with the conviction of your good intentions, & enduring cold, harse weather. Protecting our Mother, our Nature, our children’s future is all we can do right now. I wish I was there in person, …but I am most definately there in spirit. Keep going strong, don’t let up !!! … we depend on you, you depend on us. I stand behind you all 110% !!!!!!¡¡¡¡¡¡¡!!!!!! ♥ ♥ ♥

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  28. Brave First Nations People…we stand with you, and will do what we can from here in Florida, where we are also fighting to protect our land and water from corporate exploiters. We wish you continued courage, and send you our prayers and hopes. Thank you for your commitment: you are an inspiration to all of us!

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  29. I believe we need to sue the government and the police for unlawful acts regarding freedom of expression, freedom to assemble, freedom to rally, etc. Why are they allowed to break the laws, I thought they applied to everyone.

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  30. Why are the police and the government allowed to harrass people who are lawfully demonstrating, assembling, etc.? Don’t the laws of freedom supercede governments’ agendas? The RCMP and the government should be charged in a court of law of subverting personal freedom.

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  34. Logical as that assumption might sound, more and more people are beginning to see that it’s sadly far from true: Ownership of land and ownership of minerals underground are two separate entitlements, and if you live, work,
    or send your kids to school on a “split estate,” you’re in trouble.

    A split estate happens when a person owns the surface of a piece of land, but not the resources underneath—oil and gas, for example. That means a private energy company, or even the government in cases of publicly owned
    mineral rights, is authorized to march onto private (or public) property and start drilling. The most offensive part is that not only can a landowner do nothing to stop them (and I am proud of you for taking a stand), there are also dangerously few regulations on how the process is carried out—and it’s one that is both toxic and resource-intensive. Not to mention noisy and smelly.

    The process of extraction often involves hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, which was developed by the oil and gas industry to access oil and gas in deep underground wells. Chemicals and massive amounts of water are injected into the ground to cause fractures in the rock, which then allow increased access through a borehole to the gas reserves. For oil and gas companies, some laws don’t apply.

    The industry is exempt from some of the most fundamental legal safeguards for public resources. The list is almost hard to believe:
    - Oil and gas companies are exempt from the Safe Water Drinking Act. (It wasn’t always
    that way—thank the 2005 Energy Policy Act, passed under Bush and now known as the Halliburton Loophole.)

    - Waste related to oil and gas exploration and production is exempt from the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act. (So there are no regulations on its disposal, meaning it can be handled in any way a company pleases, from being injected into the ground—regardless of its proximity to water supplies, animal habitats, etc.—to just being left on the land.)

    - Because of loopholes in the Clean Air Act, oil and gas wells are not subject to restrictions on hazardous air pollutants. Garfield County, Colorado, for example, a site where a lot of fracking has taken place, has shown elevated levels of several hazardous air pollutants.

    Some counties and cities stipulate “setbacks,” which regulate how far a well must be from homes, schools, rivers, and other valuable assets in a community. These are decided locally and can vary quite a bit: in some places, quite a large buffer zone is required whereas in others, wells are popping up literally in the middle of schoolyards. An
    NRDC report points to Aztec, New Mexico, where two wells were installed less than 400 feet from an elementary school—and less than 150 feet from the school playground. Complaints of fumes on the playground and in the school are frequent—and the health risks are hazardous, even if the industry continues to dispute them.

    Contamination is not the only issue: the massive quantities of water consumed by fracking also raise concerns, especially in the west, where water scarcity is already a fast-growing problem. With between 3 and 9 million gallons of water pumped per well and the water table already dropping, the battle over water supplies is not likely to be without a controversy of its own.

    On top of it all, the water is pumped at intensely high pressure, and minor explosives are used (they are breaking through layers of rock, after all), which means the earth’s very foundations are, by design, weakened. Some suggest that fracking can cause earthquakes, pointing to Colorado and Texas in particular as proof of that.

    Then, as a result of earthquakes comes additional contamination—tiny earthquakes in Denver, for example, disturbed the city’s aquifer, because who can predict ahead of time where the chemicals will end up. As a result, the aquifer has never been used and the city has turned instead to the western slope for water.

    It is time to act on this conflict over land for resources is no longer just an overseas issue, or even one that affects people on the other side of the country. There are oil and gas operations now in 32 states and they’re only looking to expand. It’s important for those “states and cities and counties to look at what they can do to help surface owners protect their land and their values.

    Because—the federal government doesn’t have a great track record in doing so; and it’s not as though Washington isn’t aware of the issue.

    Many of the conflicts have involved federal ownership on one side or the other: either the land is public and private interests want to drill, or private land owners are in dispute with government rights to minerals under their land.

    Some Congressmen have certainly tried: the House version of the 2007 energy bill included provisions to protect landowners who have federally-owned oil and gas under their property, but those provisions didn’t make it into law, and legislation introduced in October 2008 would have repealed the fracking exemption in the Safe Drinking Water Act, but that too, did not get very far. (Three cheers, though, for the legislators who introduced the
    bill: Diana DeGette and John Salazar from Colorado and New York’s Maurice Hinchey.)

    It hasn’t been a partisan issue: There have been officials from different parties that have supported exemptions for the oil and gas industry… politicians from states where there is a large energy industry often support measures that are beneficial to the industry. But there’s hope: public momentum is gathering as awareness grows, and efforts are still being made to increase federal regulations.

    The currently pending Fracturing Responsibility and Awareness of Chemicals Act, or FRAC Act, seeks to “repeal the exemption from restrictions on underground injection of fluids near drinking water sources granted to hydraulic fracturing operations,” as well as require disclosure of the chemicals used during fracking.

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