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The Time is Now - Urgent Solidarity with Unist'ot'en Camp

  • RBC Plaza 200 Bay Street Toronto, ON, M5J 2T6 Canada (map)

Tkaronto - we’ve been asked to step up in solidarity with the Unist’ot’en Camp, urgently. We found TransCanada’s office in Toronto, and we plan to pay them a visit at the same moment that Unist’ot’en faces them in court. Join us.

The courageous land defenders of the Unist'ot'en camp have just been informed that TransCanada, the company trying to ram their Coastal Gas Link fracking pipeline through Unist’ot’en territory, has applied for an injunction asking the RCMP to arrest and remove all people from the camp, as soon as next week. The injunction will be heard in a BC court this Monday, December 10, which is, ironically, International Human Rights Day.

At the same time as Unist’ot’en will be facing TransCanada in court, we will join in solidarity by confronting the company here at their Toronto office. Please join us in front of the RBC Plaza at 200 Bay St. where we will be serving TransCanada with a trespass notice for trying to enter unceded and unsurrendered territory to build their pipeline.

We need your help to make sure that wherever TransCanada works they get the message loud and clear that they are not welcome on Wet’su’wet’en lands, and that people across Turtle Island will hold them to account.

Everyone is welcome!

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The Unist’ot’en Camp­ is a resistance struggle and community that has occupied and defended their unceded and unsurrendered territory continuously for nearly 10 years and, in doing so, contributed to the cancellation of five pipelines.

The Unist’ot’en Camp has been served both an injunction and civil suit by Coastal GasLink LTD, which will be heard in court ironically on International Human Rights Day, Dec 10th. The injunction asks for the RCMP to arrest and remove all people from the camp. The people of Unist’ot’en have been peacefully occupying their traditional territory to both create a healing space for Wet’su’wet’en people, as well as ensure that their lands be protected from toxic pipelines.

Coastal Link Gas is a subsidiary of the TransCanada Pipeline Inc, and the pipeline they are attempting to force through Unist’ot’en Camp is part of a $40 billion liquified natural gas plant, which will be processing fracked gas. Unist’ot’en hereditary chiefs have repeatedly rejected the pipeline, and asserted that Wet’su’wet’en lands are unceded and unsurrendered, therefore the governments of so-called ‘Canada’ and ‘British Columbia’ have no jurisdiction to force the project through, as per the Delgamuukw case in 1997.

In addition to showing your solidarity on the streets, please help raise the funds Unist’ot’en urgently needs to face Coastal Gas Link and TransCanada in court: https://www.gofundme.com/to-solidarity-with-unist039ot039en-land-defenders

Visit http://unistoten.camp for more info.
See you on the streets!

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Later Event: December 11
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