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FIGHTING TO STOP OIL & GAS PIPELINES AND START BUILDING A BETTER WORLD
February 9 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
The Trans Mountain Expansion (TMX), Coastal GasLink (CGL) and Line 3 pipelines have much in common. These climate destroying projects are being pushed by the government in the U.S. and Canada and their big business backers despite clear opposition from Indigenous nations who traditional territories they cross. At the same time, if completed, TMX, CGL and Line 3 will pump hundreds of thousands of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere – which is just the opposite of the carbon emissions reductions urgently needed to preserve a livable planet.
Most importantly, these three pipelines face strong opposition movements which continue in full force despite brutal police repression and the criminalization of protest in defense of mother earth.
Join this webinar to hear important updates and ways to support the ongoing struggles against the TMX, CGL, and Line 3 pipelines from organizers and land defenders on the frontlines and discuss our tasks and perspectives for building a more united and stronger climate justice movement with a vision for a just and sustainable world!
SLEYDO’ (Molly Wickham): Gidimt’en Checkpoint Spokesperson and key leader in the Wet’suwet’en fight against the Coastal GasLink natural gas pipeline. She was one of 29 people recently arrested by heavily armed RCMP officers while preventing Coastal GasLink’s plans to drill a tunnel for their natural gas pipeline under the Wedzin Kwa river.
BRANDI MORIN: Award-winning Cree/Iroquois/French journalist from Treaty 6 territory in Alberta. For the last 10 years Brandi has specialized in sharing Indigenous stories, some of which helped spark change and reconciliation in Canada’s political, cultural, and social landscapes. Brandi won a Human Rights Reporting award from the Canadian Association of Journalists in April of 2019 for her work with the CBC’s Beyond 94 project tracking the progress of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action.
APRIL THOMAS: Spokesperson for the “Secwepemc Say No TMX” defendants currently representing themselves in court for peacefully resisting TMX pipeline construction on their traditional territories.
CLIMATE JUSTICE COMMITTEE – MINNESOTA: A grassroots group that connects climate change to issues of sovereignty & self determination. Active participants in the fight to Stop the Line 3 Pipeline.
THOMAS DAVIES: Climate Convergence founding member. Unionized Pipefitter and Power Engineer. Author of “System Change Not Climate Change!” (Battle of Ideas Press)
Webinar will be MC’d by Climate Convergence organizer ALISON BODINE.
This event takes place on the unceded traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples of the səlil̓wətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations.