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Autonomous action against logging on so-called #Vancouver Island

September 14, 2020, unceded Pacheedaht Territory:

On a coast choked in smoke from fires burning a vast swath of this dying planet, up road TR11A on the north side of Edinburgh Mountain on so-called Vancouver Island, we felled seven trees across the road, erected tripods, hung banners, and locked a gate to block access to old growth cutblocks higher up the mountain.Blockades were started in August in the neighbouring Fairy Creek watershed, yet industrial logging in the area continues. Some old growth areas are currently inaccessible to industry thanks to these ongoing blockades, but many others nearby are still being destroyed, and our action prevented the Monday morning destruction of at least some old growth forest. We are happy to obstruct old growth logging, but we’d just as soon have done the same thing to prevent 2nd or 3rd growth forests from being clearcut, as there is nothing remotely sustainable about the way forests in so-called British Columbia are being industrially destroyed.

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#Vancouver, #BC: Our Homes Can’t Wait statement on the Strathcona squat

On Saturday April 18th, our members and supporters organized the Kennedy Stewart Squat in the Downtown Eastside to provide emergency shelter for unhoused and underhoused residents seeking space during the COVID-19 global health pandemic. It has been heartening to receive support for the squat in our community and our member organizations. The squat was also supported by Vancouver School Board commissioners, following cities in OntarioMassachusettsArkansas and elsewhere that have used schools for emergency shelter during the coronavirus pandemic. It has also been a sign of the success of the squat that, in the days following the repression of the squat with the arrest of 14 squatters, both the City and Provincial government made statements that they are taking measures to provide housing for homeless residents in BC, and that the “anxieties of DTES residents are justified.” We feel partially vindicated by these statements, but unfortunately the provincial government’s current plans are seriously lacking. 

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Reflections on rent strike Vancouver in times of the #coronavirus

Vancouver. BC. March 29, 2020. So called Vancouver BC has in its most recent years been a place of
relative social peace – anarchist intervention in local politics has been pushed into the shadows. After decades of insurrectionary agitation and action, things slowed down – folks left, faced repression, struggled with the daily onslaught of capitalism, or for their owns reasons took a step back. Yet in the shadows is where we thrive, and more recently anarchist action and analysis has been occurring on a semi-public stage in so called Vancouver.

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Canadian territory: Despite #BC court loss, opposition to Trans Mountain Pipeline remains strong

Tens of thousands of Canadians have pledged to do ‘whatever it takes’ to stop pipeline. UNCEDED COAST SALISH TERRITORY (Vancouver, BC) —  The British Columbia Court of Appeal ruled today (May 24, 2019) on a reference case brought by the province, which sought to clarify whether or not the province could put a temporary ban on new shipments of diluted bitumen (dilbit) while further scientific studies were conducted into the ability to clean up dilbit spills. The court found that the proposed regulation exceeded the province’s power to regulate interprovincial pipelines.

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#Vancouver, #WA: Fascist Arrested After He Attempted Twice to Run Over #Antifa Protesters With His Truck

A fascist who attended at the fascist Patriot Prayer rally in Vancouver, Washington attempted twice to run over antifa counter protesters with his truck yesterday. The driver, Billy Wilson, was briefly detained, but later released without charges. Earlier there were skirmishes during a fascist rally in Portland, Oregon.

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Image: Billy Wilson attempted twice to run over antifa counter protesters with his truck in Vancouver, WA on September 10.

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Reflections and Analysis on Vancouver, WA Mobilization

Rather than give a traditional step-by-step report back of the events in Vancouver Washington, I’d much rather share some thoughts and reflections on the action, what was fucking awesome and inspiring, what sucked, and how we could better prepare for the future.
The Fucking Awesome Stuff

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