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6.10.10

Direct Action Dig to Stop Climate Change


Stop Climate Crime in YOUR BACK YARD - the odious South Fraser Perimeter Freeway (Gateway Project) can be stopped! This action will be fun and empowering and will likely attract mass media attention. Please come out and do your bit to Dig In for Climate justice. Please post and pass it on:


Dig in for Climate Justice!

10/10/10 - Dig in for Climate Justice! Mass Direct Action against Climate Crime
Last October thousands of people marched in Vancouver as part of the largest ever coordinated global rally - 5,200 demonstrations in 181 countries demanding action on global warming. This year, it is time to do more than march. Now is the time for mass direct action against climate crime. Now is the time to help communities deal with increased flood risk and other dangers caused by global warming.

This year as part of the 350.org 10/10/10 Global Work Party (Oct 10, 2010), we will get to work stopping a deliberate climate crime –the South Fraser Perimeter ‘Road’ freeway which is part of the Gateway Program. The estimated $2 billion proposed freeway would greatly increase greenhouse gas emissions, pave over some of BC’s best farmland, scar the delicate banks of the Fraser River, and pollute elementary school playgrounds.
Freeways = Climate Crime

THE ACTION

When: Sunday October 10, 2010 at 2:00 pm
Where: Meet at Scott Road SkyTrain (East / Taxi Stand side) then march to 129th St. and 115b Ave in North Surrey – near Bridgeview Elementary School (Map: http://bit.ly/bQzSHl)

Presently, the South Fraser Freeway route is marked by piles of ‘preload’ sand. We will use this sand to start raising the flood control dikes around a Surrey neighbourhood to protect it from flooding caused by global warming.
We need people to fill sand bags and use them to raise the dike, and lots of people to help out in other ways and show their support. The risk of arrest is very low for anyone who does not wish to risk arrest. Legal information will be available.
This action will emphasize the need to shift resources away from climate crimes to creating green jobs and climate justice. Every cent is needed for solutions like public transit and electric passenger trains, and to protect communities from flooding and other effects of global warming.

Direct Action / Legal Workshop and Volunteer Orientation - TONIGHT!
Monday, Oct 4th 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Grandview Calvary Baptist Church. 1803 E. 1st Avenue (1 block east of Commercial Drive) (wheelchair accessible - from the north side).

If you want to volunteer on 10/10/10 please try to attend this important workshop and volunteer orientation. We will cover the basics of mass direct action and provide legal information. We will also be assigning specific tasks to individuals and groups for the day of the action.

The 10/10/10 Dig in for Climate Justice is a project of the Council of Canadians (Delta-Richmond, Vancouver-Burnaby, and Surrey-White Rock-Langley chapters), and GatewaySucks.org. Endorsed by: Bridgeview Community Action Group, Bridgeview In Motion, Check Your Head, East Vancouver Abolitionists, Grandview Woodland Area Council (GWAC), Greenpeace, Livable Region Coalition, No Tanks, Pedal Revolutionary Radio, Root Force, Simon Fraser Public Interest Research Group (SFPIRG), Solidarity Notes Labour Choir, Streams of Justice, Sunbury Neighbourhood Association, Transformative Communities Project, Unitarian Church of Vancouver Environment Committee, Vancouver Action (Van.Act), Vancouver Catholic Worker, Village Vancouver, Voters Taking Action on Climate Change (VTACC), Youth Taking Action on Gateway (YTAG)
For more information about Gateway or the 10/10/10 action visit www.gatewaysucks.org
or contact edoherty@. uniserve.com, or call 6O4 877 1223 or 6O4 340 2455.

www.dig4justice.org

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2 Comments:

  • At 8:50 am, October 14, 2010, OpenID littlebear said…

    I wouldn't want to lose my ability to travel by cars to save farmland, but I do concur that we should do something about the environment, why can't we just plant trees along the freeway or something, stack the freeway upwards. I'm sure there are alternative ways without upsetting daily commuters who just want to get somewhere.

     
  • At 9:47 am, October 14, 2010, Blogger Rusl Bicycle said…

    I don't know if you are being sarcastic little bear or not. Anyway losing the car is progress, not a setback. We were sold cars like we needed them but losing them will save us time and money, save lives, the environment, sanity... yada yada yada.

    We need to allow people to not be forced to use cars. We need to have alternatives - not more bike lanes but ways that actually accomodate old people, families etc. That means we can't keep spending all (except a tiny pittance) our money on cars. It means we have to stop building car new facilities as the very basic start of it. Road removal creates jobs, but if we don't care about jobs we could leave them there.

    On the other hand I would be in favour of stacking cars up into the sky so we could climb them up to visit the moon. That would be transportation progress.

    ;-)

     

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