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[StopThePave] Teach-in this Saturday, donation wishlist, Join the Wave April 22!

Teach-in this Saturday, donation wishlist, Join the Wave April 22!

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We're just over two weeks away from Join the Wave Against the Pave!
Don't miss the Surrey TEACH-IN this Saturday April 9, 1-4 pm, Kwantlen
University, Room D-128 (Fir Building), 12666 72 Ave (accessible by 319
bus from Scott Road Skytrain/Newton Exchange, or 301 bus from
Brighouse Skytrain/Newton Exchange)

The April 22 action is already receiving extensive media coverage, and
endorsements from a growing list of groups (see below). The push is on
now to get the word out to every possible neighbourhood. Posters and
leaflets are available for all at these locations:

    * Burns Bog Conservation Society, 4-7953 120th Street, Delta
    * Spartacus Books, 684 East Hastings Street, Vancouver (7 days per week)

You can also download the poster here and leaflet here. Weekly
outreach meet-ups are happening for leafleting, postering and
door-knocking. Drop us a line at to get involved.
Don't forget to hit the facebook event and invite your friends.


Please donate now to support this action! We can squeeze a lot of
action out of a few bucks. Donate via PayPal to
(or contact us to make alternate arrangements)

We also need donations of the following items. To arrange drop-off or
pick-up, call 604 877 1223 (North of the Fraser) or 604 588 4203
(South of the Fraser)

- pop-up shelters and tents
- large water containers
- burn barrels or fire rings
- dry firewood
- outdoor chairs and tables
- flashlights and work lights (preferably LED)
- extension cords
- tarps, ropes and bungee cords
- blankets and cots
- banner making materials (sheets, paints, paintbrushes)
- food: rice, grains, beans, sugar, peanut butter, jam, tea, coffee,
canned and non-perishable food and beverages
- pots, pans, dishes, cups, utensils, yoghurt containers
- cooler boxes for food
- volleyball or badminton nets
- beach balls and other outdoor games
- first aid supplies

As chainsaws roar and bulldozers get set to roll on the controversial
$2 billion South Fraser Perimeter Road freeway (SFPR), join local
residents and community groups to stand up for climate justice!

Last October, hundreds of people dug up the freeway construction site
in Surrey with shovels and wheelbarrows, and in December we used sand
from the SFPR to build a dike blocking the provincial cabinet offices.
Now it's time to step up the campaign of mass direct action against
climate crime. We need to turn up the heat, in order to turn down the

WHAT & WHEN: Mass Direct Action against Climate Crime, beginning at 2
pm on Friday April 22 (Mother Earth Day). Actions may continue over
multiple days on this long weekend and beyond. Like our previous
actions, it will be non-disruptive to area residents, even as we
disrupt continuation of the South Fraser Perimeter Road freeway
(SFPR). There are a variety of ways people can get involved and
demonstrate their support, including roles with little or no legal
risk. All are welcome to participate.

WHERE: Meet at Annieville Supermarket, 10996 River Road, Delta. (Take
the 640 bus from Scott Road Skytrain/Ladner Exchange, or the 312 bus
from Scott Road Skytrain/Scottsdale Exchange) Please note that if you
are planning to attend the Vancouver Earth Day Parade, buses will be
available to transport you to this action in Delta (details TBA).

Come to the pre-action Teach-in! Join us for presentations, action
planning, skill sharing and legal info: Saturday April 9, 1-4 pm,
Kwantlen University, Room D-128 (Fir Building), 12666 72 Ave, Surrey
(accessible by 319 bus from Scott Road Skytrain/Newton Exchange, or
301 bus from Brighouse Skytrain/Newton Exchange)

WHO: This is an initiative of climate justice activists from (formerly, local Council of
Canadians chapters, the Critical Criminology Working Group and others.
We welcome your involvement in the planning process, especially at a
teach-in before the action (see above). We seek endorsements and input
from other organizations, and your help in mobilizing your friends,
neighbours, community groups or affinity group to join us!

WHY: Now under legal challenge in federal court, the estimated $2
billion proposed SFPR freeway would greatly increase greenhouse gas
emissions, pave invaluable farmland, scar the banks of the Fraser
River, pollute elementary school playgrounds, and damage indigenous
heritage sites. This freeway is an irresponsible waste of public
money, and many similar projects have been stopped before. The SFPR
has already been "downgraded" due to lack of funds, and dubbed a
"white elephant" in the mainstream press. We will emphasize the need
to shift resources from climate crimes like freeways to public transit
and electric rail, and to protect communities from flooding and other
effects of global warming.

Endorsed by: Bridgeview Community Action Group, Forest Protection
Allies, Lily Point Defenders, Livable Region Coalition, No One Is
Illegal, South Fraser Action Network, Streams of Justice, Sunbury
Neighbourhood Association, Unitarian Church of Vancouver Environment
Committee, Vancouver Island Community Forest Action Network, Voters
Taking Action on Climate Change, Women Elders in Action, Youth Taking
Action on Gateway, add your group's endorsement now!

CONTACT: Send endorsements and questions to or
call 604 877 1223, and visit us at

Let's kick off a hot summer of resistance!

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