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14.4.10

If you love this planet, fight Gateway.

The battle against the monstrous Gateway Project goes on...and even though they have dumped some sandpiles along the Fraser, this project is still a very far cry from a  "done deal." In fact with opposition still mounting and the economic rationale for it crumbling, it is looking shakier by the day. Gateway is the face of Climate Change, in our backyard. Here is a list of Gateway-centered events surrounding International Earth Day (April 22). And if you are interested in some exciting, creative direct action...email me, directly.
This is the time to stand by our warriors - cheers!
Carmen

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* A bulletin from www.gatewaysucks.org -  please forward and post widely *

Earth Action Week! April 18-26

A week of action to halt the Gateway megaproject and create a green and just future for our region.

As the post-Olympic financial crunch sets in, the billions earmarked for freeway and port expansion on BC's coast must be diverted to badly needed services like transit, housing, and healthcare. By canceling the proposed $2 billion South Fraser Freeway alone, we could reverse all the cuts in the March budget and set new priorities in motion.

We are thrilled to be promoting this series of independently organized events:

SUNDAY APRIL 18: BUILD THE WITNESS TRAIL

Start the week by helping Surrey Environmental Partners and the Wilderness Committee complete the South Fraser Witness Trail, in the path of the proposed "South Fraser Perimeter Road".
11:15am @ C74 bus stop, 168 St & 108 Ave, Surrey (for more info email edoherty@uniserve.com). This is a 20 minute bus ride from Surrey Central Skytrain.

WEDNESDAY APRIL 21: EARTH EVE FILM NIGHT
Join the Delta/Richmond Council of Canadians for a screening of Toxic Trespass, an award winning investigation of the effects of pollution on children. Plus seeds, sunflowers, CFL bulbs and organic goodies for you!
7pm @ Ladner Pioneer Library, 4683 51 St, Delta (for more info call 604-946-0877)

THURSDAY APRIL 22: MOTHER EARTH DAY HIKE
The U.N. has declared April 22 Mother Earth Day. As the World People's Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth concludes in Bolivia, join the Wilderness Committee and Surrey Environmental Partners at our own climate ground zero: the South Fraser Witness Trail.
2pm @ C74 bus stop, 168 St & 108 Ave, Surrey (for more info call 604-588-4203). This is a 20 minute bus ride from Surrey Central Skytrain.

SUNDAY APRIL 25: PILGRIMAGE TO BURNS BOG
A multi-faith event to discover and witness Burns Bog, a giant carbon sink in Delta under threat from the South Fraser Perimeter Road. All are welcome on this sacred journey.
1:30 pm @ 640 Chester Road, Annacis Island, Delta (for more info visit www.pilgrimage2burnsbog.org)

MONDAY APRIL 26: STREAMS OF JUSTICE FORUM
Eric Doherty of GatewaySucks.org and Council of Canadians regional organizer Harjap Grewal will speak at a public forum: "InTOXICating PROFITS: The Struggle for Environmental Justice in BC". Hosted by Streams of Justice.
7 pm @ 1803 E. 1st Ave, Vancouver (for more info visit www.streamsofjustice.org)

CALL FOR CLIMATE ACTION
Earth Action Week is a great time to step up our involvement in the movement for Green Ways, Not Freeways. If you are interested in participating in a creative direct action with us during this week, please contact gwsux@riseup.net. Join the wave against the pave!

Earth Action Week is promoted by GATEWAYSUCKS.ORG and the COUNCIL OF CANADIANS (Delta/Richmond chapter).

<< an announcement from www.gatewaysucks.org >>

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