Wednesday, July 14
What’s Next in the Fight to Stop the TMX Pipeline?
Together We Will Stop TMX! New Openings for Mass Actions this Fall & beyond
Speakers & Q&A
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/334625038217353
It has been a challenging year and a half for everyone, and the movement to defeat the Trans Mountain Expansion (TMX) pipeline across British Columbia is no exception. While we made difficult decisions to limit our public actions, we watched as Trans Mountain tried to take advantage of the public health situation to go full speed ahead on construction work.
Together, the organizations and individuals working to stop this disastrous pipeline have been able to accomplish a lot though! We have been able to keep opposition to TMX in the public eye with many creative and consistent actions. We have also been able to delay construction by exposing rampant Covid-19 health protocol and environmental violations. Despite this, all indications are that Trans Mountain is still trying and bully and bulldoze the pipeline through our communities.
However, there are indications that provincial Covid numbers are dropping. The province has began lifting restrictions on public gatherings, with more openings planned through to September. This means that it will soon be safe for us to gather again in larger numbers, and the movement to Stop TMX has some very important planning and organizing to do! The pipeline is not anywhere near completed and we can still STOP TMX!
Please join Climate Convergence and representatives from many of the climate justice and Indigenous rights organizations at the forefront of the fight to Stop TMX, as we work together to take advantage of these new openings to push the momentum forward and stop this Tar Sands pipeline once and for all!
> MAUREEN CURRAN – Protect the Planet, Stop TMX organizer who has spent many days and nights in the tree top camps in the path of TMX pipeline construction. She will be participating from live in the tree camp!
> JANE THOMSING – Member of Colony Farm Park Association active in the fight to protect the park from being used as a TMX construction laydown yard.
> ALISON BODINE – Climate Convergence central organizer, journalist, author and researcher with a focus on environmental, Latin American and immigration issues. Most recently, Alison’s articles have been published internationally by Venezuelanalysis, Global Research, Council on Hemispheric Affairs (COHA), Common Dreams, Orinoco Tribune and Counterpunch.
& more to be announced!
Panel will be moderated by Climate Convergence central organizer THOMAS DAVIES.
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.