BLOCK THE PIPELINES, TANK THE TANKERS, STOP THE TAR SANDS

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BLOCK THE PIPELINES, TANK THE TANKERS, STOP THE TAR SANDS
DAY OF ACTION & AWARENESS

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On Earth Day, join Rhythms of Resistance (RoR) in opposing the pipelines and tankers that are part of the Tar Sands gigaproject.

What: 
Busting a move with RoR beats in an outreach street party.

Spread the word about destructive pipelines, and opportunities to resist, such as the May 9th Enbridge AGM.

Where: Meet at Yonge and Dundas Square, Toronto – look for the drums!

When: Sunday April 22noon – 4pm

Who: Those who want to stand up against pipelines and tankers, Big Oil and Gas; and those who stand in solidarity with Indigenous communities and future generations

Bring: homemade signs about Tar Sands resistance.  We will bring flyers and educational materials for you to give to the public!

RSVP or for questions, email: madrangi@canadians.org 

For more info see the Facebook Event

Pipelines such as the Enbridge’s Northern Gateway proposal in BC, the Trailbreaker project set to bring tar sands through Ontario, the Keystone XL taking tar sands down south and the many other pipelines transporting natural gas and dirty tar sands crude are destroying water systems, fish habitats, and disproportionately impacting poor and racialized communities. These projects threaten the planet and they threaten people!

What better way to spend Earth Day then by joining RoR and inspiring awareness and appreciation of the Earth’s natural environment? Mark April 22, 2012 on your calendars, join Rhythms of Resistance and hit the street to spread the word about these projects.

Background

The Harper Government has suggested that the opposition to Enbridge’s proposal is being made by a small minority of people in Canada, foreign interests, or by “some” Indigenous communities. The government is ignoring the “Save the Fraser Declaration,” which has been signed by more than 100 Indigenous communities. Opposition to the pipeline proposal has also been expressed by the Union of BC Municipalities and Terrace, Prince Rupert and Smithers City Councils. There is also growing opposition to the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion, and to Apache’s gas pipeline proposal as communities are becoming more aware of the devastating environmental and social impacts pipeline construction will bring.

In the spirit of the global Occupy movement, it is time for us to put aside our e-mail and social networks, take a pause from writing letters and signing petitions, and make our opposition visible by collectively taking to the streets! Let’s show Harper and his corporate partners that the issue is not foreign-funded environmental groups. We all need to stand up to government and Big Oil and Gas industries that put profit ahead of the interests of people and the environment. We hope you will join us on April 22 as we join together to say “No Pipelines, No Tankers!”

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