Salish Sea Protectors'
Legal Defense Fund

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Victoria May Day Schedule

May 1st is set aside in most countries around the world as International Labour Day. The Victoria May Day Committee together with CUPE Locals, International Solidarity groups, IWW and the Work Less Party of BC continues to work towards a meaningful marking of this occasion and its importance to the international working class.

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Shawnigan Toxic Opposition Workgroup Signup

We resolve to end the South Island Aggregates Toxic Waste Dump situated in the headwaters of Shawnigan Lake.  Join this Working group to support blockaders financially, legally and in solidarity holding the line.

Sign up here to get on the discussion email list to help plan and coordinate this campaign.

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Salish Sea Protectors' Fund

Statement of Purpose

The Salish Sea Protectors' Fund ( SSPF ) is a legal defense fund established in the summer of 2018 by the Victoria-based Rise and Resist and Social Environmental Alliance ( SEA ) in response to the rolling mass arrests against the TransMountain tar sands pipeline/tanker expansion. 

The purpose of the fund is to provide financial assistance to local frontline activists who have been arrested in peaceful civil disobedience and direct action either directly asserting or upholding Indigenous Title and rights in defending a liveable climate,  clean water, wild salmon and the endangered southern resident Killer whales from the risks of tar sands and fossil fuel expansion, industrial open-net fish farms and other industrial threats to the cultures, communities and biodiversity of the Salish Sea.

As resources are available, the fund will help cover personal costs associated with being arrested such as paying fines, lost income, legal fees, child care and travel costs etc.

 

Donate to the Fund

To Donate by E-Transfer please click this button E-Transfer Form

We are using a registration form to ensure better security for all of us instead of publishing secret passwords publicly.

To Donate by Credit Card use this yellow Donate button

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Where We Stand

1. People and the planet before profit.
The Social Environmental Alliance is committed to a world where the wellbeing of people and the planet takes priority over the accumulation of private wealth.
2. Respect for ecological systems.
We believe all human activity and social systems must operate within the limits imposed by ecological systems and with respect for non-human life.
3. Transformative social change.
Recognizing the dangers of catastrophic climate change, the injustice of colonization and imperialism, and the inhumanity of growing poverty in the midst of plenty, we pledge ourselves to the lifelong project of transformative social change.
4. Ecological and democratic socialist principles.
We aim to accomplish our objectives through the application of ecological and democratic socialist principles to public affairs and the governance of our communities.
5. Grassroots organization and action.
Committed to action and outreach, we are nurturing a community of organizers to mobilize the consciousness and confidence of ordinary people and forge alliances in coalition with social movements, cultural organizations and grassroots community groups.
6. Traditions inform practice.
We are guided by the best traditions of indigenous, feminist, co-operative, socialist, labour and environmental movements.
7. Democracy.
We embrace a participatory, pluralistic and emancipatory model of democracy.
8. Equality.
We believe in a classless society and in the inherent dignity and equality of all people on the basis of gender, sexuality, ethnicity, religion, age and ability.
9. Self-determination.
We recognize the right of indigenous and colonized peoples to self-determination.
10. Internationalism.
We embrace an internationalist perspective in foreign policy based on equality among peoples and the shared stewardship and fair distribution of the finite resources of the planet.