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Solidarity with the Tsleil-Waututh Stand against Kinder Morgan

This Article will serve as a follow up to the March 13th, 2018 Event hosted by SEA and for ongoing updates in the opposition actions.

Updated April 4th, 2018

Hello water protectors!

Community Meeting: Start Working Groups to Stop KM
We were inspired to see so much enthusiasm to stop KM in this town! In order to turn that energy into action, we are facilitating a community meeting at 7:00pm Monday, April 9th at CityStudio:742 Johnson Street.

Here's a link to the facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/352340101918739/

The goal of this meeting is to set up Working Groups to take on different aspects of organizing.

For example, in our last meeting we collectively identified several needs, including:
- Fundraising
- Political pressure (phone banks, letter campaigns, pressuring politicians)
- Direct actions aimed at local targets (subcontractors, government offices, banks, etc)
- Getting involved in ongoing trips to Burnaby

We are also very open to any other groups people may want to form or other ideas you may have.

Our vision is that each group will leave this meeting with a plan to continue to meet autonomously and organize action in their field. So, if you are ready to take concrete action against Kinder Morgan and looking for a way to get involved, please consider joining us.

Upcoming Actions
We are supporting the incredible and ongoing “Kwekwecnewtxw – Protect the Inlet” initiative on Burnaby Mountain to resist the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion project. There is an upcoming day of action on Burnaby Mountain taking place Saturday, April 7. Stay tuned for more updates via. email or on our facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/698454473877450 and at https://protecttheinlet.ca/

We encourage you to organize your own trip to Burnaby Mountain using our facebook group, or with this carpool tool: https://www.groupcarpool.com/t/mwx92z 

Protect the Inlet is looking for folks to volunteer at the Watch House. If you are interested, sign up at https://protecttheinlet.ca/volunteer/

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Events in March and April 2018

Members Meeting (open to all those interested)

When: Tuesday March 13 at 5:00pm
Where: Paul Phillips Hall / Fernwood Hall, 1923 Fernwood Road.



FOLLOWED BY PUBLIC MEETING

Solidarity with the Tsleil-Waututh Stand against Kinder Morgan.

Tuesday March 13 at 7:00pm
Fernwood Hall, 1923 Fernwood


In March, members of Tsleil-Waututh will establish frontline resistance grounded in their spirituality and culture to stop the Kinder Morgan tarsands pipeline. On Saturday March 10th, they will kick things off with a mass mobilization supporting Kwekwecnewtxw (www.protecttheinlet.ca) in the lower mainland area. They are inviting thousands of people to join this mobilization and send a clear message to Prime Minister Trudeau: the Kinder Morgan pipeline will never be built.

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Invite to meet and join Together Victoria

Lekwungen Territories :: Victoria

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Together Victoria a.k.a. Organize Victoria

Date: Monday, March 5th 2018
Time:
7:15pm - 8:30pm followed by a social mixer
Place: Fernwood Community Centre, 1240 Gladstone Avenue

You are invited to join Together Victoria: an exciting movement of progressive environmentalists that are organizing towards the 2018 City of Victoria municipal election! 

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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.