On Thursday, February 6th, the RCMP began a highly militarized raid on unceded Wet’suwet’en territory. By nightfall on Thursday, demonstrations, protests, acts of targeted sabotage and vandalism, and blockades of ports, freeways, and railroads had broken out. Over the next three days the calls...
Ok, I admit I was too busy with other stuff to follow this conflict. Please correct me if I am wrong. To me it looks like :
First :we / white settlers made indigenous move into reserves and told them that’s theirs and to stay there
Now: we/ white settlers want to tell them what to do on their land.
Is this overly simplified? I heard of native groups wanting the pipeline? But appearently not the ones that are protesting here.
As with Extinction Rebellion, sometimes blockades might be needed to draw attention. In history, general strikes were used to express resistance.
There are a million reasons to not invest in fossil fuels anymore- million in the sense of $$$.
I read it was extinction rebellion, not the local band, that organized the blockade in Courtney BC - claiming they had the support of a couple of members - but it was not in direct solidarity with the wet'suwet'en. That was wrong - colonial, even, if they coopted a movement that isn't theirs on land that isn't theirs. I generally support XR's purpose but they have to be careful with their tactics too if they want to maintain support.