how to blockade

a handy guide we found kicking around!

“the reality is that you’ll take action if you want to see it done, which brings us to the second thing: it’s easy to get caught up in thinking this is about one pipeline but you’d be wrong. those who work within this struggle understand that the fight against line 9 is one which lives and futures genuinely depend on. they understand that this is about indigenous sovereignty, colonialism and environmental racism. they know that just as much as this is about poisoned water, deforestation and global warming it’s also about class and capitalism. the fight against line 9 – or line 8, line 11 or energy east [or the eastern mainline gas pipeline that will facilitate it] – is a way for those in so-called ontario to engage against all of these things.”

http://dissemination.noblogs.org/how-to-blockade/

in case you’ve been hermit-ing, here’s some of the media coverage #DamLine9 has been getting!

GLOBE & MAIL
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/protest-halts-work-on-enbridge-pipeline-in-southwestern-ontario/article19918507/

GLOBAL
http://globalnews.ca/news/1495247/group-says-it-will-continue-blockade-of-enbridge-site-indefinitely/

CTV
http://kitchener.ctvnews.ca/protestors-descend-on-line-9-pipeline-site-near-woodstock-1.1946539
TWO ROW TIMES
http://www.tworowtimes.com/news/regional/line-9-blockaders-arrested-near-woodstock/

VICE
http://www.vice.com/en_ca/read/this-is-what-a-line-9-blockade-looks-like-before-it-gets-raided-928

TURTLE ISLAND NEWS
http://www.theturtleislandnews.com/daily/mailer_stories/aug072014/Group-says-it-will-continue-blockade-of-Enbridge-site-indefinitely_08072014_003.html

COMMON DREAMS
http://www.commondreams.org/news/2014/08/11/damline9-arrests-and-solidarity-blockades-aim-halt-tar-sands-pipeline

NOW TORONTO
http://www.nowtoronto.com/news/story.cfm?content=199247

CBC
http://www.cbc.ca/news/aboriginal/line-9-blockade-halts-work-on-enbridge-pipeline-1.2728262

ICI (CBC FRENCH)
http://ici.radio-canada.ca/regions/ontario/2014/08/10/005-manifestants-enbridge-pipeline.shtml

ALTERNATIVES JOURNAL
http://www.alternativesjournal.ca/community/blogs/current-events/another-enbridge-line-9-blockade

THE RECORD
http://www.therecord.com/news-story/4753135-arrests-made-after-enbridge-serves-injunction-against-line-9-protest/

WOODSTOCK SENTINEL
http://www.woodstocksentinelreview.com/2014/08/11/enbridge-protesters-arrested-sunday-near-innerkip


RADIO

570 NEWS
http://www.570news.com/2014/08/11/enbridge-pipeline-protesters-arrested/

CHRY
http://chrynews.wordpress.com/2014/08/14/wednesday-august-13-2014-protesting-the-enbridge-line-9/

RABBLE
http://rabble.ca/podcasts/shows/john-bonnar-audio-blog/2014/08/dam-line-9-blockaders-served-injunction

EARTH WATCH
https://soundcloud.com/sojournertruthradio/8-14-14-earth-watch-rachel-1?utm_source=soundcloud&utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=twitter

Dam Line 9 blockaders who were on their sixth day of occupying a Line 9 construction site were served an injunction around noon today. Most blockaders left the site, while two locked down to barrels to show their commitment to stopping Line 9 and tar sands expansion. Three people stayed on site to play support roles. Two were told they would not be arrested and yet all three were arrested an hour ago. Cops took away their food, blankets, and all other materials needed to stay safe while locked down. They were only left with a water each.The three support people have now been taken to Brant County Jail in Paris, Ontario. If you are in the ares, please visit the jail to show support: 28 Mechanic St, Paris, M3L 1K2.If you are unable to go to the jail, please consider making a donation online to help with legal fees: http://www.gofundme.com/cso110Two individuals are still locked down. Cops gave them the option to unlock themselves but they refused in order to continue stopping work on the dangerous pipeline and resisting against the tar sands mega project. It may be another five hours before a team arrives to break the lockdown. "We will not be deterred, stop Line 9!" one blockader said while being arrested."Solidarity with International Prisoners’ Justice Day!damline9.tumblr.com

Dam Line 9 blockaders who were on their sixth day of occupying a Line 9 construction site were served an injunction around noon today. Most blockaders left the site, while two locked down to barrels to show their commitment to stopping Line 9 and tar sands expansion. Three people stayed on site to play support roles. Two were told they would not be arrested and yet all three were arrested an hour ago. Cops took away their food, blankets, and all other materials needed to stay safe while locked down. They were only left with a water each.

The three support people have now been taken to Brant County Jail in Paris, Ontario. If you are in the ares, please visit the jail to show support: 28 Mechanic St, Paris, M3L 1K2.

If you are unable to go to the jail, please consider making a donation online to help with legal fees: http://www.gofundme.com/cso110

Two individuals are still locked down. Cops gave them the option to unlock themselves but they refused in order to continue stopping work on the dangerous pipeline and resisting against the tar sands mega project. It may be another five hours before a team arrives to break the lockdown. 

"We will not be deterred, stop Line 9!" one blockader said while being arrested."

Solidarity with International Prisoners’ Justice Day!

damline9.tumblr.com

Court Support Requested

Calling for court support for 3 blockaders who were playing support roles to the two locked down. 2 were arrested despite being told they wouldn’t be. Cops have taken away all materials from those locked down except for one bottle of water each.

If you can, please visit Brant County jail in Paris, Ontario at 28 Mechanic St, M3L 1K2 now to show support. They need solidarity!