Dec 17th, 2013
[On Monday] morning, Port of Metro Vancouver staff and security responded with physical force when 6 Santa Clauses arrived at their offices to deliver sacks of coal, along with thousands of peoples’ wishes urging the port to say ‘no’ to a new coal terminal in Surrey. Six activists from Rising Tide Vancouver, Coast Salish Territories (dressed as Santa Claus) entered the Port Metro offices delivered coal to port staff, and read out public comments submitted to the port as part of a 30-day review of the Fraser Surrey Docks Environmental Impact Assessment.
[Monday’s] blockade marks the third blockade along the megaload’s scheduled path out of Oregon—a path that will take it through Idaho, Montana, and eventually into the Alberta tar sands.
Mellen, WI- An American Indian tribal group in Wisconsin plans to brave the extreme cold this winter to stay in a protest camp near the Penokee Hills.
The Lac Court Oreilles (LCO) tribe’s “Harvest Educational Learning Project Village” intends to survive the cold to keep its message of protest against a proposed Gogebic Taconite mine hot.