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On the night of February 6th, 2022 in Montreal (Tio’Tia:Ke), non-Indigenous allies demonstrated their solidarity with the Gidimt’en clan of the Wet’suwet’en Nation. The instigators of this action are responding to a call by Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs to #ShutdownCanada in response to the invasion of their territory, the Yintah, by the RCMP for the third consecutive year.
We used many different tactics : smashed windows, glued locks and card readers, and spray-painting #FuckRBC on the interior, so all RBC clients were aware of why their bank has been consistently targeted for the past 5 months.
The Wet’suwet’en people are currently resisting the construction of an oil pipeline by Coastal GasLink, a TransCanada Energy company – which is known in Canada for attempting to build the Energy East pipeline – on their traditional territory. Among other things, the construction of the pipeline puts the Wedzin Kwa River at risk, since the pipeline is planned to pass under it. This river serves as a source of water and fish, and is central to the traditional practices of the Wet’suwet’en people.
These were small and easy actions, and we encourage everyone to get together with their trusted friends and test out all the different ways we can fuck with RBC. Several solidarity actions have indeed taken place in different places across so-called Canada, in the last weeks. The call for solidarity actions is ongoing: “The Gidimt’en Clan invites you to organize demonstrations and actions in your region. It also calls to put pressure on governments, banks and investors […] to make a donation […] and to come to the camp.
Solidarity with all peoples who resist! No to Coastal GasLink!
During the night of November 22 to 23, the rail line of the industrial port of Matane was sabotaged. After the blockades of the last few days, this action reveals another form of action, the disabling of infrastructures.
A communiqué was transferred in which “friends of the lower river” explained their approach and their precautions:
We have sabotaged the railroad line of the industrial port of Matane. The port of Matane is one of the largest in Eastern Quebec. We melted a section of the rails with thermite*. To make sure that no train would derail we tied the two rails together with copper wire so that the alarm signal would go to CN. We took care to block the rails a few hundred meters further on each side to add a layer of security. Fluorescent ropes were even added. This action is in response to the call from the Wet’suwet’en. We will no longer tolerate the colonial violence of expropriation. Hands off Yintah and all sovereign indigenous territories right now.
If this continues, we will increase the pressure. With this statement, we invite everyone to gather, discuss and develop plans for struggle. Whether it’s banners hanging everywhere, demonstrations, blockades, public discussions, sabotage; conspire.
From Yintah to Appalachia, shutdown Canada!
For those of you who would like to answer the Wet’suwet’en call while diversifying the means of action, you can find here: 16 easy ways to block a railroad – From the anti-nuclear movement to decolonial struggles. (in French)
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This morning in Montreal, two tire fires were lit on the CN railway tracks in the neighbourhood of Pointe-St-Charles, at the choke-point of the train yard exit.
Care was taken to ensure there was no risk of derailment. A long straightaway location was chosen, and timing was based on the first scheduled Via passenger train of the morning. As the train approached, an individual stepped onto the track waving two road flares. When the train came to a stop, tires that had previously been filled with cotton towels were placed onto both tracks. They were then doused in gasoline, and the road flares were tossed in from a safe distance to light them up. The action was quick and easy, required few people, and ensured the train was able to stop and not hit the items placed on the tracks. Rail service was interrupted for at least two hours.
We acted in solidarity with the Gidimt’en Clan, who yesterday faced a raid for defending their land, water, and sovereignty. We cannot allow this RCMP action to go unanswered. For every highway blockade, a railway signaling box torched. For every RBC branch deprived of its windows, an RCMP vehicle up in smoke. For every railway blockade, a pipeline valve site sabotaged. All our solidarity with the land and water defenders on the Yintah, let’s answer their calls to shut shit down!
– some anarchists