Toxic Tour - March 28, Vancouver
Saturday, March 28 12 – 3pm Meet at Vancouver Art Gallery (North side, Georgia and Howe) Unceded Coast Salish Territories
Vancouver claims to be on the path to becoming the “greenest city in the world.” It is also home to the world's largest conglomeration of Mining companies. In March of 2015, Indigenous leaders, academics, scientists, activists and public intellectuals will converge in Vancouver, on unceded Coast Salish Territories to explore global resistance to the new face of resource capitalism in Canada as a State of Extraction. Communities affected by Canadian extractive projects increasingly report conflict, environmental devastation, water toxicity and scarcity, violations of indigenous rights, and other human rights abuses including violent repression–even murder–of residents who speak out in opposition to extractive projects. But instead of regulating extractive practices, Canada's government actively assists extractive corporations with tax breaks, subsidies, lax stock market regulations, diplomatic support, and immunity from prosecution for abuses overseas. On March 28th, please join us for: Extractive Industries and Voices of Resistance: A Toxic Tour of Vancouver MARCH through the streets! in a lively procession to stand up for community self-determination. SEE the sites! of fancy offices where corporate decisions lead to social and environmental injustices. HEAR from indigenous and global communities! affected by Vancouver's extractive companies. Music! Snacks! Dance! Street Theatre! Testimonies! Family-friendly! Bring your drums and regalia!
Organized by: Mining Justice Alliance, Café Rebelde Collective, Canada-Philippines Solidarity for Human Rights, Council of Canadians, No One Is Illegal, Rising Tide. Endorsed by: Beyond Boarding Collective; Canada Tibet Committee; International Allies Against Mining in Latin America; Migrante BC; Streams of Justice; The Purple Thistle; Vancouver Solidarity with Ayotzinapa; Wirikuta Vancouver Alliance; Rights Action; In Solidarity with all Land Defenders; The Critical Criminology Working Group at KPU; We Love This Coast; Stop Enbridge, Stop Kinder Morgan-Call to Action; International League of People's Struggle (ILPS); INDIGENOUS ACTION MOVEMENT- Coast Salish Territories; South Asian Network for Secularism and Democracy (SANSAD); Red Sparks Union; Alliance for People's Health; Teaching Support Staff Union at SFU; Eric Nordal and the SocialCoast team ; Simon Fraser Public Interest Research Group (SFPIRG) www.miningjusticealliance.wordpress.com | https://www.facebook.com/MiningJusticeAlliance firstname.lastname@example.org | @miningjustice