LSIPOGTOG RESISTING FRACKING
Elsipogtog First Nation in Kent County, New Brunswick (Wabanakik). By June 23, on National Aboriginal Day, twenty-nine had been arrested. One is in hospital.
Warrior Chief John Levi is calling supporters to help resist seismic testing by US corporation, Southwestern Energy (SWN), and the provincial government. Their bosses are the bankers who own the corporations of Canada and the US.
The Mi’kmaq, Maliseet, Passamaquoddy, Acadian and other Indigenous peoples of Wabanakik refuse to give their consent. Aggressive RCMP and SWN private security forces are protecting the testing and stirring up confrontations. Protesters are threatened by undercover RCMP who steal SIM cards from cell phones and physically assault elders.
Resistance continues. Peaceful roadside pickets, blocking trucks and surrounding SWN vehicles are underway. Arrestee Gilogoetj Dedam explained: “They’re destroying our land … If we got off that road, those trucks will drive right by”.
The cops are becoming more violent, shoving, denying water and bathroom access and tightening handcuffs to cause blood stoppage and bruising.
A sacred fire, a line of open tents, a communal kitchen, gathering space, singing and drumming creates an inviting environment for supporters and visitors.
The resistance is against environmental destruction. All businesses bend the rules. Now they openly break them with impunity. Corruption and violence is how business is done at every level of the corporate system. The “owistah” disease is in full bloom. The corporations want us out of the way to get our resources.
Hear the wind blow. Feel the breeze in your face. Watch from the tree of peace. The hierarchical monetary system is crumbling. Canada sits on top of the New World Order pyramid. The preferred model is ownership of everything and everyone by a few bankers.
For what it’s worth
Dangers of fracking. FRACKING: Drilling and injecting fluid into the ground at a high pressure to fracture shale rock to release natural gas. Ground water, environment and health are destroyed.
War Chief Levi speaks.
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