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February 11, 2020
Names are important. Terms are important. We need to use them more carefully and precisely than ever in this current era of spin, obfuscation, fake news and outright lies that comprise a larger and larger proportion of both our social and mainstream media.
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Feb. 11, 2020

Solidarity Statement from Professors and Scholars in Support of the Wet’suwet’en people

****UPDATE: This solidarity statement was originally sent around and signed in February 2019. But in February 2020 it started circulating again and is gaining many more new signatories in response to the RCMP raid on Wet’suwet’en territory which has happened in the past weeks. Hundreds more academics are signing daily.****

Please support the following important action on behalf of the resistance to the CGL fracked gas pipeline: 
In response to leadership from Wet'suwet'en and Indigenous Youth at the legislature, on
Friday the 14th, beginning at 8AM and continuing till noon, there will be a coordinated shut down of as many BC government ministries as possible.
Emma McIntosh
An RCMP officer peers through a gate at Unist'ot'en Camp in Wet'suwet'en territory on Feb. 8, 2020. Photo by Michael Toledano

Using an ever-changing set of rules, RCMP in British Columbia arrested 11 opponents of the Coastal GasLink pipeline Saturday, the third day of raids on Wet’suwet’en Nation territory.

RCMP also continued to obstruct journalists on the remote forest road in northern B.C. where the conflict is playing out, drawing international criticism. A spokesperson for one of the nation’s five clans, Molly Wickham of Gidimt’en, said the police broke a promise not to make more arrests until after a meeting with the nation’s hereditary chiefs.


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