Brandi Morin
Photo of Kanahus Manuel of the Secwépemc Nation at the Tiny House Warriors demonstration near Blue River, B.C. by Brandi Morin

August 7th 2020

A minefield of racial divides, violence and human rights violations is about to explode in Blue River, B.C., over the expansion of Canada’s Trans Mountain pipeline (TMX).


On Saturday, July 25, tensions mounted in Blue River, B.C., a tiny community of just 260 people encircled by a backdrop of a stunning mountainous landscape along Highway 5.

It’s situated at the confluence of the Blue and North Thompson Rivers, where part of the TMX expansion is underway.

Rex Weyler
Steven Donziger, attorney for Ecuador's Frente de Defensa de la Amazonía, at one of Chevron’s abandoned oil wells in 2017. Donziger won the historic lawsuit against Chevron in 2011. He is now under home detention in New York. Photo by Lisa Gibbons.

July 31st 2020

Last September, I travelled from Western Canada to New York City to see human rights lawyer Steven Donziger. Donziger cannot travel. He cannot even stroll the hallway of his Upper West Side apartment building on 104th Street without special court permission. He remains under house arrest, wearing an ankle bracelet.

Cooperative and Policy Alternative Center & South African Food Sovereignty Campaign

As an example of a broad unity campaign, check out the Climate Justice Charter that has been developed by militants in South Africa; it is particular to their terrain:

Rick Smith
17 July 2020

Our global plastics problem has been steadily growing for decades, polluting the planet in obvious ways. Less obvious are the microplastics that we eat and breathe, and the impacts they have on our health. I experimented on myself to find out more.

[Video at link]

Jean-Denis Charlebois Secretary of the Commission, Canada Energy Regulator,

[ Letter Re Oregon Spotted Frog and Trans Mountain Expansion Project (TMEP)]

File OF-Fac-Oil-T260-2013-03 63

14 July 2020

Mr. Scott Stoness

Trans Mountain Canada Inc. Suite 2700, 300 – 5 th Avenue SW

Calgary, AB T2P 5J2


Mr. Shawn H. T. Denstedt, Q.C.

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

Suite 2500, TransCanada Tower

450 – 1 st Street SW

Calgary, AB T2P 5H1


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