- Oct 28, 2017
Thought Slime is an anarchist video essayist from Canada. This video was spurred on by recent news coming out of the ongoing attempt by TC Energy to build a pipeline through Wet’suwet’en land, intersecting a major river. The RCMP has acted in strict cooperation with the energy company's invasive efforts, going so far as being prepared to shoot protestors and arrest children and the elderly. Wet’suwet’en protestors, and sympathizers acting in solidarity with them, have organized local blockades to obstruct construction as well as national protests.
This would have already been a worthwhile topic to discuss, but I thought it was especially a good way to demonstrate the value of direct action like civil disobediance, particularly when elected officials act in direct opposition to the law and to human rights, particularly the rights of marginalized groups.
Some further reading:
Notes from strategy session for raid on Wet’suwet’en nation’s ancestral lands show commanders argued for ‘lethal overwatch’
Support sprang up in different parts of the country. Rallies and round dances broke out in support of the Wet’suwet’en Nation.
On Wednesday, Prime Minster Justin Trudeau said protesters must respect the rule of law and encouraged all parties to seek "dialogue."
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