Extraction Resistance: Solidarity with Tar Sands Blockade and Unis'tot'en Camp- Weekend long fundraiser & workshop/training series in Denver

Jan 5 2013 10:00 am
Jan 6 2013 5:00 pm

In response to the Tar Sands Blockade call out for Solidarity on January 7th, radical groups and organizations from across the Colorado Front Range are joining forces on January 5th and 6th to raise donations and material support in the fight against the tar sands and industrial extraction. Deep Green Resistance, Denver Anarchist Black Cross, and other local groups are collaborating to organize Extraction Resistance: Solidarity with the Tar Sands Blockade & Unis’tot’en Camp

In addition to collecting funds and supplies for both the Tar Sands Blockade and the Unis’tot’en Camp, the two-day event will include workshops and teach-ins at the 27 Social Center (2727 W 27th Ave Denver, CO) on radical resistance to extraction across Colorado & North America.

With the aim of providing a space for education and discussion around a wide range of topics, the organizers hope to foster further discussion and facilitate new relationships that will cultivate resistance against industrial extraction in Colorado and solidarity with those fighting it elsewhere.

Workshops–which will cover a variety of topics including radical environmentalism, social justice, anti-extraction and direct action–will be hosted by Deep Green Resistance, Denver Anarchist Black Cross, indigenous organizer & NVDA trainer Robert Chanate, the Beehive Collective, Glenn Morris of the American Indian Movement of Colorado, and more. Updates on the program and more information on the workshops will be published on our site here: deepgreenresistancecolorado.wordpress.com

Besides building local capacity and networks, the event also aims to directly support those who are on the front lines in the fight against the tar sands and industrial extraction. The event will serve as a fundraiser, with a requested donation at the door of $5-20, with all proceeds going to the Tar Sands Blockade and the Unis’tot’en Camp. However, no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Lunch will be provided for those attending, including vegan and gluten-free options.

We will also be collecting donations of materials for these groups, so please bring any camping gear (tents, sleeping bags, etc.), bicycles (working or not), warm winter clothes, climbing gear, rain gear, non-perishable food, rope, medical supplies, and tools (shovels, saws, drills, etc.). For a complete list, see the Tar Sands Blockade’s ‘Wish List’: http://tarsandsblockade.org/donate-3/wishlist/

The Facebook event can be found here: http://www.facebook.com/events/533775263301257/

An initial flyer is attached.

For more information, contact DGR Colorado at deepgreenresistancecolorado@riseup.net

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Glad to see this, but...

Let's also show some solidarity for people in other places who are under attack by the extraction industries.  Some of them posted a plea for support on COIMC's front page.  Have you read it?  Are you going to answer their call?

I hope so, because, so far, nobody else has.  Everybody seems to think the holidays are more important.  But holidays are a ruse.  Capitalism and the extraction industries never sleep.