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Mother Earth Day Climate Justice Action - Join the Wave Against the Pave!

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Mother Earth Day Climate Justice Action - Join the Wave Against the Pave!

Time: April 22, 2011 at 2pm to April 24, 2011 at 2pm
Location: By the Fraser River in North Delta
Street: Meet at Annieville Supermarket, 10996 River Road, Delta
City/Town: Delta
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Event Neighbourhood and Type: mass, direct, action, for, climate, justice
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Latest Activity: Apr 17, 2011

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Event Description

As chainsaws roar and bulldozers get set to roll on the controversial $2 billion South Fraser Perimeter Road freeway (SFPR), join local residents and community groups to stand up for climate justice!

Last October, hundreds of people dug up the freewayconstruction site in Surrey with shovels and wheelbarrows, and in December we used sand from the SFPR to build a dike blocking the provincial cabinet offices. Now it's time to step up the campaign of mass direct action against climate crime. We need to turn up the heat, in order to turn down the heat.

WHAT & WHEN:Mass Direct Action against Climate Crime, beginning at 2 pm on Friday April 22 (Good Friday). Actions may continue over multiple days on this long weekend and beyond. Like our previous actions, it will be non-disruptive to area residents, even as we disrupt continuation of the South Fraser Perimeter Road freeway (SFPR). There will be a variety of ways people can get involved and demonstrate their support, including roles with little or no legal risk. All are welcome to participate.

WHERE: Meet at Annieville Supermarket, 10996 River Road, Delta

WHO:This is an initiative of climate justice activists from and local Council of Canadians chapters. We welcome your involvement in the planning process, especially at a teach-in before the action (see below). We seek endorsements and input from other organizations, and your help in mobilizing your friends, neighbours, and community groups to join us!

WHY: Now under legal challengein federal court, the estimated $2 billion proposed SFPR freeway would greatly increase greenhouse gas emissions, pave some of our best farmland, scar the banks of the Fraser River, pollute elementary school playgrounds, and damage indigenous heritage sites. This freeway is an irresponsible waste of public money, and many similar projects have been stopped before. We will emphasize the need to shift resources from climate crimes like freeways to public transit, and to protect communities from flooding and other effects of global warming.

CONTACT: Send endorsements and questions to info@stopthepave.orgor call 604 877 1223. Details and updates will be posted at www.StopThePave.orgas they become available.

COME TO A TEACH-IN! Join us for presentations, action planning, skill sharing and legal info:

Delta: Saturday March 19, 1-4 pm @ Ladner United Church, 4960 48 Ave

Vancouver: Saturday March 26, 1-4 pm @ Grandview Calvary Baptist Church, 1803 E. 1st Ave

Surrey: Saturday April 9, 1-4 pm @ Kwantlen University, Room D-128 (Fir Building), 12666 72 Ave

* * * Subscribe for updates at www.StopThePave.orgto receive details * * *

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