Ape Goes to the October 22 Defend Our Coast Rally

Went down to the demo. to chill with several thousand fellow citizens concerned about oil tanker traffic off the coast of BC. Defend Our Coast, prominent organizers, message follows: The CBC is reporting 3,000 people are here today on this cold, just starting to get rainy October Monday. Our team thinks it’s closer to 5,000.

But remember: this is not just a protest rally. Hundreds of people have been trained (mainly over the past weekend) and intend to put their bodies on the line to get arrested. If we wanted sheer numbers, we would have held this on a weekend. The design of this action was for people who care passionately about protecting our coast to take direct action to show how strongly citizens across BC feel about this issue.

And as you can see from some of the earlier quotes from our First Nations allies, this direct resistance is just starting. And won’t stop until we win.

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Author: Chris Cook

Chris Cook hosts Gorilla Radio, airing Thursdays/Saturdays, 11am/8am Pacific Time. In Victoria at 101.9FM, on the internet at: cfuv.ca, and archived at: www.gorilla-radio.com. He is too the past contributing editor to the web news site, www.pacificfreepress.com, (now defunct). Tweets @paciffreepress and the GR blog is at: gorillaradioblog.blogspot.com. G-Radio is dedicated to social justice, the environment, community, and providing a forum for people and issues not covered in the corporate media. Some past guests include: M. Shahid Alam, Joel Bakan, Maude Barlow, Ramzy Baroud, David Barsamian, William Blum, Luciana Bohne, Helen Caldicott, Noam Chomsky, Paul Cienfuegos, Yves Engler, Laura Flanders, Denis Halliday, Julia Butterfly Hill, Robert Jensen, Dahr Jamail, Chalmers Johnson, Malalai Joya, Kathy Kelly, Ingmar Lee, Dave Lindorff, Andrew Gavin Marshall, Stefania Maurizi, Greg Palast, Michael Parenti, John Pilger, Kevin Pina, Ted Rall, Paul Craig Roberts, John Ross, David Rovics, Joan Russow, Danny Schechter, Vandana Shiva, Norman Solomon, David Swanson, Andy Worthington, Mickey Z., Howard Zinn and many others.

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