About Confronting the Pipedream: Voices from the frontlines of resistance to pipelines
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I’m standing with Francis Grenier in downtown Montreal, just blocks away from the spot where his life took a drastic turn. On March 7, 2012, Grenier, a 23-year-old visual arts student at Cégep de Saint-Jérôme, was attending one of his first demonstrations of his life, part of the growing Québec Student Strike. Without warning, riot police rushed in to disperse Grenier and his fellow students, who were engaged in a peaceful sit-in outside a university administration office. One police officer threw a sound grenade that exploded just above Grenier’s head. A piece of shrapnel tore into his eye, creating permanent damage. It would become the first of many serious injuries caused by police during the Québec student strike, the largest of its kind in North American history.
The 4th annual Unis'tot'en Action Camp was held on sovereign Wet'suwet'en territory in the north of unceded, occupied "British Columbia" from July 10-14, 2013. Roughly 200 people from across Turtle Island came to the camp to support the Unis'tot'en people in their fight against oil and gas pipelines on their traditional territory.
Here are several reports, interviews, and photos I compiled during my time there.
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