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Barlow to visit Elsipogtog this weekend

Council of Canadians chairperson Maude Barlow will visit Elsipogtog this weekend to express solidarity with the ongoing protests to stop the seismic testing by Texas-based SWN Resources and to support the demand for the free, prior and informed consent needed on the Mi’kmaq territory that is being defended.


Barlow, along with a delegation of Council of Canadians activists, will be at the Elsipogtog Benefit Concert on Saturday November 30 in Halifax, and then on Sunday December 1 will visit the Laketon and Rexton areas of New Brunswick where the popular mobilization against fracking has been taking place.

The Council of Canadians has provided material aid (including a generator, sleeping bags and tarps) to maintain the protest camps, helped provide training for non-violent civil disobedience, donated to the bail fund for those who have been arrested maintaining the blockade, while numerous chapter activists have been on the ground to provide daily support, and two of them have been arrested in non-violent protests attempting to stop the thumper trucks.

Angela Giles at Elsipogtog




Photo: Images of the Council of Canadians supporting this struggle.

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