This is our moment to stop Kinder Morgan — here’s how we think we can do it

Let’s start with three assumptions. The first: if you’re reading this, you, like us, want to stop the Kinder Morgan tar sands pipeline.

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March 24th bold action at the Kinder Morgan terminal facility on Burnaby Mountain. Photo Credit: Rogue Collective

We have good reason to believe that while Trudeau and his cabinet are ready to hedge their political future on this pipeline, the majority of of people in Canada oppose bailing out this pipeline. And that many Liberal MP’s are not be fully on board with Trudeau’s desperate pipeline push.

First, we have to start a whirlwind.

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March 23rd #DefendtheWater action on Salt Spring Island — this was one action out of 50+ across Canada in solidarity with Indigenous-led resistance to Kinder Morgan
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A snapshot from another moment of the whirlwind: iconic Idle No More demonstration on Parliament Hill in 2013.

Once it’s moving, we need to use the whirlwind to make this fight something more than a campaign.

But, we have to recognize that this revolution is about more than just a pipeline.

This fight is about justice.

The case of Colten Boushie, an Indigenous youth who was murdered by a white man is being taken to the United Nations after the Canadian courts failed to deliver justice to his family.

This fight is about survival.

This fight is about our government choosing foreign billionaires over people.

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Autumn Peltier, 12, cries as she hands gifts to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and calls on him to protect the water. Photo by Alex Tétreault (2016)

This fight is about dignity.

What happens now lays the foundation for what happens next.

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A few weeks ago. almost a thousands people showed up to greet Trudeau with a #StopKM message as he joined a Liberal party fundraiser in Vancouver. (JONATHAN HAYWARD / THE CANADIAN PRESS
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March 10th: a historic moment of resistance when Coast Salish Indigenous leaders built a Watch House on the path of the Kinder Morgan tar sands pipeline on Burnaby Mountain and 10,000 people marched in solidarity.

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