Emergency Callout concerning Kent County effort to halt SWN Energy

police-road-check-protestswebMEDIA you just need to do your job and get out there. See for yourself the suppression of democracy at these checkpoints and report the real news from the ground if you can make it through. Thank you.   

 

As you are aware, community protectors have been maintaining a presence and protest against Shale Gas Exploration on Seismic Line 5 for a few weeks.

Sometime after NOON today, it is reported that a SWN private security man pushed or hit an elderly protestor. This caused some reactions apparently and the reactions have caused some further reactions.

This callout concerns events a long ways up the Irving/Airline Road:

  1. First go along the Salmon River Road to the Irving/Airline Road
  2. This road is about 15 km west on the Salmon River Road — travelling towards Chipman from the previous Sacred Fire Camp site at 116 and 126.
  3. On the left or south side of the intersection there is a sign that says Bronson Road — turn north or left.
  4. Edna nailed a Canadian flag and a SWN GO HOME sign at this intersection, but she may also be stationed there to give more directions.
  5. Turn up the road and keep driving. Do not be alarmed if you hit the police checkpoints (see attached photo) but MAKE SURE YOU HAVE ALL YOUR PAPERS ON YOU.
  6. It is my understanding that the Elsipogtog Peacekeepers have already been asked to accompany people into this location.
  7. Bring water and food with you if you can.
  8. There is no cell service in this area.

YOU WILL ENCOUNTER SEVERAL OF THESE POLICE CHECKPOINTS TO DISCOURAGE YOU ON THE WAY IN. Make sure you bring all your ID and papers with you.

We are at a new stage in this effort to protect our communities and our environment. “They” are getting desperate and meaner it seems. “We” are determined to be even stronger and absolutely peaceful and resilient, in unity to protect our communities and our environment for future generations.


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The Role of Law Enforcement Officers

Roles remain the same except for the Uniform

By André Faust

While Law Enforcement officers appear to serve as a mechanism to maintain social order, their roles go above and beyond the protection and safety of the general population.  They have become a device to ultimately protect the interests of the State, the corporations and the money, protecting theses interests are paramount to protecting the interests of the general public.  The equation is not equal. This inequality is seen when police are called to control the activities involved in peaceful or aggressive demonstration, protest or strike.

The problem does not lie solely with the police agencies, but in the laws themselves that they are mandated to enforce. Unfortunately, the laws don’t make the distinction between protecting the interests of the public, and protecting the interests of the Government, Corporate and Financial institutions. In the eyes of the law both are one of the same.  It’s one thing to protect the public from physical, financial and property harm, but it’s another to protect the stakeholders who have vested interests in protecting their control and authority over human and natural resources.   Once the police start to enforce that laws the protect the stakeholders, then police effectively become a tool for the stakeholders to use against the general public to exploit the resources, natural and human without any regards to the consequences that it can have on the resources.

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Somethings are worth going to Jail for – Three anti-Shale Gas Protesters Arrested

ShaleArrestBy Andre Faust

Three people arrested by RCMP for blocking a  shale gas thumper truck during an anti-shale Gas Protest in Kent County New Brunswick.  According to RCMP Cpl. Chantal Farrah while the protests where peaceful three individuals were arrested for mischief for blocking the movement of shale gas thumping equipment.

Three people arrested by RCMP for blocking a  shale gas thumper truck during an anti-shale Gas Protest in Kent County New Brunswick.  According to RCMP Cpl. Chantal Farrah while the protests where peaceful three individuals were arrested for mischief for blocking the movement of shale gas thumping equipment.  Cpl Farrah further explains the RCMP’s rational for the arrests “They were on the roadway and they were getting in front of some heavy equipment — that is very dangerous and also against the law.”

The obvious question is, was the arrest necessary? It appears that the RCMP was concerned that the protesters would be injured by the heavy equipment used for shale gas seismic testing, however that rationale doesn’t make sense, considering that safety of the protesters would be decided by the heavy equipment operator, the only way that an injury could occurred is if the operator was not paying attention to the protestors in front of his equipment, or the operator’s intention is to do harm to the protesters.
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