Leaflets for the Wet’suwet’en movement of 2020

These leaflets were not produced as a comprehensive newsletter, but were written and printed for the specific purposes of specific actions within the Wet’suwet’en solidarity movement of January and February 2020.

The titles of the leaflets are largely self explanatory. “Blockade the RCMP” was a leaflet for a rally outside the RCMP headquarters in Surrey organized by Red Braid (then called Alliance Against Displacement) on January 16th.

The “port blockade leaflet for workers” was produced in the first week of February while a series of port blockades were underway and we needed a leaflet to hand out to the long lines of truckers and port workers stuck outside the blockades organized by a wide array of groups and people.

“No Blood for Jobs” was a follow-up on that port blockade leaflet. Red Braid produced this leaflet to distribute at the BC Federation of Labour “winter school,” held out in Harrison Hot Springs, which we crashed to talk with trade unionists about the Wet’suwet’en struggle. We also distributed this leaflet at the Vancouver District Labour Council meeting where the movement successfully fought for a resolution calling for all unions to respect the Wet’suwet’en blockades like they would respect a picket line.

Finally, the CP Rail blockade leaflet was written by Sadie Morris, “Economic Disruption is the Struggle for Sovereignty,” to argue in support of economic disruption as an anti-colonial (and decolonial) action. It also includes an article titled, “Support the Train Blockades at Tyendinaga and Treaty 1 and Gitxsan territories! SHUT CANADA DOWN!” This leaflet and its argument supported a nearly 24 hour shutdown of the CP trainline used by a major commuter train and the CP commercial mainline.

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