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Bellingham Successfully Blockade Railway in Solidarity with West Coast Port Actions

The following communique was submitted to us after those arrested yesterday during the railway blockade were released this morning. A total of 12 people were arrested. The corporate media, as always, did a piss poor job of reporting on the political motives behind the blockade. We hope to get their message to our radical communities today.
On December 12, 2011, an autonamous group, in solidarity with the West Coast Port Blockade, successfully shut down a BNSF railway. The flow of commerce headed for two of the blockaded ports, Seattle and Vancouver, was effectively stopped.

This action was in solidarity with the Bellingham community's fight against earth-destroying industries including the struggle against the Gateway Pacific Coal Terminal. We are in solidarity with #Occupy and union actions from San Diego to Anchorage. Our allegaince to oppressed humans and non-humans is foundational to our struggle.

We draw inspiration from the five-hundred + years of ongoing Indigenous resistance to the corrupting agents of colonization. We recognize that we are living on stolen land, and that the railway industries have always facilitated genocide against the native peoples of this land through land theft, displacement, and habitat destruction.

It makes us fucking sick to witness the unhindered invasion and wholesale destruction of wild spaces, as several trains pass through our home daily, carrying with them murdered forests, coal and oil. We are on the brink of complete environmental collapse, and if those in power don't act to end this, we will.

In the coming months and years, we call upon communities from the Powder River Basin to the Pacific Coast to take direct action against SSA Marine's proposed Gateway Pacific Coal Terminal. Only through sustained and coordinated community opposition and direct action, can we permanently disable this arm of the capitalist machine.

Senator murray's Husband works for S.S.A. marine 15.Dec.2011 19:12

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ssa marine leases port terminal in seattle.then, they lobby to have port of seatle drop all container fees for thier client ,china shipping.. We,locals, are subsidizing the debt for the terminals while offshore gets discounts.treason trade policy ,especially when we close our libraries down early due to property taxes raided to cover the bond payments every month that the Dutch rule of law cruislines ,and flags of convenient ships were supposed to pay..We also water down our customs enforcements,this allows drugs and low quality products that never get rejected or returned.
In addition, we need a national spotlight on fact were forced to accept mountain top removal so we can fuel chinas energy needs while our liberals spew complaints about global warming that never adjust our trade policy due to moneywhoreshippers.