Beat The Raid will be a place to hear up to date info on the repression of
anti-pipelines activists and anarchists in so called Vancouver, BC. We are
still fundraising and now selling no pipelines patches and t-shirts to help
with legal funds. You can contact us at [email protected] for questions
and interview requests.
Together we will beat the isolation the state imposes on us.
Beat The raid: https://beattheraid.wordpress.com/
Statement: Repression is part and parcel in democracy. In a democracy the
rulers require complete control over the people. Revolts are countered with
political repression in the form of arrests, armed raids and physical and
emotional harassment by the police. Movements are watered downed by
mainstream environmental groups such as Forest Ethics and Greenpeace. These
groups wish to reform colonialism instead of eliminating it. These groups,
much like Enbridge and BP, rely upon capitalism and cooperation with the
state to exist. These mainstream environmental organizations frack the
rebellion out of people in the form of referendums, voting and waving signs.
Meanwhile, they use our radical words only to dilute, co-opt and contribute
to polluted deals undermining real grassroots movements and then ensure us
that democracy is still drinkable. In the past and in our future they will
continue to isolate and turn their backs on people risking their lives and
freedom to save whats left of this planet.
I was recently a target of this very police repression. I woke up to yelling
at my front door. Once I was somewhat up and alert, I looked out my window
only to see a plain clothed cop pointing a gun at me. From my room I listened
to them tell my room mates one by one to exit the house. The detective, Bert
Rainey, shaking pointing a loaded gun at my comrades. Once I made my way to
the living room I had the second gun pointed at me. I was arrested on 8
counts of mischief under $5000 for alleged graffiti. Yet to be charged.
On June 12, 2014 Detective Rainey returned to take a DNA blood sample from
me. These cops took my blood, but the rebellion in my veins was never given
up and still flows
In November we obtained affidavits widening the investigations to attacks on
banks, 61 graffiti tags, vandalism of community
policing centres, and arson to a bank and a housing complex. Totalingover
$500,000 in damages. Another affidavit alleged the “no pipelines” tagger
to also be the prolific “Anoy” tagger.
On November 6, 2014 there was a hearing for the further detention of the
items seized. The judge extended detention for 7 more months. Ironically, the
lawyer representing the VPD last name is Toy, which is a slang term for a new
Most of the evidence of these crimes are under a sealing order. As of right
now it seams the only thing I am guilty of is being an anarchist and
political organizer in occupied Coast Salish Territory (Vancouver).
I always knew that one day I would be arrested or raided. I am an anarchist.
I actively engage in the struggle for freedom, equality and anarchy. I am
virulently, as stated by Detective Rainey, against the police. I believe in
and fight for a world where mutual aid,autonomy and community is celebrated
and promoted instead of ongoing genocide, exploitation and destruction of
indigenous lands in the name of capital. It was the states intention to
isolate and intimidate me, my comrades and others engaged in the
anti-pipelines fight. They have failed and will continue to do so. I have not
ended my organizing. The solidarity I have felt though my comrades, strangers
and friends has been heart warming and brings new embers of love and rage
into my heart. It was the states intention to intimidate me out of the
struggle. I have only grown closer. Our life is the struggle. I will not back
down. We will not back down.