We received a communique via email, claiming responsibility for a sabotage action against Enbridge’s “Line 9” tar sands pipeline. This would be mark the fourth time in less than two months that an Enbridge pipeline has been shut down. Below is the communique unedited:
our hearts were bursting with love and cheer after hearing of the many times our friends have courageously shut down pipelines in recent months.
so in the early hours of january 25,2016 we found our own courage and took action against enbridge and their line 9. slipping in to a valve station located on traditional Haudenosaunee Territory (in hamilton, ontario) we successfully operated an electronic valve to shut off the flow of tarsands crude. a line 7 valve, also an enbridge tarsands pipeline, was also tampered with and closed part way. we then disappeared back into the night.
we took this action to stand in unity with all those who have defended the land before us, and for those who decide to take action after us. we take it to fight against an industry that puts us at risk every day and subjects frontline communities to violence upon their bodies, communities and cultures – for profit.
we believe that’s worth fighting against; that those people and communities are worth fighting for.
so call us what you will, but we only do what is both necessary and right. our actions hurt none, but a lack of action hurts everyone.
may we all find the courage to actively resist & destroy exploitative capitalist industrial projects.
fuck the tarsands
and fuck all pipelines.
Communique poster via Montreal Counter-Info