ROAD to RUIN: RESISTING the GATEWAY FREEWAY EXPANSION (new film)
On April 22, 2011 (Mother Earth Day), hundreds of people marched down River Road in North Delta (Coast Salish Territories) and established the South Fraser Protection Camp -- to disrupt a freeway construction site that was destroying the banks of the Fraser River. It was one of the boldest acts of many years of resistance to the Gateway freeway expansion program, and this film is being released now, five years later, to honour all those involved in the struggle.
It's also being offered as a point of comparison for folks currently engaged in resistance against newer infrastructural atrocities in the area, such as the Kinder Morgan Pipeline expansion, the Massey Tunnel megabridge replacement, and Terminal 2 at Deltaport, as well as coal/LNG/jet fuel terminals in the Fraser Delta, etc.
Get more info & stream or download the video here >>> https://archive.org/details/road2ruin
(and if you like it, pass it on!)
Meanwhile, the BC Liberals freeway expansion push continues, as does the resistance. The current focus of resistance is the $3.5 billion+ 10-lane bridge proposed to replace the 4-lane Massey Tunnel between Richmond and Delta. Fraser Voices is one of the grassroots groups opposing this massive climate crime; find out more at http://www.fraservoices.org