(Updated) Cortes at Fairy Creek: In Their Own Words

I mean, I’ve been in cut blocks quite a lot before, I’ve been around that sort of stuff quite a lot, but I’ve never seen it the way I did when I was at Fairy Creek, you know, feeling the misery of the land and the devastation there, like on a very personal level. — … Continue reading (Updated) Cortes at Fairy Creek: In Their Own Words

The RCMP returned to Fairy Creek

The RCMP returned to Fairy Creek last Friday, October 16. A post on the Fairy Creek Blockade Facebook page states 7 cars drove up, and 15 officers wearing blue standard-issue rain gear walked into the Forest Defender Headquarters.

Fairy Creek and Lyell Island: Policing Then & Now

When Justice Douglas Thompson refused to extend an injunction against old-growth defenders blocking a logging road at Fairy Creek on Vancouver Island, his decision made headlines around the world. Justice Thompson referred explicitly in his decision to “enforcement […] carried out by police officers rendered anonymous to the protesters, many of those police officers wearing … Continue reading Fairy Creek and Lyell Island: Policing Then & Now

A message of truth and reconciliation from Fairy Creek

Editor’s note: The opinions expressed in this broadcast belong to the people stating them and are not necessarily shared by Cortes Radio, its board, staff, producers or listening audience.   The direct action to protect what some call the last intact old growth ecosystem in southern Vancouver Island, at Fairy Creek, began 420 days ago.  … Continue reading A message of truth and reconciliation from Fairy Creek