Undercover Agents Infiltrated Tar Sands Resistance Camp to Break up Planned Protest


| 8/12/2013 10:48:40 AM


Tags: TransCanada, oil industry, activism, government surveillance, politics, environment, Earth Island Journal,

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According to documents obtained by Earth Island Journal, investigators from the Bryan County Sherriff's Department had been spying on a Great Plains Tar Sands Resistance training camp that took place from March 18 to March 22 and which brought together local landowners, Indigenous communities, and environmental groups opposed to the pipeline. 

This article originally appeared at Earth Island Journal. 

After a week of careful planning, environmentalists attending a tar sands resistance action camp in Oklahoma thought they had the element of surprise — but they would soon learn that their moves were being closely watched by law enforcement officials and TransCanada, the very company they were targeting. 

On the morning of March 22 activists had planned to block the gates at the company’s strategic oil reserves in Cushing, Oklahoma as part of the larger protest movement against TransCanada’s tar sands pipeline. But when they showed up in the early morning hours and began unloading equipment from their vehicles they were confronted by police officers. Stefan Warner, an organizer with Great Plains Tar Sands Resistance, says some of the vehicles en route to the protest site were pulled over even before they had reached Cushing. He estimates that roughly 50 people would have participated— either risking arrest or providing support. The act of nonviolent civil disobedience, weeks in the planning, was called off.

“For a small sleepy Oklahoma town to be saturated with police officers on a pre-dawn weekday leaves only one reasonable conclusion,” says Ron Seifert, an organizer with an affiliated group called Tar Sands Blockade. “They were there on purpose, expecting something to happen.”

Seifert is exactly right. According to documents obtained by Earth Island Journal, investigators from the Bryan County Sherriff’s Department had been spying on a Great Plains Tar Sands Resistance training camp that took place from March 18 to March 22 and which brought together local landowners, Indigenous communities, and environmental groups opposed to the pipeline.

stopusa
8/15/2013 1:13:47 AM

No descent permitted: NWO speaks...and we ain't seen nothin yet. Just like Seattle G8 meeting a decade ago infiltrators began breaking store windows: then turned around arresting the peaceful protestors. As long as our nation is filling up with the lawless or those whom choose to enter the USA as lawbreakers..and are not punished: their assistance can be bought at any rate against us dba the USA... AMNESTY rewarded while our US citizens go off to foreign soil to be disposed of for NWO...elites destruction of nations...sovereignty.