Idle No More World Day of Action Idaho Solidarity 1-27-13


Thanks to the difficult, ongoing, behind-the-scenes work of our allies who provided logistical information in December, Wild Idaho Rising Tide (WIRT) staged a great Idle No More solidarity rally on Sunday, January 27.  A few dozen WIRT activists bundled against the relatively mild Idaho/Washington winter, carpooled, and gathered at the Port of Wilma on the Snake River, expecting to encounter two Bantrel/ConocoPhillips tar sands megaloads offloading and staging in the port yards.  Instead, the haulers were late again and/or avoiding us, and we noticed only a few railroad workers, chip trucks, and scores of Canadian geese.  Nevertheless, we are outrageously proud of all of our heroes who foisted protest signs and the WIRT banner, marched, stood, chanted “Shut Down Tar Sands!”, and composed and sang revised lyrics to Down by the Riverside (“We’re gonna protest those megaloads…Down by the riverside…We’re gonna stand for a cleaner world… Ain’t gonna bow to greed no more!”).  Thanks to everyone who participated in showing our solidarity with indigenous allies opposing the devastation wrought by tar sands development across the continent.  View more photos of this demonstration in the WIRT facebook album
Megaload-empty Port of Lewiston (Tom Hansen photo)

Megaload-empty Port of Lewiston (Tom Hansen photo)

Offloading protest signs at the Port of Wilma (Tom Hansen photo)

Offloading protest signs at the Port of Wilma (Tom Hansen photo)

Offloading protest signs at the Port of Wilma (Tom Hansen photo)

Offloading protest signs at the Port of Wilma (Tom Hansen photo)

Gathering to march at the tar sands megaload-tardy Port of Wilma (Greg Mack photo)

Gathering to march at the tar sands megaload-tardy Port of Wilma (Greg Mack photo)

Marching at the tar sands megaload-tardy Port of Wilma (Greg Mack photo)

Marching at the tar sands megaload-tardy Port of Wilma (Greg Mack photo)

Marching at the tar sands megaload-tardy Port of Wilma (Tom Hansen photo)

Marching at the tar sands megaload-tardy Port of Wilma (Tom Hansen photo)

Marching at the tar sands megaload-tardy Port of Wilma (Greg Mack photo)

Marching at the tar sands megaload-tardy Port of Wilma (Greg Mack photo)

Chanting, singing, and drumming at the Port of Wilma (Greg Mack photo)

Chanting, singing, and drumming at the Port of Wilma (Greg Mack photo)

Chanting, singing, and drumming at the Port of Wilma (Greg Mack photo)

Chanting, singing, and drumming at the Port of Wilma (Greg Mack photo)

In solidarity with the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation at the Port of Wilma (Tom Hansen photo)

In solidarity with the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation at the Port of Wilma (Tom Hansen photo)

Marching again at the Port of Wilma (Greg Mack photo)

Marching again at the Port of Wilma (Greg Mack photo)

Standing in solidarity by the Snake River (Greg Mack photo)

Standing in solidarity by the Snake River (Greg Mack photo)

Standing in solidarity by the Snake River (Greg Mack photo)

Standing in solidarity by the Snake River (Greg Mack photo)

Standing in solidarity by the Snake River (Greg Mack photo)

Standing in solidarity by the Snake River (Greg Mack photo)

Standing in solidarity by the Snake River (Tom Hansen photo)

Standing in solidarity by the Snake River (Tom Hansen photo)

Standing in solidarity by the Snake River (Tom Hansen photo)

Standing in solidarity by the Snake River (Tom Hansen photo)

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One thought on “Idle No More World Day of Action Idaho Solidarity 1-27-13

  1. Pingback: WIRT Newsletter: A Month of Megaload News! | Wild Idaho Rising Tide

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