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No One Is Illegal-Toronto calling on members, allies and supporters to participate in Aamjiwnaang Toxic Tour

Sep/05/2015 - 7:00 am




It's been a decade since reports surfaced of the impacts of Chemical Valley's toxic pollution on the people of the Aamjiwnaag First Nations, where the Valley processes nearly 1 million barrels of tar sands each day, and where fracking and spills cause health and environmental devastation. Despite its devastating impacts, refineries and pipelines continue to operate in the region with zero accountability or reparations to the community. Chemical Valley operates and reaps profits off of stolen land, and the lack of accountability is a living example of environmental racism.

Despite this, the Aamjiwnaag continue to organize and fight back. With years of resistance, petitions, lawsuits, rallies, blockades, independent scientific research and networking, they are raising awareness of the impacts of the pollution on their land and their people.

No One Is Illegal Toronto is calling for all members, supporters, and allies to sign up for the 2015 Aamjiwnaag Toxic Tour. It is vital for activists who have not visited the area to witness its impact on the Aamjiwnaag and be part of the network to raise awareness and fight for change.

For those fighting for migrant justice, we stand in solidarity with the Aamjiwnaag First Nations in their fight for self-determination and to be the stewards over their land, which has been violated by industrial pollution. The governments and corporations that dispossess people from their land for resource extraction and profit also justify this dispossession internationally, creating criminalization and exploitation of migrant peoples.

The Aamjiwnaag is asking you to witness the impacts of petrochemical plants on their land. Meet with organizers and elders and help build a network of resistance. For one day you will witness what the Aamjiwnaag have to live through for generations.

Buses are leaving from Chritie Pits Park and Jane and Finch at 7am on Saturday September 5th and will return the same evening.

To register for the bus, go to

There is no cost to attend, but donations will be accepted.

**Please forward to all networks and friends**


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