The Organizing Committee for a Maoist Communist Party expresses our absolute solidarity with the Unist’ot’en lands defenders and their struggle against the Canadian imperialist invasion of unceded Wet’suwet’en territory!
Early in the morning on February 10, RCMP officers – the rank and file thugs of Canada’s settler-colonial dictatorship – engaged in unprovoked military action against the Wet’suwet’en people, on behalf of TransCanada Energy’s Coastal GasLink Pipeline project; their forces battered down the gates of the Unist’ot’en camp and illegally arrested Wet’suwet’en matriarchs participating in a ceremony meant to honor missing and murdered indigenous women. The objective of the invasion was to dislodge the Unist’ot’en camp in order to carry out a court injunction in favor of Coastal GasLink, which aims to build a pipeline across Wet’suwet’en territory.
The class lines of the Canadian settler-colonial enterprise have rarely been more clear; the deployment of armed forces on behalf of an energy project demonstrates the unbreakable alliance between the imperialist government and the settler bourgeoisie.
So too, the settler working class must demonstrate its material allegiance with the Wet’suwet’en struggle, or else be cast aside by the unstoppable force rising against worldwide imperialism!
The oppressed masses of so-called Canada have firmly demonstrated their opposition to the ongoing plunder of unceded indigenous land; across the country, the people have risen like the sea in storm, resolute in their struggle against a shared enemy and determined to bring the imperialist tiger to its knees. Train lines throughout Canada have been crippled by mass protest, as the Gitxsan and Tyendinaga Mohawk nations have constructed blockades to disrupt the colonial infrastructure in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en, while settler trade unions have shut down ports and offices in ‘British Columbia’ and beyond.
The MCP-OC unilaterally condemns the Canadian imperialists’ blatant violation of indigenous sovereignty and stands in solidarity with the anti-colonial uprising which has begun to spread across Canada. We support the unconditional right to national liberation and self-determination for all indigenous peoples. As Mao said,
“Revolution is now like a ship far out at sea whose mast-head can already be seen from the shore; it is like the morning sun in the east whose shimmering rays are visible from a high mountain top; it is like a child about to be born moving restlessly in its mother’s womb.”