Cascadian action at Chevron station on MLK, Jan 2013.

Something I missed entirely, from January of this year:

Snowball Blitz Solidarity with the Unist’ot’en Blockade

“In northeast Portland, Oregon on a typically overcast Saturday afternoon on January 5th 2013, an act of snowy civil disobedience was about to take place. Along a particularly dismal stretch of 5 lane surface highway sits an unremarkable Chevron petrol station. Motorists loudly race by, occasionally slowing and pulling into the station to fill their vehicles full of refined gasoline, or maybe to charge a plastic bottle of high-fructose corn soda to their debit card. The air smelled faintly of benzene. Nothing out of the ordinary, just another day at a gas station. All of this was about to change.

“Dozens, then hundreds, then what seemed like thousands of snowballs were crossing the grey sky. A manic winter mayhem had begun. What few cars remained at the station soon had left, and no other vehicles were able to pull up to the pumps for a solid forty-five minutes as this jovial chaos ensued. The Chevron station was effectively shut down.

“The solidarity action with the Unist’ot’en clan of Wet’suwet’en territory was undeniably a success.”


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