Uninvited and Unwelcome: First Nation Asks Enbridge to Leave Territory Following Botched Consultation
May 17, 2013 - Vancouver Media Co-op
The Gitga’at First Nation has instructed Enbridge to leave its territory after the company and a team of oil spill response surveyors showed-up uninvited, during the nation’s annual food harvesting camp, a time of rich cultural activity and knowledge sharing...Enbridge representatives were instructed to leave Gitga’at council chambers and Gitga’at territory, Wednesday morning, after councilors voiced their displeasure at not being consulted on an Enbridge oil spill response survey.
April 7, 2013 - Vancouver Media Co-op
On day 14 of a non-violent protest held at the Burns Lake Band office, approximately 50 or more riot police, many with shotguns drawn, evicted three adults and one 12 year old child. 92 percent of the eligible voters on-reserve had signed a petition in support of the protest despite claims to the contrary by the INAC chief councilor, Albert Gerow.
From the beautiful unceded Unis’tot’en Yintah (Territory): On the evening of November 20th, 2012, Wet’suwet’en Chief Toghestiy intercepted and issued an eagle feather to surveyors from the Can-Am Geomatics company who were working for Apache’s proposed Pacific Trails Pipeline (PTP). In Wet’suwet’en law, an eagle feather is used as a first and only notice of trespass. The surveyors and all other people associated with PTP were ordered to leave the territory and told that they are not ever allowed to return to Unis’tot’en land.
Unis’tot’en Statement of Solidarity With Tar Sands Blockades: There Will be Many Pipeline Blockades!
The Unis’tot’en Camp stands in solidarity with the Tar Sands Blockade. We commend the courage and dedication of the dauntless eco-warriors of Texas. May our actions be in conjunction with yours.
Nyki is still in prison awaiting her appeal and as we wait each day to get her back, she strives for social change from behind prison walls. Art and community are tremendously important to Nyki, lets show her once again that they are important to us too. Submit up to three poems of any length and style before November 1st to firstname.lastname@example.org to participate.
We are seeking submissions for a zine on being both working class and vegan, to decenter veganism away from the politics of privilege and consumerism.
By Cameron Fenton - Media Co-op
Brigette DePape, the “Rogue Page” who disrupted the federal throne speech with a “Stop Harper” sign challenged Wildrose leader Danielle Smith as she arrived to cast her ballot at a polling station in High River with a similar sign reading “Stop Harper’s Gang”...“We know that the same people who are behind Stephen Harper’s gutting of the laws which protect the environment, his waging war on civil society groups for speaking up for Canadian values, and his absolute refusal to take action on climate change are the same gang who are behind the Wildrose...”
On March 14, 2012, Occupy Ottawa activist and progressive political blogger, Obert Madondo, embarked on an indefinite hunger strike against Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s new draconian crime law, deceptively christened "Safe Streets and Communities Act". On March 27, he submitted his letter of demands to all of Canada's 308 MPs and 105 senators. Thirty six days later, he still hasn't received a response. Obert is worried that this "tyranny of silence" is meant to wear him down, and that it will become the new normal in Canada under Harper.
April 11, 2012 - Coop Média de Montréal
People arrested during the demonstration against police brutality on March 15th 2011 gathered today in front of the Municipal Court of Montreal. The Ligue des droits et libertés, the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, the CLASSE Legal Committee, as well as people arrested during the recent student strike were also present in order to denounce the criminalization of political action.
By No One Is Illegal - April 4, 2012
In a coordinated effort on Refugee Rights Day, members of refugee and immigrant rights groups including No One Is Illegal are occupying Conservative MP offices in Ottawa, Toronto, St. Catharines, Edmonton, and Vancouver Coast Salish Territories. Banners have also been dropped in Montreal and Halifax. These actions are being organized to demand that the Refugee Exclusion Act, Bill C-31, be discarded.
Three Undocumented Youth Arrested Confronting Anti-Immigrant Committee in North Carolina Legislature
February 29, 2012 - NC Dream Team
Uriel Alberto, Estephania Mijangos and Cynthia Martinez have been arrested after challenging the Select Committee on the State’s Role in Immigration Policy. They publicly declared themselves undocumented in the overwhelmingly anti-immigrant leaning committee hearing...["]I am undocumented, unafraid, and unashamed! I refuse to be bullied and intimidated by this committee and choose to empower my community.”
January 6, 2012 - Toronto Media Co-op
On December 20th 2011, a member of the G20 Investigative Team came to his home at Sagatay Men's Residence to serve [Ryan Rainville] with an appeal of his sentence. The implication of this action is that his sentence is too light. It is clear that Ryan’s pride in his convictions and anarchist values have led them to target him in an attempt to send a clear message to other anarchists, that our politics and bodies will be criminalized if we do not fall in line.
November 29, 2011 - No One Is Illegal-Montreal
Yesterday morning, at Montreal’s Municipal Court, criminal charges of assault and intimidation were withdrawn against Montreal anarchist & community organizer Jaggi Singh...Montreal police laid the criminal charges several months after a disruption of a speech by Immigration Minister Jason Kenney at McGill University in October 2009. Protesters and students supporting migrant justice groups No One Is Illegal and Solidarity Across Borders surrounded Jason Kenney during the protest.
By Canadian Boat to Gaza - rabble.ca
“Our friends have been assaulted, tasered, beaten, kidnapped, robbed, and imprisoned and we have now learned that the Department [of] Foreign Affairs is telling them they have to pay for their deportation flight...If Minister Baird wants to put the interests of a far-right Israeli government before Canadians, he should apply for the job of Israel’s ambassador...Unfortunately, when it comes to Israel, Baird is soft on crime.”
- Wendy Goldsmith, organizer with the Canadian Boat to Gaza
Monday, October 24, 2011 - Green Left Weekly
Occupy Melbourne will today write to the Victorian Ombudsman calling for an investigation into at least 43 documented instances of police violence against peaceful demonstrators, including children, during the morning raid of October 21...Occupy Melbourne’s lawyers have 43 statements detailing shocking injuries inflicted by police on peaceful protesters. These include eye-gouging, punches to the face and back of the head and the deployment of pepper spray, including on children.