More than 200 protesters were arrested on charges of loitering and disobeying orders Saturday during a peaceful demonstration against the annual Columbus Day parade in downtown Denver.
The Ehattesaht First Nation on Vancouver Island's west coast says it has closed but not blockaded a road through this tiny community to logging trucks as a matter of safety
Vancouver Island logging operations affected by road closures
Reacting to a federal report blasting Indian jails as a "national disgrace,"
Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., introduced legislation last week designed to
provide money for maintenance, repair and replacement of prisons on U.S.
YELLOWKNIFE - Months of speculation ended Thursday morning when Imperial Oil filed its applications to build the proposed Mackenzie Valley pipeline.
Some aboriginal leaders from the Mackenzie Valley are opposed to court action that would delay the proposed pipeline project.
Last month the Deh Cho First Nation filed two lawsuits to halt the Mackenzie Valley joint panel review.
"Mass murder was done to my people and we demand to know where the churches buried the children who never came home from the residential schools. Innocent children were tortured, sterilized, and murdered. Their spirits will never rest until their remains are brought home to their own territory."
October 2, 2004 | CounterPunch
by Phillip Cryan
No one can ignore tens of thousands of people marching, disciplined and
peaceful, along 60 miles of highway in the middle of a country at war. When
large numbers of people are organized enough to pull off such a mobilization,
not even media outlets skilled in the arts of pro-government distortion and
omission can help but pay attention. And the government listens up too.
From September 14-16 about 60,000 people marched along the Panamerican Highway
in southwestern Colombia demanding respect for their autonomy and protesting
President Alvaro Uribe Velez's economic and security policies. Led by regional
and national indigenous organizations, the march also included peasant
farmers, Afro-Colombians, union members and students.
"The Supreme Court of Canada has dealt with this issue but not in relation to a First Nations individual," Crompton said. "That has to be addressed."
"We will target government infrastructure and oil company personnel," Mr. Dokubo-Asari told the Associated Press. "Oil facilities will not be targeted since it will endanger the environment."
An Indian and Northern Affairs report concludes that Gary Island contains one of the delta's largest gas deposits after the Taglu, Niglintgak and Parsons Lake gas fields.
On Thursday, September 23, 2004, actions against Fairmont and Delta Hotels took place in Victoria, Vancouver, Calgary, Saskatoon, Winnipeg and Montreal, in solidarity with the struggle of the indigenous Secwepemc people who have been re-occupying their land at the Sun Peaks Resort near Kamloops, BC.
by Macdonald Stainsby |
September 20, 2004 |
Before the Republican Guard vanished on the outskirts of Baghdad in early April 2003, the US invasion had run into two major stumbling blocks in its advance on the Iraqi capital: guerrilla resistance and major sandstorms... At the time, with many of us hoping that this attempt to colonize Iraq would fail, I heard one friend remark "Allahu Akbar!" ("God is Great!") in reference to the possibility that this unexpected supernatural intervention was divined. Perhaps the Creator-- as the indigenous refer to it in the Arctic -- is trying to prevent an ecocidal and genocidal colonization that is happening, with next to no fanfare, right now.
YELLOWKNIFE - The deadline for getting funding to take part in the technical analysis of the proposed Mackenzie Valley pipeline has been extended.