About 80 protesters, upset about logging in the boreal forest near Grassy Narrows, blocked a stretch of the Trans-Canada Highway near Kenora, Ont., on Thursday.
Ontario Provincial Police are at the blockade, but are not commenting on the situation. Drivers trying to cross east-west from Manitoba to Ontario are being rerouted by police through the city.
If there will be peace in our world, then we must all learn to live with one another. You can't do that by shelling beaches, kidnapping soldiers, invading other countries, occupying and oppressing other peoples, setting off car bombs, destroying public infrastructures, or sending out suicide bombers. You can't create community by massively bombing densely populated civilian centers whether they're in Gaza, Beirut, or Tel Aviv. The most common lesson of this war, as with all wars, is that so long as any of us feel unsafe, all of us will actually be unsafe.
On Tuesday July 11, 2006, the Indigenous Resistance Organizing Committee (IROC) held a rally to protest the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) 27th annual general assembly. Our goal was to denounce the AFN & Indian Act chiefs for their collaboration with government & corporations, and to commemorate the 16th anniversary of the Oka Crisis.
Israeli aircraft blew up roads, bridges and guerrilla posts in southern Lebanon Wednesday following the capture of two Israeli soldiers by Hezbollah guerrillas...Two Lebanese civilians were killed in the Israeli air strikes on a bridge, Lebanese security officials were quoted as saying on Arab TV stations.
Plans to isolate the Palestinian population in ghettos
have been under way since the establishment of Israel
on Palestinian land in 1948. Since then, Israel and
its Western allies have embarked on a policy
separating the Palestinian people into designated
ghettoes and subjected them to daily terror. The
complete isolation of Gaza and the construction of the
illegal Apartheid Wall in the West Bank and Jerusalem
are the foundations of permanent Palestinian ghettos.
Vancouver environmentalist Betty Krawczyk, 78, is back in jail pending trial for her protests at Eagleridge Bluffs in West Vancouver. On Friday, July 7, Justice Brown ordered Krawczyk to remain in custody at Surrey Pre-Trial Centre until her next hearing at BC Supreme Court on September 15.
The world cup is over and now the public can return to less important matters, such as the daily killing and destruction, the captured soldier, the launching of Qassam rockets and everything else connected with our invasion of Gaza..."War" is a defined situation regulated by international law. It takes place between enemies, who are obliged to observe basic rules...But the Israeli government asserts that it is facing not an enemy with rights, but "terrorists", "criminals" and "gangs". And those, of course, have no rights.
The Sudbury Coalition Against Poverty (S-CAP) is calling for everyone to contact the (Sudbury) Chief of Police, Ian Davidson, at 1-705-675-9171 ex. 2287 between TODAY July 7th until next Friday July 15th to express their rage at the routine police harassment and violence that oppressed people experience on a regular basis, to demand that the police put an end to their discriminatory campaigns against marginalized peoples. Leave a message and make it long. Call today and flood their office!
Guelph Mercury - July 5
With thousands of people having access to University of Guelph computers, campus officials say it's difficult to pinpoint who might be sending e-mails claiming responsibility for alleged acts of sabotage and arson.
This week, the Guelph Mercury was sent a message from a group calling itself the Anarchist Fire Brigade. The sender claimed "unknown individuals" had sabotaged three pieces of machinery at the offices of a south-end housing developer more than a week ago by placing dirt in the fuel tanks.
"Recently, officials of Canada's newly elected Conservative government signaled their unwillingness to let the Dehcho stand in the way of the project, which proponents want to start building in 2008 and finish a few years later. Jim Prentice, minister of Indian affairs, declared that the pipeline, which still needs regulatory approval, would be built along the Mackenzie Valley with or without the tribe's blessing."
"Grand Chief Herb Norwegian said that if the government tried to expropriate Dehcho land for pipeline construction, the tribe would retaliate with litigation and possibly blockades."
The e-mail -- which included anti-development slogans-- allegedly came from Earth Liberation Front, an international terrorist (sic) organization that has claimed responsibility for other fires in the city.
Israeli soldiers and tanks have moved into southern Gaza after overnight air strikes that destroyed three bridges and a power station, leaving much of Gaza without electricity...(In a separate action), Israeli (occupation) forces have rounded up dozens of Palestinian Cabinet ministers and lawmakers from Hamas, increasing pressure on militants to release a captured Israeli soldier.
Join indigenous communities, Rainforest Action Network and ForestEthics for a week of hands-on workshops and training for forest defense. The crisis in Ontario's Boreal Forests is heating up. While much of the world is aware of the devastating destruction occurring in the Amazon rainforests, many don't realize the other important remaining intact forest ecosystem left on earth is the Canadian Boreal forest.
When Palestinian resistance groups engage in suicide bombings against Israeli civilians, this is properly called terrorism. What then are we to make of the latest act of Palestinian armed resistance which involved the killing of three Israeli Occupation Force (IOF) soldiers and the capture of another?
Providing the Israeli soldier is not killed and treated in a humane fashion, the Palestinian groups are entirely within their rights according to international law, which grants them the right to armed resistance against colonial occupation (although not to intentionally target civilian non-combatants or engage in actions that carelessly result in their deaths). By contrast, the Israeli occupation of Palestinian land and repeated attacks on it's territory and people, to say nothing of their deliberate and careless killings of Palestinian civilians, is completely illegal, as confirmed by dozens of United Nations resolutions over the years.
Two Al-Jazeera articles follow.
We continue our struggle at the reclamation of Kanenhstaton of Six Nations. Your solidarity and support is appreciated and required – standing with us, bringing food and all the things we need to remain on our land. Send your donations for the legal fees, gas, cooking, electricity, water, fuel for generators, laundry, and all supplies needed to live here. Defending the land is a full-time job. It prevents us from following our normal occupations. We don’t have access to tax funds like our salaried adversaries do.