On December 10, across Canada, Indigenous activists and allies "March(ed), demonstrated, blogged, tweeted, or starved to get their message to Stephen Harper: enough is enough," as Nora Loreto put it on rabble. Yet the silence from the mainstream media around Idle No More was telling. Idle No More is too big of a story for the mainstream to ignore now, but as they play catch-up, you can follow the stories at rabble.ca, including in our long-standing section on Indigenous Rights.
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