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Dakota Access Pipeline Company attacks Indigenous protesters with dogs and pepper spray

On September 3, Democracy Now! reported the Dakota Access pipeline company attacked Indigenous activists with dogs and pepper spray as they protested against the $3.8-billion pipeline's construction. If completed, the pipeline would carry about 500,000 barrels of crude per day from North Dakota’s Bakken oilfield to Illinois. The project has faced months of resistance from the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and members of nearly 100 more tribes from across the U.S. and Canada.

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Standing Rock oil pipeline protest: The largest gathering of Indigenous peoples in a century

From the Real News Network: It's being called the largest gathering of Native Americans in a century. This week, eight were arrested in North Dakota, along with 30 in Iowa, trying to halt the construction of the $3.8 billion Dakota Access Pipeline. This is part of a growing indigenous-led movement to stop the pipeline, which will span four states and carry half a million barrels of crude oil. Supporters say it will bring jobs and clean energy, but critics say it endangers drinking water and sites sacred to the Standing Rock Sioux, and potentially millions of others, in a filed lawsuit in federal court. 

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Welcome to Wynnetario

Dear Kathleen Wynne, You're right, it's your job. It's your job to stop the cops, stop the violence, stop the discrimination.

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Attawapiskat youth sing out about community's crisis

A group of youths in Attawapiskat, working with national Charity DAREarts and Juno-nominated singer Glenn Marais, are telling the story of the crisis in their community directly through song.

Watch this video and share to help spread the message and help them be heard.

 

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A new danger descends on Canada

The Leap Manifesto continues to gain support as an alternative to the reckless fossil fuel agenda of premiers like British Columbia's Christy Clark and Saskatchewan's Brad Wall.

As a result, they've taken to attacking the Leap in increasingly strident tones. We say: Bring it on.

Video created by Jesse Freeston

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WATCH: June 17 walk to protect Ottawa's sacred site

On June 17, Algonquin Elders invite you to a massive walk to protect the Asinabka sacred site at Chaudière Falls, Ottawa, also known as Akikodjiwan.

For over 200 years Anishnabe / Algonquin Elders of Ontario and Quebec have asked the Crown and later the Government of Canada that their Sacred Site be returned to their care.

In 2012 the ConservativegGovernment abandoned the promise of the return of the Sacred Site and encouraged private ownership and massive development.

In 2014 a letter of intent between the City of Ottawa, private industry and the NCC announced the building of condominiums and multiple businesses on the Sacred Islands. 

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Avi Lewis speaks in support of Grassy Narrows

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Almost half a century ago, a pulp and paper company dumped tons of mercury into the English Wabigoon River system in Northwestern Ontario.

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Watch: Stephen Lewis addresses the 2016 NDP convention

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Stephen Lewis delivered a rousing speech at the 2016 NDP convention. Watch it in full here.

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Watch: Black Lives Matter Toronto sit in turns violent after police involvement

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Black Lives Matter supporters and allies peacefully gathered for a sit in at Toronto police headquarters to protest the Andrew Loku decision and repeated anti-Black racism conducted by the City.

The peaceful protest turned violent when Toronto police became involved.

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Watch: Trudeau's Liberals could help save millions of lives

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An American pharmaceutical corporation is suing Canadian taxpayers for $500 million.

Why? Because the Canadian government rejected their patent applications, thus making more affordable versions of their medication available.

However, the Trans-Pacific Partnership will extend patents, allowing corporations to keep drug prices higher for longer.

We need to make sure Canada does not pass the TPP through Parliament.

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