Resisting extraction, asserting sovereignty| July 13, 2012
As a land defender in Barriere Lake has his charges dropped from an earlier action, industrial threats continue to challenge Barriere sovereignty. We also report on sovereignty assertation actions against so-called "green" (yet still colonial) energy projects on Haudenosaunee land, the end of the occupation of the Gitxsan band council office, and the 2,000 km walk for water undertaken by Anishnabe youth.
The report then looks to resistance to Canadian mining companies around the world including against El Dorado in Greece, on Tsilqot^in land in B.C., in Bolivia, in San José Progreso in Oaxaca, and in the "Ring of Fire" region (northern Ontario) for rare earth. Canadian mining companies are responsible for human rights violantions around the world and must be stopped.
The great website escalating identity from LA has great resources and statements on decolonisation and practicing anti-oppression. Ontario has found more dead native children in its closet, and the canadian legacy lives on in austrailia where the racist government controls how the Indigenous can spend their own money...
We also note the need for relocation of many norhtern indigenous in Alaska as climate change is decimating their sea-side villages, and continue our coverage of the resistacne of the Musqueam in BC to the destruction of ancient burial sites (known as the Marpole Midden) for the construction of condos in Vancouver.
We wrap up with reporting on the opening of a new gladue court in london ontario to address the impact of the colonial legacy in the so-called justice system, and report on layer Charles Roach's efforts to have the pledge to the queen taken out of the oath of citizenship as the crown is representative of the racist colonial project and is guily of genocide...
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