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Elsipogtog: No Fracking Way!

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The RCMP descended on a peaceful anti-fracking protest led by the Mi'kmaq of Elsipogtog and their allies on October 2013.

Clifton Nicholas captures the voices of some of the people involved in the anti-fracking movement as they talk about what happened, why they took the stand against hydraulic fracturing and how the heavy handed police response has affected their people.

RESIST: The Unist'ot'en's Call to the Land

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RESIST: The Unist'oten's Call to the Land is a short documentary that was filmed in the summer of 2013 on unceded Wet'suwet'en territory, 1000 km north of Vancouver in northern B.C. (western Canada) over the duration of the fourth annual Environmental Action Camp, hosted by the Unist'ot'en (C'ihlts'ehkhyu/Big Frog) Clan.

VIDEO: Peoples Social Forum - Update on plans for Ottawa in August

Roger Rashi, Coordinator of the PSF and Dylan Penner, of Common Causes, discuss the plans for the forum including plans for marches, opportunities for groups to propose workshops, and plans for convergence assemblies to address common goals and strategies.

Peoples Social Forum: Ottawa Canada August 21-24

Video: Tar Sands Healing Walk 2014

"You are killing us with your greed."

On June 28, 2014, over 700 people gathered for the 5th and final Athabasca region Healing Walk. The walk sent a clear message that Indigenous Peoples from across Turtle Island are united to protect the land, water, air and all living beings from the destruction of the Tar sands and its pipelines

Jason Kenney disrupted: Full immigration status for all!

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Two migrant justice activists from No One Is Illegal - Toronto disrupted Employment Minister Jason Kenney's press conference Wednesday afternoon in Toronto demanding permanent immigration status for migrant workers.

This action organized by No One Is Illegal - Toronto and Justicia for Migrant Workers occurred days after changes to the Temporary Foreign Workers Program, which make it more difficult for migrant workers to change jobs, and deny them permanent immigration status. The community will stand strong to prevent the largest mass deportation in Canadian history.

Employment Insurance in Canada is hitting rock bottom

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Cuts to Canada's Employment Insurance Program are making it harder to help our most vulnerable, reduce inequality, protect seasonal workers and ensure a more fair and prosperous future for our country.

This video highlights the decline of the EI program over the last 25 years.

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Hundred Block Rock / Bud Osborn Band

Hundred Block Rock (3:35) was made in 1999.  Nigel Hunt was the director/videographer. Don Flatt was the editor, and Lincoln Clarkes assisted. It was screened at the Vancouver Videopoem Festival in 2000, organized by Heather Haley.   The video features the poetry of Bud Osborn from a recording off the Hundred Block Rock CD. Poet Bud Osborn recorded the album with Mecca Normal guitarist David Lester and bassist Wendy Atkinson.  They toured the album in Canada.   The album examines life in Canada's poorest neighbourhood, the Downtown Eastide of Vancouver -- it is a challenging work that matches Osborn's forthright style with raw, urgent music.  The album was recorded and engineered by Dan Kronemann, and Alan Twigg was the executive producer.

Video: The long-time sex discrimination in the Indian Act

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This short video covers the long-time sex discrimination regarding the status provisions of the Indian Act. It discusses the two failed remedial legislations of 1985 and 2011, the Indigenous Famous Five and Lynn Gehl's work on unknown and unstated paternity.

Video: Will Iraq or Syria survive?

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As a Sunni militancy overtakes large parts of Iraq, former UN-Arab League special envoy Lakhdar Brahimi joins us to discuss the escalating Iraqi conflict, the long-term impact of the 2003 U.S. invasion and the crisis in neighboring Syria.

Please view the entire interview here on Democracy Now!

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