Algonquin Daniel Bernard "Amikwabe" set up a camp to keep a Sacred Fire burning round the clock next to the entrance of the Beaver Pond forest in Kanata. This is a personal initiative "to denounce the massacre of the wildlife and this sacred forest" in response to a declaration by Algonquin Elder William Commanda that the forest is sacred. Read the full story here.
The law that allows corporations to bully workers. See more about Operation Maple at:
A music video featuring an enterprising group of boys at a residential care centre in Port-au-Prince. The boys were separated from their parents in the January 2010 earthquake and are using hip-hop to inspire their fellow Haitians to rebuild the country. Video by Unicef.org
The CBC reports on how the cost of using the Internet is about to get more expensive now that Bell Canada and other telecom companies can freely impose usage-based billing on independent Internet Service Providers. For more information and to sign a petition visit StopTheMeter.ca.
On Dec. 13 2010, members of Barriere Lake Algonquin Nation and supporters took their message to Ottawa, demanding that the government respect their traditional customary governance and take back Section 74 of the Indian Act, and honour the 1991 Trilateral Agreement to sustainably manage their territory's natural resources. Video by Greg Macdougall. For more info visit barrierelakesolidarity.org and ipsmo.org.
A 15-year-old British student gives a speech about his generation, solidarity and social justice:
"They can't stop us demonstrating, they can't stop us fighting back, and how ever much they try to imprison us in the streets of London, those are our streets. We will always be there to demonstrate, we will always be there to fight... We are no longer that generation that doesn't care, we are no longer that generation to sit back and take whatever they give us. We are now the generation at the heart of the fight back." (via RodneyOwenMcCarthy)
On Dec. 8, during Question Period, Olivia Chow asks the Harper government why a full public inquiry into the events of the G20 in Toronto has still not been called.
Mohamed Harkat has been under a "security certificate" since Dec. 10, 2002. Federal Court Judge Simon Noel ruled Dec. 9, 2010, to uphold the security certificate against Mohamed as "reasonable". A decision that a certificate is "reasonable" is a deportation order.
Watch the press conference which took place on Dec. 10, 2010 at the Delta Hotel in Ottawa.