Resisting the Terror of Cultural Genocide at Muskrat Falls - by Matthew Behrens
"On Monday, May 7, a rally and nonviolent direct action will take place on Parliament Hill in solidarity with the Labrador Land Protectors, a group of Indigenous and non-Indigenous people who are trying to stop an act of cultural genocide downstream of the massive Muskrat Falls mega-dam that experts predict will eventually cost $78 Billion.
Individuals trained in nonviolence will attempt to walk straight into the House of Commons and place on the desk of all 343 MPs pictures and testimonies from those at risk of methyl mercury poisoning as well as mass drowning from a potential catastrophic dam break in Labrador. The gathering is in response to a call from the Labrador Land Protectors, who write:
'The battle for our very lives can no longer be waged alone. Most of us in Labrador cannot go to Ottawa. We need your voices to help expose the major tragedy unfolding, that there is still time to stop. Ensure the federal government sees our faces, and acts on our demands.'