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NDPP

Land Defender Kanahus Manuel Arrested Using Excessive Force Says Lawyer

https://youtu.be/4CutEiIYDGE

APTN interview with Kanhus Manuel who was arrested in what she and her lawyer say was an excessive use of force:

"...Our intent is to educate people about Indigenous land rights - that we have every right to occupy our land off of Indian Reserves, to assert our title, to exclusively use and occupy our territories, to say no to development and choose our own leadership in doing so.

So what we're saying here, is that there needs to be change in the country of Canada. If 'Reconciliation' is real it means land back to Indian peoples. You can't have reconciliation in Canada without recognition and implementation. We hold title to our lands - underlying radical title IS Indigenous title here in BC and all across the country of Canada..."

For all the supposed enthusiasm for 'Reconciliation' on this board, all the breathless reports of taking part in Round-Dances, expressed empathy for murdered and missing women, the T&R commission,  'Canada 150', the number of those here who professed to reading the book by Kanahus Manuel's late father Arthur: 'Unsettling Canada A National Wake Up Call', why are small underfunded Indigenous encampments by Secwepemc traditionalist women warriors  being allowed to face the full wrath of the Trudeau regime determined to punch a dirty bitumen tar-sands pipeline through their territory so woefully unsupported? It is very sad but totally consistent with everything I know and have experienced with environmental movements, faux Canadian 'progressive' politics and 'activism'. FFS do something real to stop the ecocide & genocide and STOP THIS TMX Pipeline!

kropotkin1951

The RCMP was founded as a paramilitary police force to enforce the theft of indigenous land. Nothing has changed in our history. However methinks the legendary Sam Steele would not have acted as vilely as our current officers in arresting an unarmed person.

NDPP

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh Faces Pressure to Try to Veto Trans Mountain Pipeline Extenstion

https://www.straight.com/news/1317081/ndp-leader-jagmeet-singh-faces-pre...

"Politicians often talk about the urgent need for bold action on the climate crisis gripping the planet. New Democrats, led by Jagmeet Singh, now have an excellent opportunity to take such action. Handed a chance by voters to hold the balance of power in a Liberal minority government, the NDP can demand as its price the scrapping of the $9.3-billion Trans Mountain oil pipeline expansion project.

Svend Robinson expressed such a wish as he joined New Democrats at their victory party at the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown hotel on election night Monday. 'My hope is that the NDP caucus will, in fact, make it very clear that we are not prepared to support a government that tries to push through the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion,' Robinson told Georgia Straight. According to Robinson, stopping the Trans Mountain expansion should make or break the deal for New Democrats.

Singh has said that he opposes the pipeline expansion. Grand Chief Stewart Philip, president of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs, has been one of the most vocal opponents of the pipeline project. As to whether New Democrats should demand the scrapping of the project, Philip said that 'time will tell how that card is played. It's going to be up to Jagmeet Singh and his team to, you know, *finesse the issue,' Philip said."

That's precisely what I'm afraid might happen...

[Finesse, verb [t]: evade, skirt a hard issue; to deal with a situation or person in a skilful and often slightly dishonest way.]

MAXIMUM Pressure must be applied:

STOP TMX!

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NDPP

Green MP Paul Manly Warns Against Use of Taxpayers Money For Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion

https://t.co/4Jbm0V6E0F

"...As Manly said in a phone interview with the GS on Wednesday (Oct 23), Trans Mountain is a 'red-line' for the Greens. 'It it's in the budget, it's going to be problematic,' Manly said. 'And the Bloc Quebecois say they won't support it. I'm not sure where the NDP are on it. But we won't support the Trans Mountain expansion..."

Pondering

Singh does not have the power to stop TMX. Trudeau would not be faulted for relying on Conservative votes to save the pipeline. Forcing the Liberals into a deal with the Conservatives would not benefit Canadians.

NDPP

Probably. With Canadian politicians experience has taught me always to expect the worst and they seldom disappoint.

quizzical

Pondering wrote:

Singh does not have the power to stop TMX. Trudeau would not be faulted for relying on Conservative votes to save the pipeline. Forcing the Liberals into a deal with the Conservatives would not benefit Canadians.

hilarious. who should side with the Liberals re TMX in order to save them from the Conservatives?

are you for freaking real. the CPC will support the Liberals and spin it they forced the Liberals to do it. corporate masters will be served. 

kropotkin1951

Maybe we will get a new party in BC and see some real change.

What does it mean to be an ecosocialist? We think it means understanding that the rising concentration of wealth and power in the hands of a few, at the expense of the many, is hurting many people now, while it also fuels the climate catastrophe that is driving us towards extinction.

We want to make big changes. And we’re inspired by people like Greta Thunberg, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Jeremy Corbyn, Bernie Sanders and the folks at Extinction Rebellion, who also want to make big changes.

Maybe you’ve noticed that none of the parties currently in the legislature seem to want to make big changes. It’s as if they don’t understand or care about the size of the problems.

  • homelessness and gentrification is getting worse
  • inequality is getting worse
  • overdose deaths continue at a massive, tragic rate
  • fires, droughts and floods are more frequent
  • climate catastrophe is upon us, while BC builds more fossil fuel infrastructure.

http://www.bcecosocialist.ca/

Pondering

Politicians can't make the people do what the people don't want to do. 

Greta Thunberg and Extinction Rebellion are in a whole different ball park from  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Jeremy Corbyn, and Bernie Sanders who are not nearly as extreme even though they do want to act with much greater haste. 

kropotkin1951

Pondering wrote:

Politicians can't make the people do what the people don't want to do. 

Greta Thunberg and Extinction Rebellion are in a whole different ball park from  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Jeremy Corbyn, and Bernie Sanders who are not nearly as extreme even though they do want to act with much greater haste. 

I love your chose of the adjective, "extreme." Tell me is QS also an extreme party, because I think the messages are similar.

Pondering

kropotkin1951 wrote:

Pondering wrote:

Politicians can't make the people do what the people don't want to do. 

Greta Thunberg and Extinction Rebellion are in a whole different ball park from  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Jeremy Corbyn, and Bernie Sanders who are not nearly as extreme even though they do want to act with much greater haste. 

I love your chose of the adjective, "extreme." Tell me is QS also an extreme party, because I think the messages are similar.

Yes. I don't necessarily equate extreme with bad and I am using the word in the relative sense. In 1960, supporting gay marriage was extreme. Now it's mainstream. 

kropotkin1951

Pondering wrote:

kropotkin1951 wrote:

Pondering wrote:

Politicians can't make the people do what the people don't want to do. 

Greta Thunberg and Extinction Rebellion are in a whole different ball park from  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Jeremy Corbyn, and Bernie Sanders who are not nearly as extreme even though they do want to act with much greater haste. 

I love your chose of the adjective, "extreme." Tell me is QS also an extreme party, because I think the messages are similar.

Yes. I don't necessarily equate extreme with bad and I am using the word in the relative sense. In 1960, supporting gay marriage was extreme. Now it's mainstream. 

You are wrong a homophobic asshole was a homophobic asshole and a racist was a racist in 1960 and the CCF was still running on parts of the Regina manifesto. What you are saying is that anything out side of the current status quo is extreme. Maybe extreme has no negative connotations to you but you are one of the few English speakers who would arrive at that idea. Extreme weather is the problem that TMX is going to exacerbate and that is also becoming commonplace now but it is still extreme.

Pondering

kropotkin1951 wrote:

Pondering wrote:

kropotkin1951 wrote:

Pondering wrote:

Politicians can't make the people do what the people don't want to do. 

Greta Thunberg and Extinction Rebellion are in a whole different ball park from  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Jeremy Corbyn, and Bernie Sanders who are not nearly as extreme even though they do want to act with much greater haste. 

I love your chose of the adjective, "extreme." Tell me is QS also an extreme party, because I think the messages are similar.

Yes. I don't necessarily equate extreme with bad and I am using the word in the relative sense. In 1960, supporting gay marriage was extreme. Now it's mainstream. 

You are wrong a homophobic asshole was a homophobic asshole and a racist was a racist in 1960 and the CCF was still running on parts of the Regina manifesto. What you are saying is that anything out side of the current status quo is extreme. Maybe extreme has no negative connotations to you but you are one of the few English speakers who would arrive at that idea. Extreme weather is the problem that TMX is going to exacerbate and that is also becoming commonplace now but it is still extreme.

In my view it is the extremists who move us forward and I guess in some cases backwards. "Extreme" is distance from the centre or the norms of the day not a value judgement of good or bad. Shutting down the oil sands would be a good thing but it is also extreme. 

kropotkin1951

For me digging up the tar sand gunk is extreme, precisely because it is an evil product that is toxic to humanity. My feet are my extremities and rather large but they are not extreme.

NDPP

WATCH: "Kanahus Manuel's speech to the huge Climate Strike demonstration in Vancouver BC on October 25, 2019..."

https://twitter.com/KanahusFreedom/status/1188107664833695745

"Shut this shit down!"

Pondering

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NDPP

Does UNDRIP really mean anything for Indigenous peoples if it allows white governments to criminalize land defenders acting on their legal rights to stand up for the natural environment?"

https://twitter.com/tehaiaiake/status/1187790262459756544

NDPP

BC First Nations Chief Ed John Charged With Sex Assault

https://twitter.com/KanahusFreedom/status/1195477240198258688

"Ed John has been selling out for a long time..."

NDPP

"The Teck Frontier mine wants to fuel the 890,000 barrel/day capacity flow for Trans Mountain pipeline and that is why we stand with Indigenous Peoples at ground zero of the Indigenous Territories at the so-called Alberta Tar Sands, to oppose any more tar-sands mines!

https://twitter.com/KanahusFreedom/status/1204454594891304960

NDPP

First Nations in Court This Week Arguing Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion

https://twitter.com/TheRealYoG/status/1206775662213644288

"Sister, The Crown and their corporations are in the wrong not you. Your unceded land is your land, not the crown's place to dictate what your rights or laws are upon it."

Yep.

NDPP

Stop TMX!

https://twitter.com/350Canada/status/1224759041030680576

"The Federal Court of Appeal has dismissed court challenges by Indigenous peoples and will allow the TMX pipeline to move forward. All eyes on the frontline resistance against this carbon bomb. No consent no pipeline."

 

Coldwater Indian Band Chief Lee Spahan After Today's TMX Decision (and vid)

https://twitter.com/PnPCBC/status/1224837713003716609

"He's going to put a pipeline right through the middle of our sole-source drinking water, our acquifer. What kind of reconciliation* is that?' said Coldwater Band Chief Lee Spahan after today's TMX decision."

 

*Feds to Auction off Excess Reconciliation

https://walkingeaglenews.com/2019/12/16/feds-to-auction-off-excess-recon...

"The federal government says it's planning to auction off excess reconciliation that it accumulated since the 2015 election when the Liberals swept to power...The largest amounts were collected from reconciliation surges caused by the approval and purchase of the Trans Mountain Pipeline, the refusal to build a treatment center for survivors of a massive and destructive mercury spill in Ontario and the longstanding refusal to provide equitable care for First Nations children on reserves."

 

NDPP

Cost To Build TMX Pipeline Jumps 70%

https://twitter.com/dimitrilascaris/status/1225953925687365632

"Millions of Canadians live in poverty. Tens of thousands are homeless. Yet Justin Trudeau's government now plans to spend $12.6 billion on a planet-wrecking tar-sands pipeline, a huge 70% increase over the 3 year old estimate of $7.4 b."

The cost of ecocide and genocide is clearly going up.

NDPP

"Special guest Indigenous activist [Prof] Pam Palmater (and vid)

https://twitter.com/ctvqp/status/1226550604828413952

"On the prospect of Indigenous buy-in on the Trans Mountain pipeline..."

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BUYING TRANS MOUNTAIN WOULD END BADLY FOR BROOKFIELD, ANALYST WARNS

It would be a serious error for Toronto-based Brookfield Infrastructure Partners to invest in the Trudeau government’s troubled Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, a leading energy and finance analyst warned yesterday, after a news report identified Brookfield as a potential “dark horse” buyer for the project.

Brookfield, which has been building a profile as a green infrastructure investor, would run “significant risks” if it acquired the pipeline, U.S. investment banker Tom Sanzillo, finance director at the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA), told The Energy Mix in an email. “At the current levels of government exposure, this transaction would not be viable for a private equity investment.”

Sanzillo was reacting to a Bloomberg news report that identified Brookfield as “one unexpected suitor” for the pipeline, just days after Ottawa admitted the project had gone over budget by 70%—or 133%, compared to the first estimated released by its original proponent, Kinder Morgan, in 2014. The price tag now stands at C$12.6 billion, not including the $4.5 billion the federal cabinet shelled out to buy the pipeline on taxpayers’ behalf.

Bloomberg cited a report Monday by Ian Gillies, an analyst at Stifel FirstEnergy, that pointed to Brookfield’s “excellent access to capital markets” and proven ability to manage energy infrastructure assets as factors that would put it in the running to buy TMX, along with pipeliners TC Energy, Enbridge, and Pembina Pipeline Corporation, and several Indigenous consortia.

Brookfield spokesperson Claire Holland said the company doesn’t comment on speculation.

To make any deal at all plausible, “Brookfield would need the government to sell the pipeline and all for an amount substantially below Canada’s outlay, which will probably reach $20 billion (purchase price plus construction plus interest and carrying losses),” wrote Sanzillo, a former deputy comptroller for the State of New York. Even that kind of financial concession would merely “move the investment needle from an outright reckless investment to a very speculative one for Brookfield, and at a considerable financial loss for Canadian taxpayers.”....

NDPP

"Earth is heating at a rate eqivalent to five atomic bombs per second. Or two Hurricane Sandys': Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

https://twitter.com/JonathanLandey/status/1224371221879410698

TMX, Teck, CGL (methane)...This must be what is meant by 'Support Justin Trudeau's Bold Plan To Fight [For] Climate Change'

https://www.liberal.ca/support/justin-trudeau-plan-fight-climate-change/

"If we do not demonstrate to the world that we have our act together as a country, on climate change and the environment, we will find it harder and harder to get our resources to market."

Let's hope so. And those that aren't 'ours' too. And some of us have begun to 'demonstrate to the world that we have our act together', in case you hadn't noticed.

#ShutCanadaDown

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 Public support for Trans Mountain plummets as costs rise: poll

Only 16 per cent of Canadians say they are comfortable with the federal government spending more than $12 billion of taxpayer money to build the Trans Mountain Expansion Project, according to a national survey by Nanos Research.

When asked “What do you feel is the maximum amount taxpayers should spend to build the pipeline,” 43 per cent across Canada replied: “It should not cost taxpayers any money.” That number climbs to 59 per cent in Quebec.

The survey was commissioned by B.C. environmental group Dogwood, and conducted January 27 to 29. On February 7 Trans Mountain updated its estimated construction cost to $12.6 billion.....

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