Canada does not deserve a seat at UN Security Council

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Canada does not deserve a seat at UN Security Council

Canada does not deserve seat at UN Security Council

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A gate on the Morice River Forest Service Rd is dismantled during RCMP operations. Photo: Unist’ot’en Village/Twitter.

Reconciliation is dead. It died when the RCMP invaded Wet’suwet’en territory with heavy machinery, helicopters, weapons and police dogs to forcibly remove Wet’suwet’en peoples and supporters from their homes on their own lands.

In quite literal terms, the RCMP destroyed the “reconciliation” sign posted on the access point to the territory, to make way for pipeline workers to force a pipeline on Wet’suwet’en Yintah (lands) without consent from hereditary chiefs.

While they were at it, Coastal Gaslink pipeline workers removed the red dresses memorializing the thousands of Indigenous women and girls who have been abused, exploited, disappeared and murdered – some at the hands of those who work in man camps.

In reaction to this violation of Indigenous land rights and the aggressive invasion of Wet’suwet’en lands by the RCMP, grassroots Indigenous peoples and Canadian allies have engaged in protests, rallies, marches and blockades all over Turtle Island.

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300 people blocked the intersection at Cambie and Hastings in Vancouver in support of Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs. Photo: Simon Charland/APTN

Meanwhile, Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is not even in Canada. He is travelling the world campaigning for a seat on the United Nations (UN) Security Council.

Canada is a state perpetrator of genocide against Indigenous women and girls. The national inquiry found that all levels of government – federal, provincial, territorial and municipal – have engaged in historic and ongoing genocide; a form of gendered colonization which targets Indigenous women and girls for violence and denies them basic human rights protections. This genocide includes the theft of Indigenous lands and resources and the criminalization of Indigenous peoples who peacefully defend their lands and peoples from the violence, especially from the extractive industry.

The UN Security Council should not welcome a state perpetrator of genocide that has failed to accept responsibility for the genocide and failed to act urgently to end it. Similarly, member states of the UN should recall that Canada was one of only four states that fought against the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) which protects the rights of Indigenous peoples to self-determination, control over their traditional lands and resources and protections from forced removal from their lands by the state. While Canada has reversed its position on UNDRIP and claims to now support it unconditionally, it has failed to implement it into domestic law (with the exception of the Province of British Columbia).

https://aptnnews.ca/2020/02/12/canada-does-not-deserve-seat-at-un-security-council-opinion/

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The ‘iron road’ that brought ruin and death

As tempers flare over rail protests and talk of the rule of law, consider the history of the CPR

https://www.macleans.ca/opinion/the-iron-road-that-brought-ruin-and-death/

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The breathtaking hypocrisy of the howls for  "rule of law"

 

For most of Canada’s history, the rule of law has been openly flouted when it comes to Indigenous land and rights.

 

https://policyoptions.irpp.org/magazines/february-2020/the-breathtaking-hypocrisy-of-the-howls-for-rule-of-law/

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Demonstration in support of Wet’sutwet’en protests shuts down Bloor Street in Toronto

https://globalnews.ca/news/6561031/wetsutweten-protests-bloor-street-toronto/

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Federal government says it will not use force (for now) to break up Indigenous protests across Canada

https://www.straight.com/news/1361281/federal-government-says-it-will-not-use-force-break-indigenous-protests-across-canada

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Reconciliation is dead—the educational ramifications of an empty promise

https://www.straight.com/news/1361166/cay-burton-reconciliation-dead-educational-ramifications-empty-promise

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Ottawa rejects calls to shut down rail blockades, will focus on negotiation

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-ottawa-rejects-police-intervention-to-put-an-end-to-blockades/

voice of the damned

Probably Canada doesn't deserve a seat on the UNSC. I doubt this particular issue is gonna make a difference to how any of the countries vote, though.   

quizzical

but the US Russia China Britian and France do? perm ones too.

so sick of, "can't do a thing until you're pure" mentality.

kropotkin1951

quizzical wrote:

but the US Russia China Britian and France do? perm ones too.

so sick of, "can't do a thing until you're pure" mentality.

The US already has a seat, why should they get two?

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Canada is not running against the US for a seat. It is running against Norway and Ireland, both countries that are far more worthy of a seat than Canada. 

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Yes, especially Ireland. Norway forced a destructive hydroelectric project on the Indigenous there some time back.

Mari Boine, Sami: 'Gula Gula'

https://youtu.be/S3LPClTvYWc

kropotkin1951

swallow wrote:

Canada is not running against the US for a seat. It is running against Norway and Ireland, both countries that are far more worthy of a seat than Canada. 

Canada is running to get a second seat for their masters. Why does the world need a lap dog on the security counsel?