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Agence France Presse 
Cherán (Mexico) (AFP)
When illegal logging turned their green, pine-covered hills into an ecological wasteland, the people of the Mexican indigenous town of Cheran decided to arm themselves with rifles and reclaim their land.

Today, eight years after rising up against illegal loggers and the drug cartel behind them, Cheran is practically an independent enclave tucked into the lawless mountains of western Mexico.

Charlie Smith
Sleydo', a.k.a. Molly Wickham, is the spokesperson for the Gitimt'en Checkpoint. CARLA LEWIS PHOTOGRAPHY/WET'SUWET'EN ACCESS POINT
December 21st, 2019 
An Indigenous woman has issued a scathing statement about the RCMP in the wake of an astonishing news story about a police raid on traditional Wet'suwet'en territory last winter.

Sleydo', a.k.a. Molly Wickham, was among 14 people arrested at the Gidimt'en Checkpoint on January 7 when heavily armed Mounties arrived to enforce a B.C. Supreme Court injunction obtained by Coastal Gaslink Pipeline Ltd

Sherry Pictou
Kumgayaz Dennis, a Dakelh woman from the Lheidli T'enneh First Nation carries wood to be burned in a sacred fire in support of the Wet'suwet'en Nation protest against a BC natural gas pipeline. Photograph The Canadian Press - Darryl Dyck

December 19th 2019

The final report of the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) Inquiry released on June 3 outlines 231 recommendations for addressing the ongoing discrimination and violence targeted against Indigenous women in Canada. The detailed report diagnoses patriarchy and colonial-governance systems as root causes.

Jaskiran Dhillon in Wet’suwet’en territory and Will Parrish
 Sabina Dennis stands her ground as police dismantle the barricade to enforce the injunction filed by Coastal Gaslink pipeline at the Gidimt’en checkpoint near Houston, British Columbia, on 7 January. Photograph: Amber Bracken

20 Dec 2019

Notes from strategy session for raid on Wet’suwet’en nation’s ancestral lands show commanders argued for ‘lethal overwatch’

Canadian police were prepared to shoot Indigenous land defenders blockading construction of a natural gas pipeline in northern British Columbia, according to documents seen by the Guardian.

Chris Hatch
U.N. security try to clear protesters during a protest at COP25 to draw attention to the climate emergency.. Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019. AP Photograph / Paul White

December 15th 2019

The United Nations climate talks went into record overtime and then ended in failure on Sunday. The countries gathered in Madrid for COP25 were unable to agree on the main objectives of the negotiations and kicked the most important decisions down the road to next year’s meeting in Glasgow, Scotland.

Climate Action Network Canada
The media attends a briefing at the COP25 climate talks congress in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019. AP Photo / Manu Fernandez

December 15th 2019

Members and allies of Climate Action Network Canada made the following statements at the conclusion of COP25:

Catherine Abreu, Executive Director of Climate Action Network Canada:

“You know something is broken when those demanding climate justice are pushed outside of the climate conference - as hundreds were this week - and those delaying climate action are allowed to stay inside.

Chris Hatch
Protests against Canada in Madrid, Spain. Dec. 11, 2019. Photo by Indigenous Climate Action / Allan Lissner

December 13th 2019

Pity the poor staffers assigned to Canada’s negotiating team at COP25, they must be suffering whiplash.


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