Protest - Revolt

Laurie Few
Joaquin Phoenix photograph from Wikipedia

February 6th 2020

“How many more signs do we need? By watching these, people will understand now is the time.”

That’s Jonathan Mintram. He is the executive producer of a series of video shorts about the climate emergency being released by Extinction Rebellion and Amazon Watch in collaboration with Mobilize Earth. The first is out today.

The 12 videos are public service announcements, but with a difference. A big difference, you might say, considering the first one “stars” Oscar favourite Joaquin Phoenix.

Emma McIntosh
Militarized police moving in on the Gidimt'en Checkpoint on Wet'suwet'en territory in northeastern B.C., on Jan. 7, 2019. Photo by Michael Toledano

February 6th 2020

Under cover of darkness early Thursday, the RCMP began raiding Wet’suwet’en land defender camps in northeastern B.C. and arresting opponents of a planned natural gas pipeline.

Emily Fagan
 “lockdown” at the B.C. Legislature, Photo by Emily Fagan, Editor in Chief

Feb. 6, 2020

Locked arm-to-arm in front of the ceremonial entrance of the B.C. Parliament Buildings in downtown Victoria, dozens of Indigenous people and over 200 allies gathered around noon on Feb. 6 to show solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs against the Coastal Gaslink pipeline. 

“We are shaming the Canadian government right now,” said Ta’Kaiya Blaney of Tla’amin First Nation to the crowd of supporters.

Julia Conley
At a rally, Indigenous land defenders showed solidarity with Wet'suwet'en people who were violently ordered off their land in British Columbia early Thursday morning. (Photo: @StacieASwain/Twitter)

February 06, 2020

"We are in absolute outrage and a state of painful anguish as we witness the Wet'suwet'en people having their Title and Rights brutally trampled on and their right to self-determination denied."

Climate action campaigners and Indigenous leaders on Thursday condemned a violent pre-dawn raid by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police at a camp set up by Wet'suwet'en land defenders in British Columbia.

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The Guardian
Caramello Dodo by Anonymous, part of the Bushfire Brandalism street art initiative taking over public advertising with political art

Advertising posters around the country have been illicitly replaced with works by 41 artists protesting against the government’s response to the bushfire crisis – and encouraging viewers to donate to a cause of the artist’s choice. ‘We do not accept that this situation is “business as usual”,’ the artists in the ‘Bushfire Brandalism’ collective say. ‘If the newspapers won’t print the story, we will’

Charlie Smith
Minister George Heyman's office Jan. 27, 2020

January 27th, 2020

The federal and provincial governments, LNG Canada, and Coastal GasLink Pipeline Ltd. all thought that a $40-billion fossil-fuel project would proceed in B.C. after proponents signed deals with 20 elected First Nations chiefs and councils.

But they may have underestimated the degree of public goodwill for Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs who are resisting a natural-gas pipeline that will provide fuel for the LNG plant near Kitimat.

Nick Estes
Activists participate in a protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline March 10, 2017 in Washington, DC. Alex Wong / Getty Images


The Green New Deal can connect every struggle to climate change. A Red Deal can build on those connections, tying Indigenous liberation to an anti-capitalist fight to save the planet.

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