Indigenous Peoples

Amanda Follett Hosgood
Photojournalist Amber Bracken documenting the police raid at the Unist’ot’en Healing Centre on Feb. 10, 2020. Bracken and documentary filmmaker Michael Toledano were arrested at another camp kilometres from the healing centre on Friday. Photo by Amanda Follett Hosgood.

Nov. 20, 2021

Three members of the news media are among the dozens arrested on Wet’suwet’en territory. Two journalists remain in custody.

As I write this, two colleagues are sitting in a jail cell in Prince George, B.C. They were arrested Friday as journalists doing their jobs.

I met award-winning photojournalist Amber Bracken nearly two years ago at the Unist’ot’en Healing Centre, where we were covering the last police action on Wet’suwet’en territory.

First Nations leaders
RCMP Set Up Illegal Exclusion Zone

RCMP Set Up Illegal Exclusion Zone Blocking Food, Medicine, And People From Reaching Healing Center And Homes On The Territory

Robert Hackett
B.C. Premier John Horgan announcing "real climate action" in 2017. Credit: BC NDP / Flickr

[Editor: And now the floods!]

November 12, 2021

As British Columbia’s New Democratic Party prepares for its first biennial convention since winning the 2020 election, memories of last summer’s deadly heat domes and wildfires still burn deeply. B.C. is experiencing the global consequences of carbon-intensive extractivism – the kind of “rip and ship” (extract and export) economic policies pursued by the previous right-of-centre B.C. Liberal government for most of its 2001-2017 term of office.

Patrick Martin
Climate activists march through the streets of Glasgow, Scotland, Friday, Nov. 5, 2021 which is the host city of the COP26 U.N. Climate Summit. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)

Nov. 9, 2021

As the global climate summit COP26 drags out to its miserable end this week in Glasgow, Scotland, the major capitalist powers and the banks and corporations that call the shots in national and world politics have largely failed in their efforts to use the summit to provide a semblance of “progress” in resolving the global climate emergency.


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