Protest - Revolt

Derrick O'Keefe
New Democratic Party premier John Horgan speaking in Comox, British Columbia, 2017. (BC NDP / Flickr)

Oct. 28, 2020

British Columbia remains the only province in Canada governed by the New Democratic Party (NDP), after the social democrats won a decisive election on Saturday, October 24. Even with several ridings too close to call, and hundreds of thousands of mail-in votes still to be counted, the NDP’s lead is insurmountable, with the party leading or elected in fifty-five ridings, nearly double the BC Liberals’ twenty-nine.

Don Braid
Healthcare workers protest during a walkout at the Foothills Hospital in Calgary on Monday, October 26, 2020. PHOTO BY GAVIN YOUNG /Postmedia

Oct 27, 2020 

But even if this unrest is quashed, the root causes aren't going away

Here is your definition of a messed-up province.

Chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw describes a deepening pandemic with 1,440 new cases of coronavirus confirmed over the weekend.

Christopher Curtis
Tire fire - Failed arrest attempt leads to police retreat, barricades of burning tires - Christopher Curtis

OCTOBER 22, 2020

Failed arrest attempt leads to police retreat, barricades of burning tires

SIX NATIONS, Ont. — An argument between police and land defenders erupted in violence Thursday when officers tried to arrest someone outside a protest camp on Haudenosaunee territory.

Witnesses say police fired at least six rubber bullets and tasered a young man after someone threw a rock at their cruiser. In the ensuing chaos, Ontario Provincial Police fell back to a reinforced position about 500 metres from the camp’s back entrance.

Unist'ot'en Solidarity Brigade       
Photo of RCMP violently arresting Sepwecemc land defender blocakding Trans Mountain Drilling under the Thompson River Friday
From coast to coast right now Indigenous people are being attacked by state and settler forces for defending their inherent rights. 
Alex Nguyen
Climate Strike Vancouver - photo: Christopher Porter

Oct. 19, 2020

Harrison Johnston remembers standing in a little coffee shop last September, watching in awe as a massive crowd marched from Vancouver City Hall to the Central Library downtown.

Then a lead organizer with Sustainabiliteens, a youth-led climate movement in Metro Vancouver that coordinated the Sept. 27, 2019, climate strike, he said he had only expected up to 20,000 people. Instead, the protest became the largest in the city’s history, with over 100,000 people filling the streets.

Allison Kite and Robert A. Cronkleton, The Kansas City Star
Protesters with KC Tenants came armed with signs outside the Jackson County Courthouse in downtown Kansas City on Thursday. Shelly Yang SYANG@KCSTAR.COM

October 16, 2020

Mchael Potestio
Police arrest a protester at Trans Mountain's Mission Flats worksite on Oct. 15. Photograph By FACEBOOK

Oct. 15, 2020

On Oct. 15, members of the We, the Secwépemc Unity Camp to Stop the Trans Mountain Pipeline walked across Canadian Pacific Railway tracks and onto the Trans Mountain site. There, at least one protester, a woman, sat on an excavator and called for others opposed to the pipeline expansion project to help stop the work being done.

Several people were arrested on Thursday (Oct. 15) at the Trans Mountain construction site on Mission Flats in Kamloops.

Vancouver and District Labour Council via Sid Shniad

Oct 15, 2020 


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