Protest - Revolt

Rochelle Baker
Members of one of the Fairy Creek blockade camps set out to deter old-growth logging in cut blocks on southern Vancouver Island. Photo courtesy of Fairy Creek blockade

March 3rd 2021

Protesters attempting to protect some of the last stands of old-growth forest on southern Vancouver Island are facing arrest if a logging company gets court approval to disband their camps this week.

Forestry company Teal-Jones has filed an application with the Supreme Court of British Columbia for an injunction to remove the Fairy Creek blockade at various entry points to its Tree Farm Licence (TFL) 46 near the community of Port Renfrew.

Michael Corkery and Karen Weise
The votes on whether to form a union at the Amazon fulfillment center in Bessemer, Ala., need to be in by the end of the month.Credit...Bob Miller for The New York Times

March 2, 2021

A vote on whether to form a union at the e-commerce giant’s warehouse in Bessemer, Ala., has become a labor showdown, drawing the attention of N.F.L. players, and the White House.

Players from the National Football League were among the first to voice their support. Then came Stacey Abrams, the Democratic star who helped turn Georgia blue in the 2020 election.

Elisia Seeber
Braided warriors

Mar. 2, 2021

The Braided Warriors returned to the site of last week's protest to film testimonials of their experiences with the VPD to be submitted to the UN Human Rights Council Committee.

An Indigenous youth group is hoping the United Nations will step in and help them seek justice after they claim they were “brutalized” by Vancouver Police Department officers who broke up what they say was a peaceful protest last week.

Staff Reporter
Mar. 2, 2021
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Stacy Gallagher (right) has been handed a sentence of 90 days.Rita Wong

Updated recommendations say jail should be a 'last resort'

Chris Campbell
A protest was held near the Brunette River in Burnaby as Trans Mountain starts cutting down trees.Stop TMX

Mar. 2, 2021

More than 1,300 trees slated to come down

Another large protest was held in Burnaby earlier this week condemning the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project, but chainsaws still went ahead cutting down local trees in area around the Brunette River.

The protest on Sunday included a march to visit activists camped in a treehouse 60 feet in a tree along the pipeline route. One activist has been camped in the tree for over two months.

The Canadian Press

Feb 24, 2021

Filings come days after Indigenous youth in Vancouver blocked entrances of companies

Work on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project being done by workers with the SA Energy Group in this undated photo. (Trans Mountain)

By Claudio Katz
A lengthy read, indeed, but we need big-picture summaries like this to appreciate the scope of what lies before us. This is not to say that I take everything in this essay as gospel. But U.S. imperialism is definitely a thick strand in the weave of difficult problems we're going to have to overcome (or in this case, overthrow).
          -- Gene McGuckin
Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Published by Brent Patterson
Still from Braided Warriors video.

February 20, 2021

Braided Warriors were attacked by the police on Friday February 19 in the lobby of the Vancouver branch of AIG Canada, a transnational finance and insurance company that is insuring the Trans Mountain tar sands pipeline in violation of Indigenous rights.

About half of the 1,150 kilometre-long pipeline is set to cross unceded Secwepemc territory without their free, prior and informed consent.


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