Protest - Revolt

08/01/17
Author: 
Kelsey Ray
Lafayette is eyeing a citywide policy that would codify residents’ right to a healthy climate — and to defend that right with civil disobedience.

January 05, 2017 Environment/Energy 

Lafayette is eyeing a citywide policy that would codify residents’ right to a healthy climate — and to defend that right with civil disobedience.

Part of a larger effort to keep oil and gas development out of Lafayette and Boulder County, the city’s proposed Climate Bill of Rights and Protections introduced this week would protect community members’ ability to take nonviolent direct action against extracting coal, oil and natural gas and other activities they deem as threats to a healthy climate. 

29/12/16
Author: 
Damien Fisher
2016 top 10 Stories
 
Kinder Morgan's $3 billion plan to build a 420-mile long natural gas pipeline stretching through Massachusetts and New Hampshire met with local opposition for more than a year before the project was finally scrapped in May.
12/12/16
Author: 
Sean Craig
First Nations Idle No More protestors march and block the International Bridge between the Canada and U.S. border near Cornwall Ontario, Saturday January 5 2013., THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand/File

The Trudeau government says Canada’s national police force respects the right to peaceful demonstrations by indigenous activists, after it was revealed the RCMP compiled a list and distributed profiles of indigenous protesters it deemed “threats” who it determined were potentially willing and capable of criminal activities.

Dubbed Project SITKA, the RCMP began soliciting information on indigenous activists who could be perceived “to have committed or commit” crimes from all of its divisions and local police departments across the country in March 2014.

12/12/16
Author: 
Matthew Claxton
Led by drummers, a march against the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project was held Sunday in Fort Langley.— Image Credit: Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance

More than 100 people marched through Fort Langley Sunday afternoon to protest the federal approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project.

Organized by the Kwantlen First Nation and the PIPE UP Network, the march began with drumming and remarks at the Fort Langley Community Centre before winding down Glover Road and to the Fort Langley National Historic Site.

“We didn’t give permission for the first pipeline that was laid, so why would we give permission for the second?” said Brandon Gabriel, a Kwantlen First Nation member and one of the leaders of the march.

11/12/16
Author: 
John Paul Tasker
A tribal leader, addressing a crowd, denounces the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. The Assembly of First Nations' Youth Council is raising money to fund protests across the country to oppose oil pipeline construction. (Alan Berner/The Seattle Times via AP)

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's decision to green-light Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline has prompted First Nations youth to launch a "water protector fund" to raise money for cross-country protests to stop pipeline construction.

10/12/16
Author: 
Shawn McCarthy and Justine Hunter

The fragile victory by protesters at Standing Rock has galvanized indigenous communities north of the border, with some leaders now pledging to block the bitterly contested Trans Mountain pipeline. With his recent approval of that project, write Shawn McCarthy and Justine Hunter, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s biggest challenge may be yet to come

08/12/16
Author: 
First Nations Leaders

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TREATY ALLIANCE WORKING TO STRENGTHEN OPPOSITION IN FIRST NATION COMMUNITIES ALONG PIPELINE ROUTES

 

06/12/16
Author: 
Tat7ush - Theresa Peters

I did a column about the Standing Rock Sioux’s stand against the Dakota Access pipeline (DAPL) in October. On Sunday (Dec. 4) news broke that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will not allow the pipeline to be built on its current route near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation.

It’s a huge victory for the water protectors — the term Standing Rock activists used and what I will call them in this column. But it took months of action and sacrifice to get to this point.

Back in October, not much media coverage was given to this environmental and Indigenous rights issue.   

06/12/16
Author: 
Josh Hafner
 

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced it will not allow the easement necessary for the Dakota Access Pipeline to be built near reservation lands. Newslook

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