Protest - Revolt

27/08/15
Author: 
Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, Freda Huson, Unist’ot’en spokesperson:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

RCMP provocation of Indigenous land defenders denounced

 

VANCOUVER (August 27th, 2015) – The Indigenous Unist’ot’en Clan of the Wet’suwet’en Nation in northwestern BC are on high alert about a likely impending large scale RCMP mass arrest operation on their territory. The RCMP have made a number of visits to the Unist’ot’en as well as other First Nations leadership regarding the Unist’ot’en community’s active exercise of their Aboriginal Title and Rights to protect their lands from oil and gas development.

 

22/08/15
Author: 
Eric de Place
“Everybody outside the Northwest thinks that’s where energy projects go to die.” That’s the reputation our region has earned as an increasing number of proposed coal and oil export projects have encountered ferocious opposition.
09/08/15
Author: 
Stewart Phillip

Click on the link below for several video clips about the re-opening of the Mount Polley mine following its huge tailings dam spill one year ago.

https://www.ricochet.media/en/540/video-environmental-oversight-is-a-cruel-joke-says-bc-grand-chief-stewart-phillip

 

 

07/08/15
Author: 
Travis Lupick

A group of B.C. environmentalists is about to have its day in court in a high-profile case against the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS).

Beginning in Vancouver on August 12, the Security Intelligence Review Committee (SIRC), an oversight body, will begin hearing a February 2014 complaint that alleges CSIS illegally spied on activists and First Nations people.

23/07/15
Author: 
Ana Simeon
Close to a thousand people from various parts of the province and from all walks of life attended the Paddle for the Peace in Fort St. John on July 11.

This week, a year almost to the day since the ground-breaking Supreme Court of Canada decision affirming aboriginal title in the Tsilhqot’in case, another B.C. First Nation will be in federal court trying to prevent yet another destructive project that is being aggressively pursued without aboriginal consent.

22/07/15
Author: 
SEAN FINE

Civil rights and press-freedom groups argue against allowing judge to permit security agency to override constitutional rights 

Canada’s new terrorism law is being challenged in court by a journalists’ group and a civil rights organization that call it an attack on constitutional freedoms and an “extraordinary inversion” of the role of judges.

 

19/07/15

On July 15th 2015, officers of the Canadian Royal Mounted Police (RCMP) tried to enter Unist’ot’en territory. The Unist’ot’en have built a camp that stands in the way of several oil and gas pipelines. Camp supporters blocked the rcmp from entering.

The following day the RCMP threatened to arrest supporters at another checkpoint, but supporters responded by building a gate. The Unist’ot’en have requested physical support from allies. For more info on how you can help visit UnistotenCamp.com.

19/07/15
Author: 
MATT ROBINSON AND TIFFANY CRAWFORD

~~DAWSON CREEK — Anonymous, a loosely associated international network of activist and hacktivist entities, says it will use “vengeance if necessary” to seek justice for a man shot dead by police in Dawson Creek Thursday outside a public consultation meeting for the Site C dam.

The Independent Investigations Office of B.C., a police watchdog, said the man had his face covered when he was shot by an RCMP officer. It will not comment on whether he was wearing a Guy Fawkes mask, widely used by Anonymous, which claims the victim was one of its own.

28/06/15
Author: 
Arthur Neslen
 Urgenda supporters celebrate at The Hague after court ruling requiring Dutch government to slash emissions. Photograph: Chantal Bekker/Urgenda

A court in The Hague has ordered the Dutch government to cut its emissions by at least 25% within five years, in a landmark ruling expected to cause ripples around the world.

To cheers and hoots from climate campaigners in court, three judges ruled that government plans to cut emissions by just 14-17% compared to 1990 levels by 2020 were unlawful, given the scale of the threat posed by climate change.

26/06/15
Author: 
Council of Canadians, Atlantic Canada
against Energy East in NB

On May 30, more than 700 people from the Atlantic region joined a march to the “end of the (Energy East pipe) line.” People linked arms on the shores of the Bay of Fundy drawing a line in the sand against the project.

Watch the wrap up video and find out more.

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