Stand with Standing Rock

First Nations/Indigenous

Jun 17 2014 - 15:30
Author: 
Union of BC Indian Chiefs

Federal and provincial governments disregard Indigenous Title and Rights. Today, we unequivocally reject the Harper Government’s decision to approve the Enbridge Northern Gateway tanker and pipelines project and First Nations will immediately go to court to vigorously pursue all lawful means to stop the Enbridge project. We have governed our lands, in accordance to our Indigenous laws, since time immemorial. Our inherent Title and Rights and our legal authority over our respective territories have never been surrendered.

Jun 12 2014 - 23:00
Author: 
Andrea Germanos

"We have drawn a line in the earth they cannot, and will not, cross," said Chief Martin Louie of the Nadleh Whut’en First Nation.

There will be no tar sands pipeline.

That is the message stressed by First Nations communities who say that even if Canada's Prime Minister Harper gives the federal OK to Enbridge's Northern Gateway project, First Nations law and their "responsibilities to future generations" will stop the project dead in its tracks.

Jun 9 2014 - 18:30
Author: 
Rising Tide - Coast Salish Territories

"We need to go beyond petitions, letters, and rallies to stop the government and corporations from destroying Indigenous land and exploiting communities for profit. Direct action initiatives like the Unist'ot'en Camp are an effective way to stop devastating projects like Enbridge's Northern Gateway Pipeline and Chevron-Apache's Pacific Trail fracking pipeline."

Pacific Trail Pipeline

Direct Action and The Unist'ot'en Camp
Jun 2 2014 - 09:30
Author: 
Justin Ling

As First Nations activists shut down roads and bridges in protest last year, the Counter-Intelligence Unit of the Ministry of National Defence was watching. Closely. All the while, behind the scenes, they were preparing to tell the media they were doing no such thing. The Canadian Forces spent virtually all of 2013 keeping eyes on the Aboriginal protesters, out of fear that they could pose a threat to military personnel or intercept weapons shipments, according to documents obtained under Access to Information laws.

May 26 2014 - 07:00
Author: 
Leonidas Oikonomakis

Subcomandante Marcos of the Zapatistas no longer exists: “We think one of us must die so Galeano can live. So death does not take a life but a name.”

Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos is gone. Viva el Subcomandante Insurgente Galeano!

May 25 2014 - 21:00
Author: 
Subcomandante Marcos, Marta Molina

Editor's note: The long time spokesperson for the masked Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN), stepped down on Sunday, declaring in a statement read to supporters and sent to media outlets that he, Insurgent Subcomandante Marcos, "no longer exists." 

May 22 2014 - 06:45
Author: 
Federico Fuentes

A recent spate of high-profile campaigns against projects based on extracting raw materials has opened up an important new dynamic within the broad processes of change sweeping South America. Understanding their nature and significance is crucial to grasping the complexities involved in bringing about social change and how best to build solidarity with peoples' struggles.

May 7 2014 - 09:15
Author: 
Togestiy

Some Indian bands have signed agreements regarding the Pacific Trail Pipeline, but the Wet’suwet’en hereditary clans claim jurisdiction over their territories, where they demand the right to free, prior and informed consent and the right to say “no” to pipelines. Below is a new video explaining the importance of front line defense against fracked gas and tarsands bitumen featuring Togestiy, an organizer of the Unist’ot’en camp in north central British Columbia.

Unist'ot'en
May 3 2014 - 09:30
Author: 
Kristin Moe

It began with a dream, and a memory.

Faith Spotted Eagle slept. In her sleep, she saw her grandmother, lying on a table, wrapped in a blanket with her white braids on her chest.

Her sister appeared. “What’s going on?” Spotted Eagle asked.

“I don’t know. They told us to come.”

May 1 2014 - 05:00
Author: 
Socialist Worker Editorial
#nokxl

BARACK OBAMA has once again delayed a decision on final approval of the Keystone XL pipeline.

The move, announced quietly on April 18 as Washington was winding down for the Easter weekend, is clearly designed to avoid a contentious issue until after the November elections. "Approving the pipeline before the election would rankle Obama's allies and donors in the environmental community," the Washington Postnoted, "but nixing it could be politically damaging to vulnerable Democrats running this year in conservative-leaning areas."

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