John Ivison, National Post, May 1, 2013
Masked warrior on guard at burning car barricade, Burnt Church, New Brunswick.
Mankind is at a crossroads, Woody Allen once quipped: “One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness. The other to total extinction. Let us pray we have the wisdom to choose correctly.”
Canada’s relations with its aboriginal people are also at a crossroads but, fortunately, one of the potential paths forward promises a more auspicious outcome than Mr. Allen’s doomsday scenario. Continue reading
By Emma Murphy & Peter Robson, Green Left
, Saturday, March 17, 2012
New legislation introduced by the federal Labor government will entrench many aspects of the Northern Territory Emergency Response, the NT intervention, for 10 years.
The Senate Community Affairs References Committee released the findings of its inquiry into the Stronger Futures in the NT Bill
and related legislation on March 13. It suggests some minor amendments, but leaves the substantive content of the bill unchallenged. Continue reading
By Zig-Zag, WarriorPublications.wordpress.com
(Originally pub. 1999 as Colonization is Always War, Revised 2012)
“If anyone is trying to destroy you, STOP HIM!”
Karoniaktajeh – Louis Hall, Warrior’s Handbook p. 1
War & Colonization
Just slightly over 500 years ago, in 1492, three European ships under the command of Christopher Columbus arrived on the shores of what has come to be known as the Americas. With this began a genocidal war aimed at destroying Indigenous nations, occupying our ancestral territories, and plundering the natural wealth of the earth. How many tens of millions of Indigenous people were killed in this war will never be known, although the methods of massacres, biological warfare, executions, torture, and the enslavement of entire nations, has been well documented by historians. Continue reading
Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press/Globe and Mail, Sunday, Mar. 04, 2012
Canada’s spy agency considers surprise workplace visits to be a “legitimate investigative strategy” despite persistent public concerns about the practice, a newly disclosed policy memo says.
The memo surfaced recently further to a complaint lodged by an Ottawa woman who took exception to being visited by Canadian Security Intelligence Service officers at her office.
The previously secret document shows that CSIS makes it a point to suddenly turn up at people’s offices in order to intimidate them, said Paul Champ, the woman’s lawyer. Continue reading
Shawn McCarthy, Globe and Mail, Feb. 10, 2012
After vowing to take on radical environmentalists determined to stop the Northern Gateway pipeline, the Harper government has released a new anti-terrorism strategy that targets eco-extremists as threats.
With his announcement this week, Public Safety Minister Vic Toews has increased the concern among environmentalists that Ottawa regards them as implacable adversaries to be monitored and battled, rather than well-meaning advocates to be consulted. Continue reading
WarriorPublications Note: a good example of the type of propaganda pumped out by the corporate media essentially calling for greater surveillance and potential military intervention against Native peoples in Canada.
Matt Gurney, National Post, Jan 24, 2012
Burnt Church blockade, 2000
Led by a charismatic young leader, small groups of natives strike a series of Canadian military bases and launch terrorist attacks in major Canadian cities. While the numerically tiny and underequipped Canadian Army scrambles to respond, a second wave of attacks by native insurgents bring Canada’s petroleum industry and electrical generation capability to a halt, causing economic disruption and blackouts in the United States. Eventually, the U.S. mounts a major military incursion into Canadian territory to restore order and stabilize their own economy. Continue reading
Intelligence unit collaborated with partners in energy and private sector
by Tim Groves & Martin Lukacs
The federal government created a wide-ranging surveillance network in early 2007 to monitor protests by First Nations, including those that would garner national attention or target “critical infrastructure” like highways, railways and pipelines, according to RCMP documents obtained through access to information requests. Continue reading
APTN National News, August 30, 2011
OTTAWA-Public Safety Minister Vic Toews’ suggestion that citizens living near the Canada-U.S. border around Akwesasne could use armed, vigilante justice if they encounter smugglers has drawn rebuke from Mohawk chiefs. Continue reading
Police Harass Native Speaker and Her Family at Workshop about Police Violence towards Natives
For Immediate Release
Wed Aug 4, 2011.
At approximately 4:45pm on Monday July 25, Victoria Police entered Camas Books, at 2590 Quadra St., Lekwungen Territories, disrupting a presentation by former Native Youth Movement member Billie Pierre on the lack of police accountability when committing violence towards native people. Continue reading
Some 500 cops from various police forces raided Mohawk communities at Kanesatake, Kahnawake, and Akwesasne on June 14, 2011. The following are corporate news article documenting the raids. Continue reading