Category Archives: Counter-Insurgency

Ottawa prepared for nation-wide protests following RCMP Elsipogtog raid: documents

RCMP vehicles burn following Oct 17, 2013 raid on anti-fracking blockade near Rexton, New Brunswick.

RCMP vehicles burn following Oct 17, 2013 raid on anti-fracking blockade near Rexton, New Brunswick.

By Jorge Barrera, APTN National News, Jan 8, 2014
The federal government prepared for the potential of a nation-wide flare up of protests triggered by heavily-armed raid last October by RCMP tactical units on a Mi’kmaq-led anti-fracking camp in New Brunswick, internal government records show. Read the rest of this entry

Counter-Insurgency: Stratfor Monitors and Studies Social Movements

Women warriors at a tire fire blockade on Hwy 11, Dec 2, 2013.

Mi’kmaq women warriors at a tire fire blockade on Hwy 11, New Brunswick, Dec 2, 2013.

By Kevin Zeese,, December 31st, 2013

Stratfor is a private intelligence agency that works for business interests and government.  It tracks and analyzes a lot of issues – the economy, military conflict, politics, energy and security.  Recently it has also been monitoring, analyzing and reporting on social movements. Their interests in movements show their concern that revolts have been growing and are having an impact around the world. Read the rest of this entry

#Solidarity Fail: Cops and Collaborators Conspire to Isolate Warriors at Vancouver Protest

By Zig Zag, Warrior Publications, Dec 6, 2013

"I'd like to thank the police... for punching me in the face" said no on ever; Mi'kmaq warriorPaul "Soda Pop" Francis assaulted by RCMP, Dec 2, 2013.

“I’d like to thank the police… for punching me in the face” said no one ever; Mi’kmaq warrior Paul “Soda Pop” Francis assaulted by RCMP, Dec 2, 2013.

FYI:  Here is a very recent and clear example of how police and Native collaborators work in undermining and dividing our movements, while attempting to isolate warriors and other radicals in our ranks.

On Dec 2, 2013, a national day of solidarity with the Mi’kmaq anti-fracking resistance was held (#Shutdown Canada).  In Vancouver, the day started at around 7AM with a one hour blockade of the main entrance to the Port of Vancouver.  It was a good start in manifesting solidarity for the Mi’kmaq and in the spirit of the call out. This action was carried out by social justice activists, anarchists, and a couple of Native warriors. Read the rest of this entry

PDF: Low Intensity Operations by Frank Kitson

Kitson low intensity operations bookcoverThe classic counter-insurgency manual written by former British Army officer General Frank Kitson.  With experience in countering anti-colonial resistance in Kenya, Malaysia, and Northern Ireland, Kitson was one of the first to articulate the theory and practise of modern counter-insurgency operations, including how to co-opt resistance movements by allying the state with the pacifist reformist elements within the movement.

To view or download the PDF click the link:

low-intensity operations


Grim report warns Canada vulnerable to an aboriginal insurrection

John Ivison, National Post, May 1, 2013

Masked warrior on guard at burning car barricade, Burnt Church, NS.

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. Read the rest of this entry

Stolen Futures: Australia’s Aboriginal people reject racist laws‏

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. Read the rest of this entry

Colonization: A War for Territory

By Zig-Zag,

(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. Read the rest of this entry

CSIS calls surprise work visits a ‘legitimate investigative strategy’

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. Read the rest of this entry

Ottawa’s new anti-terrorism strategy lists eco-extremists as threats

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. Read the rest of this entry

Matt Gurney: A native uprising isn’t likely, but it’s possible

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. Read the rest of this entry


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