By Zig Zag, Warrior Publications, Dec 6, 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. Continue reading
The Women’s Coordinating Committee For a Free Wallmapu [Toronto], December 5, 2013
Family members react to conviction of Mapuche youth in court, Dec 5, 2013.
The three young Mapuche Political Prisoners belonging to the Lof Chekenko Community were convicted this Thursday in the town of Angol for the murder of farmer Hector Gallardo. The injustice and racism of the Chilean courts can be seen once again within the framework of the current Presidential elections, in which the entire political class washes their hands of any responsibility. Continue reading
Women warriors at a tire fire blockade on Hwy 11, Dec 2, 2013.
by Zig Zag, Warrior Publications, Dec 4, 2013
After three women were injured by an SWN vehicle on Monday Dec 2, and 11 people arrested by the RCMP, Mi’kmaq warriors established several burning tire blockades on Highway 11. The fires burned into the night and served to delay SWN vehicles from proceeding with their exploratory testing. Because it has been an effective tactic, another burning tire blockade has been established today. Continue reading
by Zig Zag, Warrior Publications, Dec 2, 2013
Since the spring of 2013, the Mi’kmaq, along with Native and non-Native allies, have been resisting exploratory testing by SWN Resources Canada in New Brunswick. SWN, a Houston, Texas-based company, is searching for deposits of natural gas in shale rock formations. If they are successful and find significant deposits, they will then attempt to extract this gas using the process of fracking. Continue reading
November 24, 2013
Germain “Junior” Breau Released from Solitary Confinement
UPDATE: Germain “Junior” Breau was released from solitary confinment and his loved ones heard from him this morning. He is still staying strong, although remains a political prisoner of war, held without trial in prison. Continue reading
During the Toronto G20 protests in June of 2010, police mass arrested over 1,000 people over the course of two days. Most were held in cages at a prison facility established for the G20, and most were later released without charge. A police tribunal is currently underway in Toronto for 30 officers charged under the Police Act for offenses ranging from wrongful arrest to unnecessary force. The tribunal was established and is overseen by the Office of the Independent Police Review Director (OIPRD). Continue reading
A Pataxo Indian takes part in the bow and arrow competition during the indigenous games in Cuiaba, Brazil, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013.
by Reclaim Turtle Island, November 20, 2013
FREEDOM FOR LAND DEFENDERS AND POLITICAL PRISONERS OF WAR
Southeastern Regional Correctional Centre in so-called New Brunswick has just placed Germain “Junior” Breau, 22, into solitary confinement. This is part of the ongoing mistreatment of Indigenous peoples inside of the Prison Injustice System, and a slap in the face to Land Defenders and Warriors standing up for the peoples against fracking. Continue reading
by Sakej Ward, Nov 1, 2013
RCMP in riot gear during raid on anti-fracking blockade, Mi’qmak territory, Oct 17, 2013.
Due to some unavoidable technical glitches we lost some interview time on the APTN InFocus show on Indigenous Resistance. This means I wasn’t able to address all the key points I wanted to, so now I would like to get some out on here.
In reference to the Mi’kmaq warrior society being targeted and raided I spoke in the interview about the similarities it had to the raid made by INSET (Integrated National Security Enforcement Team – Canada’s counter terrorism law enforcement department) against Dave Dennis and I. Continue reading