RCMP protecting SWN vehicles, Nov 14, 2013.
Public Safety minister says spending necessary to protect public
CBC News, Dec 05, 2013
Policing costs associated with anti-shale gas protests in Kent County have reached more than $4 million over the past six months, says the Finance minister. Continue reading
Graphic from Submedia, check out: http://www.submedia.tv/stimulator/
from the Times & Transcript, Dec 5, 2013.
Solidarity with Mi’kmaq banners at Unist’ot’en camp, Dec 2, 2013.
By Joseph Jones, www.truth-out.org, December 3rd, 2013
Rosa Parks famously occupied the seat of a Montgomery bus, an action that sparked a revolution in U.S. racial relations. The Unist’ot’en clan of the Wet’suwet’en now defiantly occupies territory whose location is critical to a proposed new pipeline route. They experience daily surveillance by helicopters that sometimes buzz close over the main cabin of the occupation. Continue reading
from Earth First! Newswire, Dec 3, 2013
For the second night in a row, activists with a coalition including Rising Tide, 350, All Against the Haul, and members of the Umatilla and Warm Springs tribes attempted to stop the Omega Morgan megaload from leaving as planned. Continue reading
By Jorge Barrera, APTN National News, Dec 2, 2013
Phantom Menace: Masked Mi’kmaq warrior at tire fire blockade on Hwy 11, Dec 2, 2013.
Late Monday evening, after the tires were set on fire, a group of anti-fracking demonstrators round danced against a backdrop of flames in the middle of a New Brunswick highway while they waited for the RCMP to respond. 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
from Reclaim Turtle Island, November 29, 2013
On Monday Dec. 2nd Mi’kmaq Land Defenders are asking you to show your solidarity by taking action in your community. Where possible, highway shutdowns are encouraged however any action of support, such as banner drops, are welcome. Continue reading
APTN National News, Nov 29, 2013
Mi’kmaq face off with RCMP on Hwy 11 on Nov 29, 2013.
ELSIPOGTOG FIRST NATION, NB–Five people were arrested while RCMP officers and cruisers were pelted with rocks as confrontations continued Friday on a New Brunswick highway where a Houston-based energy company is trying to complete shale gas exploration work. Continue reading