Two (of six) police vehicles torched, Oct 17, 2013, Mi’qmak territory (Rexton, New Brunswick).
Documents give new insight into clash between police and anti-shale gas protesters in October
CBC News, Feb 19, 2014
A provincial court judge has granted an RCMP request to have access to videotape and photographs taken by CBC and four other media organizations during a clash between police and anti-shale gas protesters in Rexton, N.B., last October. Continue reading
Tobacco store in Kahnawake, Mohawk Territory.
APTN National News, Feb 11, 2014
OTTAWA–The federal government is continuing its battle against the underground Mohawk tobacco trade by giving the RCMP new high-tech border surveillance tools, according to the federal budget unveiled Tuesday. Continue reading
by Travis Lupick, The Georgia Straight, Feb 8, 2014
A number of environmental and First Nations groups have said they want to know whether or not the RCMP has placed informants or undercover agents inside Idle No More and other anti-pipeline movements. Continue reading
On February 7, 2014, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper made a surprise visit to the Blood reservation’s Kainai High School in Standoff, near Calgary, Alberta, where he announced a “historic” agreement with the Assembly of First Nations on a revised First Nations Education Act. But not before at least two Native women were forcibly removed by police, at least one for allegedly “Tweeting.” Continue reading
Members of the Vancouver police Public Safety Unit guard the site of the Enbridge hearings in Vancouver, Jan 14, 2013.
Activists say direct action to stop the project remains a last resort, but BC’s north wonders: is the RCMP prepared?
By Andrew MacLeod, Jan 24, 2014, TheTyee.ca
There are worries in northern British Columbia that aside from the environmental risks, approval of Enbridge Inc.’s Northern Gateway pipeline proposal and the resulting protests could seriously disrupt the economy in communities along the proposed route. Continue reading
by Travis Lupick, The Georgia Straight, Jan 21, 2014
First Nations protesters who took part in last fall’s anti-fracking protests in Elsipogtog, New Brunswick, are leading a speaking tour through British Columbia and the Yukon.
Suzanne Patles and other member of the Mi’kmaq Warriors Society are scheduled to arrive in Vancouver on January 24 for the first of seven stops through the west. Continue reading
Reclaim Turtle Island, January 20, 2014
CALL TO SUPPORT AND END TARGETING OF LAND DEFENDERS
The colonial state strikes again. State repression against and the targeting of Mi’kmaq Warriors has escalated. The state is now denying 2 Mi’kmaq Warriors, Aaron Francis and Germain Jr Breau, access to spiritual practices. Aaron and Jr have been held in Kanadian custody without trial since the raid on Oct. 17th – just over 3 months. Continue reading
by Carlito Pablo, The Georgia Straight, Jan 10, 2014
Ambrose Williams has experienced firsthand the active surveillance of activists by the police and security establishment.
A 25-year-old Vancouver man of Gitxsan and Dene ancestry, Ambrose was interviewed in this week’s cover story by the Georgia Straight about the opposition faced by planned oil and gas pipelines in B.C. Continue reading
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. Continue reading