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
from the Times & Transcript, Dec 5, 2013.
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
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
More than 20 police vehicles at scene, along Highway 11
CBC News, Nov 26, 2013
Miles Howe, journalist with the Halifax Media Coop, arrested by RCMP on Nov 26, 2013.
Tensions between anti-shale gas protesters and RCMP officers flared again near Rexton, N.B., on Tuesday.
At least 23 police vehicles responded to Highway 11 by noon, after more than 30 protesters had gathered there throughout the morning. Continue reading
Arrests come just 3 days after company obtained court injunction against protesters
CBC News, Nov 25, 2013
One of three arrests in Moncton, Nov 25, 2013.
Three anti-shale gas protesters were arrested in Moncton on Monday morning, just three days after SWN Resources Canada obtained a court order to keep protesters from interfering with its exploration work. Continue reading