Clyde River mayor taking seismic testing companies to court in April
By David Michael Lamb, CBC News, March 30, 2015
Clyde River can without exaggeration be called one of the most remote and inaccessible human settlements on earth.
The only way into this Nunavut hamlet is by air, and the surrounding landscape is mostly empty of humans for hundreds of kilometres in all directions.
But despite its size, remote location and relative anonymity, Clyde River is now getting more attention than it’s ever had before. All because it has decided to single-handedly take on the oil industry. Read the rest of this entry
“I just got the text. Sue Farlinger is a not coming up. This action is a sign of terrible disrespect,” said Heiltsuk fisherman Frank Brown
by Warrior Publications, March 30, 2015
During a solidarity rally with the Heiltsuk occupation of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) office on Denny Island, near Bella Bella, BC, 4 protesters also began an occupation of the DFO offices in Vancouver, BC, on Monday, March 30, 2015. Outside the building, around 50 people rallied and blocked the streets. The offices are located near the intersection of Burrard and West Pender streets. Read the rest of this entry
by Damien Gillis, Common Sense Canadian, March 29, 2015
Updated 7 PM
Tensions continue to escalate on the waters of the Great Bear Rainforest over a highly controversial herring fishery, as members of the Heiltsuk Nation are now occupying the local DFO office in opposition to a planned gillnet opening.
A group of Heiltsuk youth, elders and chiefs paddled and boated this afternoon from Bella Bella to the coast guard station on nearby Denny Island – headquarters of DFO’s central coast operations – to deliver an eviction notice reminding local representatives that Area 7 is a no-go zone for a commercial herring fishery this year. Read the rest of this entry
COAST SALISH TERRITORIES – The 2015 Toxic Tour wound its way through downtown Vancouver this afternoon. The guided tour stopped outside major Canadian extractive industry headquarters with information on human rights and other abuses practiced by notorious Canadian resource companies like Chevron, Goldcorp and Barrick Gold. Speakers came from Latin America, Africa , Northern BC, and the Philippines. Read the rest of this entry
By Erin Gallagher, Revolution News, March 28, 2015
Normalistas from the Ayotzinapa normal school were violently confronted by riot police Saturday afternoon in a village near the city of Chilpancingo. Earlier reports indicated there were various injuries and three young detainees, all of whom we are told have since been released. After the confrontation, several riots took place in Tixtla where apparently four or five members of the Municipal Police were detained by comunitarios (community police). Read the rest of this entry
A young woman, Naomi Tremblay-Trudeau, was injured by a tear gas round fired at almost point blank range during anti-austerity protests in Quebec City on March 26, 2015. Naomi suffered a blunt trauma injury to her lower lip, which caused bruising and swelling.
Many people across the country are outraged that Quebec City riot cops fired the round at such extreme range, with some confusing the type of round fired as being a tear gas canister. While the headlines of the protester being shot with a tear gas round are technically correct, the round was most likely not an actual canister. Read the rest of this entry
By Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press/APTN National News, March 27, 2015
OTTAWA – Shawn Atleo’s abrupt resignation as national chief cost the Assembly of First Nations more than just its leader.
New documents show the federal government turned down the assembly’s request for an extra $324,000 to cover the unforeseen expenses that arose when Atleo quit his job last May.
Atleo stepped down amid fears that he’d become what he himself called a “lightning rod” for controversy as a result of having backed the Conservative government’s proposed reforms to First Nations education. Read the rest of this entry
A PDF of the 2011 version of Where There Is No Doctor 2011 (click the link to download). This manual is 503 pages. A hard copy version can also ordered from the publisher.
From the introduction:
This handbook has been written primarily for those who live far from medical centers, in places where there is no doctor. But even where there are doctors, people can and should take the lead in their own health care. So this book is for everyone who cares. It has been written in the belief that: Read the rest of this entry