Author Archives: Zig Zag
South Africa: Taking farms from whites is justified because ‘it’s not really their land’, says EFF spokesman
‘White people ought to accept the crime of apartheid’
by Joe Wallen, The Independent, March 24, 2018
The national spokesman of a key South African opposition party has said redistributing land from white farmers without compensation is justified because “it is not really their land”. Read the rest of this entry
Court said there is ‘likelihood of harm’ from fish-borne disease, but rejected injunction because of timing
At least 28 demonstrators arrested in Burnaby, B.C., protest
The Canadian Press, March 20, 2018
RCMP say three officers suffered minor injuries while making arrests Monday evening at demonstrations against the expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline in Burnaby, B.C.
The Mounties say one officer suffered a head injury after being kicked, another suffered a knee injury and a third injured a hand. Read the rest of this entry
Protester Maynard George says the action is connected to a First Nations claim to the land
CBC News, March 19, 2018
Indigenous protesters are again blocking the entrance to the Pinery Provincial Park, an action they say stems from a longstanding dispute over First Nations claims to the park on the shores of Lake Huron. Read the rest of this entry
First Nations group hoping to bring more awareness to pipelines, environment
March 19, 2018
KAMLOOPS — It’s a run for clean water, a journey that began in Valemount on Saturday and wraps up in Kamloops on Tuesday.
The runners and walkers and support team are hoping to bring more awareness about environmental impacts happening within Secwepemc territory. Read the rest of this entry
The Canadian Press, March 13, 2018
VICTORIA – A First Nation is asking the Federal Court to prevent the restocking of an open-net salmon farm in its traditional territories off northern Vancouver Island.
The Namgis First Nation of Alert Bay says prior to any fish transfer to an open-net pen at nearby Swanson Island, the Atlantic salmon smolts should be tested for the blood virus piscine reovirus. Read the rest of this entry
Huu-ay-aht Nation declares public health emergency over high number of children in provincial care
By Angela Sterritt, CBC News, March 12, 2018
The chief councillor of the Huu-ay-aht Nation on Vancouver Island says the number of children in his nation being taken into provincial care has reached a crisis level.
Last week, the Huu-ay-aht leadership declared a public health emergency over the issue. The declaration comes after B.C.’s Ministry of Children and Family Development took a three-day-old baby into care in January. Read the rest of this entry
Thousands participated in the anti-pipeline protest, another 200 staged support rally
CBC News, March 10, 2018
Protesters around Vancouver held duelling rallies on Saturday, some welcoming Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project with others decrying it.
Both sides delivered impassioned arguments about the proposed expansion.
Indigenous leaders beat drums and sang out against the project Saturday morning, saying they won’t step aside for construction. Read the rest of this entry
March 10, 2018, via Facebook
Marine Harvest serves an injunction against opponents to fish farms in Alert Bay, BC. See the video below: Read the rest of this entry
Telesur TV, March 8, 2018
Thousands of women from around the world attended a meeting in Zapatista territory Thursday to hold the “First International Gathering of Politics, Art, Sport, and Culture for Women in Struggle,” hosted by women of the National Liberation Zapatista Army in the southeastern mountains of Mexico. Read the rest of this entry