Category Archives: Defending Territory
RCMP release video footage of sabotage attack on CGL pipeline
by Kendra Mangione, CTV News, Feb 22, 2022
Video released by the RCMP shows what officers describe as a group storming the site of a violent attack at a B.C. camp for pipeline workers last week.
Mounties published three video clips Tuesday in connection with the “acts of violence and damage done” at the work camp last week.
In a news release, the RCMP said the videos show a group of people, some of whom are “armed with axes” approaching the Coastal GasLink camp on Thursday.Read the rest of this entry
No link to existing protests found in Coastal Gaslink investigation, RCMP say
by Ian Holliday, CTV News, February 20, 2022
Mounties investigating the attack on a natural gas pipeline construction site in northern B.C. say they’re reviewing surveillance video from the scene, but no suspects have yet been identified, and so far no link to ongoing protests in the area has been found.
“There is video that we’re actively looking through, and we will likely be able to release some of that information at some point if it becomes pertinent for the investigative team,” said RCMP Staff Sgt. Sascha Baldinger in Houston, B.C. on Saturday.
RCMP devote 40 investigators to attack at Coastal GasLink work site
RCMP seek to identify some 20 masked assailants who threatened Coastal GasLink pipeline contractors and caused millions of dollars in damage.
by Derrick Penner, Vancouver Sun, Feb 18, 2022
Attackers disabled lighting and video-surveillance equipment during their raid on a remote Coastal GasLink work site in northwestern B.C. and commandeered heavy equipment to inflict damage estimated to be in the millions of dollars, the company said Friday.
Video and photos captured before the equipment was disabled in the attack have been turned over to RCMP.
Police are trying to identify suspects among the reported 20 to 40 individuals involved in the apparently co-ordinated attack that happened on Thursday, just after midnight.
CGL Pipeline work site attacked
Masked mob swarms Northern, B.C. pipeline work site, causes millions in damage
by Darren Handschuh, Castanet, Feb 17, 2022
British Columbia’s minister of public safety Mike Farnworth has issued a statement condemning the attack on the Coastal GasLink site.
“The RCMP is conducting a full investigation into this egregious criminal activity that could have led to serious injury or loss of life,” Farnworth said.
Six Nations: Fire on the streets of Caledonia after OPP arrest land protesters
J.P. Antonacci, Hamilton Spectator, August 5, 2020
Dave Anderson watched the fires burning on Argyle Street on Wednesday and sighed.
“This is starting all over again,” said Anderson, who moved to Caledonia on the very day in 2006 that Six Nations protesters set up an encampment on the former Douglas Creek Estates (DCE) property, sparking a bitter land claims dispute that divided the community for years. Read the rest of this entry
Reconciliation is Dead: A Strategic Proposal
by tawinikay (aka Southern Wind Woman)
Reconciliation is dead. It’s been dead for some time.
If only one thing has brought me joy in the last few weeks, it began when the matriarchs at Unist’ot’en burned the Canadian flag and declared reconciliation dead. Like wildfire, it swept through the hearts of youth across the territories. Out of their mouths, with teeth bared, they echoed back: reconciliation is dead! reconciliation is dead! Their eyes are more keen to the truth so many of our older generation have been too timid to name. The Trudeau era of reconciliation has been a farce from the beginning. It has been more for settler Canadians than natives all along. Read the rest of this entry
New Era for Mexico’s Zapatista Army 25 Years After Uprising
Telesur, January 1, 2019
Since the 1994 uprising, the National Liberation Zapatista Army has been a global reference for revolutionary movements.
Counter-power and self-defense in Latin America
Against the backdrop of state and gang violence, some of the continent’s most affected communities have taken radical measures to defend themselves and build new social counter-powers from below.
by Raúl Zibechi, ROAR Magazine, January 29, 2018
In much of Latin America, the state does not protect its citizens. This is particularly true for the popular sectors, indigenous peoples, people of color and mestizos, who are exposed to the onslaught of drugs trafficking, criminal gangs, the private security guards of multinational corporations and, paradoxically, from state security forces such as the police and the army. Read the rest of this entry
Battle for the mother land: indigenous people of Colombia fighting for their lands
The 50-year civil war is over but, in the Cauca Valley, indigenous communities are on frontline of fight against drug gangs, riot police and deforestation
by Jonathan Watts, The Guardian,
A green-and-red flag flies over a cluster of bamboo and tarpaulin tents on the frontline of an increasingly deadly struggle for land and the environment in Colombia’s Cauca Valley.
It is the banner for what indigenous activists are calling the “liberation of Mother Earth”, a movement to reclaim ancestral land from sugar plantations, farms and tourist resorts that has gained momentum in the vacuum left by last year’s peace accord between the government and the paramilitaries who once dominated the region – ending, in turn, the world’s longest-running civil war. Read the rest of this entry
Video: Ipperwash Crisis in Five Minutes
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