Benjamin Shingler, The Canadian Press/CTV News, August 17, 2014
MONTREAL — Federal officials closely tracked the fallout of an RCMP raid on a First Nations protest against shale-gas exploration in New Brunswick, at one point raising concerns it could spawn another countrywide movement like Idle No More.
Documents obtained under access-to-information legislation reveal a lengthy email chain last fall monitoring events related to a blockade near Rexton, N.B., about 70 kilometres north of Moncton.
by Annie Clair, Halifax Media Coop, Feb 14, 2013
Hello, my name is Annie M. Clair. I was born and raised in Elsipogtog. I have four children and three grandchildren. (I am Junior (Germain) Breau’s mother.) I would like to share this with you: how it’s really been difficult to go sleep at nights and to think about my son in jail for such a long time. Read the rest of this entry
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. Read the rest of this entry
Coady Stevens of Eskasoni, N.S., released after two months in jail
CBC/The Canadian Press, Dec 20, 2013
A 27-year-old Nova Scotia man has pleaded guilty to five charges stemming from a shale gas protest in Rexton, N.B., that erupted into violence. Read the rest of this entry
Germain Breau originally charged with 4 offences related to Oct. 17 demonstration
A 21-year-old New Brunswick man now faces 19 criminal charges in connection with his actions during an anti-shale gas protest clash with RCMP on Oct. 17 in Kent County.
Germain Breau has been in custody since that date when he was arrested by RCMP on Route 134 near Rexton. Read the rest of this entry
by Warrior Publications, Dec 17, 2013
James Pictou, one of the Mi’kmaq warriors arrested during the October 17, 2013, assault by RCMP against anti-fracking blockade in Mi’kmaq territory (in New Brunswick) has been sentenced and released from jail.
Pictou was charged with Threats to officer, Mischief, Not keeping the peace, Obstruction At large, Assault with bear spray, and Uttering threat to a police dog. On Dec 17 he plead guilty to all charges. His sentence includes 2 years probation, 9 months house arrest (3 months house arrest, 6 months curfew from 9pm – 7am), he is prohibited from entering Kent County (the site of the anti-fracking blockade), and must pay $4,500. Read the rest of this entry
November 24, 2013
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. Read the rest of this entry
FREEDOM FOR LAND DEFENDERS AND POLITICAL PRISONERS OF WAR
Southeastern Regional Correctional Centre in so-called New Brunswick has just placed Germain “Junior” Breau, 22, into solitary confinement. This is part of the ongoing mistreatment of Indigenous peoples inside of the Prison Injustice System, and a slap in the face to Land Defenders and Warriors standing up for the peoples against fracking. Read the rest of this entry