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Shale gas protesters sentenced to 15 months for violent clash with RCMP

Aaron Francis (right) and Germain Junior Breau (left).

Aaron Francis (right) and Germain Junior Breau (left).

Germain Junior Breau and Aaron Francis convicted of several charges tied to protest near Rexton, N.B

CBC News July 29, 2014

Two anti-shale gas protesters have been sentenced to 15 months in jail in connection to a violent clash with police near Rexton, N.B., last fall.

Germain Junior Breau, 21, of Upper Rexton, N.B., and Aaron Francis, 20, of Eskasoni, N.S., were sentenced in Moncton provincial court on Tuesday on several charges.

Judge R. Leslie Jackson gave Breau 423 days of credit for the 282 days he has already spent in custody. That means he has about a month left to serve in his sentence. Read the rest of this entry

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In Focus: Analysis of Indigenous resistance and counter-insurgency strategy

by Sakej Ward, Nov 1, 2013

RCMP in riot gear during raid on anti-fracking blockade, Mi'qmak territory, Oct 17, 2013.

RCMP in riot gear during raid on anti-fracking blockade, Mi’qmak territory, Oct 17, 2013.

Due to some unavoidable technical glitches we lost some interview time on the APTN InFocus show on Indigenous Resistance.  This means I wasn’t able to address all the key points I wanted to, so now I would like to get some out on here.
In reference to the Mi’kmaq warrior society being targeted and raided I spoke in the interview about the similarities it had to the raid made by INSET (Integrated National Security Enforcement Team – Canada’s counter terrorism law enforcement department) against Dave Dennis and I. Read the rest of this entry

Protesters want to stop oil, gas exploration

By Laura Jean Grant – Cape Breton Post, September 14, 2012

Members of the Mi’kmaq Warrior Society protest a proposed fracking drill site in Cape Breton, Sept. 2012.

AULDS COVE — Traffic moved slowly on both sides of the Canso Causeway for much of the day Friday as a group of people opposed to oil and gas exploration in Cape Breton continued a protest in Aulds Cove.

Led by representatives of Cape Breton First Nations communities and the Mi’kmaq Warriors Society, other concerned local residents are also taking part in the peaceful protest, which began Thursday and was expected to last until at least the end of today. Read the rest of this entry