First Nations entrepreneurs are asserting sovereignty and seizing the new cannabis economy
Six Nations cannabis dispensary owner defiant after raid: ‘Stay out of our affairs’
By Jorge Barrera, CBC News, Jan 10, 2018
Jeff Hawk said he was sitting in the lounge area of his dispensary chatting with friends early on Tuesday evening when several assault-rifle wielding Six Nations police officers burst in, ordering everyone to get on the ground. Read the rest of this entry
Talking with a Target: Vancouver Police Department’s “Guns-Drawn” Graffiti Raid Draws Fire
On June 3rd, Vancouver Police staged a “guns-drawn” raid against a house of known indigenous and anarchist opponents to the energy policies of the central government and its corporate sponsors.
The ostensible reason for the raid was given as the search for graffiti materials believed to be tied to an ongoing “no pipelines” tagging campaign. Warrior Publications publisher, Gord Hill was one of those arrested and released.
As his computers and communications devices were seized by police, I conducted an e-mail interview with him over the course of the four days following the raid. – C.L. Cook Read the rest of this entry
Vancouver police raid suspected anti-pipeline graffiti ‘taggers’
By Brian Morton, Vancouver Sun, June 6, 2014
A police raid of an east Vancouver home earlier this week as part of an investigation of anti-pipeline graffiti is being criticized as disproportionate to the alleged crime.
Five people were arrested during the raid, but all were released and no charges have been laid, Vancouver police Const. Brian Montague said Friday.
“I expect that charges will be recommended at some point down the road,” Montague said. “It is linked to an investigation related to the ‘no-pipelines’ tagging we’ve seen around town.”
The raid, however, drew criticism in a blog post on Warrior Publications by author identified only as “Zig Zag.” Read the rest of this entry
Updates on East Vancouver “no pipelines” police raid and legal defence fundraising
A series of news reports on the June 3, 2014, police raid in East Vancouver, BC, as well as a link to legal defence and communications fundraising. Special thanks to all the comrades who have offered support and members of the public who have donated to fundraising efforts. We will be neither silenced nor intimidated in our defence of Mother Earth! Read the rest of this entry