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Information and Updates on “No Pipelines” Graffiti Raid and Repression

Business mural with "No Pipelines" spray painted on it, Commercial Drive, Vancouver.

Business mural with “No Pipelines” spray painted on it, Commercial Drive, Vancouver.

from Beat the Raids

Beat The Raid will be a place to hear up to date info on the repression of anti-pipelines activists and anarchists in so called Vancouver, BC. We are still fundraising and now selling no pipelines patches and t-shirts to help with legal funds. You can contact us at beattheraid[at]riseup.net for questions and interview requests.

Together we will beat the isolation the state imposes on us. Read the rest of this entry

Montréal, a model for Repression in Canada

Posted by Billyray105 on Oct 16, 2014

An examination of the strategy being used in one of Canada’s major cities to repress political dissent. Brutal police tactics and military weapons being used against senior citizens, young people and the press in an efofrt to criminalize even the most Basic exercise of civic and political rights. This model is ready for export to the rest of Canada for use against anyone trying to peacefully impact government or corporate agendas through the use of violence and economic pressure. This is coming to your town soon.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9nFSgJQTPc&feature=youtu.be

Updates on East Vancouver “no pipelines” police raid and legal defence fundraising

Business mural with "No Pipelines" spray painted on it, Commercial Drive, Vancouver.

Business mural with “No Pipelines” spray painted on it, Commercial Drive, Vancouver.

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

Search warrants used in East Vancouver anti-graffiti raid

Warrant 1 RedactedHere are the search warrants used by the Vancouver police for the June 3, 2014, raid in East Vancouver.  The name of the targeted individual and the house address have been blocked out.  There are two separate warrants, one issued on June 2, 2014, and sworn by Detective Derek Wong, who is apparently a member of the VPD Anti-Graffiti Unit.  The secondary warrant is issue on June 3 to Ram Gregoriou (formerly Ramndeep Barn), who is also a Vancouver constable although it is unknown what unit he is stationed in.  The seventh JPG image is of two sticky notes left in the kitchen of the raided house, assumed to be names of cops and rooms they were to search. Read the rest of this entry

Crises in First Nations communities leave legacy of pain, fear

Canadian soldier and warrior face off during 1990 Oka Crisis.

Canadian soldier and warrior face off during 1990 Oka Crisis.

Post-traumatic stress and its effects linger years after conflict

By Martha Troian, CBC News, Jan 20, 2014

Oka, Gustafsen Lake, Burnt Church, Ipperwash and Elsipogtog are just a few of the communities where often violent conflicts have taken place between Indigenous people, law enforcement agencies and government. Read the rest of this entry

Victoria Police Harass Native Speaker at Camas Books

Police Harass Native Speaker and Her Family at Workshop about Police Violence towards Natives

For Immediate Release
Wed Aug 4, 2011.

At approximately 4:45pm on Monday July 25, Victoria Police entered Camas Books, at 2590 Quadra St., Lekwungen Territories, disrupting a presentation by former Native Youth Movement member Billie Pierre on the lack of police accountability when committing violence towards native people. Read the rest of this entry