Moncton, New Brunswick – The afternoon session of day two of the trial of Germaine ‘Junior’ Breau and Aaron Francis, two members of the Mi’kmaq Warriors Society who have been incarcerated since an October 17th raid against their anti-shale gas encampment, saw the first of the Crown’s supposed ‘eye-witnesses’ take the stand.
Crown’s first ‘eye-witnesses’ take stand; inconclusive on gun pointing, cocktail throwing
Germain Junior Breau, Aaron Francis face a combined 17 charges from last year’s shale gas protests
CBC News, April 2, 2014
Several police witnesses took the stand in Moncton on Wednesday at the trial of two protesters arrested in the aftermath of last year’s violent clashes between New Brunswick RCMP and anti-shale gas activists.
The cross examination of Tactical boss Sergeant Bernard, as Mi’kmaq Warriors trial continues
by Miles Howe, Halifax Media Coop, April 2, 2014
Moncton, New Brunswick – Day two of the trials of Germaine ‘Jr’ Breau and Aaron Francis, the incarcerated members of the Mi’kmaq Warriors Society, continues today.
Global News/The Canadian Press, March 7, 2014
REXTON, N.B. – A 20-year-old Nova Scotia man has been charged with allegedly throwing Molotov cocktails at police during a shale gas protest in New Brunswick last fall that turned violent. Read the rest of this entry
Mapuche men acquitted of arson to seek official redress, after being detained for two years as minors under anti-terrorism law.
Defense lawyers for two indigenous men say they are canvassing options for potential legal action against the Chilean state, after their clients were cleared of terrorism allegations as the testimony of a self-declared police informer was ruled unreliable last week. Read the rest of this entry
Activists say direct action to stop the project remains a last resort, but BC’s north wonders: is the RCMP prepared?
By Andrew MacLeod, Jan 24, 2014, TheTyee.ca
There are worries in northern British Columbia that aside from the environmental risks, approval of Enbridge Inc.’s Northern Gateway pipeline proposal and the resulting protests could seriously disrupt the economy in communities along the proposed route. 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
Ambrose Williams has experienced firsthand the active surveillance of activists by the police and security establishment.
A 25-year-old Vancouver man of Gitxsan and Dene ancestry, Ambrose was interviewed in this week’s cover story by the Georgia Straight about the opposition faced by planned oil and gas pipelines in B.C. Read the rest of this entry
On December 11, 2013, many days after SWN Resources Canada had withdrawn from its attempts to conduct seismic testing, Mi’kmaq Malcolm Ward was arrested at his home in Metepenagiag First Nation. The RCMP claim he had violated the conditions of his release from a previous arrest by being too close to SWN vehicles during a subsequent protest. Read the rest of this entry