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Activists have held up construction on private property and surprisingly, they have the law on their side.

Winnipeg blockade logging 1

Photo by James Wilt.

by James Wilt, Vice, August 1, 2017

It’s nearly midnight, and a half-dozen Winnipeggers are sitting in the middle of 15-acre clearcut.

Someone occasionally gets up from their lawn chair to feed the campfire with branches from the surrounding area. But everything outside the small circle of light remains silhouetted: the CN rail tracks on one side of the clear cut, massive power lines on the other, the remaining aspen forest behind and a comically large mulching machine a few feet away. Read the rest of this entry