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Video: Worldwide Solidarity with Wet’suwet’en

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First Nations activist Audrey Siegl plans to file complaint after allegedly being injured by VPD

Video: Shut Down Canada – Port Metro Vancouver

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A short video on the #Shutdown Canada action at a main entrance to the Port of Vancouver (Clark Drive and Hastings Street) on Friday, Feb 13, 2015.  Posted by Bear on Feb 16, 2015. Read the rest of this entry

Women assaulted by Vancouver Police at #Shutdown Canada

Siegl confronts McKinnn about his actions.  Source: Facebook.

Siegl confronts VPD officer she claims assaulted her. Source: Danny Kresnyak/Facebook.

by Warrior Publications, Feb 14, 2015

During the nation-wide actions to “Shutdown Canada” on Feb 13, 2015, the largest turnout was in Vancouver, BC, where over 100 people blocked a main entrance to the Port of Vancouver.  The Vancouver Police Department (VPD) deployed a couple dozen cops to the action, mostly members of the Public Safety Unit (PSU) in soft tac mode (baseball caps, no armour).  This is fairly routine in Vancouver, where the PSU is frequently deployed for protests. Read the rest of this entry

CN BLOCKADE IN NORTHERN BC

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#Shutdown Canada Causes Minor Economic Disruption

Vancouver, BC, blockade of Port of Vancouver.  Photo by Murray Bush, Flux Photos, via Vancouver Media Coop.

Vancouver, BC, blockade of Port of Vancouver. Photo by Murray Bush, Flux Photos, via Vancouver Media Coop.

by Warrior Publications, Feb 13, 2015

#Shutdown Canada actions have taken place in some 23 cities and towns across the country with the intention of causing economic disruption.  The action was called by grassroots Natives and organized primarily through social media to highlight the cases of over 1,100 missing and murdered Indigenous women.  Read the rest of this entry

#Solidarity Fail: Cops and Collaborators Conspire to Isolate Warriors at Vancouver Protest

By Zig Zag, Warrior Publications, Dec 6, 2013

"I'd like to thank the police... for punching me in the face" said no on ever; Mi'kmaq warriorPaul "Soda Pop" Francis assaulted by RCMP, Dec 2, 2013.

“I’d like to thank the police… for punching me in the face” said no one ever; Mi’kmaq warrior Paul “Soda Pop” Francis assaulted by RCMP, Dec 2, 2013.

FYI:  Here is a very recent and clear example of how police and Native collaborators work in undermining and dividing our movements, while attempting to isolate warriors and other radicals in our ranks.

On Dec 2, 2013, a national day of solidarity with the Mi’kmaq anti-fracking resistance was held (#Shutdown Canada).  In Vancouver, the day started at around 7AM with a one hour blockade of the main entrance to the Port of Vancouver.  It was a good start in manifesting solidarity for the Mi’kmaq and in the spirit of the call out. This action was carried out by social justice activists, anarchists, and a couple of Native warriors. Read the rest of this entry

#Shutdown Canada: Dec 2 Solidarity actions with Mi’kmaq resistance

Banner drop in Montreal, Dec 2, 2013.

Banner drop in Montreal, Dec 2, 2013.

by Zig Zag, Warrior Publications, Dec 3, 2013

The December 2nd day of solidarity with the Mi’kmaq anti-fracking resistance saw blockades, rallies, and banner drops across the country. Read the rest of this entry

Elsipogtog Solidarity Action Shuts Vancouver Port

Banner and pylons block entrance to Port of Vancouver, Dec 2, 2012.

Banner and pylons block entrance to Port of Vancouver, Dec 2, 2012.  Photo by Murray Bush, Flux Photo.

by murray bush – flux photo, Vancouver Media Coop, December 2, 2013

COAST SALISH TERRITORY – Activists blocked access to the federal Port of Vancouver for an hour early this morning as part of an International Day of Action in Support of  Elsipogtog Land Defenders in New Brunswick. Read the rest of this entry