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24 Hour Solidarity Fast for Palestinian Political Prisoners

24 Hour Solidarity Fast for Palestinian Political Prisoners

by Aiyanas Ormond   Yesterday Palestine solidarity activists in Vancouver fasted for 24 hours and set up an info table at a busy transit hub to inform people of the situation of Palestinian prisoners and gather support for the campaign to boycott and divest from British security firm G4S. Five activists joined the fast and raised

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Feds approve Northern Gateway

But consent from First Nations and B.C. residents wholly absent by Steve da Silva The writing on the wall couldn’t have been written in bigger, bolder, and clearer letters over the past year: The relentless exploitation of fossil fuel is rushing the planet beyond a series of irreversible environmental tipping points. Melting glaciers. Acidifying oceans.


Open-pit coal mine halted by the Tahltan Nation, as company backs off for now

by Steve da Silva – Produced for TwoRowTimes.com & BASICS Community News Service Fortune Minerals Ltd. issued a press release on September 23, stating that it has taken the “voluntary steps to peacefully resolve the Arctos Project disturbance.”  In their own words, the company has faced “disruptive and damaging protests,” but indicated that they are “100% committed …


VANDU Protests Vancouver Police Board for Targeting Downtown Eastside

Members of the Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users (VANDU) shut down the Vancouver Police Board (VPD) chanting “Hey Gregor, watcha gonna do? Who’s in charge the police or you?” after the board decided to whitewash and cover up discriminatory ticketing of people in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside for vending and jaywalking. The 45 VANDU members

Tags: downtown eastside , policing , vancouver
Jim Pictou of the Mi'kmaq Warrior Society appearing in a recent interview with APTN.

Mi’kmaq Warrior Society’s Jim Pictou on Struggle for Mi’kmaq Nationhood and the Fight Against Fracking- Interview (mp3 / streaming)

Jim Pictou is a member of the Mi’kmaq Warrior Society, “the homeland security of the Mi’kmaq nation.”  Today, the Mi’kmaq, whose ancestral lands span much of the Atlantic region of Canada, are at the center of a developing resistance to hydraulic fracturing – or ‘fracking’ in New Brunswick, the process by which high-pressure water and

Tags: Environment , indigenous , Mi'kmaq
Members of the Treaty 3 Grassroots Citizens Coalition and off-reserve members of the Ojibway Nation of the Saugeen marching for accountability and justice.

Demanding Accountability: Treaty 3 Grassroots Citizens Coalition leads “Toonie Walk for Loonie Justice”

by the ILPS-Canada Indigenous Commission The Treaty 3 Grassroots Citizens Coalition, joined by off-reserve members of the Ojibway Nation of Saugeen no.258, are walking to demand accountability from First Nations elected Chief and Council and to raise money for a legal fund. The walk began from the Treaty 3 east-end border at Lac des Milles …

Harper woos Indigenous with Mining Grants / Threatened Bison / Goldcorp’s Massive Profiting at Red Lake (Onkwehon:we Week in Review, Aug 12-19)

ONKWEHON:WE / ORIGINAL PEOPLES – WEEK IN REVIEW (August 12-19, 2013) by Steve da Silva This article first appeared at the Two Row Times. Harper attempts to woo Onkwehon:we with training grants for mining jobs  Stephen Harper kicked off his eighth annual tour of so-called “Northern Canada” this past Sunday, August 18 to promote the