Filed under: "canada", Indigenous | Tags: "canada", Aboriginal, Barriere Lake, Barriere Lake First Nation, British Columbia, Bruce Clark, Caledonia, Canoe Creek First Nation, Crown, Desoronto, Douglas Creek, Duncan Campbell Scott, Elder Wolverine, Euro-Supremacist, First Nations People, Genocide, Gustafsen Lake, Hamilton, Imperialism, Indian Act, Indian Act of 1920, Indian Affairs, Indigenous, John A MacDonald, Julian Fantino, Kanesatake, Kanienkehaka, Oka, Oka Crisis, Ontario, Ontario Provincial Police, Original Peoples, Prison Population, Quebec Police, Racism, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Secwepemc, Settler-Colonialism, Settler-Colony, Shawn Brant, Six Nations Territory, Special Committee of the House of Commons Examining the Indian Act, Sundance Ceremony, Sundancers, Supreme Court, Surete du Quebec, Ts'peten, Warrior Publications, White Supremacy, William Jones Ignace
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5 January 2008
Source: The Dominion
NANAIMO, BRITISH COLUMBIA–Armed Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) entered the Six Nations Territory of Douglas Creek in Caledonia, Ontario – about 20 kilometres east of Hamilton – on September 19 of this year. According to witnesses, the OPP jumped a resident, “beat him down,” and arrested him while threatening other residents not to interfere.
The Crown, after repeated arrests and jailings, reached a deal with the defense on September 29 to have activist Shawn Brant plead guilty to involvement in two blockades in Desoronto, Ontario, in April 2007. The Crown agreed to drop all but three of the mischief charges, with Brant to receive a sentence of (more…)
Filed under: "canada", Indigenous | Tags: Aboriginal, Bay of Quinte, CN rail blockade, Dalton McGuinty, Dudley George, First Nations, Imperialism, Indigenous, Ipperwash, Ipperwash Report, Julian Fantino, Land Rights, Michael Bryant, Mike Harris, Mohawk, Oka, Ontario Provincial Police, OPP Commissioner, Peter Rosenthal, Racism, Royal Commission on Indigenous Peoples, Self-Determination, Settler-Colony, Shawn Brant, Sidney Linden, Stony Point First Nation, Tyendinaga, War Measures Act, White Supremacy
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(Dated Piece) 23 September 2008
Source: The Dominion
On May 31, 2007, nearly 12 years after Dudley George was shot by an Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer, Sidney Linden released the four-volume Ipperwash Report.
In his remarks when he released the report, Linden, the commissioner of the Ipperwash Inquiry, noted that George was the “First aboriginal person to be killed in a land-rights dispute in Canada since the 19th century,” and stated: “If the governments of Ontario and Canada want to avoid future confrontations, they will have to (more…)
Filed under: Indian Subcontinent | Tags: Aben Murmu, Adivasi, Buddhadeb Patra, Communist Party of India - Marxist, CPI(M), Gautam Patra, Indigenous, Jindal Steel, Lalgarh, Maoist, Nandigram, Police Brutalities, Police harassment, SEZ, Special Economic Zone, State Oppression, Tribals, union steel and mines minister Ram Vilas Paswan, West Bengal, West Bengal chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee, West Midnapore District, West Midnapur District
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( Dated Piece – 13 November 2008 )
The events that have been happening during the last one week in the adivasi (tribal) belt of West Midnapur district in West Bengal are so unprecedented that the authorities do not know how to respond to them, and the media doesn’t understand their significance.
Even the political parties and civil society are at a loss trying to come to terms with what is happening. What had started off as protests against police brutalities in Lalgarh have turned into a full scale uprising against state oppression and dispossession. Nothing like this has been witnessed in West Bengal in living memory.
The entire chain of events started after (more…)
Filed under: South America | Tags: Bolivia, Britain, Chile, Cochambamba, Crypto-Fascist, Democracy, Evo Morales, Falklands War, George Orwell, Gordon Brown, IMF, Indigenous, International Water Limited (IWL), John Major, John Maynard Keynes, Land Reform, Liberalisation, Margaret Thatcher, Naomi Klein, National Revolutionary Movement (MNR), Nationalisation, Neoliberal, New Economic Policy, New Labour, Nicaragua, Paramilitary, Pinocet, Privitisation, Salvador Allende, Sandinistas, Tomas Borge, Tony Blair, US-Sponsored Coup, Victor Paz Estenssoro, World Bank
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16 December 2008
Bolivia, a country used to being ignored by the western media, has hit the headlines in recent months due to the marked increase in violence among opponents and supporters of the government. Back in December 2005 Bolivia, a country in which 62 per cent of the population identify themselves as indigenous, elected its first indigenous president, Evo Morales, on a mandate of radical reform. This has met with fierce opposition among Bolivia’s wealthy, predominantly white elite.
Particularly controversial has been the issue of land reform; Bolivia has one of the most unequal concentrations of land ownership in the world, with one per cent of landowners owning two-thirds of the country’s farm land. It is no surprise, then, that Morales’s proposed reforms have provoked the ire of Bolivia’s landed elites. In the richer provinces, these elites began orchestrating violence against indigenous people in alliance with crypto-fascist (more…)