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Land and Jail Part II: Canada’s Incarceration Strategy – Kim Petersen
Shawn Brant

Shawn Brant

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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 Continue reading

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Land and Jail: Ipperwash, Official Racism and the Future of Ontario – Kim Petersen

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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 Continue reading

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Under Cover of Racist Myth, A New Land Grab in Australia: Claims of child abuse are proving a fertile pretext to menace the Aboriginal communities lying in the way of uranium mining – John Pilger

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(Dated Piece) 26 October 2008

Its banks secured in the warmth of the southern spring, Australia is not news.  It ought to be.  An epic scandal of racism, injustice and brutality is being covered up in the manner of apartheid South Africa.  Many Australians conspire in this silence, wishing never to reflect upon the truth about their society’s Untermenschen, the Aboriginal people.

The facts are not in dispute: thousands of black Australians never reach the age of 40; an entirely preventable disease, trachoma, blinds black children as epidemics of rheumatic fever ravage their communities; suicide among the despairing young is common. No other developed country has such a record. A pervasive white myth, that Aborigines leech Continue reading

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