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Indigenous Resistance News

Posted by admin on Mar 29th, 2015

Video: Naverone Woods Family Statement

Naverone Christian Landon Woods, 23 year old Gitxsan man, fatally shot by transit police on Dec 28, 2014. His death at the hands of police was profoundly tragic. It was also incredibly troubling; raising many questions about the use of deadly force by police, the role of armed transit police on our public transit system, and the broader dynamics of racism and colonial violence.

Watch statement from his family:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UmMRLObbW0&feature=youtu.be

Hubie, The Watchman

Since 2000, Hubert Jim has watched over the area known as Sutikalh—in the pristine wilderness of Cayoosh Canyon near Pemberton, British Columbia—with an attentive eye and clear love for it. From the nearby highway, following along a creek bed to a small opening, he occupies a lone cabin that was erected during a blockade. Hubert Jim, a member of the local St’át’imc First Nation known as “Hubie” to locals, has lived at Sutikalh since the blockade began. Outsiders commonly refer to Sutikalh as a “camp,” but Hubie explains that “15 years is too long to call this place a camp. For me, its Sutikalh Home.”

Read more: http://www.vancouverobserver.com/opinion/hubie-watchman

Grassy Narrows First Nation Holds Logging Protest in Kenora

In March of last year, the Grassy Narrows’ youth group released a statement rejecting the plan, as did the community’s chief and council. “The trees, like the water, are sacred,” stated Brenda Kokokopenace, an Anishinabe Elder from Grassy Narrows. “We have a duty to protect Mother Earth, and that duty is sacred, too. It is good to see the youth standing up for the land. It shows they know who they are and that they can wake up the people who have lost that connection.”

Read more:
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/thunder-bay/grassy-narrows-first-nation-holds-logging-protest-in-kenora-1.2996899

Immigration, Migrant Workers, Refugee News

Posted by admin on Mar 29th, 2015

Number of temporary foreign workers tripled in Canada between 2002 and 2012

The number of foreign workers in Canada tripled between 2002 and 2012 — although they still made up less than two per cent of the overall labour force, the parliamentary budget office reported Thursday.

Read more:
http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/number-of-temporary-foreign-workers-tripled-in-canada-between-2002-and-2012-1.2276261

Canada Is Spending Millions Keeping Immigration Detainees in Jail

“Today is Family Day—I miss my dad,” said Melika Mojarrab, the teenage daughter of Masoud Hajivand, who has been detained in Lindsay for the past eight months while the government attempts to deport him to Iran. Hajivand, who publicly converted to Christianity from Islam, says he fears imprisonment, torture, or even death if he returns to Iran. “If Canada deports him to Iran, I will not be able to see him again,” Mojarrab said. “His life is in extreme danger.”

Read more:
http://www.vice.com/read/no-crime-no-problem-canada-is-spending-millions-keeping-immigration-detainees-in-jail-786

Supreme Court Ruling Could Alter Landscape for Refugee Advocates

Every day Francisco Rico, co-director of the FJC Refugee Centre in Toronto, gets calls from undocumented migrants wondering how to get to Canada. Some have tracked his organization down on the Internet; others heard about it through friends. Their constant refrain: ‘We want to come to Canada and we don’t have any papers.’ But in offering advice, he could be committing a crime under a controversial section of the 2002 Immigration and Refugee Protection Act that critics say is written far too broadly and puts people who legitimately help refugees at risk of prosecution.

Read more:
http://www.thestar.com/news/insight/2015/03/14/supreme-court-ruling-could-alter-landscape-for-refugee-advocates.html

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Racism and Islamophobia in the News

Posted by admin on Mar 29th, 2015

The Ekos Poll: Are Canadians Getting More Racist?

Not only is opposition to immigration in general scaling heights not seen in twenty years but the number of Canadians saying we admit too many visible minorities has just cracked the 40-point ceiling for the first time ever.

Read more:
http://www.ipolitics.ca/2015/03/12/the-ekos-poll-are-canadians-getting-more-racist/

A detailed timeline of Stephen Harper’s weird, racially divided vision of Canada

Before Stephen Harper became an international laughingstock and trended on Twitter and BuzzFeed for telling women he knows best how they should dress, there was the divisive — and weird — campaign with racial overtones that came before it. How weird? Scroll down our 2015 timeline:

Read more:
http://www.pressprogress.ca/en/post/detailed-timeline-stephen-harpers-weird-racially-divided-vision-canada

Why I intend to wear a niqab at my citizenship ceremony

My desire to live on my own terms is also why I have chosen to challenge the government’s decision to deny me citizenship unless I take off my niqab at my oath ceremony. I am not looking for Mr. Harper to approve my life choices or dress. I am certainly not looking for him to speak on my behalf and “save” me from oppression, without even ever having bothered to reach out to me and speak with me.

Read more:
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/commentary/2015/03/16/why-i-intend-to-wear-a-niqab-at-my-citizenship-ceremony.html?referrer=http%3A%2F%2Ft.co%2Fd7ezjYQz0U

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Videos of Some of Our Great Speakers at the 8th Annual Community March Against Racism

Posted by admin on Mar 26th, 2015

 

 

 

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Community March Against Racism Time-Lapse

Posted by admin on Mar 22nd, 2015

The International Day for the Elimination of Racism marks the anniversary of the 1960 Sharpeville Massacre in South Africa when police opened fire on hundreds of South Africans protesting against Apartheid’s passbook laws, killing 67 and wounding 186. Every year we join friends and allies around the world to mark this day and to speak the truth about racism.

Lucia
In loving memory of Lucia Vega Jimenez.

Transportation not Deportation at Translink Police Board

Posted by admin on Mar 13th, 2015

Frack off! Indigenous Land Defenders Against Fracking

Posted by admin on Mar 12th, 2015

Monday March 23 at 6 pm.
Grandview Calvary Baptist Church – 1803 East 1st Ave
Snacks and childcare on-site.

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/912952715393191/

Join the Unist’ot’en Camp and Skwomesh Action in a talk about Indigenous struggles against fracking.

Also featuring poetry by Crystal Smith de Molina, Tsimshian and Haisla.

The Unist’ot’en Camp are taking action to protect their lands by building cabins and resistance camps in the pathways of approximately seven proposed oil and fracked gas pipelines.

Skwomesh Action is committed to the protection and revitalization of their lands, waters, and way of life including from Woodfibre LNG. They are calling for a ban on LNG tankers in the Howe Sound.
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Favor de leer y compartir ampliamente 8a Marcha Comunitaria Anual contra el Racismo

Posted by admin on Mar 7th, 2015

Sábado 21 de marzo
Comienza a las 13:00pm en Clark Park (Commercial Drive y la 14)
Unceded xʷməθkwəy̓əm, Skwxwú7mesh y territorios Səl̓ílwətaʔ, Vancouver

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/601744243292857/
Compartir cartel: http://is.gd/JKKjSR

* ¡Es una festividad familiar! Traiga vecinos, banderas y tambores!

English Version

Vea videos de marchas anteriores:
Video de 2013: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUMawBQASFM
Video de 2012: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQii7Z9-yAw
Video de 2011: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKDMpj9x2xU

 

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Harper is scheduling mass deportation of migrant workers starting April 1st.

Posted by admin on Mar 5th, 2015

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As of April 1st, 2015, all low-waged migrant workers employed under the Temporary Foreign Workers Program and Live-In Caregiver / Caregiver Program who have worked in Canada for more than four years will be banned from continuing to work in Canada and forced to leave. They will also be barred from returning to Canada as workers for a further four years. Those that choose to stay will become undocumented.

We have endorsed the call from Campaign Against the 4 Year Limit on Migrant Workers to stop this unjust law, and ensure permanent residency on arrival for migrant workers.

Please sign and share this petition: www.change.org/p/stop-the-mass-deportation-of-thousands-of-immigrants-on-april-1st

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Naverone Woods Family Statement, February 28 Vigil

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