Video from Panel “Colonialism, Capitalism, and Migration: No One is Illegal!”

Posted by admin on Dec 15th, 2010

A June 19, 2010 panel with community activists from No One Is Illegal Toronto (Farrah Miranda), Vancouver (Harsha Walia), and Montreal (Jaggi Singh), as well our allies Melissa Elliott (Young Onkwehonwe United, Six Nations) and Adil Charkaoui (held on a Security Certificate). This panel focuses on the realities of Canadian immigration and border patrols in relation to broader global dynamics of corporate free trade, militarization and occupation, and the global rise of racist sentiments against Indigenous and immigrant communities.

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Indigenous Activists Slam Cancun Betrayal; Mass Movements are Our Only Hope

Posted by admin on Dec 12th, 2010

December 11, 2010 Statement by the Indigenous Environmental Network: “Mass-based movement building is our only hope to overturn the climate apartheid we now face.” As representatives of Indigenous peoples and communities already suffering the immediate impacts of climate change, we express our outrage and disgust at the agreements that have emerged from the COP16 talks. As was exposed in the Wikileaks climate scandal, the Cancun Agreements are not the result of an informed and open consensus process, but the consequence of an ongoing US diplomatic offensive of backroom deals, arm-twisting and bribery that targeted nations in opposition to the Copenhagen Accord during the months leading up to the COP-16 talks.

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Towards a North American Security Perimeter

Posted by admin on Dec 11th, 2010

By Dana Gabriel, Global Research, December 11, 2010

There are numerous reports circulating that Canada and the U.S. are secretly negotiating a security and trade deal which could be signed as early as January 2011. The proposed agreement would establish a security perimeter as a means to better secure North America and stimulate trade. The Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP), along with other U.S.-Canada initiatives have allowed the two countries to incrementally move towards creating a common security perimeter.

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Canada, U.S. to sign deal on security perimeter

Posted by admin on Dec 9th, 2010

Postmedia News December 9, 2010

A landmark deal is at hand between Canada and the United States to form a trade and security perimeter around the continent with an eye to easing the flow of goods and people across the border, the National Post is reporting.  Called the New Border Vision, the pact could be signed as early as January by Prime Minister Stephen Harper and President Barack Obama. It is unofficially anticipated that the plan will be on the agenda when U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visits Ottawa on Monday. But officially, the perimeter pact is still below the radar.

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Enbridge issued final notice of trespass by Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs

Posted by admin on Aug 25th, 2010

By Tyler McCreary | August 25, 2010,

On Tuesday, August 24th, representatives of Enbridge, Michelle Perret and Kevin Brown, received formal notice from Wet’suweten hereditary chiefs Hagwilakw (Antoinette Austin) and Toghestiy (Warner Naziel) that Enbridge was trespassing on unceded Wet’suwet’en lands and did not have permission to build a pipeline on their lands. Enbridge had sent Perret and Brown to present the council of the Town of Smithers with an update on their proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline. Involving a new twin pipeline system extending from Alberta to a new marine terminal in Kitimat, British Columbia, the proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline plans to carry tar sands oil to port and natural gas condensate to Alberta to thin the oil for pipeline transport.

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