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British Columbia

(re)occupied: #OccupyINAC and British Columbia’s 1975 Militant May

By Sarah Nickel When approximately thirty members of the Idle No More and Black Lives Matter movements entered the Indigenous and Northern Affairs (INAC) office in Toronto on April 13, 2016 to protest government inaction on the suicide crisis in Attawapiskat, the group, calling itself #OccupyINAC was drawing on long established…
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Canada

Every Mohawk a suspect

WHY DRUGS RAIDS IN KANEHSATAKE FEEL LIKE POLICE INVASIONS  by DAN DAVID (originally published in 2011 in The Dominion) KANEHSATAKE — “You didn’t see anything?” my neighbour asks. Apparently, another big police raid is taking place. We stop to listen for a second but hear nothing. Nobody phoned. I hadn’t listened to…
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Canada

Operation MYGALE and the criminalization of the Indigenous tobacco industry

When trade is treated as a crime against the state: A backgrounder on the largest raids on the Indigenous tobacco industry in history. (First published by Ricochet Media.) By Tom Keefer The largest police crackdown on the Indigenous tobacco industry in Canadian and history occurred last month. Operation Mygale, referred to in…
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Article

Demonstrators condemn Canada’s support for Honduras

Originally published in Rabble Blogs, March 15 2016. By Fernando Arce TORONTO – Dozens of demonstrators gathered outside the constituent office of the Ministry of International Trade in Toronto on March 11 to condemn Canada’s commercial involvement with Honduras, where an award-winning Indigenous environmentalist was murdered a week prior. On…
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Governance

An Anarchist Study of the Rotinonshón:ni Polity

"Where License Reigns With All Impunity"  An Anarchist Study of the Rotinonshón:ni Polity by Stephen Arthur "Their Policy in this is very wise, and has nothing Barbarous in it. For, since their preservation depends upon their union, and since it is hardly possible that among peoples where license reigns with…
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