On January 7th an international call went out for a week of solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en. People in dozens of cities answered the call.
Once again the Wet’suwet’en are bracing themselves for another invasion of their territories by CGL and the colonial setttler state. An urgent call has gone out for solidarity actions
Over the last decade, the Unist’ot’en clan of the Wet’suwet’en nation have been re-occupying their traditional territories and defending their lands and waters from industry. We caught up with the Gidimt’en and Likht’samisyu clans who have also been building on their respective territories.
This episode of Trouble draws on two examples of contemporary anti-colonial struggle – those waged by the Palestinians and the Mohawks of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy against their respective oppressors, the Israeli and Canadian settler-colonial states, in hopes of drawing out lessons and increasing our capacity for producing meaningful solidarity.
If completed, the proposed Pebble mine would be the largest open pit mine in Turtle Island, and would endanger the salmon that feed 32 Native tribal communities in and around Bristol Bay, Alaska.
During a speech on “climate” by Justin Trudeau, Aamjiwnaang First Nation community organizer Vanessa Gray was assaulted by a member of the audience, while the Canadian Prime Minister looked on and did nothing. Vanessa Gray tells us what happened in her own words.
In the summer of 2013, the Mi’kmaq in New Brunswick began a campaign against fracking in their territories. Through protests, blockades, and sabotage, they managed to kick SWN Resources out of their territories and inspire indigenous people across the country.
The Jacques Cartier Bridge – a vital transportation corridor in so-called “Montreal” – is shut down in response to the RCMP’s attack on the Wet’suwet’en.
After the brutal raid by Canadian federal cops on Wet’suwet’en land defenders, stopping a fracked gas pipeline, solidarity actions are under way in over 60 cities around the world.