Whenever there are social uprisings there are attempts by those in power to spread mistrust and discord among the people fighting back. To preserve our collective power we must learn to fight together.
In the week following the murder of George Floyd by four white cops, uprisings have sprung up across america and around the world.
Following the police murder of George Floyd, the streets of Minneapolis have erupted into some of the most intense riots the US has seen in years.
On Tuesday April 14th, inspired by similar actions in the US, a group of people drove their cars to Barton jail for a public noise demo. Several people returned that night. Spaced out from one another, they formed a decentralized crowd that flashed lights and shot off fireworks to let the prisoners know they’re not alone.
On February 24th, the OPP raided the camp at Wynam Road, established in Tyendinaga Mohawk territory in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs.
On Saturday Feb 15th, around 50 people snuck onto some train tracks in Vaughan, Ontario (just north of Toronto) and shut down the second biggest rail yard in Canada. They were soon joined by a large crowd of supporters who helped hold down the blockade for the rest of the day.
In the week following the RCMP invasion of Wet’suwet’en territories supporters have risen up and #ShutDownCanada. Some of the most effective solidarity actions have come in the form of rail blockades that have paralyzed the national economy.
In the days following the RCMP invasion of Wet’suwet’en territories and arrest of Unist’ot’en matriarchs, solidarity actions have spread all across so-called Canada.
Blockade of Montreal rush hour traffic in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en Land Defenders.