Canadian First Nations - Shut Down the Tar Sands Highway! Taconite Mercenaries appear in Wisconsin
A network of direct action camps - and indeed a network of networks - continues to spread across North America uniting Natives, First Nations, meddling kids, even ranchers and activists vs corporate exploitation. Mercenaries have appeared in northern Wisconsin to protect dangerous & widely opposed taconite mining operations as well. As Winona LaDuke has highlighted, militarization of the fossil fuel scenario in the US & Canada is moving full speed ahead.
Published on Jul 8, 2013
On July 6, 2013, hundreds of people gathered at the 4th Annual Tar Sands Healing Walk in Fort McMurray Alberta. During the Walk it was announced that a major oil spill occurred on the Athabasca River flowing into the Lake Athabasca in the Indigenous Community of Fort Chipewyan.
Later that evening at the Celebration Feast for the Healing Walk, Gitz Crazyboy of the Athabascan Chipewyan First Nation announced a call for action to stop traffic on Alberta highway 63 on August 24th, 2013.
Highway 63 is the main artery which carries workers to the Tar Sands production sites North of Fort McMurray.
The Youth of the Dene Nation are calling out for support to help them demonstrate to Industry and the Governments that the Tar Sands must be stopped for the sake of the future generations. On August 24th, 2013, join them by coming to the action in Fort McMurray or plan an action in solidarity with their plans.
For more information visit
or call Lionel Lepine
Main site: http://unistotencamp.com/
Related in Minnesota, please follow: https://www.facebook.com/EnbridgeBlockade?fref=ts - going strong for months!
The Yinka Dene Alliance issues a cease-and-desist letter to Enbridge, saying their member's territory comprises 25% of the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline route.
BREAKING: The Yinka Dene Alliance warns the Enbridge against trespassing in their traditional territories as they seek temporary permits for drilling and tree removal.
In a news release issued this morning, the Yinka Dene Alliance said it has sent a cease-and-desist letter to Enbridge.
The alliance says its members' territories make up 25 per cent of the proposed pipeline route.
N Wisconsin Mercenaries: Some URLs on the Northern Wisconsin thing: it looks like Iran Contra is breaking out in northern Wisco or something :[
Join ICTV on a walk into the Penokee Mountains Heritage Park with relatives and grandchildren to take pictures of drill site #6 about 1 mile from the Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe Treaty Harvest and Education Camp on Moore Park Road in Iron County Wisconsin. #RFKvisitPenokeeHills photos by Rob Ganson
http://mountpleasant.patch.com/groups/mike-paczesnys-blog/p/what-exactly-is-happening-at-a-wisconsin-iron-mine-drilling-site mercenaries in wisconsin http://unitedindefenseofthewater.com/ http://www.bluecheddar.net/?p=33877
Also side note - people rising up in California prisons: http://seattlefreepress.org/2013/07/09/california-prison-officials-say-3...
Resistance is fertile!