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So-called Canada: Solidarity with land defenders at 1492 Land Back Lane

Since July 2020, Haudenosaunee land defenders of Six Nations have blocked a housing development called Mackenzie Meadows slated for construction on Six Nations territory, near the settler community of Caledonia, Ontario. Land defenders refusing to see their lands further destroyed for colonial interests occupied the construction site last summer, renaming it 1492 Land Back Lane. Following the re-occupation of their territory, an injunction was granted to Mackenzie Meadows and enforced by the OPP in August. Land defenders fought back against the OPP’s violent eviction, temporarily retreating from the site. Shortly after the raid, land defenders backed by the community of Six Nations blockaded Argyle Road and Highway 6, and re-took Land Back Lane from the fucking police. In October last year, the police attempted to arrest a number of land defenders, shooting some with ‘non-lethal’ projectiles. The police were ultimately chased off by determined land defenders, having some of their cruisers fucked up on the way out. This last violent attack by the OPP led land defenders and Six Nations community members to tear up Argyle road, disrupt CN rail lines running through their lands, and erect barricades in order to defend themselves from further police attacks.

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Hamilton, Ontario: Pride Defender Update! Some charges withdrawn, others going to trial

Hamilton. ON. From the Pride Defender Solidarity Committee. Solidarity statement from CUPE 3906 below. The charges against the two defendants that were expected to be withdrawn have been.

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Hamilton, Ontario: Report back on Land Defender Solidarity Demo

An anonymous submission to Northshore Info. The land defender in question was released this morning.

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Montreal, Quebec: Demonstration on the 25th Annual International Day Against Police Brutality

March 15, 2021: 25th annual demonstration against police brutality in Montreal.

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So-called Canada: Another Word for Settle: A Response to Rattachements and Inhabit

So-called Canada. It was winter 2020 and in the aftermath of the most inspiring anti-colonial uprising of my lifetime, I read Rattachements[1] (Re-attachments in English) and Inhabit[2]. The trains had started up again across the country, and COVID-19 was starting to reorder our lives mere weeks after we had been doing our small part to help shut down Canada. In and around Tio’tia:ke (Montreal) where I live, there were many Indigenous-led initiatives, including solidarity rounddances that blocked traffic downtown, and of course the month-long blockade of the railway tracks that run through Kahnawá:ke. On and around the island, the engagement of settlers in #ShutDownCanada took a number of forms including clandestine sabotage of rail infrastructure, demos and vandalism of RCMP property, and multiple rail blockades, one of which lasted a few days.

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#ShutDownCanada Recap [Video]

It has been a year since our yintah and people survived 5 days of raids by the RCMP and #ShutDownCanada happened!
Looking back it was a time of beautiful strength and solidarity.

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Wet’suwet’en territory: #ShutDownCanada Anti-Repression Posters Up

So-called Canada. A few shots taken a week or two after an experimental exercise in the quaint little picturesque mountain town of Smithers (glad to see most of the posters stayed up!). This little hamlet/colony happens to be located in one of two yintah’s (territories) of the Cas Yikh (Grizzly Bear) – part of the Gidumten Clan of the Wetsuweten – the other Cas Yikh yintah is where the Gidumt’en Checkpoint kicked of the “shutdowncanada” movement with two years of winter blockades.

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How so-called Canada is targeting Indigenous resistance to TMX

So-called Canada. The handful of supporters in the sparsely-populated courtroom came there to bear witness and stand in solidarity with an Indigenous Elder who had just been tried for a second time and was now awaiting the verdict.

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Day 200 – 1492 Land Back Lane Update from Skyler

So-called Canada. Six Nations of the Grand River Territory. When Haudenosaunee Land Defenders are required to defy injunctions to protect our territories, we are arrested, charged, threatened and incarcerated.

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