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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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Gidimt’en Territory: Drop All Charges! Solidarity is inclusive: We are one

So-called Canada. It has been almost one year since the call went out for peoples across so called canada for solidarity; to respect Wet’suwet’en laws and jurisdiction to our lands and to fight together against colonization, industrial genocide, and to stop CGL and RCMP from invading our yintah.

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After a Winter of Blockades: Updates on criminal charges from #ShutDownCanada

So-called Canada. It’s been almost a year since the wave of blockades in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en land defenders known as Shut Down Canada. Since then, there has been no shortage of urgent issues, and public attention has moved on. However, for both those on the front lines and those still facing charges,  moving on has not been an option.

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So-Called #Canada: Joint Statement by Secwepemc & Gidimt’en Land Defenders

“Pipeline companies threaten violence to communities, salmon and wildlife with drilling under sacred headwaters…In the past few days we have seen Indigenous women interrupted during ceremonies in both territories, and arrests and incarcerations in Secwepemc territories, for enacting their sacred responsibilities.”

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Shut Down #Canada

So-called Canada. Right now in Mi’kma’ki, commercial fishermen are physically threatening, intimidating and harassing Indigenous people over their livelihood catch of lobster. The violence has escalated in the past few days, and seems likely to continue to escalate. The RCMP have been filmed allowing commercial fishermen to steal and poison lobster, burn vehicles, smash windows, throw rocks at Mi’kmaq people and attack chiefs and women.

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Protect the Headwaters! Wet’suwet’en Resist Coastal Gaslink [Video]

Update on continued struggle to resist the Coastal GasLink pipeline threatening the Wedzin Kwa headwaters on Wet’suwet’en territory.

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Final Straw: The Struggle For Likhtsamisyu Liberation Continues – Updates from Delee Nikal

Long time anarchist radio and podcast show The Final Straw presents an interview with Delee Nikal of the Wet’su’weten about the ongoing struggle at the Gidimt’en Camp and the fight against the Coastal GasLink pipeline.

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#Ontario: Details of Police Surveillance Targeting Wet’suwet’en Solidarity Organizing

So-called Canada. ON. North Shore Counter-Info has received legal documents that have not yet been made public containing details about recent investigations targeting anarchists in Southern Ontario who have been engaged with Wet’suwet’en solidarity organizing in 2019 and 2020. Many of these details confirm practices of surveillance that many suspect take place, but that aren’t usually taken seriously. This includes collaboration by big tech companies, tracking devices, and long periods of active surveillance.

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#Quarantine Letter #5: Unreconciled

Just when I was feeling most elated about prospects for the future given the strength of the Indigenous resistance sweeping Canada in early 2020, the coronavirus arrived on the scene with whiplash-inducing force to upstage everything in its deadly path unexpectedly shutting down whatever parts of the Canadian economy had not already been intentionally shut down by the Wet’suwet’en land defenders and those involved in solidarity actions that had immediately preceded the spread of the disease. Rather than framing The Virus exclusively within the kind of nightmare scenario that is typically associated with the mainstreaming of the term “surreal” (as if all there ever is to surrealism’s critique of reality is this dark side), I want to instead illuminate the surreal possibilities for social transformation that can be revealed by creating a surreal (rather than literal) analogy between the contagion of the virus and the contagion of revolt.

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