politics, plants

Five First Nations block tarsands highway in the name of Idle No More, Attawapiskat Chief Spence
(Photo courtesy of Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation)
 
Hey, for my Wisconsin friends and family, or anyone who follows tribal news and environmental news in the U.S. and Canada…remember the Wisconsin Assembly Bill 426? The mining bill that was voted down last March by one vote in the Senate (one Republican vote) in order to preserve northern Wisconsin’s tribes’ treaties and the gutting of state and federal environ…mental protections? Well, the Canadian Senate passed, with the backing of oil industry giant Shell, the equivalent of the failed 426 bill, the C-45, through in early December. So this is what they are doing up there: blocking roads to prevent the equipment from getting to the tar sands area in Alberta and going on hunger strikes (which is what we would be doing here had there not been so much public education that led to public outcry that led to enough bipartisanship to stop the 426 bill). The mining of the tar sands affects all of us, and the breaking of centuries old treaties with standing governments and native nations are acts of war on peoples and the environment. Spread it around. Today is the international day of action to bring awareness to this unconstitutional law. Read all about it: http://acfnchallenge.wordpress.com/, http://aptn.ca/pages/news/2012/12/14/bill-c-45-passes-through-senate-to-become-law/, http://www.autostraddle.com/canadas-new-racist-policies-toward-first-nations-is-horrible-embarrassing-fucked-152203/, http://priceofoil.org/2012/12/20/kill-bill-c-45/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+OilChange+%28Oil+Change%29, http://rabble.ca/news/2012/12/official-opposition-urges-harper-meet-hunger-striking-chief-theresa-spence , http://aptn.ca/pages/news/2012/12/21/five-first-nations-block-tarsands-highway-in-the-name-of-idle-no-more-attawapiskat-chief-spence/,
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