Canada: Coastal GasLink Violated B.C. Pipeline Rules More than 50 Times

Emma McIntosh Autumn Walkem, Nlaka’pamux, a supporter of the Wet’suwet’en puts up a sign to greet police at Unist’ot’en Camp in February 2020. Photo by Michael Toledano The company behind the controversial Coastal GasLink pipeline has violated conditions set by the British Columbia government more than 50 times, the province’s records show. Some rules were…

Mohawk Activist: Reconciliation Isn’t Dead. It Was Never Alive.

Alan S. Hale Indigenous activist, human rights advocate and person of the longhouse, Ellen Gabriel, gave an impassioned lecture at Queen’s University on Wednesday about the state of the relationship between Canada and Indigenous Peoples. (Alan S. Hale/The Whig-Standard)Alan S. Hale / Alan S. Hale/The Whig-Standard One of the most consequential aspects of the conflict…

What is Happening in Wet’suwet’en?

Fire This Time! An RCMP officer stands near the Morice River bridge, the only entrance point to the Unist’ot’en healing centre and sole access road to Coastal GasLink work sites. A barrier built across the bridge bears a sign saying “Reconciliation,” which was disassembled by workers in yellow vests. Photo: Amber Bracken / The Narwhal…

RCMP Raids Wet’suwet’en Camps in British Columbia: “Reconciliation is Dead”

M. Tiahui Indigenous people and allies who support Indigenous sovereignty have taken to the streets throughout Canada in response to multiple raids on peaceful encampments in Wet’suwet’en territory in British Columbia. Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) with guns, dogs and helicopters have conducted raids against Wet’suwet’en clan camps. The camps, located along a road in…

Stephen Lewis: The NDP’s Liberal Imperialist

Yves Engler If the New Democratic Party wants to be part of the solution and not a barrier to creating a better foreign policy it needs to start telling the truth. Stephen Lewis is a liberal imperialist who largely ignores Canada’s contribution to African subjugation. Just before the election Svend Robinson for Burnaby North-Seymour published…

Canada No Safe Haven for Blacks

More than half of Canada’s Black population was born elsewhere, but disproportionate stops by police “can not only end in jail, but deportation and removal,” said Robyn Maynard, a Montreal-based writer and activist and author of “Policing Black Lives: State Violence in Canada from Slavery to the Present.” Canada has been especially harsh in its…

Haiti: The International Front Positions Itself

Lautaro Rivara, Sociologist and member of the Dessalines Brigade of Solidarity with Haiti The so-called “international community”, so far silent on the serious Haitian crisis, has just made its move. On September 30, a meeting took place between allies of the ruling party, sectors of the political opposition specifically called for their extreme moderation (if…

The Seven Decisions Taken by TIAR Against Venezuela

The foreign ministers of the member countries of the Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance (Tiar) agreed on Monday to impose a series of sanctioning measures against the government of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro during a Consultation meeting in New York, United States. The meeting of the Consultative Body of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the…