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March 28, 2012 Original Peoples

"Stand With Us to Fight"

Hundreds protest Enbridge pipeline and oil tankers at Heiltsuk-led rally

February 29, 2012 Labour

Hogtown, Manitoba

An investigation into one factory's radical impact on labour and the environment in a prairie town

Oil Gateway

Stop the Flows is the working title for subMedia.TV's next project. Over the next five years we will document resistance movements that are working towards stopping the flows of hydro carbons, mineral extraction, natural resources and capital, through grassroots and underground organizing. We will publish our dispatches as we complete them with the goal of compiling them into a feature length documentary to be released on 2016.

In this dispatch we look at how members of the Unis’toten nation are pre-empting the construction of 4 pipelines through their traditional territories

To help make these reports a reality, please visit STOPTHEFLOWS.com

For more background on BC's oil infrastructure visit the links below:

Aboriginal groups in Canada challenge tar sands projects

Grassroots Gathering to Resist Proposed Pipelines

In BC, Pipes Spell Double Trouble

 

This video report was originally published by the Vancouver Media Co-op

September 23, 2011 Sep 23 by Stimulator
August 8, 2011 Environment

"The River Always Wins"

1,500 take to the streets in Fredericton to oppose fracking.

June 10, 2011 Environment

The Plastic Bag Debate

Lessons from Rwanda

February 7, 2011 Foreign Policy

Canada Gets Cuddly with Mining Companies

Unconditional love for extractive industry costs taxpayers, say C-300 supporters

October 11, 2010 Original Peoples

Showdown in the Far North

First Nations oppose Ontario's Far North Act, some environmental orgs support it

October 4, 2010 Original Peoples

Waves of Controversy Continue on BC Lakes

Mt. Milligan mine in Northern BC far from a done deal

July 14, 2010 Photo Essay

Whose Woods These Are

Land defenders celebrate a year since Hanlon Creek occupation

June 8, 2010 Business

Goldcorp Drilled by Shareholders

Mining company challenged at AGM to respect host communities

May 10, 2010 Agriculture

Algae Blooms Controversy

Nova Scotian mink industry blamed for water woes

May 3, 2010 Agriculture

Cranberry Co-operative Goes Big in Rogersville

Ocean Spray to take over 3,400 hectares in New Brunswick

April 21, 2010 Environment

COP16 already Changing the Climate in Mexico

An interview with Gustavo Castro Soto on environmentalism in Mexico, popular education, and the futility of profit-driven solutions

Goldcorp shows little respect for local population

In the surroundings of San Marcos, Guatemala, the gold and silver mine of the Canadian Goldcorp Inc. which operates in Guatemala under the name Montana Explorada, has been ready for extraction since 2004. This is yet another blow for the environment and health of the communities of San Miguel and surroundings.

March 17, 2010 Mar 17 by LaRuta.nu
March 17, 2010 Agriculture

Growing Farmers

Canada needs policies to support young farmers: NFUY

February 19, 2010 Foreign Policy

Murders in Mining Country

Canadian mining companies at the scene of the crimes

January 27, 2010 Environment

"Greenest Games Ever"

What environmental legacy will the Olympics leave for British Columbians?

January 26, 2010 Weblog:

Kichesipirini Assert Need for Legal Empowerment

Open Letter Regarding Land Disputes and Legal Empowerment Presentation

We are an Indigenous Peoples of Canada with a documented historical record well capable of meeting the requirements of a fact-finding process as is determined necessary for the purpose of reconciling sovereignty assertions made by the "Crown". However, because of systemic gaps regarding Indigenous issues, we have long been denied equitable opportunity to address our outstanding land claim disputes, unable to rely on the domestic policy structures of the existing Canadian State.

I would like to thank the panelists for this relevant and timely discussion as it pertains directly to the numerous issues that we as an Indigenous Peoples have been attempting to resolve, but according to the existing avenues, have absolutely no effective recourse. We are in dire need of legal empowerment.

Of particular interests to us are those rights associated with Independent Land Title and Rights Registration, as we, as part of the Algonquin Nation, have never legally ceded or surrendered any title or associated jurisdiction.

As a traditional Indigenous Peoples in North America we are severely disadvantaged since reliance on any of the domestic policy currently available automatically acquiesces our potentially over-riding Aboriginal and international rights and places us in an assumed position of compliance with unresolved British Crown assertions, and is then further assumed to be our agreement to the continuing encroachments associated with adverse possession. Our history directly challenges the assertions of the existing “Crown of Canada” void of Indigenous Peoples appropriate recognition.

» continue reading "Kichesipirini Assert Need for Legal Empowerment"

January 6, 2010 Business

Greenwashing at the Games

Heavy polluters look lighter as Olympic sponsors

December 1, 2009 Weblog:

Kichesipirini Documents Nuclear Industry Contaminant Exposure Concerns

The Dialogue Denied Us

The leadership of the Kichesipirini Algonquin First Nation continue final edits on document that raises serious questions concerning chronic public exposures to dangerous environmental contaminants and that such ongoing deliberate exposure is directly associated with ongoing government and industry refusal to recognize Kichesipirini as a verifiable historical Algonquin nation, and our continued assertions of the legal and moral right to exercise our inherent and inalienable traditional governance role.

The Kichesipirini Algonquin First Nation became very concerned about possible hidden agendas associated with the blatant refusal to address Kichesipirini assertions in connection with land claim negotiations. Of particular concern is the reliance on flawed "negotiations" as a means to circumvent the law to resolve Aboriginal claims consistent with the legal requirements of purposeful fact-finding processes and adherence to historical truth as is required with litigated land claims.

Such circumventions of the legal process denied Kichesipirini their rightful role as protectors and responsible government.

Kichesipirini community members suspected that the many irregularities, especially the allocating of public monies and certain inflated responsibilities and jurisdictions regarding the Algonquin Nations particular relationship with the Manhattan Project and nuclear industry to Aboriginal communities that did not possess such authority, to be indicative of a systemic refusal to genuinely inform the public about the issues, thereby blocking all chances to actual accountability and examination of the facts, and that such demographic manipulations were probably indicative of some larger issues.

» continue reading "Kichesipirini Documents Nuclear Industry Contaminant Exposure Concerns"

November 6, 2009 Health

Sprayed Kedgwick Women Fight Back

Herbicide use set to increase in New Brunswick

October 8, 2009 Labour

Just Green Jobs

Transitioning towards an environ-mental economy

July 31, 2009 Weblog:

Occupation to save Old Growth Forest in Guelph

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Residents of Guelph, ON, have been occupying the proposed site of the Hanlon Creek Busines Park. The site is also home to Guelph's Old Growth Forest, and endangers local wetlands and the Jefferson Salamander, on Ontario's official threatened species list.

The occupation began on Monday, July 27th. They were notified that they would be evicted as of July 30th at 4pm, but the time came and went and protestors are still there.

More information is available on their blog at http://hcbpoccupation.wordpress.com, or contact them for interviews or more information at +15198206280, +15198206239 or hcbpoccupatio[at]gmail[dot]com. They are also inviting supporters to the site to lend a hand - a map with directions can be found on their website.

Photo by Sal Jefferson

May 7, 2009 Weblog:

Asbestos, Quebec: A Graphic Novel/une bande dessinee

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[disponible en français ici.]

Asbestos, PQ: A Graphic Novel/Une bande dessinée is a new addition to Dr. Joy Parr's Megaprojects/Lostscapes website. Based on the dissertation research of Jessica van Horssen, this graphic novel presents a history of the town of Asbestos, Québec from the perspective of the Jeffrey Mine, the largest chrysotile asbestos mine in the world. Viewing the community's history from this perspective offers a new angle from which to view how people and place grow, change and depend on each other. Follow the triumphs and tragedies of this community at: http://megaprojects.fims.uwo.ca.

May 6, 2009 Weblog:

May 11: Mining Company to Stake Claim on Mount Royal

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For immediate and widespread distribution:

Québec – Canada – Americas

mining, human rights and citizens’ rights


an open-pit mine on the mont-royal?

see : www.royalor.com

citizens’-action

may 11 2009

Mont-Royal 1 :30 -2 :30

(at the gazebo at Duluth & Parc)

Representatives of different communities affected by Canadian open-pit mining projects will stake a claim on the mineral rights of the Mont-Royal. Their aim is to symbolically demonstrate the harms and prejudices faced by their communities whether in Québec, elsewhere in Canada , in Mexico , in Honduras , in Chile or in Papua New-Guinea. The claim will be duly filed with the Ministère des Ressources naturelles du Québec.

Come one, come all to call for :

1. a reform of mining laws

2. the legal accountability of canadian companies operating abroad

3. a public debate free of « slapp » suits
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In collaboration with Coalition québécoise sur les impacts socio-environnementaux des transnationales en Amérique Latine and many other organizations. For more information : Lazar Konforti 514.827.7486 lazar.konforti@gmail.com, Daviken Studnicki-Gizbert 514.398.4251 daviken.studnicki-gizbert@mcgill.ca. An event organized in conjunction with the Cadre des activités parallèles du 5e Congrès mondial d’éducation relative à l’environnement (www.5weec.uqam.ca), May 10 - 15 Palais des Congrès Montréal.

Toxic Alberta

Last winter we decided VBS had to do a story on the Oil Sands of Alberta. So far no American media outlet had comprehensively covered it and even the local press's approach has left a lot to be desired.

April 21, 2009 Apr 21 by VBS TV

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