Author Topic: RCMP Attacks Mi'kmaq Camp at Elsipogtog ("New Brunswick, Canada")  (Read 5701 times)

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Journalist Miles Howe has been at the anti-fracking blockade since the beginning, and providing reliable coverage when everyone else was ignoring this. He's still the go-to reporter and he's come through for us again with this summation of yesterday's events, including the role of agent provacateurs in this struggle.

RCMP bring 60 drawn guns, dogs, assault rifles, to serve injunction on the wrong road

http://halifax.mediacoop.ca/story/rcmp-bring-60-drawn-guns-dogs-assault-rifles-serve/19358

Though the mainstream media has tried to portray this as a "clash" that "erupted into violence," the encampment has been peaceful, and up until yesterday at dawn, interactions with the police had been peaceful and at times even cordial. Yesterday the Mi'kmaq and their allies woke up to flaming police cars and guns in their faces. The man who threw the molotov cocktails is not a member of the Mi'kmaq blockade. He turned up shortly before the policed did, started the fires, and then walked out past the police line without being arrested. Draw your own conclusions.


Solidarity actions with Elisipogtog:

http://www.idlenomore.ca/events

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/lv?key=0AosCZUVjH-UBdF9PakZmNzFDd3RtTzYwM0FxMTlBclE

http://www.wearepowershift.ca/stand_with_elsipogtog_actions


Some history on the land rights issues in the region:

http://www.mediacoop.ca/story/elsipogtog-clashes-300-years-making/19357

For ongoing developments, follow the #Elsipogtog feed on twitter:

https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Elsipogtog&src=hash

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Re: RCMP Attacks Mi'kmaq Camp at Elsipogtog ("New Brunswick, Canada")
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2013, 03:54:46 pm »
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Re: RCMP Attacks Mi'kmaq Camp at Elsipogtog ("New Brunswick, Canada")
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2013, 06:48:16 pm »
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Support has come for the Elsipogtog First Nation from across Canada today. Ellen Gabriel of Kanehsatake released a video to support the people of Elsipogtog. RCMP moved into Elsipogtog earlier today to remove protesters standing against shale gas fracking on the unceded Mikmaq territory. “We very much identify with what you have been through this morning.” she says. “one of the lessons we have from the crisis is to beware of provocateurs.”

http://tworowtimes.com/news/message-to-elsipogtog-from-kahnesatake/