Native protesters and their supporters showcase how to fight for climate sanity and indigenous rights.
The catalysts that led a Canadian federal court to stop the dangerous Trans Mountain project in its tracks.
Lavender Left organizes: the Northeast Multi-National Lesbian and Gay Male Feminist Socialist Conference
In the Memorial Day weekend, lesbians and gays representing every shade of lavender left politics transformed the placid surroundings of Appel Farm in the New Jersey countryside into a high voltage political forum. Every basic social and economic issue affecting the lives of lesbians and gay men in the U.S., Puerto Rico and Canada was… Read more »
Debra O’Gara of Seattle Radical Women delivered the following statement at a rally in front of the Canadian consulate in Seattle on August 30. The rally, organized by local Native American activists and RW representatives, was called to support the Mohawk nation in its confrontation with the Canadian Army in Oka, Quebec. The faceoff commenced… Read more »
Mary Pitawanakwat suit: Canadian federal office charged with racism, hypocrisy and sexual harassment
On the same day Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney signed an international Proclamation to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination, his government fired Ojibway Mary Pitawanakwat from the Secretary of State office in Regina, Saskatchewan, in retaliation for her protests against racial and sexual harassment on the job. That was in 1986. Pitawanakwat first brought her… Read more »
Mary Pitawanakwat is a fighter who has kept her eyes on the prize. In July, the Ojibway single mother of two marks the eighth anniversary of her race-and-sex-discrimination case against Canada’s Secretary of State Department. Pitawanakwat worked as a social development officer at the Regina, Saskatchewan office for six-and-a-half years. She was fired in 1986,… Read more »
IN MONTREAL, RODNEY KING’S NAME is Marcellus Fran çois, a 24-year-old Haitian immigrant shot to death by police. In Winnipeg, it’s J.J. Harper, a Native leader killed by police. In Vancouver, it’s Zhang Feng Hua, a Chinese immigrant whose ruthless beating by cops was caught on home videotape. In Toronto, it’s Raymond Lawrence, a 22-year-old… Read more »
The “conquerors” are celebrating “discovery” of a “new world”! Adding insult to genocide, they are bombarding the Western Hemisphere with commemorations of the 500-year anniversary of Christopher Columbus stumbling on the Americas. But there is cause for celebration: a history of five centuries of resistance, and a future that will recreate the best of the… Read more »
Last year, while Prime Minister Brian Mulroney was peddling the “free trade” pact between Canada, Mexico, and the U.S., he was simultaneously restricting the free entrance of immigrants and refugees into Canada. The message of his harsh new legislation, known as Bill C-86, could provide the copy for a wanted poster from a corporate head-hunting… Read more »
October 5, 1987 was a fateful day for Canadians. That was the day that Canada’s Tory Prime Minister, Brian Mulroney, handed the country over to U.S. multinational corporations. That was the day he signed the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between the U.S. and Canada. The FTA binds every Canadian citizen to it. It can strike… Read more »