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Bread => Activism => Topic started by: Boom Boom on July 12, 2012, 04:05:06 PM

Title: support the Algonquins of Barriere Lake
Post by: Boom Boom on July 12, 2012, 04:05:06 PM
  The Algonquins of Barriere Lake protest illegal logging on their traditional territory (http://ipsmo.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/support-barriere-lake-today/)
 
Last week, Resolute Forest Products (formerly known as Abitibi-Bowater) began active clear-cut logging on the traditional territory of the Algonquins of Barriere Lake, five hours north of Montreal, on land that is crucial for their culture and survival as a people. The logging company and government have ignored repeated demands by the community for consultation, despite resource-sharing agreements signed by both the provincial and federal governments that require this kind of community participation.
 
Rather than talking with the community, the government sent the riot squad of Sûreté du Québec (SQ) to enforce the continuation of logging, and threatened to arrest the families who are currently camping near the logging site.
 
Montreal-based supporters of the people of Barriere Lake are calling for a lunchtime casserole outside of the logging company offices to demand that they stop their logging and consult with the people of Barriere Lake. After a rally in front of the logging company office, we will continue towards the office of Premier Charest, to protest the criminalization of popular struggle by the government of Quebec.
 
Casseroles began in Montreal as a rejection of attempts by the government to criminalize the popular movement of the students through Law 78 and police repression. For indigenous communities such as Barriere Lake, the struggle against the criminalization and repression of their communities has been ongoing for generations as they struggle to defend their land.
 
No to the criminalization of popular struggle!
Solidarity with indigenous defence of the land!
Solidarity with the Algonquins of Barriere Lake!
Title: Re: support the Algonquins of Barriere Lake
Post by: Boom Boom on July 13, 2012, 07:05:42 PM
(http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/s480x480/552412_496134607070135_38507704_n.jpg)
 
A photo (http://ipsmo.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/support-barriere-lake-today/) is worth 1,000 words....
 

 
 
Title: Re: support the Algonquins of Barriere Lake
Post by: sparqui on July 13, 2012, 08:01:40 PM
Good photo, Boom Boom.