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— Support indigenous struggles for sovereignty, dignity and self-determination on Turtle Island
— Oppose CN Rail’s racism and colonialism
SUNDAY, JULY 1st, 1pm (sharp)
Picket and Demonstration
Montreal Central Train Station
(enter via the metro,
or via the street at 895 de la Gauchetière West,
between University and Mansfield)
** Meet at the large departures/arrivals sign in the main lobby of the train station. Bring your banners, placards, flags and other symbols of dissent. **
— We demand that CN Rail drop their racist lawsuit against Mohawk activists at Tyendinaga;
— We stand in support and solidarity with indigenous struggles for sovereignty and self-determination all over Turtle Island;
— We denounce CN Rail’s role in the corporate North American Competitiveness Council and the Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP).
“When justice fails, block the rails!”
CN Rail is a multi-billion dollar company, headquartered in Montreal, whose tracks and installations occupy native lands from ocean-to-ocean.
CN Rail is currently pursuing a multi-million dollar lawsuit against three Mohawk activists from the community of Tyendinaga who were actively involved in the defense of their land. CN is threatening more lawsuits against other indigenous communities and activists who block CN rail lines.
CN Rail and their executives are targeting indigenous community organizers who have effectively brought the issue of land rights violations and native sovereignty to the forefront. In the context of appropriated native territory, which their tracks sit on, CN Rail’s actions are colonial and racist.
While CN uses the courts to attack native activists, their CEO — E. Hunter Harrison ? is a member of the North American Competitiveness Council, a key promoter of the recently formed “Security and Prosperity Partnership” (SPP) between Canada, the United States and Mexico. The SPP continues the imposition of the neo-liberal North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), combined with paranoid “Homeland Security” policies.
The SPP is an attack on all working and oppressed peoples, especially the indigenous peoples of “North America”. The SPP leaders ? George Bush, Stephen Harper and Felipe Calderon — will be meeting later this summer, from August 20-21, in Montebello, Quebec (just 90 minutes from Montreal).
“Canada” is a country built on stolen land and genocide: we come together on July 1, in solidarity with native protests across Turtle Island, as non-natives in opposition to Canadian colonialism and racism. Join us for an anti-colonial anti-Canada Day!
Organized and endorsed by:
Block the Empire-Montreal (BLEM)
Indigenous Peoples Solidarity Movement (IPSM)
No One Is Illegal-Montreal
La Pointe Libertaire
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Sudbury Information Session:
An Evening of Solidarity With First Nations Struggles on Wednesday, June 27th.
In the lead up to the Day of Action called by the Assembly of First Nations for Friday, June 29th the March 17th Anti-War Committee and the First Peoples National Party of Canada are organizing an evening of solidarity with First Nations struggles. This educational event will include drumming by the White Cedar Singers, a talk by Ojibwe elder Barb Riley on the importance of land claims and a showing of Alanis Obomsawin’s award winning “Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance” on the ‘Oka crisis.’ The event will support First Nations land claims struggles like that of the Six Nations people in Caledonia, Ontario providing an opportunity to both learn about struggles in the past and to support First Nations struggles in the present.
Wednesday, June 27th, 7 pm sharp
McNaughton Room, 4th Floor
St. Andrew’s Place, 111 Larch Street (in downtown Sudbury)
Sponsored by the March 17th Anti-War Committee and the First Peoples National Party of Canada.
For more information contact Gary at 523-2205 or at email@example.com or email Clarissa at firstname.lastname@example.org