Anti-Canada Day in Vancouver

INDIGENOUS ANTI-CANADA DAY
INDIGENOUS DAY OF ACTION AND RESISTANCE

On July 1st 2007, over 200 Indigenous women, children, Elders and men (and non-native supporters) took the streets and the train tracks on a march and blockade to mark their resistance to Canada as an oppressive force against their people. The march began at Grandview Park and proceeded down Commercial Drive to Venables Street where the CN rail lines were occupied and blocked for over an hour.

During the blockade a Canadian flag was burned on the tracks by an Indigenous person, and several other Canadian souvenir flags that had been painted with the words “No Justice on Stolen Native Land” were burned by about 40 Indigenous people at the action.

The group stayed strong throughout the blockade in a show of force to let the Canadian government know that Indigenous people will not take state oppression any longer.

The march returned to Grandview park, again blocking traffic on the roads and intersections. The police presence was small, consisting of mostly bicycle units, and efforts to direct traffic were non-existent for at least an hour.

Actions of this nature will continue to happen, not only at every Anti-Canada Day but also at other events in the true spirit of Indigenous resistance!

U-Tube Video on its way!

photos of Anti-Canada Day in vancouver:
http://harrietspirit.blogspot.com/

photos of Anti-Canada Day in montreal:
http://photos.cmaq.net/v/anti-canada-day/

more photos & reports of continental actions:
https://wiinimkiikaa.wordpress.com

other links:
http://no2010.com
http://ourfreedom.wordpress.com

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Anti-Canada Day Photos at Flickr.com

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3° Anti-Canada days

Autore : billy, ch.indymedia.org

Si è tenuto il primo luglio nei territori dei Coast Salish (oggi Vancouver) la 3° giornata indigena contro il Cananda. Diverse manifestazioni, blocchi e d azioni portate avanti da indigeni si sono registrate in tutta la nazione nordamericana al motto “INDIGENOUS ANTI-CANADA DAY – INDIGENOUS DAY OF ACTION AND RESISTANCE “

Oltre 200 uomini, donne bambini ed anziani indigeni più diversi supporters non nativi, hanno preso parte alla manifestazione principale prevista a Vancouver per il 3° Anti-Canada day. I manifestanti sono scesi in strada ed hanno manifestato fino alla stazione, lì hanno occupato i binari per 4 ore per attirare l’attenzione sulla loro quotidiana lotta di resistenza al Canada in quanto forza oppressiva contro la loro gente. Nonostante qualche momento di leggera tensione le persone sono rimaste unite mostrando al governo canadese come la popolazione indigena non accetterà ancora per molto lo stato d’oppressione a cui sono costretti.

Al termine dell’occupazione dei binari i manifestanti sono tornati in centro bloccando strade e traffico.

Azioni e manifestazioni sono state annunciate per tutto l’arco della settimana.


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