‘Idle No More’ block Rail and Roads as chief’s Hunger Strike goes on

Idle No More protesters stall railway lines, highways

5-hour blockade of railways between Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal

First Nations chiefs and Idle No More activists staged Canada-wide protests Wednesday, as part of a national day of action

It is time for Prime Minister Stephen Harper to condemn a rising tide of violence against aboriginal Idle No More protestors, said representatives of hunger-striking Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence on Friday.“I think the Prime Minister of Canada needs to take responsibility and a true leadership role in denouncing these acts of violence,” said Ellen Gabriel, a member of the Indigenous Women of Turtle Island.

“There was a young aboriginal woman in Thunder Bay who was raped and she was told that all aboriginal people deserve this,” said Gabriel, referring to the brutal abduction, strangulation and rape of 36-year-old mother on Dec. 27. The attackers allegedly told their victim “You Indians deserve to lose your treaty rights,” and called her a “dirty squaw.”

First Nations demonstrators stopped passenger railway traffic lines between Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal today, while others stalled major highways and rail lines in parts of Manitoba, Alberta, New Brunswick and Ontario as part of the Idle No More Movement’s national day of action.

Protesters also gathered in Windsor, Ont., near the Ambassador Bridge to Michigan, slowing down traffic to North America’s busiest border crossing for several hours, the CBC’s Allison Johnson reported.

Activities including rallies, blockades and prayer circles were staged across the country Wednesday as part of the grassroots movement calling for more attention to changes that were contained in Bill C-45, the Conservative government’s controversial omnibus budget bill that directly affected First Nations communities. Continue reading “‘Idle No More’ block Rail and Roads as chief’s Hunger Strike goes on”

Slutwalk London 2012: Brave survivors get strong!

Slutwalk London means Speak UP ..Sat 22nd

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“It took the police two and a half years to arrest/sentence the man who raped me,who stole my virginity, In that time he managed to ruin 6 other girls lives. He spend just 7 months in prison. But that isnt the worst part the fact that people posted on his Facebook telling everyone that he was innocent and that the ‘victims’ were making it up, still not being the worst part The worst part is that i still see him walking around in the streets where i use to Continue reading “Slutwalk London means Speak UP ..Sat 22nd”
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