Tecumseh’s speech to Governor Harrison at Vincennes, Indiana Territory (August 12, 1810)

“The way, and the only way, to check and to stop this evil, is for all the Redmen to unite in claiming a common and equal right in the land, as it was at first, and should be yet; for it was never divided, but belongs to all for the use of each.” Continue reading Tecumseh’s speech to Governor Harrison at Vincennes, Indiana Territory (August 12, 1810)

Grassroots Métis Statement on the WPG Police and MMF: Abolish the Police!

“We, the undersigned, are Métis citizens from across the homeland and supporters who stand in solidarity with Black abolitionist organizers and the families of Black and Indigenous people who have experienced police violence. Métis people taking a position of support for defunding the police are not the inconsequential dissenting voices.” Continue reading Grassroots Métis Statement on the WPG Police and MMF: Abolish the Police!

Against false claims to Métis territorial rights in British Columbia

Posts challenging the BC Metis Federation’s (BCMF) recent statements regarding Secwepemc sovereignty and false claims to Métis territorial rights in BC; a link to an article about similar claims made by a different organization, the Metis Nation of BC (MNBC); and some personal-historical commentary about Métis in BC. Continue reading Against false claims to Métis territorial rights in British Columbia

An Open Letter in Solidarity with Prisoners at the Saskatoon Correctional Centre

“We are a collective of community members, prisoner advocates, and penal abolitionists who stand in solidarity with prisoners at the Saskatoon Correctional Centre (SCC), where 130 people (107 prisoners; 23 staff) or roughly 20% of the population have tested positive for COVID-19 as of November 30, 2020.” Continue reading An Open Letter in Solidarity with Prisoners at the Saskatoon Correctional Centre

An Exchange Between Sam Greenlee and Lawrence Ytzhak Braithwaite (2007)

“What many people miss is that the book and film [The Spook Who Sat By The Door] are based on the solid foundation of African American folklore that were the bedtime stories told to my brother and me by my southern maternal grandparents; the Brer Rabbit tales, in particular.” Continue reading An Exchange Between Sam Greenlee and Lawrence Ytzhak Braithwaite (2007)

Canadian Imperialism & Institutional Racism: Connections between Black & Métis resistance movements

2019 marked the 50th anniversary of the occupation of Sir George Williams University in Montreal in 1969 by Black and Caribbean students who were protesting racist treatment by professors at the institution, as well as the 150th anniversary of the Métis Nation’s re-occupation of Fort Garry at Red River (Winnipeg) in 1869. Continue reading Canadian Imperialism & Institutional Racism: Connections between Black & Métis resistance movements

The Brave-Hearted Women: The Struggle at Wounded Knee – Shirley Hill Witt (1976)

“The established media focused their attention on who they judged to be the leaders and organizers — that is, Native American males. Their cameras and tape recorders only grazed the faces of Martha Grass from Oklahoma or Ann Jock from Akwesasne or the many strong women who like Anna Mae Pictou breathed life into an idea.” Continue reading The Brave-Hearted Women: The Struggle at Wounded Knee – Shirley Hill Witt (1976)

Palm Island Insurrection (2005)

Hundreds of residents of the Aboriginal community of Palm Island, Australia, burned down the local police station, court building and the housing barracks of local police officers on November 26, 2004, after a coroner’s report on the police custody death of island resident Mulrunji Doomadgee, a 36-year-old Aboriginal man, was read aloud to a community meeting. Continue reading Palm Island Insurrection (2005)

Against Imperialism: International Solidarity and Resistance – Endless Struggle (1990)

“But such a simplistic analysis ignores the patriarchal & racist ideological basis that makes up the domination & expansion of capitalism. Today, capitalism shapes & effects our cultural & social relationships like no other social culture has.” Continue reading Against Imperialism: International Solidarity and Resistance – Endless Struggle (1990)

Sutikalh – It Takes a Whole Community to Stop a Ski Resort

After almost exactly 20 years of struggle and land reclamation, St’at’imc people’s resistance has successfully stopped the development of a proposed ski resort in their territory, as the British Columbia government’s assessment office has finally canceled the Environmental Assessment Certificate for the project. Continue reading Sutikalh – It Takes a Whole Community to Stop a Ski Resort

The Struggle for Self-Managed Social Space – Alfredo M. Bonanno (1987)

“Capital has stolen our time from us (it needed it for production) and it has stolen our space (it needed it first as places of production, then as a system of control and repression, then to get general consensus). Now we are faced with the need to move toward expropriating our time and space.” Continue reading The Struggle for Self-Managed Social Space – Alfredo M. Bonanno (1987)

Anarchy in BC: Anti-Capitalist Struggle Outside the Union on Canada’s ‘Left Coast’ – Roger Farr (2007)

“Expropriation / occupation, I would argue, poses an even greater threat to capitalism than does property destruction alone, because the occupation opens the door to new forms of social relations, and moves beyond economic critique towards a politics of everyday life.” Continue reading Anarchy in BC: Anti-Capitalist Struggle Outside the Union on Canada’s ‘Left Coast’ – Roger Farr (2007)

A Rent Strike in Vancouver – Anders Corr (1971)

“In an atmosphere charged with the idea of rent strike, almost all landlords perceived the danger of providing provocation for further strikes. Even those considering the purchase of rental property in Vancouver may have paused for a short period before buying. In this way, the strike’s atmosphere of tenant resistance slowed the rate of rent increases for the average Vancouver tenant.” Continue reading A Rent Strike in Vancouver – Anders Corr (1971)