G20 and Canada’s brewing ‘insurgency’

Canada's native communities are using the G20 and G8 gatherings to bring attention to land rights issues, poverty and poor living conditions

“With Canadian soldiers, snipers, commandos and police tactical units representing the sharp end of a security budget that is poised to top $1bn, the most significant threat to business as usual for the summit may turn out to be far-flung rural blockades enacted by Canada’s long suffering native communities.”

“In recent years in particular, Canada’s indigenous communities have shown the will and potential to grind the country’s economic lifelines to a halt through strategically placed blockades on the major highways and rail lines that run through native reserves well outside of Canada’s urban landscape.”

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Posted on 30 June, 2010, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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