Peter Rosenthal: Lawyer with Roach, Schwartz, and Associates
Shawn Brant: Tyendinaga MT, and more...
More than forty days after the Mohawks of Tyendinaga reclaimed a portion of the Culbertson Tract, the community continues to hold strong and the Ontario government continues its refusal to revoke the license legitimizing the quarry operation located on the land.
Over the past month, the battle for the Culbertson has escalated on all sides. In the face of government refusal to reverse an age-old act of robbery and injustice, the Mohawks of Tyendinaga blockaded rail lines running through stolen land for upwards of 30 hours. Dozens of trains were stopped, business as usual in Ontario was ground to a halt, and the Canadian public was forced to consider the hundreds of years of 'inconvenience' lived by First Nations peoples. The community removed the blockade once this message had been sent.
The Frente Popular Francisco Villa is a powerful and deeply rooted social movement in Mexico that traces it origins back to the grass roots challenge to the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City and the bloody repression that was directed against it. They are at the forefront of fighting neoliberal restructuring and mobilize poor communities to resist.
Recently, they contacted us and invited us to send a couple of our members down to an important convention they are holding next month that takes place every four years and brings in delegates from across the Country and beyond.
Speak Out & Rally
Queen's Park (Front Lawn)
Wednesday, February 28, 2007 at 12:00 PM
February 28th, 2007 marks the one-year anniversary of the Six Nations Land Reclamation. One year ago, the people of Six Nations of the Grand River Territory took action to reclaim Kanonhstaton, the Protected Place - land that had never been ceded in any treaty and was under construction unsanctioned by the rightful owners of the land.
It has now been over 8 months now since the people of Six Nations repossessed a tract of land that was stolen from the Haudonausaunee by the Canadian government and sold to developers. They have endured media slander, racist settler violence, police brutality, constant surveillance and one OPP raid. Since the reclamation began, at least 23 people have had charges laid against them. Out of these 23 people, 3 are now in prison: Trevor Miller, from Six Nations, Ron Gibson, from Akwasasne, and one alleged "young offender" from Six Nations who is currently in juvenile detention.