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 Post subject: Elsipogtog‬--Mi'kmaq Blockade
PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 6:29 pm 
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For the last few months Mi'kmaq, Acadian and anglophone settlers in New Brunswick have been working together to blockade a Texas oil company in order to prevent fracking. Today the RCMP moved in with assault rifles, tazed people, arrested the Mi'kmaq chief and apparently at least one live round has been fired. Unsurprisingly, the narratives coming out of the mainstream media are pretty different from those writing and tweeting on the ground. Here's an overview including some striking pictures.

I'm honestly really afraid, right, now for the protestors.

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 Post subject: Re: Elsipogtog‬--Mi'kmaq Blockade
PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 8:30 pm 
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This is very dangerous ! Law enforcement is supposed to protect the peace, not enflame conflict.

With such a solid social media presence, I'm hoping the 'on the ground' voices will be more broadly heard and RCMP held publicly accountable.


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 Post subject: Re: Elsipogtog‬--Mi'kmaq Blockade
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I will keep them in my thoughts. So much money in fracking that I fear for their safety as well.

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 Post subject: Re: Elsipogtog‬--Mi'kmaq Blockade
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Thanks for keeping us informed!

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 Post subject: Re: Elsipogtog‬--Mi'kmaq Blockade
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Ohmygosh is it just me or have Canadian RCMP and police become more and more horrible seeming over the past three-five years? I feel like this kind of shiitake just keeps coming up, way more so than it used to! Argh.

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 Post subject: Re: Elsipogtog‬--Mi'kmaq Blockade
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What the everloving fork is wrong with this country, when we are protecting oil companies first and people second? fork Harper and his screwed up agenda.

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