back to important business

With apologies for recent digressions, though hopefully they might have helped people escape the evil clutches of marketeers trying to sell us all overpriced crapola. Baby steps, in freeing oneself from unnecessary overspending, as a step towards freeing oneself from overconsumption, moving towards minimalism. In the fight against consumerism, throwaway-fashion pseudo-culture, and the Viagra Paradigm; and to recycle a British supermarket chain’s long-running advertising slogan: “every little counts.”

This next item, however, is important. Directly and immediately. And has, as ever with important actual news, received sweet f*** all news coverage.

C/o the Independent Media Centre:

ELSIPOGTOG, CANADA: INDIGENOUS RESISTANCE

Mi’kmaq attacked by police and snipers

22 Oct 2013 08:44 GMT

 


The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and unidentified snipers attack Mi’kmaq women and elderly who were part of an anti-fracking encampment.

Support pours in for Mi’kmaq attacked by police and snipers. Today, Monday, Mi’kmaq Warrior Tyson Peters shot with rubber bullet risks losing his leg after protecting woman from a bullet.

[ From Global IMC Newswire ]

A Miq’mak Warrior risks losing his leg today after being shot with a rubber bullet when police and snipers attacked Mi’qmak in Elsipogtog, New Brunswick. The RCMP said only bean bags were shot at Mi’kmaq in the anti-fracking camp, but reporter Miles Howe was there. Howe said two people were shot with rubber bullets during the pre-dawn raid by police and unidentified snipers.

Howe reported, “It has taken three days, but sadly there is now the potential of a very serious injury arising from last Thursday’s early morning RCMP attack on the anti-shale gas encampment that occurred on a piece of Crown land adjacent to highway 134. Tyson Peters, a member of the Mi’kmaq Warriors Society, today appeared at a community meeting in Elsipogtog using two friends for support. His left leg was heavily bandaged. He tells the Halifax Media Co-op that after being shot in the leg by a ‘rubber bullet’ shotgun blast, fired by an RCMP officer at close range, there is extensive internal bleeding in his leg. Doctors have advised him that they will know better tomorrow whether the leg will require amputation.” Read article:  http://halifax.mediacoop.ca/story/mikmaq-warrior-risks-losing-leg-after-being-shot-r/19398

Global support poured in to Censored News for Mi’kmaq who were attacked by Canadian police and military forces with snipers, police dogs and pepper spray.

In solidarity, First Nations, including Mohawks and Six Nations, are blockading highways. First Nations marched through the streets in Winnipeg and more than 1,000 rallied in solidarity in Vancouver, while hundreds gathered outside of Parliament.

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