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Fault Lines Travels to Canada to Find Out What Happens When a First Nation Says No to Fracking.


Society & Culture  (tags: sadness, activists, culture, water, fracking, freedoms, environment, corruption, abuse, arts, government, humans, ethics, politics, media, dishonesty, rights, law, health )

Roxy
- 1591 days ago - america.aljazeera.com
On October 17, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police raided a protest site set up by Mi'kmaq people and their supporters trying to prevent a Texas-based corporation from fracking. It was the most spectacular eruption yet in a struggle led by indigenous people



   

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roxy H (350)
Thursday January 8, 2015, 6:04 pm
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On October 17, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police raided a protest site set up by Mi’kmaq people and their supporters trying to prevent a Texas-based corporation from fracking. The company had received rights to explore for shale gas by the province of New Brunswick.

The raid turned to chaos as residents of the Elsipogtog First Nation arrived to confront them. Police pepper-sprayed elders and fired sock rounds to control the crowd. Six police vehicles were set ablaze. Some 40 people were arrested.

It was the most spectacular eruption yet in a struggle led by indigenous people to protect land they say they’ve never ceded and water they consider sacred.

Fault Lines has traveled to New Brunswick to ask why their fight caught fire, and to find out what happens when Canada’s First Nations say no to resource extraction projects.
 

. (2)
Saturday January 10, 2015, 9:29 am
arigato
 

Panchali Yapa (26)
Saturday January 10, 2015, 11:39 am
Thank you
 

Birgit W (160)
Saturday January 10, 2015, 3:20 pm
Yup, this is Canada! People have no rights, and aren't allowed to speak up thanks to Harper.
 

Janet B (0)
Saturday January 10, 2015, 7:13 pm
Thanks
 

Hartson Doak (39)
Saturday January 10, 2015, 11:23 pm
Well it looks like the white man is still at it. We lie to the first Nations and try to steal what is theirs. Over greed, greed, greed.
 

Jonathan Harper (0)
Monday January 12, 2015, 12:25 am
noted
 

Theresa Robinson (79)
Sunday April 19, 2015, 7:04 pm
NOTED SIGNED AND YES YOU BET I SHARED. THANKS A BUNCH ROXY KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK. THERESA R.
 
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