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Community radio collaboration culminates as CKMS changes channels and CKRZ comes to Waterloo region.

by admin — last modified Aug 23, 2017 01:16 AM
On March 15th Waterloo Region’s CKMS moves to 102.7 on the FM dial, opening space for Ohsweken’sCKRZ to expand their broadcast range on 100.3FM. Radio listeners in Waterloo region tuning into 100.3FM will now hear Six Nation’s “The Voice of the Grand” asthey boost their power to 1000 watts. The switch to 102.7FM for CKMS will launch the station’s 40thanniversary celebrations, and mark a refocusing of their image, dropping the “Sound FM” brand in favour ofthe original “Radio Waterloo”.

Press Release: Chippewas of the Thames Raising Funds To Assert Their Treaty Rights At Supreme Court of Canada

by admin — last modified Aug 23, 2017 01:50 AM
In less than two months, Chippewas of the Thames First Nation will appear in the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) to assert their right to consultation and argue that the Canadian government failed in this regard for the heavily contested Enbridge Line 9 pipeline. This challenge comes amidst a wave of resistance to pipelines and a heightened profile for issues of consultation with Indigenous communities. But the path to court is made difficult beyond the legal argument as COTTFN has to finance the legal defence of their rights against treaty violation, which they anticipate will reach half a million dollars.

Press Release: Canadian Delegation to Participate in the International Gathering Celebrating the Life of Berta Cáceres in Honduras

by admin — last modified Aug 24, 2017 11:06 AM
The ‘Canada Honduras Delegation for Justice, Land and Life’ is traveling to Tegucigalpa for the International Peoples Gathering ‘Berta Cáceres Lives’. First Nations women leaders, lawyers, filmmakers and solidarity activists make up the delegation that has been organized in the wake of the murder of Berta Cáceres’ on March 3rd, followed closely by her colleague Nelson Garcia’s murder on March 14th.

Dozens of Civil Society Organisations Demand Canadian Government Take Action for Berta Carceras and the People of Honduras

by admin — last modified Aug 24, 2017 11:09 AM
The Council of Canadians has joined with MiningWatch Canada, Rights Action and numerous other organizations in sending a letter to the Canadian government following the murders of land defenders Berta Cáceres and Nelson Garcia, ongoing threats against the Council of Indigenous and Popular Organizations of Honduras (COPINH), and the precarious situation of Mexican activist Gustavo Castro, who witnessed Berta's murder.

Press Release: Land Protectors Shut Down Enbridge’s Line 9 Near Aamjiwnaang!

by admin — last modified Aug 24, 2017 11:32 AM
This morning individuals have shut of the flow of oil on Enbridge’s line 9 pipeline. At 7:30 this morning, individuals used the manual hand wheel at a valve site to shut off the flow of oil through line 9 as an act of protest. They have locked themselves on site to prevent the operation of the pipeline.Line 9 is a highly contested tar sands pipeline that began shipping crude earlier this month between Sarnia and Montreal. Those involved assert that the operation of line 9 is a violation of indigenous sovereignty and treaty rights.

Enbridge Line 9 Work Disrupted as Demonstrators Demand an End to Tar Sands, Fracking

by admin — last modified Aug 25, 2017 02:07 PM
September 2, 2015 Port Hope -- Opponents of Enbridge's Line 9 Tar Sands and fracking pipelineare in Port Hope at the site of testing operations of the controversialpipeline. Enbridge is conducting newly mandated hydrostatic testing onthree segments of the 40-year-old pipeline before the company can bepermitted to pump bitumen through it. Activists maintain that this testingin no way mitigates Line 9's impacts.

Enbridge and the National Energy Board Push To Open Line 9 Ahead of Legal Challenge by Indigenous Community

by admin — last modified Aug 25, 2017 02:12 PM
Ahead of the June 16th court date for the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation, Rachel Avery and Dan Kellar of the Grand River Media Collective have written an article for the Media Coop discussing the federal appeal, constitutional responsibilities, third party consultation, as well as the ongoing risks associated with the Line 9 pipeline reversal project.

Kitchener-Waterloo Solidarity Network, Scores Victory Against Notorious Landlord As Two Stolen Deposits Returned!

by admin — last modified Aug 26, 2017 01:06 AM
From WPIRG Newsletter:We are pleased as punch to announce the winning back of two stolen deposits, both from notorious landlord Sheldon Cook. These victories come after a lengthy process as we worked together with tenants to win back the stolen deposits against a high profile character who had clearly become used to intimidating and pushing people around, breaking the rules, and pocketing the money with little regard to the lives it would impact. It was time for our community to push back, not only sending a message to Sheldon Cook, but to all exploitative landlords in the region. Ultimately, a visit to the landlord’s house by our action squad, along with sustained support and mutual effort between the KW Solidarity Network and the tenants, ended in the victory over this landlord, demonstrating that direct action gets the goods!