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Port workers in Montreal strike over pressure tactics by employers

While workers have been on partial strike since April 13, pressure tactics by employers prompted an indefinite general strike, bringing Canada’s second largest port to a standstill

Proud Boys Canada Canada declares pro-Trump white supremacist group Proud Boys a terrorist organization

Proud Boys, which was founded by a Canadian Gavin McInnes, in 2016 describes itself as “western chauvinist” and has openly supported many of Donald Trump’s racist policies

Canada pipeline protest Members of Wet’suwet’en tribe occupy pipeline drillsite in Canada as protests reignite

Members of the Indigenous community have argued that the drillsite of the Coastal GasLink pipeline is at the headwaters of the Wedzin Kwa river, a chief supply of drinking water flowing through the Wet’suwet’en lands

Facebook blocks dozens of accounts just days ahead of anti-pipeline social media campaign

Dozens of Facebook accounts were blocked ahead of a scheduled social media campaign against the Coastal GasLink project, in support of the Wet’suwet’en tribe in Canada

US blocks export of crucial N95 masks to Canada and Latin America

At a time when countries like Cuba and China are offering assistance and providing doctors and medical supplies to others, the US move is being criticized as self-centered

Fiat Chlyser Car manufacturers in US shut production down after workers mobilize amid COVID-19 crisis

Fiat Chrysler, Ford and General Motors are among the large car manufacturers that have announced a halt in production after workers threatened strikes and in some cases, began action

What is happening in Wet’suwet’en?

In the dark early morning on February 6, 2020, the RCMP violently raided Wet’suwet’en territory in Northern British Columbia, Canada.

Ontario teachers strike Over 200,000 education workers take to the streets in Ontario over work contracts

For the first time since 1997, all four major trade unions representing educational workers joined hands to organize a strike. More demonstrations are planned on February 24 and 28

Canada Invades Indigenous Lands Canada raids Wet’suwet’en lands for construction of gas pipeline

Protests have erupted across Canada in support of the Wet’suwet’en people who are fighting for their rights.

canada wetsuweten raids Canada raids Indigenous lands for construction of pipeline, violates international law

Canadian authorities have been carrying out raids on Wet’suwet’en lands since February 6 in violation of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Trans pipeline Canada Federal Court of Canada dismisses Indigenous peoples’ plea against gas pipeline project

The Trans Mountain gas pipeline is proposed to be expanded to triple its current size. However, the local Indigenous population has objected to the government’s approval for the project on the grounds that it affects their rights and poses a danger to the environment

Canadian federal police restrict access to Wet’suwet’en Indigenous land

The move is the latest repressive measure in order to push forward the construction of the Coastal GasLink oil pipeline and silence Indigenous opposition

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