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Mid-Week Round Up: December 11
Illustration: Erin McPhee
Twenty Cree youth have walked 600 kilometres from Mistissini, Quebec to Quebec City to protest against uranium exploration in their community.
December 2nd marked the 12th anniversary of the Grassy Narrows Blockade. Commemorating the date, the Women of Grassy Narrows released a statementhighlighting the continuing exploitation of their land:
“We don’t want our people to be further exploited by the forest industry and any other type of destructive industry for that matter. These destructive industries only offer demeaning, dead end, low paying economic opportunities for our people. Our territory is rich with non-destructive, non-demeaning economic opportunities for our people.”
The United Nations Climate Change Conference is taking place in Lima, Peru and among the roster of attendees are oil companies Shell and Chevron. On Monday activists protested against the inclusion of the companies at the conference.
Last week it was announced that there will not be an indictment against Daniel Pantelo, the New York police officer who put Eric Garner in a chokehold which led to Garner’s death. A fundraising campaign has been launched to support Garner’s family, to donate click here.
The United States’ Senate Intelligence Committee released a report this week outlining the CIA’s use of torture. You can read about it here (Trigger Warning some of the descriptions of torture are graphic):