Samedi 26 Septembre avait lieu au Parc Emilie Gamelin une marche silencieuse en opposition au projet de loi C-59 du gouvernement Couillard. Parmi les manifestants, des membres du groupe PEGIDA Quebec (Patriotes européens contre l’islamisation de l’Occident, en allemand) ainsi que du groupe d’extreme droite “Les Insoumis”.
Face a eux, de nombreux militants anti-fascistes, dont certains membres du Mouvement des Etudiants Revolutionnaires (MER). Encadrée par les forces de police anti-émeutes, la tension n’a cessée d’augmenter entre les opposants a la loi 59, les anti-fascistes et la police.
On September 12, 2015, a Notice of Seizure was delivered to McGill University by Kahentinetha Horn of the Bear Clan, a member of the Kahnawake community. The notice outlined McGill’s use of Mohawk land that had never been sold by the Kahnawake community as well as the outstanding sum of $1.7 billion that McGill had borrowed from the Six Nations’ Trust Fund and had never repaid.
Also outlined in the notice was McGill’s violation of Kaia’nere:kowa, the Great Law of Peace that Kahentinetha abides by. The discovery of military research being conducted by McGill is explained by Kahentinetha as going in direct violation of her governing law, strong motivation in her decision to send the notice.
CKUT’s Victoria Xie spoke with Kahentinetha about the reasoning behind the notice as well as what she is hoping will happen in the future.
Environmental Defence is Canada’s most effective environmental action organization and recently joined forces with other environmental organizations as well as the First Nations people and citizens of St. John in order to call for a rejection of the Energy East pipeline in the Bay of Fundy, one of Canada’s greatest ecosystems.
On September 16th, a hundred students from UQAM and Concordia Universities, part of movement No Tribunal For Students, walked between their two universities to demonstrate their solidarity with the students threatened of expulsion by the Universities`administrations.
Following spring 2015 strikes , many students of Concordia and UQAM were charged in front of disciplinary Tribunals for disobey the Universities regulations codes. Among other things, they were charged of disruption and obstruction of university activities.
Students are claiming for the abandonment of the charges by the Universities but also to recognize the political nature of these complains.
Le 4 septembre dernier, la police fédérale de l’Etat de Mesxico a expulsé violemment une famille de sa propriété en vue d’une expropriation menée par une entreprise privée. Marisol Mendez Trujillo dénonce le non-respect du préavis obligatoire de 20 jours et de la violence de la dépossession.
La famille Mendez a vécu au Canada pendant 5 ans, demandant l’asile politique en raison d’harcelement, de vol et d’extorsion de fonds. Apres sa demande d’asile refusée en 2013, la famille a été renvoyée au Mexique.
Les Mexicain(e)s Uni(e)s pour la Regularisation (MUR) dénoncent ainsi la complicité du gouvernement canadien dans cette affaire et réclament des réparations proportionnels aux préjudices physiques et moraux subis par la famille.
CKUT spoke with Cadence O’Neal, an antiwar organizers at McGill. Students claim that McGill University is displaying increasing desperation in its bid to stop students from learning about military research on campus. The McGill administration is shelling out for an expert access-to-information legal team, Raymond Doray, which is going to new lengths to block ATI requests about military research, according to a press release issued this week.
Since 2012, McGill has been in court against a group of students from Demilitarize McGill, who
have been attempting to file Access to Information requests on the university’s ties with
military contractors and weapons companies. Up until now, the university has refused to comply with the requests.
While her request was filed in her first year of university, Cadence will have graduated this year before having access to this information. The request, which pertains to thousands of emails, is being contested by McGill on the grounds that they are not official property of the university. Other students who have filed requests for McGill have also been waiting since 2012. The fact that McGill has blocked these Access to Information Requests until now leads many to suspect their deep involvement in military contracting.
In October, the students will return to court to continue to press for their requests to be honoured.
Feminicides–the killing of women because of their gender–have been occurring for decades in both Mexico and in Canada. Why has there been so much impunity surrounding these cases and so little justice for the victims and their families? What can be done to put a stop to them, to help Mexican women and Indigenous women in Canada live their lives unthreatened and in peace, as they should in both countries? What parallels can be drawn between both t he Mexican and Canadian feminicide cases?
In this two-part documentary series, CKUT’s Emma Noradounkian seeks answers to all of these questions, and more. This is the second half of the documentary series; it delves into the cases of feminicides in Canada