The State of Extraction, (please read our conference primer).
The goal of The State of Extraction is to bring together indigenous leadership, academics, artists and public intellectuals from a variety of disciplines, activists engaged in various struggles related to resource extraction (including oil, gas, coal and rare earth metals), representatives of affected communities from the global north and south, and the general public to examine the new face of resource capitalism in Canada and its influence on the world; the (lack of) public debate about such issues and the role of resource capitalism in structuring (and frustrating) such debate; as well as alternative models of economic and social development.
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Mining Justice Alliance "Toxic Tour" at the State of Extraction Go here: http://stateofextraction.org/state-extraction-toxic-tour
Petition to Conservative Minister James Moore on the Oil Spill Today: Grand Chief Stewart Phillip in front of Conservative Minister James Moore's office in Port Moody to deliver a petition calling on Conservative MPs to reverse cuts to oil spill response capacity, and ban increased tanker traffic on B.C.’s coast.Vancouver oil spill: "I am here today to stand
Nicola Valley First Nation supporters occupy Premier Christy Clark’s office Nicola Valley First Nation Chief’s and supporters are occupying Premier Christy Clark’s constituency office in West Kelowna over the province’s apparent inaction on the issue of bio waste being trucked into their community.
No title? No problem. Aboriginal people can sue over property rights: appeal court Industrial giants, from forestry companies to mining operations, must respect Aboriginal territorial claims in British Columbia just as they would heed the rights of any other Canadian landowner, the province’s highest court has ruled.
Colombia: Protect Indigenous leaders An Indigenous leader who was monitoring artisanal mining was killed in the Cañamomo Lomaprieta Indigenous Reservation in central Colombia. Many other Indigenous leaders from the Reservation have been threatened and their safety remains at risk.