Canada Sees a ‘Watershed Moment’ in the Struggle for Indigenous Rights

Yesterday, for The Real News Network, I interviewed indigenous lawyer, scholar and activist Pam Palmater about the blockades happening around the country in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en people.

Pam expressed the view that we are witnessing a “watershed moment” in the defence of indigenous rights because “Canadians are standing with us in droves.” Continue Reading ›

SAIA York Delivers Submission To Former Supreme Court of Canada Judge

(The photograph above shows JDL thugs, one of whom is masked, at York University on November 20, 2019)

On November 20, 2019, and as I have previously discussed here, here and here, Students Against Israeli Apartheid at York University (SAIA York) held a demonstration at York’s main campus.

The purpose of the demonstration was to protest an event featuring former members of the Israeli military. Continue Reading ›

Jagmeet Singh Throws Indigenous Rights Under The Bus

This week, I spoke to Chris Cook of Gorilla Radio in Victoria, B.C.  (CFUV 101.9FM) about recent statements by NDP leader Jagmeet Singh relating to Palestinian rights and the rights of the Wet’suwet’en people on their un-ceded land in British Columbia.

As I explained to Chris, Mr. Singh’s recent statements amount to a betrayal of indigenous rights.

My discussion with Chris Cook can be heard here (starting at 42:33):

Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Maximilian C. Forte, Dimitri Lascaris, Janine Bandcroft Jan. 23, 2020