Protest! The conscience demands it

In heeding our conscience – and what, other than that, is the purpose of having consciousness – we will find a path clear before us. This is the path of protest, of differentiation form the norm. Not of calling out, but of turning away. True protest, the kind that seeks change, must be more affirmation than negation. It is focused on the actions we can ourselves take, not the actions not taken by others.

A Warrior approaches

It was two weeks before Halloween last year when a blockade organized by the Mi’kmaq Warriors Society was confronted by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. The blockade in New Brunswick was in response to shale gas exploration by SWN Resources Canada, a Houston-based firm.

Keeping our word

In recent weeks, Neil Young’s Honour the Treaties tour has brought much attention to the important issue of treaties and First Nations land rights in…