[act-ma] Idle No More Global Day of Action to support indigenous peoples, Boston Fri., Jan 11, State House, 1 pm

Marilyn Levin marilynl at alumni.neu.edu
Mon Jan 7 17:12:18 PST 2013

Idle No More demo (call for global day of action to support indigenous

Boston  Jan. 11, State House, 1 pm



Idle No More Movement Stages Blockades, Protests in Canada as
Hunger-Striking Chief to Meet PM 

Canada's Idle No More movement expanded to the U.S. border on Saturday with
a series of blockades and actions. Police closed the International Bridge
connecting Ontario with Michigan after hundreds of protesters marched from
the United States to the Canadian side. Sit-ins and protests were also held
at bridges, roads, rail lines and other border crossings across Canada. The
actions came one day after Chief Theresa Spence announced she would join a
meeting between Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and First Nations
leaders. Spence has been on hunger strike since December 11, demanding a
meeting with Harper, an action that has helped spur the Idle No More
movement's broader call for political transformation, indigenous rights and
environmental justice. Idle No More organizers have called for a global day
of action on January 11th - the same day that Spence is slated to meet with
Harper, and the one-month anniversary of her hunger strike.


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