150+ Years of Occupation, Exploitation & Genocide
A night of Solidarity in Anti-Colonial, Anti-Capitalist and Anti-Imperialist Resistance! Dedicated to our fallen Mapuche Weichafe [Warriors], Luis Marileo and Patricio González, shot and killed by Chilean police on June 11th, 2017
JULY 1ST, 2017 @ 7PM –
Woodsworth College Residence
312 Bloor Street West, rm 30
University of Toronto
Featuring Special Guest Speaker:
SUZANNE PATLES of the Mi’kmaq Warrior Society
Melissa Elliott from Six Nations of the Grand River Territory
Drumming by the indigenous grassroots Allan Gardens Sunday Lunch and Clothing Drive Group
Other Speakers Include:
Sue Goldstein – Actions4Palestine
Suraia Sahar – Grassroots organizers of the Afghan Community
Rachelle Friesen – Organizing Committee Against Islamophobia (OCAI)
Anna Saini and YES – No One Is Illegal (NOII)
Kate Klein – Mining Injustice Solidarity Network MISN
MC LEE REED & Special Surprise Guests
Spoken word by Lindsay Ganohsanohwe Bomberry directly from Six Nations
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/701863416680529/
Organized by: The Women’s Coordinating Committee for a Free Wallmapu [Toronto]
For more info: https://wccctoronto.wordpress.com
Toronto Anarchist Reading Group
Women in Solidarity with Palestine
Stop the Jewish National Fund – Canada
International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network – Canada
No More Silence
No One Is Illegal Toronto
Harvest Noon Co-op
Organizing Committee Against Islamophobia – OCAI
Indigenous & Creatives of Colour in TV & Film
Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid
Latin American and Caribbean Solidarity Network
Anarchist Network of Toronto (ANT)
Mining Injustice Solidarity Network – MISN
Rising Tide Toronto
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This year marks the 150th Anniversary since the creation of the British North America Act that would officialize the occupation of the Canadian state on indigenous lands on Turtle Island. Throughout its existence, the Canadian state has sought the genocide of indigenous peoples through the imposition of the Indian Act – in its forceful removal of traditional territories onto reservations, implementation of foreign government – as well as the implementation of the residential school system, where thousands of native children would perish at the hands of the Church and state.
Currently, our communities are continuing to suffer the encroachment of the state, its corporate interests, and its policies in the ongoing plunder of the land, its peoples and beings. A plunder reflected in the physical degradation of the natural environment, the many hundreds of missing and murdered indigenous women, the exploitation of poor and marginalized classes, as well as the expansion of war and occupation locally and abroad.
Across Turtle Island, indigenous resistance the resource extraction industry – the expansion of the Tar Sands, the Black Snake pipelines, fraking, etc. – have taken root following in the footsteps of Standing Rock, Elsipitog, Kanonh:staton, Gustafsen Lake, and Oka. Resistance resounds across the stolen land of this continent to our Mapuche indigenous territories, who are also facing the ongoing encroachment of the Chilean state and its corporate allies throughout our territory of Wallmapu.
This July 1st, we have nothing to celebrate and everything to resist! Join us for a night of anti-colonial, anti-capitalist and anti-imperialist resistance! No Canada 150!
For the reclamation, reconstruction and liberation of our indigenous nations!
Free our Mapuche Political Prisoners on Hunger Strike!