Neither the bitter Canadian winter nor the holiday season are slowing down Chief Theresa Spence and the phenomenal Idle No More movement. Flash mobs and other peaceful protest actions are either under way or planned for the near future, including the ongoing blockade of a CN Rail line in Sarnia, Ontario. Chief Spence, who begins the third week of her hunger strike today, joined Twitter on Sunday morning. She already has 6,400 followers. Her Twitter handle is @ChiefTheresa.
How she spend her Christmas?:
PowerShift 2012 March in Ottawa
The PowerShift 2012 Conference concluded with a raucous “Trick or Treat” march through downtown Ottawa by over 800 conference attendees and local activists. The 4-day conference sought to push the Harper Government to act to stop climate change and social injustice in Canada. And to stop annual handouts of $1.4 billion in Canadian taxpayer money to the “richest, dirtiest corporations in the world.”
The conference kicked off last Friday with electric speeches by young keynote activist speakers before 1000 attendees at the Canadian Museum of Civilization in Gatineau. MCs Brigette DePape and Clayton Thomas-Mueller set the tone for the rest of the 4-day conference when they invited the participants to rousing chants of: Power Shift! Stop Harper!
Brigette DePape (Photo credit: qu1j0t3)
Electric young keynote activist speakers and live performances before 1000 attendees kicked off the Power Shift 2012 conference last night at the Canadian Museum of Civilization in Gatineau. MCs Brigette DePape and Clayton Thomas-Mueller of set the tone for the rest of the night – and the 4-day conference – when they invited the participants to rousing chants of: Power Shift! and Stop Harper!.
Find out why Brigette is super-excited about PowerShift 2012.