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(en) Canada, [NEFAC News] Support the Six Nations Blockade!

Date Sat, 22 Apr 2006 12:14:25 +0300



SUPPORT THE SIX NATIONS BLOCKADE!! BUS TO SIX NATIONS FROM TORONTO
This Saturday, April 22 Meet @ 8:30pm - leaving 9PM sharp! Dominion parking
lot on Bloor west of Spadina Returning Sunday (leaving Six Nations @ 12 noon)
For 55 days now, the community of the Six Nations Haudensaunee
Confederacy has held a blockade to defend land that is rightfully theirs
from further encroachment by real estate developers and the Canadian
government. Early Thursday morning, the OPP tried to break the blockade
in a pre-dawn raid by sending cops with guns drawn to pepper spray, beat
and arrest community members. The government hoped to remove resistance
to the development of Six Nations land by Henco Industries Ltd. The Six
Nations community mobilized in response and drove the OPP out, restoring
the blockade.

A bus is being organized to take people from Toronto to support this
ongoing effort, and will be filled on a first-come/first-serve basis. The
community has asked for outside support, as they know that the
OPP/Military could seize upon any sign of weakness to move against the
blockade again--night times are particularly vulnerable.

The bus will leave Toronto Saturday evening, stay the night, and leave
Six Nations early Sunday. People should bring whatever they need,
possibly including tents and sleeping bags. Anyone with access to rain
gear should bring it. Every night for some time, Six Nations community
members have been on alert against the possibility of police attack.
Forecasts suggest it might be raining, and people from Toronto are going
to provide support through the night to those who have been defending
this blockade for several weeks.

For more information, call 416-997-1562 or email ocap @ ocap@tao.ca

If people want to leave at other times or are leaving at other times and
have space in their cars, and to check what supplies are useful to
bring, update and check out the Rides and Supplies message board at
http://excoboard.com/exco/forum.php?forumid=91715 - it's also available
through the Coalition in Support of Indigenous Sovereignty website. You
need to register and can then post at will.

People are meeting at 8:30pm for the bus so they have the opportunity to
attend an important event in Toronto earlier Saturday evening, also
regarding theft of indigenous land and attacks on resistance. The
independent call-out for this event is pasted below.

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The Six Nations blockade at the Douglas Creek Estates construction site
needs your support!

Yesterday morning the Ontario Provincial Police arrested 16 people in a
surprise raid. Blockaders were able to reoccupy the site, and a tense
standoff is now underway. The Six Nations blockaders are asking for
supporters to spend as much time as possible at the blockade, to show
support and be witnesses to any police aggression.

Be there for a few hours, a day, a weekend - anything helps.

Supporters in Toronto are co-ordinating rides to and from Caledonia.
If you are looking for a ride to the blockade, please call Nick at
416-531-1831.

IF YOU ARE PLANNING ON DRIVING AND HAVE SPACE IN YOUR CAR, please call
Nick at 416-531-1831.

There is also an online ride board at
http://excoboard.com/exco/forum.php?forumid=91715

You can find more information on the blockade at
http://www.urgentcalltoaction.com/


How to get there from Toronto
-----------------------------

- Take the QEW west to Highway 403

- Exit at Highway 403 and take it until Highway 6 South

- Follow Highway 6 South all the way into Caledonia (at one point you
will have to make a right turn in order to keep following the highway -
follow the sign pointing to Caledonia).

- Drive into Caledonia until you reach Caithness St. (also Highway 54),
go East (left) on Caithness which becomes Munsee St. in Cayuga.

- Stop at the Canadian Tire - it's easy to spot since the parking lot
is full of media vans. Park there.

- Walk the rest of the way to the blockade along Caithness St.



What to bring, what to expect
-----------------------------

DRESS WARMLY. Dress for rain.

If you can, it's a good idea to bring a tent, sleeping bag, blanket,
etc. If you don't have these that's fine. Do be aware that the
blockade is on a construction site, so expect mud, wind, and rough,
improvised accommodations. If you're staying overnight, don't count on
getting a full night's sleep!

The blockade is well supplied with food, so you don't need to bring all
your meals. Any food that you can contribute will be a big help,
though. Depending on the circumstances you may also be able to go to
Caledonia to eat.

There is a constant need for gas to run the generator. If you can
bring any cans of gas (regular unleaded) to contribute, please do so.

Other supplies the blockaders are requesting:
AAA batteries
Disposable plates and cutlery
Milk of magnesia
Firewood and lumber

Finally, any monetary donations you can make will be greatly
appreciated. You can make cheques out to Janie Jamieson.

======North Eastern Federation of Anarcho-Communists
Fidiration des communistes libertaires du Nord-Est
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