by Barry Weisleder
Across the country, on November 19, people took to the streets to express solidarity with Wet’suwet’en Land Defenders, over a dozen of whom were arrested by RCMP outfitted in combat gear.
In Toronto, Socialist Action joined hundreds in a march down University Avenue and along Front Street that led to the headquarters of the Royal Bank of Canada. Speeches, ceremonial songs and dance brought Indigenous cultures, likely for the first time, to the lobby of the giant bank that is heavily invested in the extraction and transmission of fossil fuels.
The British Columbia NDP government of Premier John Horgan should be repudiated for putting massive resources into persecution of First Nations on their unceded territory at a time when BC is reeling from floods and fires that are the result of climate change triggered by Green House Gas-emitting industries.