Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

February 20, 2020

Facebook blocks Wet'suwet'en supporters, as San Francisco Indigenous Youths Lock Down

Indigenous youths locked down said, "Come join us! Indigenous youth have locked down to the Chase Operations HQ on Mission St, in SF, Ohlone territories, in solidarity with the Wet'suwet'en. Come down and chant with us and support our comrades!!!! #Wetsuwetenstrong #UnistotenCamp #EndPoliceTerror #NoTrespass #ProtecttheYintah #NoPipelines #RCMPSTANDDOWN #LandBack #ShutDownCanada

By Brenda Norrell
Censored News

Indigenous youths locked down in San Francisco in solidarity with Wet'suwet'en Hereditary Chiefs on Wednesday. The youths were still locked down Wednesday night after 8 hours at the Chase Headquarters at 560 Mission Street.

At the same time, posts in support of Wet'suwet'en were locked on numerous Facebook accounts, preventing others from viewing.

Meanwhile, in Canada, a new rail blockade was established near Edmonton, as Wet'suwet'en Hereditary Chiefs reaffirmed that RCMP and Coastal GasLink must leave their territories in B.C. On the eastern side of the country, Mohawks at Tyendinaga and Kahnawake continued their blockades.

On Wednesday, posts in support of Wet'suwet'en were blocked from veiw on many user accounts. The privacy setting on the posts was changed from public to only me without the user's knowledge. 

On Wednesday, posts about Wet'suwet'en were blocked by the security setting being changed, and posts about Julian Assange and another from AIM West, on this author's posts.

The posts blocked from view on Facebook were selective. A post showing a Saguaro Cactus killed by border wall contractors was not blocked from view.


(Above) Trump and border wall contractors murdered this Saguaro Cactus today,
 after blasting through this burial place of Tohono O'odham ancestors.

TODAY:  MEDIA ADVISORY OF PRESS CONFERENCE: Wet’suwet’en, BCCLA and UBCIC Release CRCC Chairperson Response Regarding RCMP Exclusion Zone

WHAT: Citing significant public interest in the matter, the Chairperson of the Civilian Review and Complaints Commission (CRCC) for the RCMP, Michelaine Lahaie, has issued a response to Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs, Union of BC Indian Chiefs, and BC Civil Liberties Association’s call for an investigation regarding the improper and unlawful actions of the RCMP in in Wet’suwet’en territory. The hard-hitting response by Michelaine Lahaie will be released to the media and addressed by the speakers.

DATE: Thursday February 20, 2020

TIME: 9:00 a.m. PST

LOCATION: UBCIC Boardroom- 312 Main Street, 4th floor, Vancouver (entrance on Cordova)


Molly Wickham Sleydo’, Wet’suwet’en Gidimt’en Clan spokesperson via call-in
Delee Alexis Nikal, Wet’suwet’en Gidimt’en Clan, one of the complainants to the CRCC
Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond Akikwe: Director of UBC’s Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre, Professor at UBC Allard School of Law, served as Provincial Court Judge for 20 years.
David Suzuki: Broadcaster, Cofounder of David Suzuki Foundation, Order of Canada
Grand Chief Stewart Phillip: President, Union of BC Indian Chiefs
Harsha Walia, Executive Director, BC Civil Liberties Association
Ta’Kaiya Blaney, Indigenous Youth for Wet’suwet’en

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1 comment:

Unknown said...

You are not alone in your struggle to protect MotherEarth and her waters and the land you dwell on in sovereignty... Many stand with you.. Ometeotl 💚💫