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Liveblog: #IdleNoMore in DC

By: mzchief Monday December 31, 2012 12:13 pm

Drummers are at the Canadian Embassy in DC now:

Video streaming by Ustream

Come by and Chat!

Update 1:

Here are some photos by way of the Twitter posts announcing them:

“@krzyndn13: ” #IdleNoMore DC photo
3:47 PM – 31 Dec 12 · Details

“@krzyndn13: ” #IdleNoMore DC
3:47 PM – 31 Dec 12 · Details

“@krzyndn13: ” #IdleNoMore photo
3:48 PM – 31 Dec 12 · Details

Jamerson ‏@krzyndn13

3:27 PM – 31 Dec 12 · Details

Update 2:

An archive of video shot today by @OccupyCarlisle of #IdleNoMore in DC in front of the Canadian Embassy
Video streaming by Ustream

More photos (44) here via @OccupyCarlisle!


#IdleNoMore Liveblog– Breaking: Nobel Women In Solidarity w/ Chief #TheresaSpence | #RoundDanceRevolution in Progress

By: mzchief Monday December 24, 2012 1:10 pm


What is the goal of the Idle No More protests? @Pam_Palmater explains

on @CTVNews (can’t get this to display; notice attitude of corporate Canadian media)



Nobel Women ‏@NobelWomen
Solidarity for Chief #TheresaSpence – peacefully protesting Indigenous Treaty Rights in Canada & inspiring #IdleNoMore:
12:35 PM – 24 Dec 12 · Details


The Left Populist ‏@TheLeftPopulist
Naomi Klein speaks about #idlenomore & Chief Theresa’s hunger strike #cdnpoli #naomiklein #occupy #canada
1:00 PM – 24 Dec 12 · Details

#RoundDanceRevolution in progress:

Ryan McMahon Comedy @RMComedy
Seattle, WA – watch the way the singers & drums move as they sing – one heartbeat. #IdleNoMore #RoundDanceRevolution …
10:32 PM – 22 Dec 12 · Details

Melissa Ehm ‏@mmmelissa01
RT @rootsconscious: Were at least 5 rows deep #rounddancerevolution at Angrignon #Montreal #IdleNoMore
11:54 AM – 24 Dec 12 · Details

#IdleNoMore Liveblog PostScript

By: mzchief Saturday December 22, 2012 12:55 pm

Wendy has a great video she’s brought to my attention in the comments of #IdleNoMore: Liveblog of Peaceful Protests Today Across Canada (Friday December 21, 2012 11:09 am PST):

Elliot commented

Here’s a repost of my response to Elliot:

What’s been brought up re #IdleNoMore is what the Canadian cousins are saying about the unresolved issues. It’s even harder to get access to what the “southern” cousins in the United States and pan “Latin America” are saying as the genocide and marginalization programs have been so successful. However, stay tuned and expect to directly hear more from folks themselves as clearly they aren’t going away! ;-)

#IdleNoMore: Liveblog of Peaceful Protests Today Across Canada

By: mzchief Friday December 21, 2012 11:09 am

This is the 10th day of Chief Theresa Spence fast for the Canadian govenment to uphold the First Nations’ treaties.

CUTV Montreal has a live stream up in Ottawa at Parliament Hill (French and English):

#SJNow: Now who has 65 amendments ready for an “emergency” #Oregon legislative session?

By: mzchief Friday December 14, 2012 12:44 pm

Hannah Hoffman ‏@HannahKHoffman

There are at least 65 amendments that are going to be proposed today. Legislators bringing some before the committee now. #sjnow #orpol

What’s going on down at the state house in Salem, Oregon? Tell us in the comments!

#NoMoreForeclosure: Rally at Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office #Portland #Oregon

By: mzchief Friday November 9, 2012 4:35 pm

Will it take a #RollingJubilee to stop the foreclosures and evictions?

The Statesman-Journal notes that more than 10,000 homes have been foreclosed upon in Salem in the last five years alone in its detailed report on Oregon’s capitol city.

In a follow up to the Sirotak family’s eviction (see “[Update] #NoMoreForeclosure and Your Town P̶o̶r̶t̶l̶a̶n̶d̶,̶ ̶O̶r̶e̶g̶o̶n̶“), today more than 100 people participated in the rally at Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office in Portland, Oregon calling for Sheriff Stanton to stop and why. You can see a record of the event via this video and a great photo here.

[Update] #NoMoreForeclosure and Your Town P̶o̶r̶t̶l̶a̶n̶d̶,̶ ̶O̶r̶e̶g̶o̶n̶

By: mzchief Wednesday November 7, 2012 8:08 am

You may have been following the liveblogging of Portland, Oregon’s latest military-style evictions conducted by Portland’s police union, Multnomah County police and others (unmarked vehicles observed at the event) which occured on October 30, 2012 at the Williams’ home in the South East quadrant of the City.

go ‏@cccaliope
@mz_chief @KBOO 20+ squad cars; tape across every crack in! Stream of cars & peds watching circus…
1:49 PM – 30 Oct 12 · Details

Yesterday on the US’ federal election day at 8 AM another military-style eviction was run on Portlanders in the North East quadrant but apparently with the intention of as few witnesses as possible (“Another Family Resisting Foreclosure Evicted From Home,” The Portland Mercury, by Denis C. Theriault, Nov. 6, 2012):

But in a shift, according to activists with We Are Oregon, deputies seemed to be trying to subvert the same rapid-response network of sympathizers who showed up last week. Angus Maguire, spokesman for the group, said deputies in unmarked cars waited until Will Sirotak left the house with his granddaughter and then tailed him, even detaining him briefly, before knocking on the door of the home. Eventually, both the home’s front and back doors were broken down and Heather Sirotak was escorted out while still in her pajamas—her phone, which she was using to call supporters, having been taken away.

Such activity comes on the heels of the US Department of Justice’s settlement with the Portland Police Bureau (“Feds, Portland Police Announce Final Package of Reforms,” The Portland Mercury, by Denis C. Theriault, Oct. 26, 2012) and a pattern of activity by officials citizens are questioning state-wide (“Activists Want Police Not To Evict Homeowners Facing Foreclosure,” Oregon Public Broadcasting, Nov. 05, 2012) as judges, as Oregon 4th Judicial District Judge Honorable Marilyn Litzenberger (biography, photo), are attempting to vigorously defend their jurisdictions. Many homeowners are aware that they continued to be targeted for non-voluntary property transfer by companies who benefit from property (re)development on top of the excuse of governments neglecting to be prepared for natural disasters (“Storm-Washing: The New Bank Ploy to Milk Foreclosure Relief PR In Storm-Wrecked Areas,” by , November 6, 2012). We Are Oregon has petitions open telling government officials to stop subsidizing bank profits with foreclosure evictions paid for with public money:

Tell Sheriff Staton to Stop Evictions

Tell the City Commissioners to keep families in their homes.

On Nov. 9, 2012 at 3 PM PST, a rally against foreclosure evictions will be held at the Mulnomah County Sherriffs office.