By The Ugly Truth, WEARECHANGETORONTO.ORG
November 12, 2011
In solidarity with Indigenous struggles, Occupy Toronto marched on Saturday Nov 12th to raise awareness about the links between indigenous issues and struggles against austerity, privatization and Neo-Liberalism, and sovereignty. We marched to support our own decolonization as well as the larger decolonization needed for our society.
Occupy Toronto recognizes we are occupying already occupied lands. We say no to the violent imposition of economic austerity, industrial development and privatization on ourselves, and on people around the world.
We are fighting for our right to a truly democratic society and we recognize the struggle for the 99% is fighting the same forces that indigenous and other colonized peoples have been fighting for centuries.
We say no:
- To Canadian companies destroying the earth and the very existence of people who can show us the way to a more sustainable world.
- To indigenous peoples facing health, displacement and loss of culture from resource exploitation including mining operations, palm oil plantations, and tar sands.
- The ongoing apartheid in Canada, where Indigenous peoples face disproportionate incarceration, poverty and socio-economic instability.
Solidarity with Indigenous struggles around the world! Solidarity with Occupy Toronto!
|The Ugly Truth is a video activist and musician and frequent contributor for wearechangetoronto.org. He lives and works in Toronto, Canada. Articles by The Ugly Truth|