All out to support the just demands of the Elsipogtog First Nation! Oppose criminalization of their just demands! Energy monopolies watch out!

Communist Party of Canada (Marxist-Leninist), October 18, 2013

CPC (ML) vigorously condemns the violence unleashed by the Canadian state against the Elsipogtog First Nation in New Brunswick. We equally condemn the diversionary tactic of the monopoly media for sowing confusion by making the central issue that of who instigated the actions that occurred  yesterday, October 17. This diversion is designed to hide that what is at stake in the struggle of the Elsipogtog First Nation is the defence of their inviolable national and hereditary rights in the face of the negation of those rights by the Canadian state, which is working hand-in-glove with the energy monopolies.Although the provincial Alward  Conservative government in Fredericton has issued numerous oil as well as gas exploration licences in the Kent County region to many seemingly independent prospecting individuals, the Irving empire fronts the financing of a large number of such start-ups and other international energy monopolies such as Shell and Chevron follow this practice as well.Furthermore, even as it is licencing prospecting activity on aboriginal territory, the New Brunswick government has opportunistically manipulated the so-called fact that aboriginal affairs are a purely federal jurisdiction so as to justify arranging for and supporting the dispatch of a considerable RCMP, i.e., federal police, presence at and near the main fracking exploration sites where protests have been ongoing.

The struggle unfolding in New Brunswick is the latest episode in the fight across Canada to defend not only hereditary rights of the indigenous peoples but also public right against the unrelenting assault by the various monopolies. The Harper regime’s aim is to extinguish and erase any notion that rights belong to the holder by virtue of the holder’s being. They must be provided with a guarantee. In the rabid eyes of the monopolies and their champion the Harper government, the rights of the peoples and the peoples themselves are obstacles that must be crushed and removed.  This must not pass!

Defend the Elsipogtog First Nation! No Means No!

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