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    • 23 November 2011
    • First Nations Under Surveillance in Canada 

       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       In our continuing coverage of reports of surveillance and domestic forms of counterinsurgency in Canada, we present this material, first aired on the CBC's radio program, The Current, from Thursday, 17 November, 2011.
    • It demonstrates the state's continuing efforts to spy on the public sphere and to treat Aboriginals as if they were a potential insurgent threat, a domestic implementation of espionage techniques that tie in with the "return investment" on Canada's participation in foreign counterinsurgency wars, as first demonstrated by the inclusion of First Nations in the draft counterinsurgency manual of the Canadian Forces. For more background, see the prior reports we published on these topics:

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    • 03 July 2010
    • Counterinsurgency: From Afghanistan to First Nations Resistance in Canada
    • Canada's brewing 'insurgency'
      By Jon Elmer
      (Originally published by Al Jazeera, 26 June 2010)

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  • 14 Jun 11

    We have previously posted on Canadian counterinsurgency with an article by Jon Elmer--see: "Counterinsurgency: From Afghanistan to First Nations Resistance in Canada." Now we want to feature extracts from the controversial 2005 draft Counterinsurgency Operations manual (leaked in 2007) and the final 2008 version, both produced by the Department of National Defence (and available below). We will also underline some key points of public discussion that have transpired, which we think help us to understand the significance of these documents, and add some further analytical considerations of our own.

    • 13 June 2011
    • Domestic Counterinsurgency in Canada 

       
       
       
       
        
      By Walter Pels via Marion Doss from Scranton, Kansas, USA (080727-N-1974P-046) [Public domain or CC-BY-SA-2.0 (www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
    • We have previously posted on Canadian counterinsurgency with an article by Jon Elmer--see: "Counterinsurgency: From Afghanistan to First Nations Resistance in Canada." Now we want to feature extracts from the controversial 2005 draft Counterinsurgency Operations manual (leaked in 2007) and the final 2008 version, both produced by the Department of National Defence (and available below). We will also underline some key points of public discussion that have transpired, which we think help us to understand the significance of these documents, and add some further analytical considerations of our own.

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    • 24 September 2010
    • The State, Anthropology, and the Recolonization of Australia's Aboriginals
    • Embedded Anthropology and the Intervention,” in the September 2010 issue of Arena, is an important article by Barry Morris and Andrew Lattas “on cultural determinism and neo-liberal forms of racial governance,” in broad terms (thanks to Uriohau for this excellent recommendation). The article focuses on what was effectively a new colonization of Australia’s Northern Territory, the militarization of Aboriginal policy, and a liberal interventionist doctrine that exploited fears of pedophilia. As Morris and Lattas point out, few of the measures taken had anything to do with pedophilia—the measures imposed included:

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    • 17 May 2010
    • Ostwelve: Aboriginal Hip Hop Against War
    • Ostwelve is an Aboriginal hip-hopper in Vancouver, born in the Coast Salish - Sto:lo Territory of British Columbia, Canada. You can learn more about him on his ReverbNation page, see his MySpace page, or visit his YouTube channel. He offers this powerful video, titled "Boom Crash Bang!!!":
    • 04 July 2011
    • A Dangerous Place to be a Human Being
    • Contributed by AJP's Robin Oakley
       
       In this odd article in The Globe and Mail ("Afghanistan Most Dangerous Country for Women," by Lisa Anderson, 15 June 2011) a number of claims are made about Afghanistan, Somalia, Pakistan and India being the most "dangerous" countries for women. For one thing, it is written without any reference to the methods of data collection, neither of the actual quantification of data, that these countries are dangerous because of rape, genital mutilation and female infanticide,  health threats, sexual violence, non-sexual violence, cultural or religious factors” and so on.

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    • 11 June 2011
    • Spying on Indigenous Groups, Defending Mining Companies: The U.S. and Peru, What Wikileaks Tells Us

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    • 08 June 2011
    • First Nations Under Surveillance: Harper Government Prepares for First Nations “Unrest" 

       
       
       
       
       
        
      Quebec riot police advance on Barriere Lake community members after a peaceful blockade in October, 2008 in north-western Quebec.

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    • 19 April 2011
    • Paths Out of Empire: Anthropologies of Resistance and Prefiguration -- AJP Symposium at CASCA 2011 in Fredericton
    • Anthropologists for Justice and Peace looks forward to meeting you at the annual conference of the Canadian Anthropology Society (CASCA), held this year in Fredericton, New Brunswick. For this event, AJP is presenting a symposium within the larger program, consisting of two panels, under the title of "Paths Out of Empire: Anthropologies of Resistance and Prefiguration." Here are the details and abstracts:

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    • 19 October 2011
    • Militarization, Decolonization, and Indigenous Sovereignty
    • (1) Winona LaDuke on the Militarization of Indian Country

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    • 30 June 2011
    • Border Militarization Destroys Indigenous Communities
    • Alex Soto, Tohono O’odham:

      "...the Border Patrol troops are the real trespassers, not us. How can I, a Tohono O'odham person, be trespassing on my own land? Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Border Patrol, Immigration Custom Enforcement and their corporate backers such as Wackenhut, are the true criminals. Troops and paramilitary law enforcement, detention camps, check points, and citizenship verification are not a solution to ‘issues’ of migration. Indigenous Peoples have existed here long before these imposed borders, and Elders inform us that we always honored freedom of movement. Why are Indigenous communities and the daily deaths at the border ignored? The impacts of border militarization are constantly being made invisible in and by the media, and the popular culture of this country. Even the mainstream immigrant rights movement has often pushed for 'reform', which means further militarization of the border, leading to increased suffering for Indigenous communities. Border militarization destroys Indigenous communities." (see: O'odham: Border Patrol Lock Down Trespassing Charge Dropped, CENSORED NEWS, 23 June 2011)

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      29 June 2011

    • For the Sake of Mining Interests and "Security": Canadian and U.S. Surveillance and Suppression of Indigenous Communities in the Americas, as Revealed by Wikileaks
    • First, from Brenda Norrell's exceptional effort to keep us all abreast of a wealth of daily news concerning indigenous struggles--CENSORED NEWS: Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights--some extracts (please see the complete articles at the links below), with the most recent articles listed first:

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    • 06 July 2010
    • Indigenous Resistance is Growing in Canada 

       
       
       
       
       
      First Nations protest on Yonge Street, Toronto, in advance of the recent G20 summit. 24 June 2010. Photo on Wikimedia Commons, provided with a Creative Commons License.
    • For the full report, please see:
      by Hillary Bain Lindsay, The Dominion
      July 5, 2010

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