Naomi Klein Idle No More

Why I'm Sending Back My Diamond Jubilee Medal

Maude Barlow | Posted 03.14.2013 | Canada Politics
Maude Barlow

A few months ago, I received the Queen Elizabeth ll Diamond Jubilee Medal and my husband put it in a lovely frame and hung it up. On Friday, we took it down and on Monday I will send it back to Rideau Hall. I recognize that a great many wonderful Canadians were proud to receive this honour but the actions of the Harper government towards aboriginals in recent months have been so extraordinarily anti-democratic and just plain wrong for this country. I and many other Canadians are having to find whatever means we can to protest.

Media Bites: #IdleNoMore Is Low on Specifics

J.J. McCullough | Posted 02.26.2013 | Canada Politics
J.J. McCullough

2012-04-27-mediabitesreal.jpg You've been following #IdleNoMore, right? Basically, they're another one of those virulent First Nations protest movements that tend to pop up in this country whenever aboriginal-Canadians have reason to be outraged with their lot in life (i.e.: constantly). But this one has a hashtag!