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Update from the urannium protest site in my hood

September 8, 2007

Hi all

I have been too busy with other life issues to be at the uranium protest site much. There is a benefit concert i’ll perform in monday sept 10 at the green door restaurant in ottawa so come on out to that. performers include jennifer noxon and phil lafreniere plus dinner, talks and info, and a silent auction. starts at 6 pm. $50 admission-all funds to the cause.

i wanted to start blogging about the protest site because it is a scene to behold. there are so many non-natives in this fight and the media has barely got the picture that it is not just a native protest…..it is a citizen protest. the ardoch nation just happens to realize that this kind of action (a protest) is all that will work to stop a mine as an eventuality. we settlers don’t usually stop our lives for a fight of this kind but this time there are many who have. i’ll post photos soon but for now here’s a little day in the life of one ’settler’ who has made room in her days to help out:

Tues Sept 4/07…”Another amazing sky this morning….started the day at the
camp around 7 am - hilarious trying to cook pancakes for lots of people with
a dying generator. We make breakfast and lunch while we’re there. . I suppose we could be arrested for
being inside, but what’s the punishment for making breakfast?

On a local but important level, Lanark County council which represents a
good part of the watershed involved has passed a unanimous resolution
calling for a moratorium on uranium mining and in support of First Nations
land negotiations.

Many, many people are coming on side. For anyone who wishes to do
something, here is Dalton McGuinty’s office telephone number - you can speak
to a real person in the premier’s office and she will record your
information…..the number’s 416-325-1941. There is a “million messages to
Mcguinty” campaign….phone email or write…ask Dalton to honour his
committment to First Nations and our environment.”

Thurs Sept 6 “Are you awake to see this red morning sky? - let’s hope it
bodes well for the day to come. I’m going out to the “camp” now to help
with the breakfast. It was pretty quiet yesterday, people out front around
the fire and comings and goings of food and wood and water, in peaceful
defiance of the court order. Last Friday’s injunction event and William
Commanda’s presence at the PowWow, visits from ’Peacemaker’ and African
peacemakers all highlight last week. Check out Rick Salutin’s column on
Rabble.ca for a good take on commitment. Will keep in touch.”Please write Dalton McGuinty if you live in Ontario.

christine

Comment on September 24th, 2007 by Doc.

christine,
Have you ever noticed that Dalton McGuinty looks like Norman Bates? Where is McCranks website in your links?

Love Peter
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