Idle No More

An article by Bill McKibben on the First Nations movement to fight the forces of climate change. These indigenous groups are in Canada, but the movement is spreading south of the (Canadian/U.S.) border…

I don’t claim to know exactly what’s going on with #IdleNoMore, the surging movement of indigenous activists that started late last year in Canada and is now spreading across the continent—much of the action, from hunger strikes to road and rail blockades, is in scattered and remote places, and even as people around the world plan for solidarity actions on Friday, the press has done a poor job of bringing it into focus.

But I sense that it’s every bit as important as the Occupy movement that transfixed the world a year ago; it feels like it wells up from the same kind of long-postponed and deeply felt passion that powered the Arab Spring. And I know firsthand that many of its organizers are among the most committed and skilled activists I’ve ever come across. –Read the whole article HERE (YES magazine).

See also:
* Idle No More website.
* Canada’s Indigenous ‘Occupy’ Movement (Christian Science Monitor).