January 10th, 2013
The news continues daily about the Idle No More movement, primarily centered in Canada to resist the Harper government's recent moves.
Here's some commentary from a Huffington blog post.
The author also concludes: "The stakes couldn't be higher, for Canada and for the world. Much of this uprising began when Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper rammed through Parliament an omnibus bill gutting environmental reviews and protections. He had no choice if he wanted to keep developing Canada's tar sands, because there's no possible way to mine and pipe that sludgy crude without fouling lakes and rivers. (Indeed, a study released a few days ago made clear that carcinogens had now found their way into myriad surrounding lakes)."