Liveblog: #IdleNoMore in DC

Drummers are at the Canadian Embassy in DC now:

Video streaming by Ustream

Come by and Chat!

Update 1:

Here are some photos by way of the Twitter posts announcing them:

“@krzyndn13: ” #IdleNoMore DC photo
3:47 PM – 31 Dec 12 · Details

“@krzyndn13: ” #IdleNoMore DC
3:47 PM – 31 Dec 12 · Details

“@krzyndn13: ” #IdleNoMore photo
3:48 PM – 31 Dec 12 · Details

Jamerson ?@krzyndn13


A photo posted by @krzyndn13 on

3:27 PM – 31 Dec 12 · Details

Update 2:

An archive of video shot today by @OccupyCarlisle of #IdleNoMore in DC in front of the Canadian Embassy
Video streaming by Ustream

More photos (44) here via @OccupyCarlisle!

#IdleNoMore Liveblog– Breaking: Nobel Women In Solidarity w/ Chief #TheresaSpence | #RoundDanceRevolution in Progress


What is the goal of the Idle No More protests? @Pam_Palmater explains

on @CTVNews (can’t get this to display; notice attitude of corporate Canadian media)



Nobel Women ?@NobelWomen
Solidarity for Chief #TheresaSpence – peacefully protesting Indigenous Treaty Rights in Canada & inspiring #IdleNoMore:
12:35 PM – 24 Dec 12 · Details


The Left Populist ?@TheLeftPopulist
Naomi Klein speaks about #idlenomore & Chief Theresa’s hunger strike #cdnpoli #naomiklein #occupy #canada
1:00 PM – 24 Dec 12 · Details

#RoundDanceRevolution in progress:

Ryan McMahon Comedy @RMComedy
Seattle, WA – watch the way the singers & drums move as they sing – one heartbeat. #IdleNoMore #RoundDanceRevolution …
10:32 PM – 22 Dec 12 · Details

Melissa Ehm ?@mmmelissa01
RT @rootsconscious: Were at least 5 rows deep #rounddancerevolution at Angrignon #Montreal #IdleNoMore
11:54 AM – 24 Dec 12 · Details

#IdleNoMore Liveblog PostScript

Wendy has a great video she’s brought to my attention in the comments of #IdleNoMore: Liveblog of Peaceful Protests Today Across Canada (Friday December 21, 2012 11:09 am PST):

Elliot commented

 here’s a writeup in the Guardian

Here’s a repost of my response to Elliot:

Given the history of Canada, the central govenment’s relationship to the Queen and since the Guardian has never covered “starlight tours” to my knowledge and key word searches, I’d prefer folks to see and hear it from the horse’s mouth as per here in the second quotes rather from a media outlet run out of the UK. The very simplified message of the things said in the raw video footage is “decolonize” and we all rise together.

What’s been brought up re #IdleNoMore is what the Canadian cousins are saying about the unresolved issues. It’s even harder to get access to what the “southern” cousins in the United States and pan “Latin America” are saying as the genocide and marginalization programs have been so successful. However, stay tuned and expect to directly hear more from folks themselves as clearly they aren’t going away! 😉

#NoMoreForeclosure: Rally at Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office #Portland #Oregon

Will it take a #RollingJubilee to stop the foreclosures and evictions?

The Statesman-Journal notes that more than 10,000 homes have been foreclosed upon in Salem in the last five years alone in its detailed report on Oregon’s capitol city.

In a follow up to the Sirotak family’s eviction (see “[Update] #NoMoreForeclosure and Your Town P?o?r?t?l?a?n?d?,? ?O?r?e?g?o?n?“), today more than 100 people participated in the rally at Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office in Portland, Oregon calling for Sheriff Stanton to stop and why. You can see a record of the event via this video and a great photo here.

[Update] #NoMoreForeclosure and Your Town P?o?r?t?l?a?n?d?,? ?O?r?e?g?o?n?

You may have been following the liveblogging of Portland, Oregon’s latest military-style evictions conducted by Portland’s police union, Multnomah County police and others (unmarked vehicles observed at the event) which occured on October 30, 2012 at the Williams’ home in the South East quadrant of the City.

go ?@cccaliope
@mz_chief @KBOO 20+ squad cars; tape across every crack in! Stream of cars & peds watching circus…
1:49 PM – 30 Oct 12 · Details

Yesterday on the US’ federal election day at 8 AM another military-style eviction was run on Portlanders in the North East quadrant but apparently with the intention of as few witnesses as possible (“Another Family Resisting Foreclosure Evicted From Home,” The Portland Mercury, by Denis C. Theriault, Nov. 6, 2012):

But in a shift, according to activists with We Are Oregon, deputies seemed to be trying to subvert the same rapid-response network of sympathizers who showed up last week. Angus Maguire, spokesman for the group, said deputies in unmarked cars waited until Will Sirotak left the house with his granddaughter and then tailed him, even detaining him briefly, before knocking on the door of the home. Eventually, both the home’s front and back doors were broken down and Heather Sirotak was escorted out while still in her pajamas—her phone, which she was using to call supporters, having been taken away.

Such activity comes on the heels of the US Department of Justice’s settlement with the Portland Police Bureau (“Feds, Portland Police Announce Final Package of Reforms,” The Portland Mercury, by Denis C. Theriault, Oct. 26, 2012) and a pattern of activity by officials citizens are questioning state-wide (“Activists Want Police Not To Evict Homeowners Facing Foreclosure,” Oregon Public Broadcasting, Nov. 05, 2012) as judges, as Oregon 4th Judicial District Judge Honorable Marilyn Litzenberger (biography, photo), are attempting to vigorously defend their jurisdictions. Many homeowners are aware that they continued to be targeted for non-voluntary property transfer by companies who benefit from property (re)development on top of the excuse of governments neglecting to be prepared for natural disasters (“Storm-Washing: The New Bank Ploy to Milk Foreclosure Relief PR In Storm-Wrecked Areas,” by , November 6, 2012). We Are Oregon has petitions open telling government officials to stop subsidizing bank profits with foreclosure evictions paid for with public money:

Tell Sheriff Staton to Stop Evictions

Tell the City Commissioners to keep families in their homes.

On Nov. 9, 2012 at 3 PM PST, a rally against foreclosure evictions will be held at the Mulnomah County Sherriffs office.

[Updated] LIVE Portland, OR #homedefense now. Possible arrest under way! Follow

“#homedefense people requested at The Williams home! 12028 SE Pardee. Numbers win, get there if you can. Community picket happening now.” ~ @kochkari

Update: #PDX live streamer @JessEHadden was also on the scene and gave this pointer to archived videos of the action:

Jess E. Hadden ?@jessehadden
.@kmt_63’s footage from today’s attempted foreclosure defense. 1) … 2) … 3) … #opdx
3:49 PM – 30 Oct 12 · Details

Rally For Housing Justice in Portland, OR

“Activist Cameron Whitten on his Hunger Strike for Housing Justice in front of Portland, OR City Hall” (documentary film by Dave Love)

PILCH (Public Interest Pro Bono Clearinghouse, Melbourne, Australia) and NCH (National Coalition for Housing Justice, Washington, DC) acknowledge that:

Global trend of criminalizing #homelessness MT“@Ntl_Homeless: “You don’t solve homelessness by arresting people.” ”
3:15 PM – 16 Jul 12 via Twitter for iPhone · Details

Come rally today at 10 AM in front of Portland, OR City Hall as Cameron ends his hunger strike.

Prior related posts:

FIN! Victoire! D?a?y? ?5?5?:? ?H?u?n?g?e?r? ?S?t?r?i?k?e? ?F?o?r? ?J?u?s?t?i?c?e? Wednesday July 25, 2012
Day 54 5?3? A?p?p?r?o?a?c?h?e?s? in Portland, OR. Gentle Peeps Rev Your Engines. U Know What 2 Do! Sunday July 22, 2012
#PDXHunger Update: Hunger Strike 4 Housing Justice on Day 52 5?1? (with text of speech) Saturday July 21, 2012
Portland, OR: To The Phones! Wednesday July 18, 2012
Looking At Your City— Day 49 4?8? 4?7?: Hunger Strike 4 Housing Justice Tuesday July 17, 2012
Live Blog of Hunger Strike 4 Housing Justice in Portland OR (no joke it’s Day 45 4?4? 4?3?) Saturday July 14, 2012
43 4?2? 4?1? 4?0? 3?9? 3?8? 3?7? Days: Cameron Whitten Is Still on Hunger Strike for Housing Justice Thursday July 12, 2012