Thanks to Canada's Indigenous People the 'Idle No More' Message is Spreading Around the World

Idle No More calls on all people to join in a revolution which honors and fulfills Indigenous sovereignty which protects the land and water. Colonization continues through attacks to Indigenous rights and damage to the land and water. We must repair these violations, live the spirit and intent of the treaty relationship, work towards justice in action, and protect Mother Earth.

As Naomi Klein wrote, "The people whose land our founders stole and whose culture they tried to stamp out are rising up, hungry for justice. All Canadians should offer our deepest thanks that our indigenous brothers and sisters have protected their land rights for all these generations, refusing to turn them into one-off payments, no matter how badly they were needed. These are the rights Mr. Harper is trying to extinguish now."

With Chief Theresa Spence's hunger strike now in it's 14th day the Idle No More movement has now spread around the world. Idle No More signs are popping up in major cities and small towns on every continent because one thing every aboriginal group shares everywhere is their hatred of the colonialists who in the past, and to this present day, use violence and unjust laws like Harpo's immoral Bill C-45 to steal and destroy their sacred lands in the name of 'civilization'.

Finally, a truly good piece of news in this season of conspicuous consumption and greed, of plastic Santas and shopping mall Xmas music designed to drive the empty consumerist culture further into debt by enriching the gluttonous few. Let us all join in their protests and rejoice, not because some mythical hero may once have been born but because something truly magical is happening everywhere here and now.