I’m outraged that the sexism of the literary elite—which I once thought would surely be as extinct as the dinosaurs by the year 2013—is still thundering across the media swamp. The majority of online users and programmers are male, and the computer “logic” of platforms like Wikipedia and Google has only speeded up the erasure of work by women. If the mainstream media isn’t talking about female authors, such reasoning goes, they don’t merit a Wikipedia page; they don’t turn up at the top of a search. And suddenly—poof!—female critics are not only absent from the current debate but have been excised out of existence.
Today, this is how the patriarchy is institutionalized—not with a bang, but with a few keystrokes.
Urgent solidarity needed #Elsipogtog
Shared from: Native Voices United - USA/Canada online radio’s
3 WOMEN HIT BY SWN, INJUNCTION EXTENDED, AND HIGHWAY 11 BURNS…
DEC 2- Today along highway 11 things got rough. RCMP blocked off the road, arrests were made, there were reports of police dogs chasing people in the woods, and an SWN security vehicle hit 3 women. An ambulance was called and 2 women were sent to the hospital; meanwhile the RCMP did nothing.
In the court house, the Judge dismissed arguments made by Melissa Augustine of behalf of all Jane Does named in the injunction, as well as arguments of other defendants, calling them “opinions”. SWN’s injunction was thus extended until december 17. Protestors outside of the courthouse reacted by putting blue tape over their mouths and linking arms. Someone shouts that they will go join the protestors on the highway.
Footage emerges from the road of women being assaulted and arrested by RCMP. Soon after, highway 11 was set ablaze with flaming tires as protestors enacted their own permanent blockade. They now ask for support, people, and supplies. The burning tires have been called “smoke signals”.
Cop cars are still reported accumulating. They need support stat. SAY NO TO SHALE GAS IN NEW BRUNSWICK!
N. J. VIDEO
video part 1
M. A. VIDEO
another video from same time https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10152045837655280&set=vb.605865279&type=2&theater
J. A. VIDEO (FIRE)
K. C. VIDEO (FIRE)
(Photo: Jonathan Augustine) #elsipogtog #elsipogtogsolidarity #shutdowncanada #nb