The 905er Podcast

The 905 Round-Up: A Grassroots Victory & First Nations Solidarity

November 25, 2021
 
 
 

This week saw a major victory for the grassroots organizers to protect the remaining rural area of Hamilton from development.  Hamilton City Council voted not to expand it's Urban Boundary.  This came after a sustained grassroots pressure from groups such as Stop Sprawl Ham ONT organized and campaigned to stop the expansion.  Joel and Roland look at what this victory will mean for the city as it's undergoing a grassroots empowerment movement, and they ponder if this is a sign of a shift in culture from council.

Then after the break, Joel and Roland look at how the Six Nations Land Defenders of 1492 Landback Lane are showing solidarity with the Wet'suwet'en peoples in downtown Hamilton.  More than a year from the last #shutdowncanada protests over the gas pipelines on the Wet'suwet'en land, it appears that we are starting the cycle up again.  Reconciliation is at the doorstep of the 905 region.  We talk about what this means for the region, the province and Canada at large.

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