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Women and allies protest Trump's election win Nov. 10 in Minneapolis, Minn. Photo: Fibonacci Blue / Flickr.

St. John’s rally to protest Trump, right-wing populism

Written By: | January 13, 2017

Jan. 21 event being held in solidarity with the Women’s March on Washington.

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Rocket January 2017

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Land protectors shut down government office in Labrador

By: | January 13, 2017

Muskrat Falls protests continue Friday as land protectors deny access to Labrador and Aboriginal Affairs office in Happy Valley-Goose Bay.

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About 20 Labrador Land Protectors occupied the Labrador and Aboriginal Affairs office in Happy Valley-Goose Bay Monday morning. Photo by Mike Hynes.

Land protectors occupy government office, demand Muskrat Falls be “shut down”

By: | January 9, 2017

“We will take the actions necessary to ensure the continuation of our people and environment for many generations.”

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Photo by Jenne Nolan.

The Independent’s Top Stories of 2016

By: | December 31, 2016

Indigenous rights and economic inequality dominated The Independent’s coverage of Muskrat Falls and Budget 2016.

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“We should all be fighting together and standing together”: Mark Gruchy

By: | December 15, 2016

An interview with the 2016 N.L. Human Rights Award recipient.

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Upward of 100 million single-use plastic bags are used each year in St. John's, City Councillor Sheilagh O'Leary estimates, many of them ending up in the city's oceanside landfill at Robin Hood Bay. Photo by Colin Delaney.

Province moving closer to plastic bag ban

By: | December 8, 2016

“We do not need this plastic in our environment,” says environment minister after Liberal Party joins a growing call to ban single-use plastic bags in N.L.

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Photo by Janet Cooper.

Justin Brake nominated for human rights award

By: | December 7, 2016

Independent reporter to appear in court over same coverage N.L. Human Rights Commission has cited as the reason for his nomination.

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The December 6th Vigil at Memorial University included a candle-lighting ceremony. Photo by Daniel Miller.

14 Things We Can Do Everyday To End Violence Against Women

By: | December 6, 2016

To remember the 14 women murdered on Dec. 6, 1989 at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal, and take action to eliminate gender-based violence.

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Dave Mundy and his four-year-old son offered flowers to people at an RBC branch in St. John's who would listen to their concerns over the bank's role in financing a controversial oil pipeline in the United States. Submitted photo.

Protests against U.S. pipeline reach Newfoundland

By: | November 27, 2016

Small group in St. John’s protests RBC’s involvement in the Dakota Access Pipeline.

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Labrador Elder Dorothy Michelin. Mike Hynes Photography.

Land protectors steadfast in face of latest Nalcor injunction

By: | November 24, 2016

Eight arrested at Happy Valley-Goose Bay courthouse Tuesday as Crown corporation names Elder and photojournalist on latest injunction amid amplified calls for the complete shut down of Muskrat Falls.

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