Marc Emery Rallies at MP Offices Across Canada

CANNABIS CULTURE – Supporters of Marc Emery showed up at their member of parliaments’ offices last weekend to protest the pot activist’s extradition to the United States for selling seeds.

Protesters waved signs and chanted at offices in several Canadian cities including Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Calgary Southwest riding and NDP leader Jack Layton’s Toronto—Danforth riding.


Calgary, Alberta – Stephen Harper’s Riding – Photos by Debbie Fagin


Toronto, Ontario – Jack Layton’s Riding – Photos by Stephane Vera


Napanee, Ontario – Photos by Chris Baragar


Lethbridge, Alberta – Photos by Fiona Doherty


Kamloops, BC – Photos by Princess Legends

Click here to see all photos in the CC gallery on Flickr (or view gallery below).

We encourage supporters to protest at your MP offices ANYTIME! This is an effective way to bring attention to the issues of marijuana law reform and Marc’s imprisonment! We need to keep the pressure on our Members of Parliament. Click here to find out other ways to help Free Marc Emery!

Marc Emery is a marijuana activist imprisoned at North Fraser Pretrial Centre in Port Coquitlam, B.C. awaiting extradition to the United States for selling marijuana seeds and using the profits to fund pot activist groups.

Click here to find your Member of Parliament’s office.

Click here to find Free Marc Emery signs and posters.

Click here to read more about Political Prisoner Marc Emery.

Click here to go to the “Free Marc Emery Rally @ ALL MP Offices Across Canada” Facebook Page.

Comments

8 Comments

  1. Anonymous on

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  2. Anonymous on

    Do you have any idea how foolish and childish you sound??? You’d have been better off just keeping this “revelation” to yourself!

  3. Anonymous on

    A great show of courage and freedom. All of you deserve all the gratitude in the world for taking a public stand against the imprisonment of Mr. Emery. I’m behind you all 100%, and sent an email to my riding’s senator strongly compelling him to vote no to the draconian bill C-15. Kep up the good fight and I hope Marc will soon be a free man again.

  4. Anonymous on

    Nican Tlaca is our Nahuatl (Mexica) language way of saying “We the people here”, in reference to all of us who are Indigenous to Cemanahuac (what Europeans call “the Western Hemisphere”) and more specific to Anahuac which is the northern part of Cemanahuac (which is falsely called “North America”).

    Nican Tlaca refers to all of the people of our Indigenous race in the “Western Hemisphere”. We are not Indians or indios because those are the people of a nation called India. We are also not “Native American” because we are not related to Amerigo Vespucci (where the word “America” comes from), nor do we accept the concept of “Native” because it is always used in a derogatory manner. Notice how there are no “Native” Europeans. It is always a term that Europeans use to refer to their inferiors.

    We felt that the terms “Indian”, “Native”, “Native American”, “Red”, “Brown”, and all of the other terms that Europeans used to bundle us up as a people had built in Eurocentric and racist roots and problems. We did not want to be defined or named by Europeans.

    The Nican Tlaca term is not meant to negate the equivalent in any of our other languages. We encourage all of our people to use the equivalent in whichever of our languages they may want to use it.

    We are using this term because it is from one of our own languages that we are familiar with, and because our own people used this term in the 1500’s as a way to point out to the Europeans our common origin in race and culture. We referred to the Europeans as all one people, one race, in addition to their nation in Europe. We referred to ourselves as “Nican Tlaca”, meaning “We the people here”, regardless of what city we were from or from what tribal area we were from, or what language we spoke. We knew that we were all one people.

    We knew there were differences between our different languages, different civilizations, different cities, and different approaches such as those who lived in cities and towns and those who were tribal. But we knew by looking at each other that we were one people, brothers and sisters with a shared heritage and a shared racial unity.

    This why we encourage our people to self-identify as Nican Tlaca, when referring to our race (including Full-blood and Mixed-blood).

    We further encourage our people to self-identity as Mexica on a cultural basis as a point of unity in reconstructing our collective culture and our future collective society. We recommend this because most of us have lost the root and connection to our original civilization or our tribal culture.

    MEXICA
    Mexica (Meh-shee-kah) is the original Nahuatl (the so-called “Aztec” language) way of pronouncing Mexican, Mexicano, and Chicano and Chicana.

    The Mexica civilization (incorrectly called “Aztec” by later European historians) was the last of our great Anahuac civilizations (1325 to 1521). Mexica is the only one of our cultures and civilizations which has enough surviving material (codex manuscripts, archaeology, ethnographic studies, linguistic compendiums, etc) from which we can fully reconstruct our Anahuac nation.

    The Mexica were victims of an ethnocide that left no one today who can authentically call themselves Mexica, much like in Italy there is no one who can authentically call themselves Roman.

    Therefore, the rest of us (the vast majority) who have lost all of our civilization identity and culture or tribal identity and culture, and even those of us who have a civilization or tribal identity, can and should embrace Mexica identity as a collective identity for all of us that we use in order to reconstruct our Anahuac nation and as a means of Liberation. (Note: The overwhelming majority of our people were not tribal, but urban: cities, towns, and villages).

    Mexica does not negate Maya or Huichol or Comanche or Shoshone or any of our other Nican Tlaca (Indigenous) civilizations or cultures. Mexica is our point of unity and our means of reconstructing all of our nation.

    We reject all racist and Eurocentric labels which artificially divide us and our lands (i.e. “Hispanic”, “Latino”, “immigrant”, “illegal”, “raza”, “mestizo”, etc.) Full-bloods and mixed-bloods…we are ONE people! We are ONE nation!

    “Just like my homelands are now free, So too! should the americas be free!” Nelson Mandela Nov 1st 2008

  5. Anonymous on

    Something is still better than nothing. Probably most people just don’t think their actions will make any difference. Rob Nicholson just ignores Canadian citizens, doesn’t even have the decency to reply with a form letter. They are elected or appointed already, they don’t give a crap now about the nobodies who pay their over inflated salaries, ie; Canadian citizens.

    Nobody even sees Nicholson and rarely see Harper, except for the odd badly sung Beatles song video. A thousand Canadians could all get on down their knees in front of Nicholson and Harper and beg them to at least acknowledge their existence and Harper would say “did you hear something, Rob”, to which Nicholson would reply “yeah, sounds like a bunch of people who don’t have a pile of cash in their hands for me, can’t quite make out what they’re saying though”.

  6. David on

    I hope those picture aren’t of all the people that showed up at each one because that few people protesting outside a building doesn’t make that big of a statement. It just makes it look like a few people disagree with what’s happening to Marc. While the majority could care less, or worse agree with it. I’m surprised that all those people I see on the 420 videos on youtube at the BC art gallery I think it is. Don’t all show up to support Marc. If all those people showed up that would make a huge statement. BC had a decent size crowd. Although the rest could have done a better job of getting the word out, and showing up to support Marc. I hope everyone of them made an appointment to speak with their elected officials, and didn’t just stand outside holding a sign the whole time.

  7. Anonymous on

    I KNEW I WAS FORGETTING SOMETHING LAST WEEKEND!
    I promise it wasn’t because I was high ;_;

  8. Anonymous on

    Great job on the rallies! :)