Filed under: Action, Ontario, Repression, Solidarity, Technology, The State, War
Over ten thousand Palestinians have been murdered; at least 4,237 of them children. Thousands more have lost their friends and family. Entire lineages of kin have been erased from their homes and homelands with prejudice.
For those watching and cognizant, it’s not hard to draw at least some parallels between the State of Israel’s occupation and violence against Palestinians, and the Canadian State’s ongoing occupation and genocide of Indigenous People here on Turtle Island. When Indigenous peoples and their accomplices across these lands have risen to challenge their oppressors, the state has always acted with swift force to quell them. That is what we see happening to Palestinians, and that is why we take a stand today – and call for others to follow.
We are a group of Indigenous peoples of many Nations and settler accomplices that have shut down access to L3Harris in Hamilton, ON. We do this not just as an act of solidarity with Palestinian people here at home and abroad, but to stand against settler colonialism more broadly and act in solidarity with Indigenous people across Turtle Island.
L3Harris profits from, and is directly implicated, in the attacks on Palestine as well as the repression of those involved in Indigenous, anti-colonial, and anti-imperialist struggles. L3Harris technology is contracted widely by intelligence, military, and police forces throughout Turtle Island, and globally. This includes equipping the Israeli Air Force – which has been deployed for heavy assaults on Gaza – and also manufacturing the controversial Stingray surveillance devices used to repress and surveil movements across Turtle Island.
We demand a ceasefire, and an end to Canada arming Israel.