« Everything Is Leaking » is The Black Bag Media Collective’s first video in support of the Land Protectors and Hunger Strikers currently fighting for their lives, land and culture in Labrador.
We are very proud to say that the video was officially debuted by The Independent:
The Black Bag Media Collective is a collective of artists operating from Newfoundland and Labrador with members and associates
around the world. We stand in full solidarity with the Land Protectors at Muskrat Falls. We support the four demands of the Land Protectors as outlined by the Make Muskrat Right campaign:
1 Fully clear the future Muskrat Falls reservoir area of wood, brush, vegetation, and topsoil before flooding to mitigate as much as possible increases in methyl mercury exposures for downstream Inuit populations, building on recommendation 4.5 of the Lower Churchill EA panel. Until full clearing is carried out, Muskrat Falls reservoir flooding must not be allowed.
2 Negotiate an Impact Management Agreement with the Nunatsiavut Government to the satisfaction of all parties before Muskrat Falls reservoir flooding and subsequent adverse downstream impacts occur, consistent with recommendation 13.9 of the Lower Churchill EA Panel.
3 Establish an independent Expert Advisory Committee of recognized experts, including from the academic community, to advise on mitigation measures and the design and audit of a rigorous, credible, and predictive monitoring program related to downstream impacts of Muskrat Falls using the best available scientific and Inuit knowledge.
4 Grant Inuit joint decision-making authority over downstream environmental monitoring and management of Muskrat Falls through the creation of an Environmental Management Board, to which the Expert Advisory Committee on monitoring would report.
For more information see: http://www.makemuskratright.ca
Song by The Black Bags
Video by Liz Solo