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Broad protests against Canadian mining company in El Salvador

CISPES – the Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador May 27, 2010 CANADIAN MINING COMPANY PACIFIC RIM COMES UNDER FIRE FROM ENVIRONMENTAL AND HUMAN RIGHTS ORGANIZATIONS Simultaneous demonstrations held in advance of World Bank hearing; Lawsuit against El Salvador under U.S. trade agreement draws sharp criticism In advance of a hotly-contested case [...]

War on Earth

Chris Benjamin: If money talks, what does it say that Canada spends 12 times more on the Department of National Defence than it does on Environment Canada, and 120 times more on defence than it does on climate change mitigation?

Dennis Vincent Brutus, 1924-2009

World-renowned political organizer and one of Africa’s most celebrated poets, Dennis Brutus, died early on December 26 in Cape Town, in his sleep, aged 85. Even in his last days, Brutus was fully engaged, advocating social protest against those responsible for climate change, and promoting reparations to black South Africans from corporations that benefited from [...]

Anti-Mining Activists Killed in El Salvador

For the second time in a week, a prominent anti-mining activist has been assassinated in El Salvador. On Saturday, thirty-two-year-old Dora “Alicia” Recinos Sorto was shot dead near her home. One of her children was also injured in the shooting. Sorto was an active member of the Cabañas Environment Committee, which has campaigned against the [...]

UN saved us from war…but left us to die from poisoning

Little Sara Jahirovic is dying a slow, painful death. Staring up with big, haunting brown eyes, Sara is a victim of broken promises by United Nations charity chiefs more than a decade after British troops helped free Kosovo. Her desperate father – he has eight other children – explains that at the age of three [...]

CBC: Deal ends First Nation protest over hydro dams

The New Brunswick government and Tobique First Nation signed a five-year, $2.5-million deal on Monday, ending years of frustration and protest over the impact two hydro dams have had on the western community. For Daniel Thau-Elaff’s coverage of the summer protest.

Activists interrupt Olympic torch relay

Hundreds of protesters interrupted the Olympic torch relay through downtown Victoria on October 30.

Reason #5 to Let War Resisters Stay – Iraq War is an Environmental Disaster

Featuring Rex Wyler, ecologist, author and Vietnam War resister.

“Pack Up and Get Out”

Why the Tobique First Nation took control of their territory’s hydro dam

Anti-mining group to stage 36 hour sit-in at Canadian Embassy in Mexico City

Demonstrators protesting Vancouver based New Gold Inc’s Cerro de San Pedro mine.