Archive for 'Military Bases'
We at the Fredericton Peace Coalition, New Brunswick, Canada stand in complete solidarity with you in your effort to stop construction of a Naval Base in Gangjeong, Jeju Island, South Korea, instead maintaining it as a “Peace Island”. We were moved by Sung-Hee Choi comments from prison that “It is about love. It is about [...]
“And Canada? Our government supported the agreement too. Canadian mining, oil and gas companies are Colombia’s third biggest source of foreign investment, operating almost exclusively in remote zones of the country where armed protection is a precondition to profit. The question is, protection from whom? Both Plan Colombia and the new Defense Cooperation Agreement identify [...]
“A Court of Appeal has decertified a class-action lawsuit relating to Agent Orange at a former military base in New Brunswick. More than 3,000 people from across Canada – including close to 70 from this province – were involved in a class-action lawsuit against the government and the chemical manufacturers. They were seeking compensation for [...]
The federal government denies responsibility for hundreds of cancer cases at the heart of a class-action lawsuit filed over allegations of contaminated water near CFB Valcartier in Quebec. Residents of Shannon, outside Quebec City, are seeking more than $200 million in damages for health problems they say were caused by water tainted with an industrial [...]
*Update: The Jeju village has just been attacked by police and many villagers jailed…bulldozers are primed to destroy the land….see details and action request at http://space4peace.blogspot.com/ *APPEAL TO STOP NAVY BASE CONSTRUCTION ON JEJU ISLAND, SOUTH KOREA* We, the undersigned global organizations and individuals, call upon the South Korean and US governments to cancel all [...]
From The Daily Gleaner of April 18, I was informed (with little notice from the base) that once more CFB Gagetown will start its annual burning from April 20-May 15, with its current and former chemicals exploding yet again into air, land and water.
The UAE Prince was allegedly short-changed on a grain deal with and Afghan business man. So he beat him with a board and nails, poured salt in his wounds, lit him on fire, electrocuted him and drove over him with a luxury SUV. “UAE is one of the closest allies of the US in the [...]
Today (December 1), a surreal event will take place in the centre of London. The Foreign Office is holding an open day “to highlight the importance of Human Rights in our work as part of the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights”. There will be no stall for history, for our memory. [...]
Posted: December 12th, 2008 under Colombia, Economic Violence, Immigrant/Refugee Rights, Indigenous Rights, Media, Military Bases, Military Industrial Complex, Political Prisoners, Poverty, UK, Workers.
From November 21-23, the annual November vigil to close the SOA/WHINSEC at the gates of Fort Benning will follow the election of President Barack Obama by two weeks. It will be an opportunity for the progressive movement to set an agenda for a new direction in U.S.-Latin America foreign policy.
Posted: November 21st, 2008 under Colombia, Colombian Blood Coal, Cuba, Drugs, Economic Violence, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Military Bases, Recruitment, School of Americas, US.
“The Supreme Court has sent a vitally important message that the protections afforded by fundamental human rights guarantees extend to these individuals and that effective remedies must be available to them. After up to six years in detention in Guantánamo Bay without satisfactory review of the reasons for their detention, these detainees have the right [...]