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Solidarity Statement for Jeju Island Rally on August 6, 2011

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 [...]

Canada backs Colombia’s growing embrace of US military

“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 [...]

Judge halts Agent Orange class-action lawsuit

“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 [...]

DND denies blame for cancer in Shannon, Que

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 [...]

Stop naval base construction on Jeju Island, South Korea

*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 [...]

Gloria Paul: What will we be breathing this season?

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.

UAE prince caught red-handed on torture video

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 [...]

John Pilger: Kafka has a rival. The Foreign Office lectures us on human rights

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. [...]

THOUSANDS GATHER IN GEORGIA TO SAY “YES WE CAN STOP TORTURE AND CLOSE THE SCHOOL OF THE AMERICAS

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.

HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS WELCOMES UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT DECISION ON GUANTANAMO BAY

“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 [...]