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Canadian mining firm at centre of Mexican murder probe

Arrests of current, former staff of Canadian-owned mining company Blackfire in activist’s death come as Governor-General visits Mexico.

Malalai Joya: Canada must withdraw from Afghanistan immediately

I have just completed a two-week speaking tour across Canada, bringing a message to the great people of this country: The people of Afghanistan are fed up with the occupation of their country and with the corrupt, Mafia-state of Hamid Karzai and the warlords and drug lords backed by NATO. On behalf of the suffering [...]

Chiapas Anti-Mining Organizer Murdered

Mariano Abarca Led a Growing Movement to Kick Canadian Mining Companies Out of Mexican Communities Mariano Abarca Roblero, one of Mexico’s most prominent anti-mining organizers, was shot to death on the evening of November 27, 2009, in front of his house in Chicomuselo, Chiapas. He left behind a wife and four children. Another man was [...]

Canada out of Afghanistan, Canada out of NATO

About 200 protesters gathered in a park outside an international military conference in Halifax today to demand that Canada withdraw from Afghanistan and from NATO, the trans-Atlantic alliance that is waging war in Afghanistan. One demonstrator carried a sign reading “60 years is 60 years Too Long” referring to Canada’s membership in the North Atlantic [...]

MPs told of gang rapes at mine

Toronto Star: A usually sedate parliamentary hearing room was jolted with stories of alleged gang rape as MPs heard testimony about the operation of a Canadian-controlled gold mine in the South Pacific.

Indigenous leader assassinated in Mexico

An attacker riding a motorcycle has shot and killed indigenous leader and anti-mining activist Mariano Abarca outside his home in southeastern Mexico. Abarca “was assassinated in a cowardly fashion outside his home” late on Friday, said Gustavo Castro, a spokesman for the Mexican Network of Communities Affected by Mining (REMA), adding that another member of [...]

“the gray area”: in which i am detained, harassed and threatened at the border

“In September, I helped a war-resister friend of mine take care of some paperwork. Unable to obtain his birth certificate, he needed a friend with a US passport to attest to certain facts. As I slid my passport under the window at the US Consulate, I thought to myself, I wonder what will happen the [...]

UNB begins training explosive-ordnance technicians

CBC: The University of New Brunswick’s College of Extended Learning is offering an explosive new course: Canada’s first training program in the field of unexploded explosive ordnance, known as UXO. The Fredericton-based program will train students to be Level 1 technicians who know how to find and safely detonate everything from bullets to artillery shells [...]

Pull Canadian troops, says Globe and Mail journalist

The Globe and Mail’s foreign correspondent Graeme Smith has written an opinion piece calling for Canadian troops to be pulled out of Afghanistan.

U.S. journalist says she was delayed at border, questioned about speech

Ms. Goodman characterized the questioning as an undue attack on the freedom of the press.