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Attacks continue on Colombian coal mine that sources NB Power with its coal

An alleged unit of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) blew up heavy equipment at the Cerrejon coal mine in La Guajira, Colombia on Sept. 4, 2012. NB Power sources its coal from Colombia. No one was injured. This is the fifth such attack on the world’s largest open-pit coal operation this year. Most [...]

Twelve Years Too Many! Frederictonians support security certificate detainee Mohammad Mahjoub

Fredericton rallies in support of security certificate detainee Mohammad Mahjoub as he marks 12 years of detention without charge

What: Press briefing, street theatre and mic check When: 12:30-1:00pm, Tuesday, June 26th, 2012 (12th anniversary of Mahjoub’s arrest and International Day in Support of Victims of Torture) Where: Fredericton City Hall, corner of Queen and York. Who: Josephine Savarese, Fredericton Peace Coalition and STU Professor of Criminology, Michel Boudreau, N.B. Federation of Labour, Alex [...]

What does NB Power have to do with the extinction of the Wayúu in Colombia?

“We fear the Wayúu will become completely extinct,” warned Angélica Ortiz at a special hearing of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights in Washington, D.C. this past March. The Constitutional Court of Colombia agrees with Ortiz’s assessment. In 2009, the court named 34 indigenous nations in Colombia – including the Wayúu – to be in [...]

Haiti, Aid and Imperialism: a film screening & book launch

Tuesday, May 15, 7:00pm. Cedar Tree Cafe, 418 Queen St., Fredericton Dinner menu served until 6:45pm. Beverages available during the event. Film Screening of Haiti: Where did the money go? Join Michele Mitchell for a film screening of her film, Haiti: Where did the money go? Millions of people gave billions of dollars to Haiti [...]

Not Another Extension Bring the Troops Home Now!

Canadian Peace Alliance Prime Minister Stephen Harper has suggested that Canadian Special Forces troops may remain in Afghanistan after 2014. This is the third time that Harper has lied to Canadians, saying that he will not extend the mission then flip-flopping and keeping troops in the war torn country. The Canadian Peace Alliance and Afghans [...]

David Heap on his capture at sea on the Canadian Boat to Gaza – Feb. 16th in Fredericton

Join us to hear David Heap give his firsthand account of the Freedom Waves to Gaza which took place in November, when Irish and Canadian boats tried to break the Israeli blockade of Gaza. A linguistics professor at the University of Western Ontario and long time Palestine solidarity activist, Heap was on board the Canadian [...]

Canadian and Irish ships set to challenge Israel’s illegal blockade with Freedom Waves to Gaza

The Canadian ship Tahrir and the Irish ship Saoirse have successfully reached international waters, marking the start of the Freedom Waves to Gaza campaign. The boats are currently in the Mediterranean Sea, preparing to sail for Gaza within a matter of hours. “Flowing out of the Freedom Flotillas, the Freedom Waves to Gaza are now [...]

Fredericton Peace Coalition supports Abousfian Abdelrazik

Dear Abousfian and supporters, We are writing this letter to denounce in the strongest of terms the leak of false secret information about Abousfian Abdelrasik, which led to two La Presse articles being published that link Abdelrazik to unsubstantiated claims. The timing of this smear campaign coincides with Abdelrazik’s application to get off the UN [...]

Fredericton Peace Coalition supports Adil Charkaoui

We are writing this letter to denounce in the strongest of terms the leak of false secret information about Adil Charkaoui which led to the La Presse article of 4 August 2011 entitled “Une conversation compromettante entre Charkaoui et Abdelrazik” by Pierre-André Normandin. We also denounce Jason Kenney’s assertion that people are misguided if they [...]