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NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION, Wednesday July 2nd On July 2nd… CALL MINISTER OF CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION DIANE FINLEY! U.S. Iraq War resister Corey Glass is still facing deportation on July 10th, despite the Parliament of Canada having voted in favour of a motion to let Corey and other U.S. war resisters stay. The federal government [...]
Residents and activists from the central Mexican state of San Luis Potosí travelled to Toronto to tell the shareholders of a Canadian mining company that their investments are at risk because the billion-dollar Cerro San Pedro gold and silver mine is illegal and environmentally unsafe.
The Kingston resident is one of 63 Canadians who are being prosecuted for failing to return their census forms. Currently awaiting charges, Stelmach could face a $500 fine or up to three months in jail. “I don’t want to back down at all in this because I believe peace is much more important than whether [...]
By Alex Corey June 23, 2008 Mr. Pierre Poilievre spoke with accidental honesty regarding residential school compensation. He articulated the exact racist paradigm that was originally used to justify residential schools. I don’t blame him entirely for what he said. His sentiments are the product of our collective history. Racism is born from our necessity [...]
The Conservative government has quietly released the details of its extensive plan to beef up the military, including spending $490 billion over the next 20 years to ensure Canadian soldiers are well-equipped, well-trained and highly active.
The most extensive medical study of former U.S. detainees published so far, Physicians for Human Rights had doctors and mental health professionals examine 11 former prisoners. One former detainee reported being subjected to electric shocks three times and being sodomized with a stick. His thumbs bore round scars consistent with shocking. All 11 former detainees [...]
Afghanistan, Canada and the New Great Energy Game Energy economist John Foster says the (so-called Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India or TAPI) pipeline is part of a wider struggle by the United States to counter the influence of Russia and Iran over energy trade in the region…The US government is eager to block a competing pipeline that would bring [...]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE STATEMENT–June 18, 2008 Kahnawake–Two Mohawk women were assaulted by Canada Customs officers on Saturday June 14, 2008 at 2 pm. at the Cornwall Island border in Akwesahsne. Mohawk rights-activist and elder Kahentinetha Horn, 67, suffered arterial damage during the assault and was hospitalized under guard. Also hurt in the incident was Mohawk [...]
This past Saturday, June 14, 2008, around 2:30pm, a vehicle with two outspoken Kanion’ke:haka (Mohawk) activists, writers and grandmothers was stopped at Akwesasne while crossing into “Canada” from the “USA”. Akwesasne is a Kanion’ke:haka Indigenous community that includes parts of so-called Ontario, Quebec and New York, and community members routinely cross between “states” and “provinces”.
By Alisa Carnall June 17, 2008 In our society, we pride ourselves on being nonviolent. In our schools, we teach our children to stand up to bullies and not to use violence to solve differences of opinion. In our laws, we prosecute people for spousal violence and child abuse. In our sporting venues, we are [...]