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Tara’s reflection on the Mining the Connections Forum

Reflection on the Mining the Connections Forum, Tatamagouche NS, November 2008. Excerpt: In view of this, I was absolutely shocked and appalled at how little legislation there is in Canada regarding mining, and how little protection there is for the environment and surrounding communities. What was most distressing to me was learning about how the [...]

A Daughter of Radon Remembers

While the last mine in Elliot Lake closed in 1996, the toxic legacy of uranium mining lives on in the miners, the majority of whom with their families are scattered across Canada. Any meaningful assessment of the true health impacts of uranium mining on Elliot Lake residents is almost impossible because of the high turnover [...]

Cluster bombs, DU, and White Phosphorus being used in Gaza

Norwegian medics say that some of the victims who have been wounded since Israel began its attacks on the Gaza Strip on December 27 have traces of depleted uranium in their bodies. There are also reports that the Israeli Army is using both cluster bombs in the northern part of the Strip, as well as [...]

Our Warmth Their Blood

Colombian Union Activist Visits Fredericton In Colombia, some of the most powerless people-indigenous people with no resources, no electricity, no water-and some of the most vulnerable- unions in a country with the highest rates of assassination and repression against union activists in the world-are taking on some of the most powerful multinationals. Jesus Brochero, a [...]

A Violation of Algonquin Law

Ardoch and Shabot Obaadjiwan Algonquins and their neighbours along Sharbot Lake learned in late 2006 that Frontenac Ventures Corporation (FVC) was planning a uranium mining project on the land they live on. They have refused to let that happen, withstanding long days and nights in the freezing cold, on hunger strikes and in prison. It [...]

Canada should not abet erosion of international nuclear restraints

Canadians should be very concerned about nuclear weapons proliferation because our country is one of the main suppliers of uranium, a raw material needed for these weapons, on the world market. Dr. Gordon Edwards of the Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility describes how our uranium was used in the development of the atomic bombs dropped [...]

Meet the Hunger Striking Grandma Against Uranium!

Join a discussion with Donna Dillman, the Ontario grandmother who staged a 68-day hunger strike last fall against a proposed uranium mine and her partner, Mike Nickerson, author of Life, Money & Illusion: Living on Earth as if we want to stay. During their presentations, while Mike looks at the big picture, Donna, the Lanark [...]

Indigenous community in Argentina votes to ban Canadian uranium mine

Assembly rejects plans by B.C. company to do in Argentina what it can’t do in its home territory.

The Doctor, the Depleted Uranium and the Dying Children

An award winning documentary film produced for German television by Freider Wagner and Valentin Thurn. The film exposes the use and impact of radioactive weapons during the current war against Iraq. The story is told by citizens of many nations. It opens with comments by two British veterans, Kenny Duncan and Jenny Moore, describing their [...]

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