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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 [...]

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 [...]

Des armes qui dérangent

Des groupes pacifistes accusent les Forces canadiennes de faire appel à l’exposition d’arsenal militaire afin de rendre l’armée plus attrayante auprès des jeunes.

Raising awareness and reclaiming journalism

India’s Most Famous Rural Reporter Attends Conference at Cape Breton University “In the Media session during the Human Security conference at CBU, Sainath spoke words of strong support for the New Brunswick Media Co-op, which formed to address the problem of concentration of media ownership in the province. When asked what citizens should do to [...]

Bob Young shares his history of war and peace

In a world that glorifies war, World War II veteran Bob Young is a tireless advocate for peace. The NB Media Co-op recently sat down with Bob to find out how he went from soldier to peace and environmental activist.

CBC: Deal ends First Nation protest over hydro dams

The New Brunswick government and Tobique First Nation signed a five-year, $2.5-million deal on Monday, ending years of frustration and protest over the impact two hydro dams have had on the western community. For Daniel Thau-Elaff’s coverage of the summer protest.

Letter to UNB President Eddy Campbell on concerns with military collaboration

Dr. Eddy Campbell, President of University of New Brunswick Sir Howard Douglas Hall, Rm 111 University of New Brunswick 3 Bailey Drive P.O. Box 4400 Fredericton, NB E3B 5A3 Dear Dr. Campbell We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate you on your recent appointment as President of the University of New Brunswick. As [...]

N.B. has let children suffer: youth advocate

New Brunswick has let many of its young people, particularly in First Nations communities, suffer in “shocking” conditions, the province’s child and youth advocate says. Bernard Richard made the comments Friday during the release of his annual report on living conditions for children in the province. The former Liberal cabinet minister criticized the current Liberal [...]

Make Poverty Reduction Report Public

Phase II Roundtable sessions document on the Poverty Reduction Initiative needs to be made public. Twenty-four (24) organizations have signed an open letter asking the Premier Shawn Graham to release publicly the Options Report that has been drafted by participants at the Roundtables.

Ordeal at the border

Blueberry rakers — Mi’kmaqs from New Brunswick — report aggressive stops by U.S. Customs.