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Archive for December 12th, 2006

Canada’s Media Wannabe Americans

“We Canadians like to think of ourselves as more than friendly neighbours, as global citizens with a penchant for peacekeeping. Since former prime minister Lester Pearson won a Nobel Peace prize in 1957, we have opposed U.S. international aggression, for example in Vietnam, albeit while our armament manufacturers continued to profit mightily. Business dealings, hypocritically, [...]

Exchange on Cerrejon at BHP Billiton’s Australian Shareholders’ Meeting

BHP Billiton is one of the mining multinationals that own El Cerrejon coal mine in Colombia. The above link is an exchange between Techa Beaumont of the Mineral Policy Institute and Don Argus of BHP Billiton at the shareholder’s meeting in Australia. Techa’s question begins at about 1 hr. 25 mins. into the webcast. Techa [...]

Assassination of Honduran human rights lawyer Dionisio Garcia

Honduran lawyer and human rights activist Dionisio Garcia was assassinated Monday, December 4, 2006 in traffic on his way to present three lawsuits against two Honduras based private security companies, Delta Security and SETECH. Death threats continue against other activists. Dionisio worked with Association for a More Just Society (ASJ). ASJ publishes an online zine [...]