Canada was cast Thursday as a bad actor that aggressively campaigned alongside countries with tarnished human-rights records in its failed bid to derail the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
Haiti and the “Responsibility to Protect”
When Prime Minister Stephen Harper departs for Australia on Tuesday for a summit of pan-Pacific leaders, he’ll be carrying with him a secret agenda that is quite literally radioactive.
Central to the plan is a proposal that all used nuclear fuel be repatriated to the original uranium exporting country for disposal.
That should be big news in Canada, the world’s largest uranium producer.
But to date, the Canadian government’s response is a closely guarded secret. In fact, there’s been virtually no public debate at all.
Women in Black will be holding their vigil for peace Friday September 7th in front of Fredericton City Hall from noon until 1pm. All are welcome.
This notice includes:
1. FOOD CRISIS IN AFGHANISTAN
2. CANADA SHOULD SEND FOOD, NOT BOMBS, TO AFGHANISTAN
3. WHY ZUCCHINIS, WHY NOW?
4. FEED THE AFGHAN PEOPLE, STOP SQUASHING THEIR HOPES FOR PEACE (includes address of War Minister Gordon O’Connor and sample letter)
5. SENLIS COUNCIL NEWS RELEASE ON HUMANITARIAN CRISIS IN AFGHANISTAN
On August 15, the two Canadian members of the Fondasyon Mapou/Haiti Priorities Project-organized human rights delegation to Haiti took our concerns about the disappearance and apparent kidnapping of Lovinsky Pierre-Antoine to the Canadian embassy in Port au Prince.
This report is the result of research conducted by The Senlis Council in response to the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA). As a reaction to our reports demonstrating that the work of CIDA was not visible in Kandahar, we were invited to verify their work for ourselves. The suffering of the Afghan people in Kandahar not only neglects our humanitarian obligations to our allies in Kandahar, it creates a climate that fuels the insurgency and undermines the already dangerous work of Canada’s military in this hostile war zone.
“In the past one-month around 20 burn cases came to the hospital and out of these 20 incidents, 10 to 15 were cases of self-immolation.”
CBC: Civilian deaths in Iraq rose in August to their second-highest monthly level this year, according to figures compiled Saturday by the Associated Press.