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Algonquin co-chief to stop her uranium protest to avoid jail

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Comment from psea
Time February 19, 2008 at 6:05 pm

Paradigm Shift Environmental Alliance (PSEA)

Statement of Solidarity and Support for
Ardoch Algonquin First Nations (AAFN)
Struggle Against Uranium Exploration and Mining

February 19, 2008 – Ottawa, Ontario

Paradigm Shift Environmental Alliance strongly condemns Ontario judge Douglas Cunningham’s injunction which seeks to chain community leader, hero and Ardoch Algonquin First Nations Co-Chief Paula Sherman away from her rightful struggle against destruction of Algonquin land and lives of her people.

There is no injunction or law which can make destruction of life into a rule and into a law. If there is such injunction and such law, they are a sign of legalized lawlessness, insanity and brutality illogically aimed against our common humanity. Canadians have witnessed this brutality, insanity and lawlessness in judge Cunningham’s decision. Shame!!!

Protecting Air, Land and Water is protecting Life. This is all Paula did, and she did it peacefully, with grace and love. This Life she protected is each and every one of our lives. We invite the judge to reinvent himself and join the struggle.

Paradigm Shift Environmental Alliance strongly condemns judge Cunningham decision to imprison for six months community leader, hero and Ardoch Algonquin First Nation Co-Chief, Bob Lovelace and attach to him and Paul a fine counting in thousands of dollars.

Why would the judge want polonium and radon instead of clean water and clean air? Why would he want radioactivity on all of us? Because it’s his job to use polonium and radon against us? What did we ever do to this guy for him to want to poison our lives and for him to mistreat those heroes who stand up for all of us including the judge himself? How low can the ethics bar for judges go?

Lest we forget that in addition to drinks he may raise in honour of Ontario premier Dalton McGuinty, judge Cunningham is a human being who is alive because water he drinks and air he breathes is still free of radioactive byproducts of uranium mining his decision is protecting. Bob Lovelace and Paula Sherman tried to keep clean land, water and air, which judge Cunningham enjoys in Ontario, but he fined them. He chained them!?

He said to the dungeon with those who protect our waters, land and air. He said to the dungeon with those who care about Ontarians including himself and his family.

Judge is a citizen and a human being. We are asking for a citizen and a human being in the judge. We are asking judge Cunningham to redeem and rectify himself as a citizen and a human being by jettisoning his decision of denial of his basic responsibilities of upholding human right to clean water, land and air.

Only a machine interface may not care about land, water and air. But we believe that the judge is still a human being. As a result, we cannot but wonder how it is that judge could side with a corporation which seeks to release irreversible radioactive materials in Ontario’s land, water and air.

We are asking for immediate release of esteemed community leaders, heroes and Co-Chiefs Paula Sherman and Bob Lovelace.

We are asking judge Cunningham to stop using the Struggle for Life as a financial transaction from the poor to the rich. Paula and Bob must not pay a penny, and conversely our public tax dollars must NOT subsidize Frontenac in its claim to destroy our lives.

We are asking for judge Cunningham to withdraw decision which is the result of his own failure as a human being and a citizen of this province and therefore failure as a professional.

We are asking for immediate stoppage to any kind of uranium exploration and God forbid uranium mining in Ontario.

Water and Air are two things which indisputably keep us united rendering all artificially constructed divisions amongst us extraneous and irrelevant. Why? Because breathing air and drinking water means life to each one of us. To strike at air and water the way judge did, is to strike at the essence of life. It is to want destruction of life.

It is a very peculiar profession in which one is given responsibility to decide whether our collective Water and Air should be radioactive or not. It is peculiar because the responsibility for Air and Water by its nature transcends any “profession” and calls for citizen responsibility in a professional. It calls for human responsibility in a professional.

Judge is a citizen and a human being. We are asking for a citizen and a human being in the judge. We are asking judge Cunningham to redeem and rectify himself as a citizen and a human being by jettisoning his decision of denial of his basic responsibilities of upholding human right to clean land, water and air.

Paradigm Shift Environmental Alliance (PSEA) is for the worldwide Abolition of Coal-Fired Plants and Uranium Mining

More info:
http://quebec.indymedia.org/en/node/28427
http://ottawa.indymedia.ca/en/2008/01/6565.shtml

Contact:
psea4earth@gmail.com

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