Saturday, June 20
Charlotte St. Arts Centre
732 Charlotte St.
11:00 am to 2:00 pm – Displays & slides
Performances between 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm
- Andean Traditional Music
- Colombian Dance
- Personal Refugees’ Stories
- Nepali Dance
- Introduction to life in a Refugee Camp
- African Dance
- Congolese Folk Music
Hosted by the Multicultural Association of Fredericton
Posted: June 19th, 2009 under Canada, Events, Immigrant/Refugee Rights.
Mayan villagers in the town in San Miguel Ixtahuacan in the mountainous region near the border with Mexico claimed the Canadian mining company was trespassing on their land and set fire to a pickup truck and an exploration drill rig on Friday.
Posted: June 19th, 2009 under Canada, Environment, Guatemala, Indigenous Rights, Mining, Oil & Gas.
Montreal Tamil refugees face deportation back to Sri Lanka
Posted: June 18th, 2009 under Canada, Immigrant/Refugee Rights, Sri Lanka, Tamils.
Darryl Sainnawap, 24, recalls the ordeal that landed him in jail for standing up against resource development. Sainnawap was one of six Kitchenumaykoosib Inninuwug members sentenced to six months imprisonment.
Posted: June 18th, 2009 under Canada, Environment, Indigenous Rights, Mining, Oil & Gas.
The federal government will comply with a Federal Court order to allow the return of Montrealer Abousfian Abdelrazik, who has been stranded in Sudan for six years.
Posted: June 18th, 2009 under Canada, Immigrant/Refugee Rights.
14 Activists Arrested in Peaceful Protest to Stop Mountaintop Removal scaled 20-story tall machinery to call attention to nation’s worst form of coal mining in first ever ascent of a mountaintop removal site’s dragline.
Posted: June 18th, 2009 under Environment, Mining, Oil & Gas, US.
Mellissa Fung reports on how Canada’s overseas sales of asbestos may be breathing new life into a dying industry – but may also be making exposed workers sick.
Posted: June 17th, 2009 under Asbestos, Canada.
Fined $25m by the US federal court for funding a terrorist organisation, Chiquita, the US-based banana distribution company, is now facing a number of new lawsuits.
Posted: June 17th, 2009 under Colombia.
Dozens of the villagers took the body of the farmer to the provincial capital to complain to the provincial governor.
Posted: June 17th, 2009 under Afghanistan, Occupation.
On June 11th, dubbed “National Reconciliation Day” to conmemorate the one-year anniversary of the Government of Canada’s official apology to First Nations for the residential school system, Akwesasne community residents Khristy Sawatis and Dwayne David were arrested by Cornwall police.
Posted: June 15th, 2009 under Canada, Indigenous Rights.