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U.N. forces kill Haitian mourner

A variety of news sources (LINKS: AP / Pacific Free Press / Al Jazeera) are reporting on the U.N. force MINUSTAH killing a mourner attending the funeral of priest and Lavalas activist Gerard Jean Juste. Numerous witnesses, including lawmakers, witnessed the killing of a young Haitian man by U.N. forces from Brazil. U.N. spokesperson Fred Blaise denied that U.N. forces were responsible.

World Refugee Day in Fredericton

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

Protesters burn equipment at Guatemala gold mine

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.

No refuge

Montreal Tamil refugees face deportation back to Sri Lanka

Struggle with Platinex

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.

Ottawa will allow Abdelrazik to return to Canada

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.

Activists Risk Arrest to Stop Mountaintop Removal

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.

Asbestos — Canada’s ugly secret

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.

Chiquita: Between life and law

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.

Foreign Troops Kill Afghan Farmer in Farah, People Protest

Dozens of the villagers took the body of the farmer to the provincial capital to complain to the provincial governor.