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.
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.
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.
Dozens of the villagers took the body of the farmer to the provincial capital to complain to the provincial governor.
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.
Telegraph-Journal, Published Friday June 12th, 2009
Abdelrazik needs emergency passport
On June 4, many celebrated as a federal court order was issued to bring Abousfian Abdelrazik back to Montreal within 30 days.
Abousfian Abdelrazik is a Sudanese-Canadian dual citizen who was accused of having ties to al-Qaeda. He was subsequently cleared in multiple investigations by the Sudanese government, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) and the RCMP. The Federal Court has found that the government breached Abdelrazik’s charter rights by refusing to issue him an emergency passport.
Bundles of postcards from Fredericton and elsewhere in Canada have been sent to Foreign Affairs Minister Lawrence Cannon demanding his safe return to Canada.
About 250 people from St. John’s to Victoria to Iqualuit have purchased Abdelrazik’s ticket home. The purchased ticket is scheduled to leave Khartoum, Sudan, on Friday. An emergency passport needs to be issued immediately to get him on that plane.
Fredericton Peace Coalition
The president of Colombia clashed with NDP and Bloc Quebecois MPs, who questioned the South American country’s human-rights record.
From the country’s national unions to local labour councils, organized labour rallies in support of Abousfian Abdelrazik’s right to return.
Should Canada really be signing a free trade agreement with the Peruvian government when this is how they respond to legitimate protests against oil, mining and forestry projects that threaten to displace local and indigenous communities and further despoil Amazonian ecosystems?