An Alabama coal company, sued over the killing of three union leaders in Colombia, quietly lobbied the State Department to intervene in an apparent bid to have the suit thrown out, according to court records and an attorney in the case.
The effects of depleted uranium weapons in Iraq.
NOTE: It is estimated that 60% of Canadian Uranium exports are used in the manufacture of U.S. depleted uranium weapons. The Final Judgment of the Tokyo Tribunal for War Crimes in Afghanistan found that the U.S. use of Depleted Uranium Munitions constitutes war crimes under international law.
Globe & Mail: In a survey to be released in London today by the Senlis Council think tank, Afghan men in the Canadian-controlled areas of Kandahar province and in the neighbouring British- and U.S.-controlled regions say they are being driven to support the Taliban because of disillusionment with the NATO military effort and poverty created by the continuing conflict.
Read more about how the Canadian Ambassador to Guatemala spread misinformation that a woman evicted from her home for a Canadian nickel mining development was a “paid actress”
Too many of us have done too little to stop the crimes of this White House. We are waking up but what took us so long?
Valley woman, whose son is in Afghanistan, complains of ‘brainwashing’
Just three days shy of the four-year anniversary of the start of the U.S.-led war in Iraq, over 400 peace rallies sprung up around the globe. And the anti-war sentiment was certainly felt on the streets of Toronto, as a downtown peace protest and march began in front of the U.S. Consulate.
A report by WOMANKIND Worldwide on the lack of substantial progress for women and girls in Afghanistan.
Pan-Canadian Day of Action
1 PM, Saturday, March 17
Fredericton City Hall, corner of York & Queen.
Speeches, songs and poems for peace.
For more info, contact the Fredericton Peace Coalition at:
info-at-frederictonpeace.org, visit: www.frederictonpeace.org
*SPECIAL FILM SCREENING*
VIEW FROM A GRAIN OF SAND
8PM, FRIDAY, MARCH 23, TILLEY HALL AUDITORIUM, 102
View From a Grain of Sand is a journey through the last 30 years of Afghanistan’s history as lived by three Afghan women. Shot over the last three years in Pakistan and Afghanistan, a doctor, teacher and social activist tell how their lives were violently affected by wars of international making and three different regimes in Afghanistan. Yet through all their loss, and the destruction of their homes and country, these women have endured. With courage, conviction and hope they continue to work on improving the lives of the people around them, against all odds, in this brutalized and divided nation.www.viewgrainofsand.com