On November 16, 2006, the 10th Penal Judge of Pinchincha, Dr. Luis G. Mora A., revoked the arrest warrant issued against Carlos Zorrilla. Zorrilla had been in hiding since the highly irregular October 17 police raid on his home. He is now free to come and go, but the trumped-up charges against him still stand and the attacks against DECOIN and the communities of the Intag region continue, both in the media and on the ground. Please continue to write to the Ecuadorian and Canadian authorities to ask them to ensure that Carlos receives a fair trial, that the irregularities in the charges against him and the raid on his house be fully investigated, and that Ascendant Copper be forced to respect Ecuadorian law – and common decency – and desist from pressuring DECOIN and the Intag communities. Please see our October 22, 2006 Urgent Action for details (http://www.miningwatch.ca/index.php?/ascendant/zorrilla_ua).
CFB Toxic: The Environmental and Human Impact of War
A presentation delivered in Fredericton on November 23, 2006 by Gloria Paul.
The Defensoría Q’eqchi’ (an indigenous rights organization) in El Estor has contacted international solidarity networks because the violence is escalating quickly and they fear it will result in deaths. Email Peter McKay and the Guatemalan Ambassador to Canada expressing your concern for the people living in these communities.
CFB Toxic: the Environmental Impact of War with Gloria Paul.
Gloria Paul, a long time peace activist, will share her research on contaminated military bases from Labrador to B.C. with a special focus on CFB Gagetown. Including a video presentation.
7 PM, Thursday, Nov 23
Wilmot United Church, 473 King St
All invited. For more info, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
ACT for the Earth is launching a report today to shed light on the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board’s (CPPIB) consistent misuse of millions of proxy shares in its voting practices at corporate shareholder meetings. The report “Against Common Sense” is an overview of how the CPPIB’s use of proxy shares violate the board’s own socially responsible investment policies. Against Common Sense is being released as the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) convenes a public meeting in Winnipeg today on “Independence, Accountability, Performance”.
As many as 3,709 Iraqi civilians were violently killed in October, exceeding the previous monthly high set in July, the United Nations said Wednesday.
La Guajira and Belledune Pay the Price for New Brunswick Comfort and Complicity
The Living Dead