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Guatemalan Women Speak Out Against Rape

Elders weep during a ceremony held last spring, after women from the community testified that they were gang raped by a Canadian-owned mine’s security guards in January 2007. Photo: Nathan Einbinder.

Broad protests against Canadian mining company in El Salvador

CISPES – the Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador May 27, 2010 CANADIAN MINING COMPANY PACIFIC RIM COMES UNDER FIRE FROM ENVIRONMENTAL AND HUMAN RIGHTS ORGANIZATIONS Simultaneous demonstrations held in advance of World Bank hearing; Lawsuit against El Salvador under U.S. trade agreement draws sharp criticism In advance of a hotly-contested case [...]

Message to the Liberals – no backroom deal with Colombia!

Common Frontiers Immediate release – March 31, 2010 Scott Brison, Liberal M.P. for Kings-Hants Nova Scotia, recently held a series of secret meetings in out of the way locations on three continents with politicians from Colombia. Together they have concocted a dangerous amendment to the Canada-Colombia free trade agreement (CCFTA) that would allow the Canadian [...]

Charkaoui launches suit to obtain apology

Montreal, 12 March 2010 – Adil Charkaoui’s fight to clear his name brought him twice to the Supreme Court before he finally won his case in 2009. Now, almost seven years after Mr. Charkaoui was originally arrested in Montreal under a “security certificate” he is taking steps to obtain the apology he needs to finally [...]

Haiti—The Job of Nations

“When Haitians finally overthrew the despised dictators and voted for the reformist priest Jean Bertrand Aristide, on a platform of development and social justice, foreign investors and wealthy Haitians staged a coup backed by Washington and led by a former CIA agent. The 2004 coup was actually a U.S., French, and Canadian joint venture.”

Delist Now!: Six-Month Campaign to Free Abousfian Abdelrazik from the Prison Without Walls

June 27th will mark the one-year anniversary of Abousfian Abdelrazik’s return to Canada after six years of forced exile and imprisonment in Sudan. Though this anniversary is something to celebrate, many challenges remain for Mr. Abdelrazik and the broader fight against oppressive “security” measures and racism. Mr. Abdelrazik is home, but not yet free and [...]

Haiti reconstruction conference must respect sovereignty and empower ordinary Haitians

Militarization of aid is a bad omen FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ottawa – Monday, January 25 The Canada Haiti Action Network is concerned that Monday’s international Haiti reconstruction conference in Montreal will be used to benefit foreign economic interests at the expense of ordinary Haitians. “The genuine solidarity and generosity Canadians have expressed toward Haiti must [...]

Mexico activists targeted for their criticisms of a Canadian-owned mine

URGENT! CERRO DE SAN PEDRO, MEXICO: MEMBERS OF ANTI-MINING GROUP ASSAULTED BY NEW GOLD INC./MINERA SAN XAVIER WORKERS AND SUPPORTERS Community members receive death threats as conflict deepens around Canadian-owned Mexican mine Tensions are building in the Mexican village of Cerro de San Pedro, where a Canadian-owned gold and silver mine has been forced to [...]

Abdelrazik supporters gather for solidarity rally

A crowd gathered at Phillips Square downtown on Saturday afternoon to show their solidarity with Abousfian Abdelrazik, a Montreal man who spent nearly six years exiled in Sudan. Even after returning home in June, Abdelrazik says he is still “imprisoned” because he remains on a United Nations no-fly list and the designation carries with it [...]

Trade issue stirs up protestors, politician

After two hours of heated words with those inside, Kustudic said of Brison’s stance: “adamant resistance to listening to/ hearing what others – especially your constituents, I have to say is not an admirable or desirable characteristic for someone who is elected to represent his constituents’ interests to the federal government.”