“Mr. Obama – do you have a heart?” asks Norwegian Dr. Mads Gilbert in this letter, which also describes the incomprehensible horror he’s currently witnessing in Gaza.
Jeremy Malcolm argues that the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) repeats the errors of ACTA and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), and imperils democracy and the broader public interest.
David Suzuki, the Canadian academic, science broadcaster, activist and global leader in sustainability and Environmental Issues, says he’s “outraged” by Stephen Harper’s approval of Enbridge’s Northern Gateway tar sands pipeline.
Maude Barlow, the Chairperson of the Council of Canadians, dedicates her Honorary Doctor of Laws from York University to a life of “hope, energy and direction” inspired by her activism.
Whistleblowing website WikiLeaks has published the secret draft text of the Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) Financial Services Annex, which covers 50 countries and aims to “further deregulate global financial services markets.”
University of Ottawa professor Michael Geist criticizes the Senate’s rushed recent passage of Harper Bill S-4, the Digital Privacy Act, which “extends the ability to disclose subscriber information without a warrant from law enforcement”.
Harper’s draconian changes to health care for refugees has denied care and threatened lives, argues Adrienne Silnicki, Health Care campaigner for the Council of Canadians.