With strong-worded open letter, former US president Jimmy Carter and other Nobel Peace Prize laureates urge Obama to reject Keystone XL pipeline.
Crystal Lameman from Beaver Lake Cree First Nation and Eriel Deranger of Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation are leading Canada’s indigenous tar sands resistance.
The Harper Government’s inflammatory talk and militant actions in response to the Ukraine crisis only confirm that the Harper Conservatives are not Canada.
Nearly 400 youth were arrested outside the White House during the XL Dissent, a non-violent, student-led action to stop TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline.
by: Obert Madondo “When you are controlling, discriminating, confiscating, occupying lands from one side and putting them in the corner without any basic rights, you are by this way ruling and committing apartheid in the occupied Palestinian Territories.” The words of Arab-Israeli legislator Ahmad Tibi as he explained to the CBC why he stormed out during… Read More
“At the NSA, I witnessed with growing alarm the surveillance of whole populations without any suspicion of wrongdoing, and it threatens to become the greatest human rights challenge of our time,” says whistleblower Edward Snowden in this “open letter to the Brazilian people”, published by the Folha de S Paulo newspaper:
by: Obert Madondo Its ironic, isn’t it? Prime Minister Stephen Harper, the leader of Her Majesty’s Official Opposition, four provincial premiers, three former prime minister, two former governors general, MPs, a senator, and the head of the Assembly of First Nations, are in South Africa to convey of our collective last respects to the late Nelson Mandela, who… Read More
A new report by Public Citizen says the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline is riddled with structural flaws that could spark dangerous leaks and spills.
Here’s a statement by WikiLeaks journalist Sarah Harrison on NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden’s temporary asylum in Russia, granted in August.
A group of lawyers has asked Canada to arrest former US Vice President Dick Cheney for torture and war crimes when he visits Toronto later this week.
Human rights watchdog Amnesty International says some of the unlawful killings executed by US drone strikes in Pakistan “could even amount to war crimes”.