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Hillary Bain Lindsay

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April 19, 2006 Original Peoples

Home On Native Land

6photo-fp.jpgHillary Bain Lindsay visits the Six Nations blockade near Caledonia, Ontario where First Nations people are repossessing their land.

The people of Six Nations are repossessing their land

March 27, 2006 Food

Against the Grain

wheat_fp.jpgHillary Bain Lindsay discovers a flour mill in rural New Brunswick that is nourishing the local economy by ensuring that Maritimers eat local.

Speerville's bioregional ethic supports local economies

March 20, 2006 Environment

Shell Shocked

shell_fp.jpgHillary Bain Lindsay discovers that people in the Niger Delta are fighting back against violence, corruption and oppression.

People of the Niger Delta fight back against violence and corruption

March 3, 2006 Features

Bordering On Apartheid

Kader_fp2.jpgHillary Bain Lindsay talks to Abdulkader Belaouni about his struggle for justice and permanent status in Canada.

Challenging immigration control in Canada

January 16, 2006 Environment

Where The Mountains Are Still Growing

mountains_fp.jpgHillary Lindsay investigates the human cost of a 'business as usual' approach to climate change in Northeastern India.

Will mega dams in Manipur, India 'solve' climate change?

January 16, 2006 Original Peoples

Who Owns The Climate?

smoke_fp.jpg Indigenous peoples demand a voice in climate change negotiations that are disproportionately impacting them. Hillary Lindsay listens in.

Indigenous leaders demand a voice in climate change negotiations

December 1, 2005 Labour

Where's The Boss?

conference-pic_fp.jpgAdvocates say worker cooperatives will democratize the workplace - and they won't stop there. Hillary Lindsay investigates.

Worker cooperatives will change the way you think about democracy

November 24, 2005 Agriculture

McOrganic?

IA_fp.jpgHillary Lindsay investigates the new corporate organic landscape and its impact on Canadian farmers.

Is corporate organic changing the organic landscape in Canada?

October 24, 2005 Environment

"It's the Best We've Got"

dion_fp.jpgEnvironment Minister Stéphane Dion to chair next round of international climate talks in Montreal. Hillary Lindsay reports.

Kyoto Off To A Slow Late Start in Montreal

March 24, 2005 Environment

Forbidden Film

forbidden_forest_fp.jpg Hillary Lindsay talks to Director Kevin Matthews about his latest documentary, Forbidden Forest

Multinational corporations and New Brunswick's forests

December 19, 2004 Environment

Buy Nothing Year

Matt Watkins is living without money for a year, to test some ideas about the infectiousness of generosity. Hillary Lindsay asks him about it.

Matt Watkins' quest to want not, waste not

November 6, 2004 Environment

Sacrificing Belledune

Environmental groups, officials disagree about the impact of a proposed hazardous waste dump in Belledune, New Brunswick. Hillary Lindsay listens to their accounts.

New Brunswick community to host 100,000 tonnes of toxic soil

June 24, 2004 Environment

Crop Control

silo_fp.jpgThe battle over genetically engineered (GE) foods raged on in the month of May, with uncertain victories declared on two fronts. On May 10th, biotech giant Monsanto announced that it was "deferring all further plans to introduce Roundup Ready wheat" into the marketplace. While opponents to GE foods were still celebrating, however, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled in favour of Monsanto on May 21st, in the controversial Schmeiser case. As the dust settles on fields across Canada, farmers, consumers, and activists are struggling to understand the implications of these decisions.

- by Hillary Lindsay -

Genetically modified crops threaten organic growers

May 27, 2004 Environment

Like Water for Profit

ghana_fp.jpgAccording to Amenga-Etego, the World Bank has left this critical component out of its plan for water delivery in Ghana. "Their formula does not include communities. Basically, they promote a development that transfers money from banks to governments to multinational corporations. The multinational corporations then deliver the resources to the people who have no say."

- by Hillary Lindsay -

An interview with Rudolph Amenga-Etego

November 10, 2003 Environment

Harvest Goon

fatalharvest_fp.jpgFatal Harvest: The Tragedy of Industrial Agriculture: Review
Our connection to the environment is perhaps most apparent when we sit down at the dinner table to eat a meal. That "we eat our daily bread without being conscious of the massive loss of topsoil, diversity and farm communities involved in its production" testifies to North American's disconnection from the land that sustains us. It is this disconnection that is allowing corporations to hide the very real and terrible impacts of the industrialization of our food supply, and it is this disconnection that Fatal Harvest: The Tragedy of Industrial Agriculture addresses.

Fatal Harvest: The Tragedy of Industrial Agriculture: Review

August 8, 2003 Environment

Anti-Globalization's Disappearing Act

Hundreds of "Green Zone" protesters arrested during WTO ministerial in Montreal
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From July 28th to 30th, finance ministers from 25 countries and the European Union, gathered in Montreal for a 'mini-ministerial' of the World Trade Organization (WTO). Despite the declaration of Canada's Trade Minister, Pierre Pettigrew, that "the anti-globalization" movement had "completely disappeared," thousands gathered in Montreal to express their opposition to the WTO. A day later, it seemed that Pierre Pettigrew had been right; hundreds of activists had indeed 'disappeared' from the city's streets. Over the course of two days, police arrested 342 people, many through what NDP leader Jack Layton called "indiscriminate" mass arrests.
- by Hillary Lindsay -

Hundreds of "Green Zone" protesters arrested during WTO ministerial in Montreal

July 11, 2003 Environment

Dragged into Court

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A small NGO in Halifax is taking the Canadian government to court. The Ecology Action Centre (EAC) is accusing the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) of violating its own legislation to protect fish habitat. DFO's decision to reopen George's Bank, an important fishing ground in Atlantic Canada, to dragger boats, without first conducting an environmental assessment, spurred the EAC to take legal action in 2001. The case is expected to come before a judge this summer. - by Hillary Lindsay -

Ecology Action Centre challenges DFO on dragnet fishing policy

May 17, 2003 Environment

Whose Forests?

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The transformation of public forests into clear-cuts and tree farms is nothing new in Canada. A government guarantee to corporations that this will continue to be the case is new. Provincial governments in both New Brunswick and British Columbia are considering policies that would effectively eliminate the public's control of public lands and place it in the hands of the forest industry. The stage is set for corporations to make a grab for control of Crown forests. According to the Supreme Court of Canada, Crown lands are held in trust by the federal and provincial governments for the benefit of all people, including those not yet born. - by Hillary Lindsay -

Maintaining habitats, establishing protected areas or community forests and protecting watersheds could require that government compensate corporations, if new agreements are signed.

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