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July 19, 2012 Canadian News

Canada's International Cop Out

Former head of Ontario Provincial Police named Minister of International Co-operation

March 16, 2011 Environment

Saving the Land, Saving History

Questions of archeological and spiritual significance rally community to protect Beaver Pond Forest

July 14, 2010 Photo Essay

Whose Woods These Are

Land defenders celebrate a year since Hanlon Creek occupation

November 20, 2009 Environment

Case Closed?

Site 41 resistance seeks revocation of environmental permit

September 28, 2009 Weblog:

“Build Back Better,” Says Dr. Paul Farmer, UN Deputy Special Envoy for Haiti: Part I

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By: Wadner Pierre

Since 1983, Dr. Paul Farmer has been working in the Cange locality of the Central department of Haiti. His organization Zanmi Lasante (Partners in Health) has won international recognition for its work. In August, former US President Bill Clinton, currently the UN Special Envoy for Haiti, appointed Farmer as his Deputy Special Envoy.

In early September, Farmer toured Haiti for the first time in his official capacity with the UN. The stated goal of the mission, whose motto is “build back better,” is to explore short and long term solutions to Haiti’s ongoing economic crisis. Haiti’s educational system, environmental problems and agricultural productivity were addressed in discussions with numerous sectors.

Farmer explained:

“We are not coming to dictate to people who have already been working in Haiti, but we can coordinate their work to make for better results. During my five days I met and listened to everybody, the President, the Prime Minister and other ministers in the government. And I met with the private sector, MINUSTAH, NGOs and the farmers.” Farmer stressed, “When I talk about the private sector, I don’t mean big business people only, but the ‘Madanm Sara’ [street merchants], the peasants who represent an incredible workforce for this country. We need to sustain them. And we also need to make sure that these people find capital to grow their crops and small businesses. And finally, their children should be able to go to school.”

However, Dr. Farmer noted, “This is not a political mission, but a mission to help people build back better Haiti. Haiti has its own potentialities and we can use them to develop Haiti.”

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September 24, 2009 Environment

A Tale of Two Sites

The HCBP occupation and Site 41

July 31, 2009 Weblog:

Occupation to save Old Growth Forest in Guelph

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Residents of Guelph, ON, have been occupying the proposed site of the Hanlon Creek Busines Park. The site is also home to Guelph's Old Growth Forest, and endangers local wetlands and the Jefferson Salamander, on Ontario's official threatened species list.

The occupation began on Monday, July 27th. They were notified that they would be evicted as of July 30th at 4pm, but the time came and went and protestors are still there.

More information is available on their blog at http://hcbpoccupation.wordpress.com, or contact them for interviews or more information at +15198206280, +15198206239 or hcbpoccupatio[at]gmail[dot]com. They are also inviting supporters to the site to lend a hand - a map with directions can be found on their website.

Photo by Sal Jefferson

November 14, 2008 Opinion

The Steep Price of Power

Colombian coal fuels Atlantic Canada, but at what cost?

February 29, 2008 Accounts

All Eyes On Bolivia

US espionage and aid

February 26, 2008 Accounts

Grass stains on Canada’s hands

Why are Canadians subsidizing a park built on razed Palestinian towns?

June 10, 2007 Weblog:

The Price of Aid

I wrote an opinion piece for the most recent issue of This Magazine about the historical background of Canada's foreign aid, and what that means for current efforts to "reform" and increase foreign aid. It's available online, though for some reason it's missing include apostrophes and quotation marks.

January 17, 2007 Opinion

Microcredit and Women's Poverty

Granting this year's Nobel Peace Prize to microcredit guru Muhammad Yunus affirms neoliberalism.

January 11, 2007 Accounts

This is What Development Looks Like

Part II: Canadian mining firm burns homes

January 11, 2007 Accounts

This is What Development Looks Like

Part I: Skye Resources and Land Reoccupation in Guatemala

October 28, 2006 Foreign Policy

Canadian Aid or Corporate Raid?

nepal_fp.jpgHarsha Walia examines the work of Canada's development agency in South Asia.

Canada's development agency in South Asia

April 29, 2005 Features

Engineering for a Small Planet

paradiskidscomputers_fp.jpg How, exactly, does one leave an established corporate job to do something less "soul killing"? Amanda Jernigan spoke to Kim Paradis to find out.

A Conversation with Kim Paradis

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

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