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As a State does Canada have the right to destroy important international environmental and scientific evidence regarding the increasingly scarce life sustaining resource such as clean water?
As a State does Canada have the right to destroy important international environmental and scientific evidence regarding the long-term effects of radioactive materials and our natural environment?
The Kichesipirini asserts that the protection of aquifers such as this are matters of international concern and character.
The Kichesipirini asserts that these matters, the ready access and proper stewardship of clean and safe drinking water are human rights.
Kichesipirini Algonquin First Nation continually asserts that environmental and economic issues in Canada are directly associated with our unresolved colonial past and that any long-term effective remedy must address this.
Kichesipirini Algonquin First Nation has been continuously asserting internationally that it is in the best interests of all Canadians that Canada work to develop appropriate de-colonization processes for the Indigenous Peoples of Canada.
The Kichesipirini Algonquin First Nation asserts that the protection of the Alliston Aquifer and its continued use as an important environmental monitoring resource must be considered a matter of international public interest and that it be in the best interests of the public to use this, in its highest condition, as a most appropriate background measure for monitoring nuclear and industrial contamination and determining effective remedial actions.
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Fredericton rallies together for women of Afghanistan
March 24, 2009
By Jessi MacEachern
This past Saturday, people of the Fredericton community gathered together for a cause that hits hard locally, but is in fact dedicated to communities nearly 10,000 kilometres away.
The Fredericton Peace Coalition, the UNB/STU University Women’s Centre, NB RebELLEs-Fredericton, and CUSO-VSO joined together to host Fredericton’s third Annual Benefit for the Revolutionary Association of Women in Afghanistan (RAWA).
RAWA began in Kabul, Afghanistan in 1977 under the leadership of Meena, an activist who was eventually assassinated for her advocacy against Afghanistan’s fundamentalist forces.
Today, RAWA continues to thrive as a political and social organization of Afghan women struggling for peace, freedom, democracy, and women’s rights. Knowing freedom and democracy can never be donated, what is needed from members of a community like Fredericton is solidarity and support.
Saturday’s lineup brought local talent to the auditorium stage of the Charlotte Street Arts Centre. The evening started off with a reception of free beverages and finger foods, accompanied by the soothing musical notes of Mark Currie, Tom Whidden, Brian Calder, and Matt Leger.
As these first musicians played, guests were encouraged to bid on the silent auction items displayed along one side of the room—a collection of art supplies, reading materials, tea sets, jewelry, kids’ items, gift certificates and more, entirely donated by the greater Fredericton community.
"Focus on the Born": Image from a demonstration against Bill C-484, The Unborn Victims of Crime Act
When it became clear that an imminent election was in the stars, Harper distanced himself from the widely opposed Bill C-484, The Unborn Victims of Crime Act.
Now infamous, Bill C-484 was a private member bill introduced by Ken Epp (MP for Edmonton Sherwood Park, Alberta). It assigned legal personhood to unborn fetuses (in contravention of the Criminal Code). It was denounced by the Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada (ARCC), and other feminist organizations, as "an unconstitutional infringement on women’s rights." Similar laws are used in the United States to criminalize pregnant women who use drugs or alcohol for endangering the fetus, or to prosecute those who help them seek abortions.
While Epp refused to drop the Bill, which had passed its second reading, Harper vowed not to reopen the "debate" on abortion. (A promise, incidentally, that he has made before, during the 2004 election, and again in January 2005.)
But does that mean that reproductive rights are no longer an election issue?
Quite the opposite, according to the ARCC. Harper has said that he would not block private member bills about abortion (like C-484) in future.
In fact, on this issue, he has said he would lift tight party discipline and allow a free vote. Considering that the vast majority (74%) of current Conservative MPs are anti-choice, a majority Conservative Government could easily pass an anti-abortion bill into law.
Consider the following facts, largely culled from yesterday's press release issued by the ARCC:
The Québec Native Women's Association has called upon the Canadian government to acknowledge that residential schools were an act of genocide.
Statement by Quebec Native Women's Association/Femmes Autochtones du Québec
Re : Government of Canada's Residential School Apology
June 11, 2008, Kahnawake
Quebec Native Women recognizes the Prime Minister's official apology concerning the genocidal experience of Aboriginal people in the history of the Residential School system. While the apology to Aboriginal peoples is long overdue it is contradicted by the oppressive policies of the Indian
The heinous crimes committed against Aboriginal children who were victims and survivors of the Residential School experience must be dealt with beyond mere apologies and monetary compensation.
Police assaulted several marchers at an International Womens' Day demonstration last week. This thursday, a demonstration opposed to police brutality is being organized in Montreal as well.
A representative of Doctors Without Borders in Haiti has asked me to remind people to the work they are doing with women in Haiti as a way of marking International Women's Day. If you go to their site, you'll find the following the informationl below.
English Site: http://www.msf.ca/en/news/newsreleases/2007/021907_haiti.html
- a brief introductory article to the Jude Anne hospital project
- web video interview with our Head of Mission on obstetric needs of women in Port au Prince
- photo slide show with captions
The Dominion is a monthly paper published by an incipient network of independent journalists in Canada. It aims to provide accurate, critical coverage that is accountable to its readers and the subjects it tackles. Taking its name from Canada's official status as both a colony and a colonial force, the Dominion examines politics, culture and daily life with a view to understanding the exercise of power.