Contested Futures - Tar Sands and Environment Justice report back
Monday, July 30, 2012
OISE, Room 5150, 252 Bloor Street West (at St. George subway)
The Call Out:
Reports on front-line resistance, discussion, and the search for answers
-- Raul Burbano, Common Frontiers and Bryan Dale, Toronto Chapter Council of Canadians, reporting back from Rio+20 and the People's Summit, Brazil.
- Ron Plain, Environmental Policy Analyst, anti-pollution activist from Aamjiwnaang environment group near Sarnia.
- John Henhawk, Six Nations of the Grand River activist and land defender.
-- Eva Portillo, Toronto Bolivia Solidarity
Environmental Justice is a global issue. The People's Summit laid down a challenge to the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, which once again displayed government and corporate indifference to environmental needs.
Environmental Justice is an issue in Canada. The tar sands in Alberta threaten water, land and human rights. Now tar sands oil may be coming to Sarnia, Ontario.
Environmental Justice is an issue in Ontario, Six Nations activists, land defenders and allies are facing injunctions for their protection of environment and honouring of the Treaties.
We will have lots of time for discussion and strategizing, as we grapple with the key question: "What can we do?" The stakes are high for Ontario and humanity.
Endorsed by: * International Solidarity Committee of the Greater Toronto Workers' Assembly * Common Frontiers * Latin American and Caribbean Solidarity Network * Toronto Bolivia Solidarity * Toronto Chapter, Council of Canadians * Science for Peace * April 28 coalition * Indigenous Environmental Network * OPIRG-Toronto * Greenspiration * International League of People's Struggle-Canada * Toronto People's Assembly * Toronto Climate Campaign * BASICS Community Newsletter
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