Here are highlights from a UK parliamentary debate in which MPs variously accused Israel of war crimes, disproportionate violence, ruining peace negotiations by building illegal settlements, running the world's largest outdoor prison, collective punishment,and attacking water supplies, hospitals, supply centres and all manner of other civilian targets.
Don't Get My Valley Up! -- the rap song used in the Act 1 finale of Stone Fence Theatre's new musical, G'day, We're from the Valley, EH!, which opens in Eganville July 22 and plays throughout the summer and fall in six Renfrew County locations. The rap is written by Ish Theilheimer and Chantal Elie-Sernoskie. Leads in video: Robin Pinkerton, Chantal Elie-Sernoskie and Ambrose Mullin. Information, scheduling and ticket purchases are all at the company's website, www.stonefence.ca . The video was shot and produced by Space Camp Collective, with recording by Robin Pinkerton.
"I want Canadians to know that the silver, and possibly the gold, that is being extracted from Guatemala is bloodstained," said human rights lawyer and activist, Rafael Maldonaldo.
There has been a lack of consultation between Guatemala's government and Tahoe Resources Inc. (a Canada-based mining company), and the local communities in the region.
Maggie Padlewska travelled there last month, to explore the allegations, and to document the voices of the communities impacted by Tahoe's Escobal Mine in San Rafael and surrounding areas.
Recorded back in December of 2013, the 25th Annual McDonald Lecture hosted by the Centre for Constitutional Studies features Professor Pamela Palmater. In this lecture Professor Palmater argues that the federal government has failed to meet its obligations under the treaties signed with Canada's Aboriginal peoples. Professor Palmater is head of the Centre for Indigenous Governance at Ryerson University and was the runner up in the Assembly of First Nations leadership elections for national chief in 2012.
See Part Two of Pam Palmater's discussion here.
The RCMP descended on a peaceful anti-fracking protest led by the Mi'kmaq of Elsipogtog and their allies on October 2013.
Clifton Nicholas captures the voices of some of the people involved in the anti-fracking movement as they talk about what happened, why they took the stand against hydraulic fracturing and how the heavy handed police response has affected their people.
RESIST: The Unist'oten's Call to the Land is a short documentary that was filmed in the summer of 2013 on unceded Wet'suwet'en territory, 1000 km north of Vancouver in northern B.C. (western Canada) over the duration of the fourth annual Environmental Action Camp, hosted by the Unist'ot'en (C'ihlts'ehkhyu/Big Frog) Clan.
Roger Rashi, Coordinator of the PSF and Dylan Penner, of Common Causes, discuss the plans for the forum including plans for marches, opportunities for groups to propose workshops, and plans for convergence assemblies to address common goals and strategies.
Peoples Social Forum: Ottawa Canada August 21-24
"You are killing us with your greed."
On June 28, 2014, over 700 people gathered for the 5th and final Athabasca region Healing Walk. The walk sent a clear message that Indigenous Peoples from across Turtle Island are united to protect the land, water, air and all living beings from the destruction of the Tar sands and its pipelines
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Two migrant justice activists from No One Is Illegal - Toronto disrupted Employment Minister Jason Kenney's press conference Wednesday afternoon in Toronto demanding permanent immigration status for migrant workers.
This action organized by No One Is Illegal - Toronto and Justicia for Migrant Workers occurred days after changes to the Temporary Foreign Workers Program, which make it more difficult for migrant workers to change jobs, and deny them permanent immigration status. The community will stand strong to prevent the largest mass deportation in Canadian history.