Meera Karunananthan

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Jun 18, 2012
A recent protest against Goldcorp in Vancouver. (Photo: http://ithinkmining.com)

Why we are shouting out against mining injustice

Meera Karunananthan
Brent Patterson
Unfortunately the Conservative government will not see, hear nor speak the evils of Canadian mining. And as witnessed recently, they will attempt to marginalize anyone else who does so.
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Mar 30, 2012

Budget 2012: Good for mining, bad for water

Meera Karunananthan
The 2012 federal budget is a gift to the mining industry and a curse on the environment. Amendments to environmental regulation will allow companies to skip steps and fast-track approval processes.
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Dec 12, 2011

Ajax, Ontario becomes a Blue Community

Meera Karunananthan
Ajax, Ontario has embraced the right to water and rejected the commodification of water. Find out how your community can too!
Blog
Dec 2, 2011

Reality check on water and climate

Meera Karunananthan
To drive home the message that water-related impacts are key to how climate change is experienced by communities around the world, South African NGOs hosted a "reality tour."
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Oct 28, 2011

A right to water for the 99 per cent

Meera Karunananthan
It is not enough for the UN General Assembly to recognize water as a human right, we need to make sure that it is implemented to serve the interests of the 99 per cent.
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Oct 19, 2011

Deja-vu on Taseko's destructive mining project

Meera Karunananthan
In what Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs President, Grand Chief Stuart Phillips, refers to as a state of "deja-vu," chiefs from the Tsilhqot'in National Government are back in Ottawa.
Blog
Sep 20, 2011

Calling out Quebec's hypocrisy in Wakefield

Meera Karunananthan
Members of the Wakefield community marched this weekend calling on the government of Quebec to apply the principles of sustainability it adopted in the Quebec Sustainability Act of 2005.
Blog
Sep 2, 2011

Feds knew Alberta water was under threat in 2005

Meera Karunananthan
A founding member of the Our Water Is Not For Sale network, the Council of Canadians is working to prevent the Alberta government from expanding a market-based water allocation system.
Blog
Aug 2, 2011

Bubble-wrapping nature against corporate greed

Meera Karunananthan
Convened by Global Exchange, a meeting in San Francisco brought together representatives from organizations working to advance the rights of nature in communities around the world.
Blog
Oct 13, 2010

Don't frack with our water!

Meera Karunananthan
Quebeckers have been up in arms at public hearings being held this month on the province's plans to drill for natural gas using a method that could destroy watersheds on fertile agricultural land.
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Sep 3, 2010

Teachers must support public water

Meera Karunananthan
When asked about their investments in private Chilean water utilities, the Ontario Teachers' Pension told the Canadian Press, Chile was a democratic country.
Blog
Apr 20, 2010

Another step towards water markets in Alberta

Meera Karunananthan
It has largely gone unnoticed by the media in Alberta, but a recent application by the Eastern Irrigation District to amend its water licence may take the province a step closer to water markets.

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