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Scouts Train to Fight Terrorists, and More, New York Times

Scouts Train to Fight Terrorists, and More

A worrying article that describes US Border Patrol training boy and girl
scouts to do militarized border security stuff.

Todd Krainin for The New York Times

Anti-mining activists stage mock claim on Montreal's Mount Royal

Anti-mining activists stage mock claim on Montreal's Mount Royal

May 11, 2009 - 18:55

Tobi Cohen, THE CANADIAN PRESS

MONTREAL - The Quebec government's decision to protect the famed Mount Royal from mining companies didn't deter a group of activists from staking their own claims to the Montreal landmark on Monday.

In an effort to draw attention to the many international communities that are forced to live beside Canadian-operated open-pit gold mines, the activists sealed off a large swath of Mount Royal, which dominates the city's landscape.

Colombian Trade Dpt denies any conditions from Canada to approve CCFTA

Colombian Trade Dpt denies any conditions from Canada to approve CCFTA

FYI. Press release from Trade Department of Colombia. Cheers, Pierre-Yves

http://www.mincomercio.gov.co/econtent/newsdetail.asp? id=7117&idcompany=1

Prensa Parlamento de Canadá no ha condicionado firma de TLC con Colombia

El Ministro de Comercio, Industria y Turismo, Luis Guillermo Plata, dijo hoy, que el Parlamento de Canadá no ha emitido ningún pronunciamiento oficial del cual se pueda deducir que exista un condicionamiento para la aprobación del Tratado de Libre Comercio suscrito con Colombia.

human rights first

human rights first

April 28, 2009

 

Support Institute of Analysis of Attacks against Human Rights Defenders

UK ends bilateral military aid to Colombia

Wednesday 29 April 2009
 

UK ends bilateral military aid to Colombia

• Concerns over human rights prompts decision
• Colombia says move is 'severe blow' to military

Britain has quietly ended nearly a decade of military aid to http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/colombia Colombia's armed forces after accusations of gross violations of http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/human-rights human rights, including the murder of civilians who were shot and reported as guerrillas killed in combat.

Pour en savoir plus sur l'urgence "Barrick Gold"

 

 

Pour en savoir plus sur l'urgence "Barrick Gold"

Veuillez prendre les information sur le site internet:

Indigenous Leaders confront Barrick Gold, Media Release, Toronto – April 29, 2009

MEDIA RELEASE
Toronto – April 29, 2009

Indigenous Leaders confront Barrick Gold

Indigenous leaders from Papua New Guinea and Chile traveled to Cana this week to attend the April 29 shareholders’ meeting of Barrick Gold. Here, they will confront Barrick about human rights abuses and environmental degradation on their lands.

Le Devoir, Libre-échange et droits humains - SOS Colombie pousse un cri d'alarme

 

Dans Le Devoir

"Libre-échange et droits humains - SOS Colombie pousse un cri d'alarme"

Guy Taillefer

Édition du jeudi 09 avril 2009

Urgente Elkin Ramirey Jaramillo

Montreal, 12 de mayo de 2009

Sr. Presidente:

Debo senalar con gran procupation la situatcion que afecta nuestro companero abogado Elkin Ramirey Jaramillo z otros miembros de la Corporacion Jurdical Libertad. Solicitamos ademas a la comunidad internacional, en especial al Sistema de Naciones Unidas, al gobierno tomar medidas urgentes mas apropiadas para:
Garantiyar la seguridad y la integridad fisica z psicologica del abogado Elkin Ramirez Jaramillo, de todos los demas miembros de la Corporacion Jurdica Libertad, asi como de los miembros de sus respectivas familias;

Llamado urgente - el Observatorio y el Centro de Derechos Humanos “Fray Bartolomé de las Casas

Llamado urgente - el Observatorio

MEX 005 / 0509 / OBS 069

Amenazas / Hostigamiento

Montreal, 12 de mayo de 2009

El Observatorio para la Protección de los Defensores de Derechos Humanos, programa conjunto de la Organización Mundial Contra la Tortura (OMCT) y de la Federación Internacional de Derechos Humanos (FIDH), solicita su intervención URGENTE ante la siguiente situación en México.

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