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July 18, 2009

Oh dear, it’s been a long time again between digests – I missed June entirely. Maybe I should give this up until I retire. J

Peace,

Chris

Calls to Action   

The provincial premiers will meet in Regina from August 5 to 7. “Ottawa is now secretly esigning a "cap and trade" system to regulate large global polluters, but if that system is designed to let tar sands pollution grow – like Alberta Premier Ed Stelmach wants – then everyone else must cut emissions even more to accommodate.”

Ceasefire.ca has launched a postcard campaign asking Prime Minister Harper not to deploy CF-18 fighters to Afghanistan.

Global Zero is a new alliance of prominent diplomats, military and civic leaders working for the elimination of all nuclear weapons.

Rainbow Health Ontario is hosting its first bi-annual provincial conference, Improving Access and Equity in Health for LGBT People, to be held in Toronto, Ontario from March 31 – April 2, 2010.

News /information

Hip Hop Away From Violence is the high school outreach program of UNITY Charity, a youth led and artist driven anti-violence charity.

Honduran cartoonist, Allan McDonald, was detained for 24 hours by Honduran police after the coup, along with his infant daughter. They were later released because of international pressure, but, his cartoons and drawing materials were burned.

I discovered Tlaxcala, the Translators’ Network for Linguistic Diversity, while looking for corroborating information on Allan McDonald’s detention. Highly worth bookmarking if you follow Latin American politics. If you read Spanish, the following blogs are covering the situation in Honduras as it evolves. mimalapalabrahn.blogspot.com, resistenciahondurena.blogspot.com, obsesivababel.blogspot.com

In June the Chilean Chamber of Deputies was to vote on a controversial bill making organizers of demonstrations responsible for any damages done by individuals participating. I haven’t been able to find anything more recent, nor anything in English about it, unfortunately.

The People’s Media Network of Chile intends to give voice to those ignored by the mainstream media.

Commentary/inspiration
In the absence of justice, what is sovereignty but organized robbery?
- St. Augustine

Arundhati Roy ponders what we have done to democracy.

Uruguayan writer, Eduardo Galeano, author of Open Veins of Latin America, received one of Argentina’s highest honours last week. Here is his acceptance speech in Spanish.

It’s war on the working class in Saskatchewan.

Andrew Nikiforuk on the “public tarring” of Dr. John O’Connor. ( transcript of the hearing he refers to)

Heather McRobie on “Canada’s Dirty Secret.”

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