Water Justice News: Canada

 

IPS reports, “The upcoming (Rio+20) conference (this June 20-22) is showing signs of divisiveness over a draft outcome document – an action plan to be adopted by world leaders on sustainable development for the future. An international coalition of over 400 non-governmental organisations (NGOs) from 67 countries is challenging ‘an apparent systematic effort by particular […]

Don’t Drink Harper’s Water

Posted by on March 22, 2012  Tagged with: , ,
Mar 222012
 

It is World Water Day, a day to celebrate the world’s water heritage and ensure clean adequate supplies of drinking water and sanitation for all. To our shame, Canada is once again leading a charge to weaken language in an important United Nations document that would reiterate the human right to water and sanitation leading […]

 

Reforma.com reports (in Spanish), “Mexican organizations protested outside the Canadian Embassy on Wednesday against the killing of indigenous leader committed on March 15 in San Jose del Progreso, Oaxaca. Bernardo Vasquez Sanchez, an indigenous Zapotec community leader and member of the Coordination of United Peoples Ocotlán Valley (CPUVO) in the state was killed in an […]

Mar 202012
 

It is becoming a tired tale to tell, but this Canadian government is again reaffirming its role among the absolute worst governments in the world when it comes to international negotiations and promoting human rights, equity and justice. They have made a name for themselves in the Climate Change negotiations consistently winning the fossil of […]

 

Proyecto Ambulante reports, “At approximately 21:00 (on March 15), Bernardo Vásquez Sánchez was murdered. He was an activist against Fortuna Silver’s mine in San José Progreso, Oaxaca, and a member of the Coordinating Committee of the United Villages of the Ocotlan Valley. The killing took place at the entrance to Santa Lucia Ocotlan, where he […]

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