Meera Karunananthan

Meera Karunananthan is a Water Campaigner for the Council of Cana­dians and also works internationally on behalf of the Blue Planet Project. Meera is pursing a PhD in geography at the university of Ottawa. She works with allied groups on water rights and rights of nature issues.


I have been in San Jose del Progreso in Oaxaca, Mexico this week on behalf of the Blue Planet Project with Brent Patterson as part of a human rights delegation called the “Mision Civil de Observacion Justicia para San Jose del Progreso.” The Mision is aimed at investigating tensions surrounding yet […]


The Council of Canadians is issuing a statement of solidarity as hundreds of protestors gather in front of the Canadian embassy in Mexico City (1 p.m. EST) to express their outrage at the growing death toll of community activists opposing Canadian mining in Mexico.
Most recently, in the state of […]

Oct 192012

Struggles to protect water throughout Latin America have been a powerful obstacle to the neoliberal growth model that has sought to dispossess communities of their communal lands and natural resources.
In 2001, when I was just beginning to learn about the resistance to neoliberal globalization around the world, I was inspired by the story of Cochabamba […]

Oct 112012

Next April, Canada’s human rights record will be up for review by the United Nations as part of an evaluation conducted by the UN Human Rights Council every three years. Although Canada has shown a general disregard for international human rights and environmental commitments in recent years, the Council of Canadians’ Blue Planet Project took […]

Oct 112012

Written by Meera Karunananthan, Raul Burbano, Sakura Saunders and Jennifer Moore for The Hill Times. Published on October 8, 2012.
Major news stories recently provided a glimpse into the Harper government’s close ties with the mining industry. They hint at a cozy relationship that gives mining companies undue influence over Canada’s […]

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