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Peace enters with blood

Yesterday, EU High Representative Josep Borrell announced that the European Peace Fund, a previously unheard of extra-budgetary instrument, will fulfil its peace-building and peace-building mission by supplying weapons to Ukrainian charitable souls. In other words, the European Union, the recent…

Canada’s Big Banks Urged to drop nuclear from Green Investment Portfolios

78 Public Interest groups are calling on Canada’s biggest banks to drop investments in nuclear power, including so-called Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) from their fossil-free and ESG* investment portfolios. The banks are all members of the Net Zero Banking Alliance,…

Communiqué from United Court Interpreters of Ontario

Of our high esteem: We are an organized group of court interpreters (CIs) requesting your urgent intervention to stop the Ministry of the Attorney General’s (MAG) improper and unethical practices against us. CIs are a vital – yet underappreciated –…

Canada, Wet’suwet’en indigenous people. Police crackdown on journalists and activists

Dramatic footage has just been released showing the violent raid by Canadian federal police on the afternoon of 19 November on an encampment set up by members of the Wet’suwet’en indigenous people to prevent the Coastal GasLink pipeline from passing…

Not just Atlanta, but also Victoria, B.C.

Acknowledging the racism and white supremacy embedded in Canadian society Written by Nevin Thompson This article was adapted from a personal essay originally published on Facebook and Medium. On Wednesday, March 17, a terrible mass shooting in Atlanta, Georgia killed…

Activists block trucks at company transporting weapons to Saudi Arabia, demand Canada stop fuelling war in Yemen

Members and allies of anti-war organizations World BEYOND War and Labour Against the Arms Trade blocked trucks at Paddock Transport International, a Hamilton-area transportation company involved in shipping Canadian-made, light armoured vehicles to Saudi Arabia. The activists were calling on…

COVID-19 vaccine update: Pfizer may be the frontrunner, but Canada has hedged its bets

Pfizer and BioNTech have surprised the world, and given it hope, with the preliminary results of the Phase 3 clinical trial of their coronavirus vaccine. They announced on Nov. 9 that the early analysis of the data from the Phase…

Why hasn’t Canada signed the UN Nuclear Ban Treaty?

Join a webinar on the need for Canada to sign the UN Nuclear Ban Treaty, featuring Liberal MP Hedy Fry, NDP MP Heather McPherson, Green Party MP Elizabeth May, Bloc Québécois MP Alexis Brunelle-Duceppe as well as Setsuko Thurlow, survivor…

How indigenous women in Canada heal through art

Indigenous women in Canada suffer high rates of violence In the Canadian winter of 2002, passers-by walking through Vancouver’s Downtown East Side could see Rebecca Belmore, from the Indigenous Anishinaabe Nation, nailing her long red dress to a telephone pole. She struggled to free…

UNHCR applauds Canada’s commitment to grant permanent residency to asylum-seekers working on COVID-19 frontlines

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, welcomes Canada’s announcement to open pathways to permanent residency for asylum-seekers in the healthcare sector who have worked on the frontlines of the country’s COVID-19 response. “This is an exemplary act of solidarity which recognises…

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