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Urgent Action: Environmental Activist Assassinated in Honduras

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Witness to the assassination of Honduran indigenous and environmental activist Berta Cáceres being held in Honduras.

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Canada’s role in the struggle between human rights and corporate rights

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When we think about international development and its goal of improving the standard of living of people in the global south, we really need to start at home and look at how our own country’s policies – particularly trade policies … Continue reading

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Just Film Festival 2016

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Pop the popcorn and dim the lights – the Just Film Festival 2016 arrives Feb 11-13. For complete information and to buy tickets visit justfilm.org.

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A message of thanks from NOMADESC

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I sometimes wonder when I sign urgent actions and petitions what impact they have. Do leaders listen? Are our concerns heard? One thing is certain – our partners on whose behalf we write these urgent actions most certainly do hear … Continue reading

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Urgent Action: Colombian Union Leaders Receive Death Threats

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Dear friends, This week we received disturbing news from our partner NOMADESC in Valle de Cauca, Colombia informing us of new, very explicit death threats against labour leaders in the region. Among those threatened is teacher activist Julian Lozano, with … Continue reading

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