Ben Powless, Indigenous Environmental Network
Raúl Burbano from Common Frontiers and
Brent Patterson, Council of Canadians (National Office), both just returned from the world Thematic Social Forum: Capitalist Crisis, Social and Environmental Justice in Porto Alegre, Brazil
Kim Kerridge, Greenpeace
Dave Vasey, Environmental Justice Toronto
Andrea Peloso, Code Pink
Challenges to Harper’s plans for more pipelines to export dirty Canadian tar-sands oil; opposition to mining injustice; protection of Ontario farmland from mega quarry destruction, safeguarding secure public water supplies, and more: environmentalists are active in many fields.
Yet Canada’s government remains among the worst promoters of environmental injustice. As we approach the June 2012 Rio+20 world conference on sustainable development, how can we best link and advance our common struggle for environmental and climate justice in Canada and internationally.
Common Frontiers, Toronto Bolivia Solidarity (action group of OPIRG Toronto)
Latin American Caribbean Solidarity Network, Toronto Greater Workers Assembly International Solidarity Committee