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June 24, 2010
Bi-national Delegation to Conduct Human Rights Accompaniment and Observation in Lead-Up to the 1-year Anniversary of the Coup d’État in Honduras
Halifax/Toronto/Vancouver & Tegucigalpa, Honduras – A bi-national delegation of Canadian and US representatives from labour, human rights, and faith-based organizations will be in Honduras from June 24 to July 1, to conduct human rights accompaniment and observation around the one-year anniversary of the coup d’état on June 28. The delegation’s members hope that their presence will mitigate human rights violations by the Honduran military and police, and that they will be able to document any violations that occur.
2009-08-10 - Same old false solutions and short-sighted North American vision from Guadalajara summit, say Canadian civil society organizations
2009-08-06 - Renegotiate the North American agenda, civil society groups ask in letter to Prime minister Harper
2009-06-18 - Civil Society Networks from North America applaud letter to Presidents from Legislators' task force on renegotiating NAFTA
2009-06-12 - Canadians ask Federal Government to Halt Ratification of Canada-Peru Free Trade Agreement in Light of Peruvian Police Massacre of Indigenous Protesters
2009-02-13 - Canadians to Harper: Renegotiate NAFTA with Obama
2008-10-01 - Canada must renegotiate NAFTA now!
2007-02-21 - Ministers of fear and war descend on Ottawa taking North America in the wrong direction (in English) (en français) (en español)
2006-06-6 - Halt S.P.P. and Replace NAFTA
2006-04-18 - Letter to Pascal Lamy, Director General of the WTO
2006-03-6 - Allowing CEOs to set the foreign policy agegnda for North America endangers democracy in Canada (en francais)
2005-10-28 - Soccer star Maradona and Nobel Prize recipient Esquivel to march against ‘free trade' and Bush's presence in Argentina as part of the 3rd Peoples' Summit November 1-5:
“Another Americas is possible”
2006-03-5 - World Social Forum Builds Global Community
2004-11-15 - Has Pierre Pettigrew Read the Romanow Report?