This site is designed to provide members of the media with timely and accurate information about all aspects of hemispheric trade issues and the Common Frontiers organization.
Here you’ll find copies of current media releases, background information on important issues, an introduction to Common Frontiers and its members and articles about CF that have appeared in the media.
Our Latest Media Release:
More than 130 organizations condemn the criminalization of Abelino Chub, Maya Q’eqchi’, for his work defending the right to land, territory and human rights in Guatemala.
More than 130 organizations condemn the criminalization of Abelino Chub, Maya Q’eqchi’, for his work defending the right to land, territory and human rights in Guatemala. April 25, 2019 Download PDF at www.ghrc-usa.org On Monday, April 22, the Higher Risk Court “A” in...read more
Trudeau is wrong to back intervention in Venezuela February 4, 2019 Apparently it’s wrong for Russia to interfere in U.S. or Canadian elections, but okay for the U.S. and Canada to pick Venezuela’s leaderLast spring, much of the opposition in Venezuela boycotted a...read more
Canada vs. Venezuela: The Background Gets Even Murkier February 01, 2019 On January 26, Canadians learned the extent to which Canada’s “quiet diplomacy” had helped Venezuela’s Juan Guaido emerge to declare himself interim president on Jan. 23, in defiance of the...read more
Interview with Raul Burbano of Common Frontiers on the Venezuela Presidential Elections. Raul Burbano, from Common Frontiers, is part of a Canadian mission of Labour and Ecumenical organizations which will be in Venezuela to participate in elections observation, and...read more
Canadian MPs support for prisoners' rights misses the mark on at least one "political prisoner" January 31, 2015 We were delighted to read that your party participated in an event advocating the promotion and protection of human rights on the eve of the first...read more
AFL-CIO letter to Equitable Origin’s recent certification of the Pacific Rubiales and Quifa production sites of Pacific Rubiales
AFL-CIO letter to Equitable Origin’s recent certification of the Pacific Rubiales and Quifa production sites of Pacific Rubiales The American Federation of Labour and Congress of Industrial organizations (AFL-CIO) has sent a letter to the president of Equitable Origin...read more
Extractive Industry and Indigenous People In this video the European Parliament receives a report on a study on extractivism and indigenous people.read more
The Peoples’ Social Forum The countdown is on until the Peoples’ Social Forum in Ottawa from August 21 to 24. But surprisingly, one of the organizers can hardly wait until the event – a historic gathering of social movements and Indigenous peoples – is over and done...read more
The Peoples’ Social Forum 1) Who and what organisations/groups are involved in building the Peoples Social Forum? Raul: Those involved in organising include community groups, racialized communities, Indigenous nations, labour, NGOs, students, workers from across...read more
An Algonquin Invitation to the Peoples' Social Forum Ottawa, August 21-24, 2014read more