Posts Tagged with "rights"

Cleaning up The Other Royal Bank

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

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We’ve been going after the Royal Bank of Canada for bankrolling the tar sands for some time now. Today, we went after the other Royal Bank–the Royal Bank of Scotland–with our friends across the pond. RBS ranks 7th globally among banks backing tar sands operators, but first in the UK where taxpayers now own more [...]

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Getting to Maybe with RBC

Friday, February 19, 2010

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After a year of campaigning, this afternoon RBC and RAN finally sat opposite the same table to talk tar sands (here’s the background for those just tuning in). In RBC’s corner was COO Barbara Stymiest joined by Sandra Odendahl and Shari Austin. We correspond with Sandra and Shari pretty regularly.  Barbara was a new contact. [...]

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The True Cost of Chevron

Thursday, May 14, 2009

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We’re excited to announce an “alternative annual report” on Chevron due for release May 26th. I don’t want to spoil the surprise, but can say that it’s the most thorough and up-to-date documentation of Chevron’s global troubles that I’ve seen. And just in time! Chevron’s shareholder meeting is May 27th. Antonia Juhasz was lead author [...]

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First Nations Petition Obama on Native Rights vs. Dirty Energy

Monday, December 29, 2008

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How will an Obama Administration handle Native Rights issues in the face of fossil fuel expansion? That’s the question raised in a good article from by Joe Friesen in the Globe and Mail today. Several northern Indigenous leaders will soon visit the President Elect to ask for support in battling dirty oil development on their [...]

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Canada Looking for Terrorists in Grassy Narrows

Friday, June 27, 2008

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The National Post just reported that Canada’s top Federal spooks were keeping *really* close tabs on last year’s National Day of Action for Native Rights–apparently including protests planned in support of Grassy Narrows. Mind you, this is not terribly surprising–when Canadian customs started seizing our laptops and cameras at the border a couple years back, [...]

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Grassy Victory Articles

Monday, June 23, 2008

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Check out these lengthy news pieces on Grassy Narrows’ victory in kicking the clear-cut logging corporations off their territory – an area three times the size of Yosemite National Park. CBC National primetime interview with Roberta Keesick Article on AlterNet Feature Article in Toronto’s Now Magazine Article on rabble.ca Environmental News Service newswire The Toronto [...]

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Message from JB Fobister in Grassy Narrows

Thursday, June 5, 2008

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JB Fobister is a Grassy Narrows member who has been a key part of the community’s work towards self-determination. He sends this message: Six years ago when we blocked the main logging road near our small community people told us we were crazy to take on two of the largest logging companies in the world. [...]

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KI6 and Bob Lovelace are Free!

Thursday, June 5, 2008

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Last week, as hundreds of supporters gathered to demand their release, Bob Lovelace and the KI6 won a ground breaking legal appeal to secure their unconditional release. The community leaders had served 4 months of a 6 month jail sentence for saying ‘no’ to mining exploration on their traditional territories. Please read below for some [...]

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KI Chief facing jail time for defending land

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

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“I’m prepared to go to jail for my belief in my land.” Those words were spoken by Chief Donny Morris in a Thunder Bay Ontario courtroom on January 25th. With those words it became crystal clear that Chief Morris and his small fly-in community can not, and will not back down in their stand to [...]

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