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Time for a US Apology to El Salvador E-mail
Posted by Joan Russow   
Thursday, 21 June 2018 14:32
Time for a US Apology to El Salvador
Obamaexpressed regret for US support of Argentina’s “dirty war.” It’s time Washington did the same regarding our active backing of right-wing butchery in El Salvador.
 
By Raymond Bonner APRIL 15, 2016
https://www.thenation.com/article/time-for-a-us-apology-to-el-salvador/
 
El Mozote, El Salvador

Women look over the excavation site where the remains of their friends and relatives 

 
El Mozote, El Salvador
Women look over the excavation site where the remains of their friends and relatives are being exhumed by forensic anthropologists in El Mozote, El Salvador. (AP Photo / Luis Romero)
 
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Over the ages, the United States has routinely intervened in Latin America, overthrowing left-wing governments and propping up right-wing dictators. President Obama pressed a reset button of sorts last month when he traveled to Cuba and Argentina. Now it’s time for him to visit a Latin America country that is geographically smallest but where Washington’s footprint is large and the stain of intervention perhaps greatest—El Salvador.
Last Updated on Thursday, 21 June 2018 15:11
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How US policy in Honduras set the stage for today’s mass migration E-mail
Posted by Joan Russow   
Thursday, 21 June 2018 13:45

October 31, 2016 9.00pm EDT - Author

 Joseph Nevins Associate Professor of Geography, Vassar College

 

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U.S. Marines in Honduras in July 2016. 

 

Central American migrants – particularly unaccompanied minors – are again crossing the U.S.-Mexico boundary in large numbers.

 

In 2014, more than 68,000 unaccompanied Central American children were apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico boundary. This year so far there have been close to 60,000.

 

The mainstream narrative often reduces the causes of migration to factors unfolding in migrants’ home countries. In reality, migration is often a manifestation of a profoundly unequal and exploitative relationship between migrant-sending countries and countries of destination. Understanding this is vital to making immigration policy more effective and ethical.

 

Through my research on immigration and border policing, I have learned a lot about these dynamics. One example involves relations between Honduras and the United States.

 

U.S. roots of Honduran emigration

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Donald TIME E-mail
Posted by Dragonslayer   
Thursday, 21 June 2018 11:43

Well Donald ... Your dream of being on the cover of TIME has come true.   For someone who thinks any news is good news; how do you like this

 

Trump and Crying Baby

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 June 2018 11:48
 
Group photo opposing Trumps policy of zero tolerance E-mail
Posted by Joan Russow   
Thursday, 21 June 2018 10:18

Photo taken on June 20 World Refugee Day  on the Steps of the BC Legislature

 

Tara Todesco's photo.

The United States is the only country that has not ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child

 

Under the Convention on the Rights of the Child is the recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world:  (Convention On the Rights of the child)

 

In a debate,  a Trump supporter exclaimed that Trump would be a hero if he anounced that the children would no longer be separated from their parents, his opponent said that is like praising the arsonist who put out the fire [given it was Trump who initially gave the zero Tolerance edict]

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 June 2018 22:19
 
Looking to the Sky for Solutions to Mexico’s Water Scarcity E-mail
Posted by Joan Russow   
Thursday, 21 June 2018 08:40

By Emilio Godoy - Reprint

Photomontage by the organisation Isla Urbana, a pioneer in the promotion of rainwater harvesting as part of a new model in the management of water supply and consumption in Mexico, where the benefits of the system to get access to water are recreated in informal settlements in the west of the capital. Credit: Isla Urbana

Photomontage by the organisation Isla Urbana, a pioneer in the promotion of rainwater harvesting as part of a new model in the management of water supply and consumption in Mexico, where the benefits of the system to get access to water are recreated in informal settlements in the west of the capital. Credit: Isla Urbana

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1972 hOW LONG MUST HUMANITY WAIT Declaration of the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment E-mail
Posted by Joan Russow   
Monday, 18 June 2018 16:46
 
Justice News
Posted by Joan Russow
Monday, 18 June 2018 07:21
[From Report of the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment, Stockholm, June 1972.] 
 
 
 
Declaration of the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment
The United Nations Conference on the Human Environment, having met at Stockholm from 5 to 16 June 1972, having considered the need for a common outlook and for common principles to inspire and guide the peoples of the world in the preservation and enhancement of the human environment,
 
Proclaims that:
 
1. Man is both creature and moulder of his environment, which gives him physical sustenance and affords him the opportunity for intellectual, moral, social and spiritual growth. In the long and tortuous evolution of the human race on this planet a stage has been reached when, through the rapid acceleration of science and technology, man has acquired the power to transform his environment in countless ways and on an unprecedented scale. Both aspects of man's environment, the natural and the man-made, are essential to his well-being and to the enjoyment of basic human rights the right to life itself.
 
2. The protection and improvement of the human environment is a major issue which affects the well-being of peoples and economic development throughout the world; it is the urgent desire of the peoples of the whole world and the duty of all Governments.
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Trump repeats falsehood that Democrats are to blame for forced family separations at the US-Mexico border E-mail
Posted by Joan Russow   
Sunday, 17 June 2018 07:24
Trump repeats falsehood that Democrats are to blame for forced family separations at the US-Mexico border
Ellen Cranley and Michelle Mark
http://uk.businessinsider.com/trump-falsely-claims-democrats-border-family-separations-immigration-2018-6
 
 
 
 
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President Donald Trump repeated a false claim that Democrats are behind his administration's "zero-tolerance" policy that separates families at the US-Mexico border.
US immigration law does not require families to be split up at the border
Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the policy in May.
New immigration legislation introduced by House Republicans Friday does nothing to change the policy.
Almost 2,000 children have reportedly been separated from their families at the border over six weeks under the policy.
President Donald Trump repeated a false claim in a tweet Saturday that blames Democrats for the policy of separating immigrant parents from their children upon crossing the southern border between the US and Mexico.
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Former Bank of Canada Head: Pipeline Protesters May Be Killed. So Be It. E-mail
Posted by Joan Russow   
Friday, 15 June 2018 16:57
 
"North American governments have shown the 'fortitude' necessary to kill indigenous people often enough that this is no idle threat," warns Bill McKibben.
 
https://www.commondreams.org/news/2018/06/15/former-bank-canada-head-pipeline-protesters-may-be-killed-so-be-it
 
 
byAndrea Germanos, staff writer Common Dreams
 
 
 
 
Protesters at a rally in Vancouver to show opposition to the Trans Mountain pipeline on September 9th, 2017. (Photo: William Chen/flickr/cc)
 
 
 
Protesters at a rally in Vancouver to show opposition to the Trans Mountain pipeline on September 9th, 2017. (Photo: William Chen/flickr/cc)
 
As Canada's controversial Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project faces ongoing opposition, the former governor of the Bank of Canada said that protesters may die but that the government should push the project through anyway.
 
Speaking at an event Wednesday, David Dodge said, "We're going to have some very unpleasant circumstances," the Edmonton Journal reported. "There are some people that are going to die in protesting construction of this pipeline. We have to understand that."
 
"Nevertheless, we have to be willing to enforce the law once it's there," Dodge said. "It's going to take some fortitude to stand up."
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Diabolical Plan to Make Rich Richer E-mail
Posted by Dragonslayer   
Friday, 15 June 2018 11:58
Stop standing around like deer in the headlights...Stop this process from happening.
  1. Start World Trade War
  2. Invite foreign companies to move to US to avoid Tariffs
  3. Create poor working class using immigrant children from Walmart detainees
  4. Add the new factories to the detained centres so that detainees can live in Walmart barracks and work in factories next door.
  5. Nationalize these new industries and get buddies to run them thus creating a rich American oligarchy just like Russia

Bonus...Donald Chump gets his wall created by building Walmarts along the border using cheap child labour.  That's how he can get Mexico to pay for his wall

Last Updated on Friday, 15 June 2018 12:41
 
GLOBAL PETITION CALLING FOR THE BANNING OF GENETICALLY ENGINEERED FOOD AND CROPS E-mail
Posted by Joan Russow   
Friday, 15 June 2018 10:40

Finally counrtries are moving to ban genetically engineered food and crops, and refusing to enter into trade agreements with countries that produce GE food and crops. I have been circulating this petition for years

by Joan Russow Global Compliance Research Projecr, Ecological Rights Association *

Please circulate on e-mail

To sign a petition on facebook please go to Change.org 

 
Genetically engineered food and crops have contaminated the Global food system and undermined food security and must be banned.
 
The institutional Collusion, in relation to genetically engineered food and crops, among corporations, governments, universities and regulatory agencies has been endemic; this collusion has sadly spread to certain scientific publications.  For the sake of food security for present and future generations: (i) this collusion must end; (ii) the precautionary principle must be invoked, (iv) genetically engineered food and crops, banned; (v) the charters of Monsanto et al, revoked; and (vi) charges of gross/criminal negligence against these corporations, levied.
We are living in a wake of corporate/government/university/ negligence from previous harmful substances that were once deemed safe for human health and the environment. Given the unattended consequences of genetically engineered foods and crops, and the global commitment to the precautionary principle, it becomes imperative to institute a complete ban on genetically engineered foods and crops. There is sufficient emerging scientific evidence to justify the banning to prohibit all further production and export of genetically engineered foods and crops.  
Last Updated on Friday, 15 June 2018 10:50
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Japan suspends sale of Canadian wheat after GMO wheat found in Alberta E-mail
Posted by Joan Russow   
Friday, 15 June 2018 10:13
 
bY Yuka Obayashi, Rod Nickel
https://ca.reuters.com/article/domesticNews/idCAKBN1JB100-OCADN
 
 
TOKYO/WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) - Japan’s farm ministry said on Friday it has suspended its tender and sale of wheat from Canada after grain containing a genetically modified trait was discovered last summer in Canada’s Alberta province.
 
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) said on Thursday the wheat containing a genetically modified trait, developed by Monsanto Co (BAYGn.DE) to tolerate the Roundup weed-killer, was discovered in Alberta.
 
“We are suspending the tender and sale of Canadian wheat until we confirm that the Canadian wheat that Japan buys contains no GMO,” an official at the Japanese farm ministry said.
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