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Headlines for the week of May 24th, 2009

IN BRIEF: – Inquest for Villaneuva indefinitely suspended – Sri Lankan refugees may spend up to 2 years in refugee camps – Majority of Canadians want Canada out of Afghanistan – Activist arrested for protecting Secwepemc land – Draft law passed in Israel would make public commoration of Nakba illegal – Community up in arms […]

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Activists stake out open pit mine in downtown Montreal ~ Human rights groups say Canadian mining giant Barrick Gold is complicit in violent evictions of Papua New Guinea natives

By David Koch MONTREAL – People from disparate corners of the globe – from Papua New Guinea to Quebec – say that Canadian mining companies are destroying the social and ecological fabric of their communities. They gathered at Mont Royal Park on Monday to stake a claim and develop an open pit mine for a […]

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~Headlines May 12 ’09~

CLICK HERE to hear this week’s headlines from CKUT! (To download, right click and select “save link as…”) This week: LOCAL -Hey Montreal! How about an open-pit mine in YOUR backyard? NATIONAL -The fight rages on in Federal Court to free blacklisted Abdelrazik from indefinite detention in Canada’s Sudanese embassy -Liberal MP Underpays & Overworks […]