ARSN updates for January 2014 – sign on letters and articles of interest
C-474, An Act respecting the promotion of financial transparency, improved accountability and long-term economic sustainability through the public reporting of payments made by mining, oil and gas corporations to foreign governments
Colombian gangsters offer rewards for the assassination of Union Patriotica leader Aída Abella, all UP candidates by Connecting Colombias
Be an elections observer in the March 2014 presidential run-off election with SalvAid:
Global Fight Against Corporate Rule: Robin Broad and John Cavanagh
Guatemala Justice Update (Open Justice Society)
BBC World Service Radio Interview: Edgar Perez Wrestler turned Human Rights Lawyer
APG Open Letter in Embassy: “Guatemala: Canada must break its silence”
ADH statement in solidarity with Barillas political prisoners and the people of Sipakapa
Haiti’s wealth of untapped mining resources must benefit the poor More transparency and opportunities for public participation in mining deals is the best way to avoid resource curse (The Guardian)
Council of Canadians: Conservatives introduce ludicrous Canada-Honduras FTA; NDP, Greens to
vote against it
Upsidedown World (Sandra Cuffe): Congress’ Last Stand: Privatizations among New Laws in Honduras
Jack Edit: “Canadian “Porn King” Randy Jorgensen’s mega-tourism “development” projects are stirring conflict and destroying Afro-Caribbean Garífuna communities in Trujillo on the north coast of Honduras.
Indigenous Struggle and Survival in the Face of Canadian Colonialism and Mining: Presentation by Xat’sull Chief Bev Sellars for the Fifth Gathering of the Latin American Observatory of Mining Conflicts (OCMAL by its initials in Spanish) in Lima, Peru, November 7, 2013.