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International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women — the Canadian government must take action to respect, protect and fulfill the human rights of women, both in Canada and abroad.

[twitter style="horizontal" source="bts_mg" hashtag="#MMIW" text="End Violence in Canada and Abroad! All Women Deserve Justice!" float="left"] [fbshare type="button"]   En Espanol Sign the letter! The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau Prime Minister of Canada Office of the Prime Minister 80 Wellington Street Ottawa, ON K1A 0A2 Fax: 613-941-6900 CC: The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, [...]

2015-11-25T03:47:21-04:00November 25th, 2015|General blog|

BTS Mining Justice

[button link="http://www.breakingthesilenceblog.com/general/bts-mining-calendar-of-events/" window="yes"]Calendar of Events[/button] [button link="http://www.breakingthesilenceblog.com/general/resources-and-articles/" window="yes"]Articles & Resources[/button] [button link="http://www.breakingthesilenceblog.com/general/take-action/"]Take Action![/button] For the past ten years, BTS has heard from Guatemala partners about the impacts that Canadian mining companies have had on their communities. We’ve heard about water sources drying up, contamination of water, land and air; we’ve [...]

2015-09-16T15:54:46-04:00September 16th, 2015|General blog|

Minister of Foreign Affairs: Urge Guatemala to Renew the Mandate of the International Coalition Against Impunity in Guatemala – CICIG

http://www.ccic.ca/_files/en/working_groups/2015_04_21_Letter_Minister_Nicholson_renewal_CICIG.pdf See Plaza Publica article (in Spanish) about the continuation of CICIG here. Guatemalans outside of the Presidential Palace asking for the CICIG mandate to be renewed. Photo: Plaza Publica

2015-04-23T15:26:27-04:00April 23rd, 2015|Current Events in Guate, General blog, Signed Letters|

Guatemala recognised as ‘EITI Compliant’

http://eiti.org/news/guatemala-recognised-eiti-compliant Guatemala recognised as 'EITI Compliant' Wednesday, 19 March 2014 - 7:53pm Compliant country Vice President reaffirms its commitment to transparency. Guatemala was found to be EITI Compliant by the international EITI Board on 19 March 2014. The EITI Board, chaired by Clare Short, congratulated the Government of Guatemala for [...]

2014-03-24T22:48:06-04:00March 24th, 2014|General blog|

ARSN Updates February 2014

Articles and Urgent Actions for February 2014 Atlantic Region Solidarity Network Canada: Mining.com Cecilia Jamasmie - Money laundering, terrorism financing diamond trade in India, Israel, Belgium, Canada and the US - report Tz Daily News - Barrick Gold spends half of its revenue on taxes CBC News: 7 [...]

2014-02-10T18:44:27-04:00February 10th, 2014|Current Events in Guate, General blog|

ARSN Updates: Articles and Sign On Letters January 2014

Atlantic Region Solidarity Network ARSN updates for January 2014 – sign on letters and articles of interest Canada: Guile, Ambiguity and the Cult of Mediocrity (McLeod Group): Canadian Council for International Cooperation: Act Now: Protect vital, life-saving aid programs Petition: Commercial motives driving Canada’s foreign aid, documents reveal [...]

2014-02-07T02:18:46-04:00February 7th, 2014|General blog, Resources, Urgent Actions|

Open for Justice in Guatemala

Originally published in Now Toronto: http://www.nowtoronto.com/news/story.cfm?content=196486 By Rachel Warden Tanis Desjarlais, participant in the study tour. “What happened to Canadian compassion, to the Canada that accepted so many refugees in the 80s?” Nelly Rivera, from the Emmanuel Baptist Church in El Salvador, asked this question after telling us [...]

2014-01-31T19:47:15-04:00January 31st, 2014|General blog|

Breaking Silence Network marks 25 years of solidarity with Guatemala

Originally posted in the PEI Guardian by Mary MacKay on December 28, 2013. http://www.theguardian.pe.ca/Living/2013-12-28/article-3557948/Breaking-Silence-Network-marks-25-years-of-solidarity-with-Guatemala/1 Breaking Silence Network marks 25 years of solidarity with Guatemala Breaking the Silence Network founder Kathryn Anderson, left, and Sr. Maudilia Lopez were on P.E.I. recently to educate people about the effects of a Canadian [...]

2013-12-30T20:24:51-04:00December 30th, 2013|General blog|
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