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In his address to the United Nations,Trudeau has the opportunity to address the abolition of nuclear weapons E-mail
Posted by Joan Russow   
Saturday, 17 September 2016 11:32

By Joan Russow PhD

Global Compliance Research Project

 

 

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On September 20 2016, Prime Minister Trudeau has a chance when he addresses the United Nations General Assembly to take the lead on the abolition of nuclear Weapons.

“Canada is committed to making meaningful contributions to solving important global challenges, such as …. international peace and security, and …. There will be a lot more leadership from Canada in the months and years to come.”

Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada

To make a meaningful contribution to peace and security, in his address. he has the opportunity to reverse Canada’s position on abolition of nuclear weapons

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 September 2016 01:35
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Conservation Congress Votes to Ban All Domestic Trade in Elephant Ivory E-mail
Posted by Joan Russow   
Wednesday, 14 September 2016 06:32

 

HONOLULU, Hawaii, Sep 11 2016 (IPS) - The international conservation community has taken an important step towards saving African elephants from mass slaughter by voting at a major congress to call on all governments to ban their domestic trade in ivory.

A resolution at the World Conservation Congress of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) was passed overwhelmingly by governments and NGOs on its last day on Saturday despite fierce opposition from a minority of countries led by Japan, South Africa and Namibia.

Tusks end up smuggled by criminal organisations to Asia where they are carved and sold openly -- mostly in China, Vietnam and Hong Kong -- under the guise of legal ivory imported before a ban on international trade came into force in 1989.

 

Motion 007 was the last and most contentious of 105 resolutions voted on at the 10-day IUCN congress in Honolulu. Delegates cheered and applauded as some 20 amendments put forward by Namibia and Japan were defeated, and the text of the resolution was approved.

The resolution, sponsored on the government side by the United States and Gabon, aims to deprive illegal poachers of market demand for elephant ivory. Results of a recently released Great Elephant Census of 18 African countries showed that poachers are killing some 27,000 savanna elephants a year, resulting in an annual population decline of 8 percent.

Activists say an elephant is being shot for its ivory every 15 minutes. Tusks end up smuggled by criminal organisations to Asia where they are carved and sold openly — mostly in China, Vietnam and Hong Kong — under the guise of legal ivory imported before a ban on international trade came into force in 1989.

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COP 21 failed to address the urgency of Climate Change; Time to be Bold E-mail
Posted by Joan Russow   
Friday, 09 September 2016 13:04

COP21. SYSTEMIC CONSTRAINTS PREVENTING THE COMMITMENT TO URGENCY

By Joan Russow PhD

Global Compliance Research Project

 

One systemic Constraint is that some NGOs support a flawed document, which does not seriously address the prevention of climate change because the document has, like an omnibus bill , included some statements that promote the NGOs main agenda, such as nature-based solutions alone.

 

ALL STATES SHOULD ACT ON FULFILLING SDG 13 AND ON BAN KI MOON'S CALL FOR NEGOTIATING WITH A GLOBAL VISION

Last Updated on Saturday, 15 October 2016 12:44
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Haida strip two hereditary chiefs of titles for supporting Enbridge E-mail
Posted by Joan Russow   
Sunday, 21 August 2016 11:18

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://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/haida-strip-two-hereditary-chiefs-of-titles-for-supporting-enbridge

Published on: August 17, 2016 | Last Updated: August 17, 2016 8:01 PM PDT

Darin Swanson, head chief of the Yahgulaanaas/Janaas clan at the ceremony where two hereditary chiefs were stripped of their titles. Ernest Swanson, his nephew is to the left holding a staff. MARY HELMER / FOR PNG

The extraordinary decision by a Haida clan to strip two of its hereditary chiefs of their titles for secretly supporting the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline is being closely watched by First Nations across Canada.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 September 2016 07:59
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A Historic Day for Wild Salmon E-mail
Posted by Joan Russow   
Friday, 19 August 2016 21:31

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www.voyageforsalmon.com  

On August 18, 2016 the Musgamagw Dzawada’enuwx came together to perform ceremony on the Sir Edmund salmon farm at the entrance to Kingcome Inlet.
People came from Alert Bay, Gwayasdums (Gilford Village) to join the Dzawada’enuxw in the second boarding of a salmon farm in the past 72-hours.
 
On August 18, 2016 the Musgamagw Dzawada’enuwx came together to perform ceremony on the Sir Edmund salmon farm at the entrance to Kingcome Inlet.
People came from Alert Bay, Gwayasdums (Gilford Village) to join the Dzawada’enuxw in the second boarding of a salmon farm in the past 72-hours.
The governments of Canada and British Columbia have allowed the Norwegian/Japanese salmon farming industry to put millions of Atlantic salmon into Musgamagw Dzawada’enuwx territory even though this nation has said “no” for almost 30 years.
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The federal government of Canada has been issues transfer permits to the salmon farming industry that allows them to put fish carrying viruses associated with disease into all waters of BC, including Musgamagw Dzawada’enuxw territory.  I took one of the companies, Marine Harvest, and the government of Canada to stop this and won, but there is no evidence that they are abiding by this ruling.
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“The people who are benefiting from these farms are benefiting over the suffering of our people” Dzawada’enuxw hereditary leader Farron Soukochoff .
“We have heard the words of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, that honouring the rights of First Nations are a “sacred obligation” to the Liberal Government of Canada,” said Hereditary leader and chief councilor Willie Moon, “our people have spoken we want salmon farms out of our territory.”
The rudeness with which the salmon farm employees were told to conduct themselves was in stark contrast to the integrity of the people performing ceremony with cedar bows. It was hard to witness.
If you want to help this brave effort to restore a large part of the BC coast so that it can once again produce wild salmon and herring, please go to their website www.cleansingourwaters.com 
Donate money for fuel for the boats, and travel, write to them to offer support, show solidarity in other parts of BC and the world and send pictures. Like the Facebook page musgamagw dzawadaenuxw cleansing our waters  Write to the editors of your newspapers, who are ignoring this movement and tell this is news.  Write to your MPs and MLAs.  This Nation is on the front lines for all of us and for future generations. The two Norwegian/Japanese companies, one of them owned by Mitsubishi, do not have to destroy these waters, sometime known as the Broughton, to become richer.  They do not have to do this.
It is time to stop destroying our planet.
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Montreal Declaration for a Nuclear-Fission-Free World E-mail
Posted by Joan Russow   
Monday, 15 August 2016 22:42

As citizens of this planet inspired by the Second Thematic World Social Forum for a Nuclear-Fission-Free World, conducted in Montreal from August 8 to August 12, 2016, we are collectively calling for a mobilization of civil society around the world to bring about the elimination of all nuclear weapons, to put an end to the continued mass-production of all high-level nuclear wastes by phasing out all nuclear reactors, and to bring to a halt all uranium mining worldwide.

Last Updated on Monday, 15 August 2016 22:45
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Mayor of Paris remains committed to the struggle to reclaim her city from the car: Hume E-mail
Posted by Joan Russow   
Monday, 15 August 2016 22:15

Mayor of Paris remains committed to the struggle to reclaim her city from the car: Hume

Anne Hidalgo admits her traffic plan is “radical,” but makes no apologies.

“I would like to give Parisians back the space that cars have taken from them,” the Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, told the Star in an email interview.

“I would like to give Parisians back the space that cars have taken from them,” the Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, told the Star in an email interview. (AFP/GETTY IMAGES)  

 

By CHRISTOPHER HUME

Urban Issues and Architecture

Sun., Jan. 10, 2016

The news from Paris has not been good. Between recent terrorist attacks and last week’s Charlie Hebdo memorials, the City of Light has been cast into darkness.

Through it all, however, the French capital carries on and is embarked on an ambitious, even radical, urban remake aimed at reclaiming the city from the car.

Last Updated on Monday, 15 August 2016 22:46
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SUBMISSION TO THE CANADIAN DEFENCE REVIEW: MOVING FROM MILITARIZED SECURITY TO COMMON SECURITY E-mail
Posted by Joan Russow   
Monday, 25 July 2016 07:38

 

PREVENTING WAR AND ARMED CONFLICT BY MOVING FROM MILITARIZED SECURITY TO COMMON SECURITY

SUBMISSION TO THE CANADIAN DEFENCE REVIEW 

By Joan Russow PhD

Peace Earth and Justice Project

Global Compliance Research Project

OUTLINE

OVERVIEW

SECTION A WHAT CANADA SHOULD NOT BE DOING

SECTION B. WHAT CANADA SHOULD BE DOING IN CANADA

SECTION C ACTIONS THAT COULD BE PROMOTED, BY CANADA ,            INTERNATIONALLY

1. Changing the UN system by abiding with principles in the charter of the UN

2. Reallocating military expenses

3. Opposing militarism by member states of the United Nations

4. Abolishing nuclear weapons

5. Disbanding NATO

6. Determining what constitutes real threat

7 Determining what constitutes real terrorism

8. Redefining what constitutes global security

 

D. CONCLUSION

E. RESPONSES TO DEFENCE QUESTIONNAIRE

 

F.  ANNEX: INTERNATIONAL INSTRUMENTS

Last Updated on Monday, 15 August 2016 21:55
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PADDLE FOR THE INLET IS A HUGE SUCCESS! E-mail
Posted by Joan Russow   
Monday, 11 July 2016 18:17

BY Saanich Inlet Network News..

 

 

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This past Saturday approximately 200 paddlers took to the water in the Saanich Inlet to let Steelhead LNG know there is strong opposition to their Malahat LNG proposal and that the community wants to keep the inlet LNG Free!

Thank you to all the paddlers that answered our call! It was an amazing afternoon! It is very likely there will be another "Paddle" planned for the near future!

Paddlers had an incredible welcome from W̱SÁNEĆ First Nations leaders and then headed out on the water to build the local community and enjoy the Saanich Inlet.

View and share our Facebook Live videos on the Saanich Inlet Network Facebook Group.
Last Updated on Monday, 11 July 2016 18:42
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Habitat III: time to implement habitat I call to reallocate the military budget E-mail
Posted by Joan Russow   
Monday, 11 July 2016 08:19
By joan russow PhD
Global compliance Research Project
 
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On the 40th anniversary of habitat I time to implement the recommendation:
 
"The waste and misuse of resources in war and armaments should be prevented. All countries should make a firm commitment to promote general and complete disarmament under strict and effective international control, in particular in the field of nuclear disarmament. Part of the resources thus released should be utilized so as to achieve a better quality of life for humanity and particularly the peoples of developing countries" (II, 12 Habitat 1).
 
and subsequent similar recognition or commitment:
Last Updated on Monday, 11 July 2016 08:46
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NATO SUMMIT 2016: PREVENTING WAR AND ARMED CONFLICT BY MOVING FROM MILITARIZED SECURITY TO COMMON SECURITY E-mail
Posted by Joan Russow   
Friday, 08 July 2016 08:19

 

by Joan Russow PhD

 

Peace Earth and Justice Project

Global Compliance Research Project

 

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ACTIONS THAT COULD BE PROMOTED INTERNATIONALLY

 

1. Changing the UN system

2. Reallocating military expenses

3. Opposing militarism by member states of the United Nations

4. Abolishing nuclear weapons

5. Disbanding NATO

                        6. Redefining what constitutes global  common security

Last Updated on Saturday, 24 September 2016 07:19
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