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Madoff in the White House? How Trump’s Conflicts of Interest Could Become Ours PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Thursday, 29 September 2016 07:05
Last Updated on Thursday, 29 September 2016 07:12
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Haida strip two hereditary chiefs of titles for supporting Enbridge PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Sunday, 21 August 2016 11:18

altby JEFF LEE
 

://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 PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Friday, 19 August 2016 21:31

by  | Aug 19, 2016 | 

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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Sanders wins concessions in Dem draft platform PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Saturday, 02 July 2016 06:37

by By Ben Kamisar

 
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Bernie Sanders won a handful of concessions in the Democratic National Committee’s platform, with the party lining up behind his vision on the minimum wage, financial regulation and other issues.
 
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draft version of the platform was released Friday, amid an ongoing battle to get Sanders to end his presidential campaign and endorse presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton
 
The platform explicitly calls for a $15 minimum wage, a position long espoused by Sanders. 
 
"Democrats believe that the current minimum wage is a starvation wage and must be increased to a living wage," the text reads. 
Last Updated on Saturday, 02 July 2016 06:45
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Vermont's new GMO law could spur change across U.S. GENETICALLY ENGINEERED FOODS MUST BE CLEARLY LABELLED ON FOOD PACKAGES IN STATE STARTING JULY 1 PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Saturday, 02 July 2016 06:26

Vermont's new GMO law could spur change across U.S.

Genetically engineered foods must be clearly labelled on food packages in state starting July 1

By Alison Northcott, CBC News Posted: Jul 01, 2016 11:00 AM ET Last Updated: Jul 02, 2016 6:46 AM ET

Erica Wiggins shops for groceries with her children in Georgia, Vt. A new GMO-labelling law goes into effect July 1 in the state.

Erica Wiggins shops for groceries with her children in Georgia, Vt. A new GMO-labelling law goes into effect July 1 in the state. (Jessica Rubinger/CBC)

A new GMO labelling law in Vermont is sending ripples through the North American food industry. Starting July 1, processed foods sold in the state that contain genetically engineered ingredients must say so on the label

Similar laws exist in countries across Europe, but for now, genetically modified organisms don't have to be labelled in the rest of the U.S., or in Canada.

Last Updated on Saturday, 02 July 2016 20:50
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