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Request for endorsement for an outstanding Socialist candidate running for the leader of the Green Party of Canada PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Thursday, 01 October 2020 10:41

 

Joan E Russow < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

 


Dear Yanis

 

I have tried to contact you for two months but your e-mail is still full; I thought i would try one more time because october 2 2020 is the last day that green party members in Canada has the opportunity to vote for an outstanding socialist candidate Dimitri Lascaris , and member of the Progressive  International

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"My name is Joan Russow and I am the former leader of the Green Party of Canada."

 

I was extremely disappointed in Bernie Sanders’ not receiving the Democratic nomination but was revived when I saw that the both of you had launched the Progressive International and I joined immediately and hoped that would be a way of uniting progressives internationally. Especially those running for office. I am writing to you about an outstanding socialist candidate who is running for the leadership of the Green Party of Canada: Dimitri Lascaris.  He is running

 

To defy the powerful

To confront injustice

To unite progressives

To disrupt the status quo

 

He is well-respected lawyer and has taken on corporations through the courts   and he has been a fierce critic of capitalism. Both of us had given up on the NDP when they struck “socialism” from their mandate. You may remember him from when he interviewed you for the real news and from when he reported extensively on the austerity crisis in Greece and met numerous senior officials in the Syriza government.

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Request for endorsement for an outstanding Socialist candidate running for the leader of the Green Party of Canada PDF Print E-mail
Justice News
Posted by Joan Russow   
Thursday, 01 October 2020 10:41

 

Joan E Russow < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

 


Dear Yanis

 

I have tried to contact you for two months but your e-mail is still full; I thought i would try one more time because october 2 2020 is the last day that green party members in Canada has the opportunity to vote for an outstanding socialist candidate Dimitri Lascaris , and member of the Progressive  International

I

"My name is Joan Russow and I am the former leader of the Green Party of Canada."

 

I was extremely disappointed in Bernie Sanders’ not receiving the Democratic nomination but was revived when I saw that the both of you had launched the Progressive International and I joined immediately and hoped that would be a way of uniting progressives internationally. Especially those running for office. I am writing to you about an outstanding socialist candidate who is running for the leadership of the Green Party of Canada: Dimitri Lascaris.  He is running

 

To defy the powerful

To confront injustice

To unite progressives

To disrupt the status quo

 

He is well-respected lawyer and has taken on corporations through the courts   and he has been a fierce critic of capitalism. Both of us had given up on the NDP when they struck “socialism” from their mandate. You may remember him from when he interviewed you for the real news and from when he reported extensively on the austerity crisis in Greece and met numerous senior officials in the Syriza government.

 

Currently he is running second out of nine candidates and would really appreciate any   support you, Bernie or progressive international could give him for his campaign  

 

Here is a recent article and interview about his campaign and campaign

 

Interview: Dimitri Lascaris Is The Green Party Leader Canada ...

 

14 hours ago - I talk with Dimitri Lascaris who is running to become leader of the Green Party of Canada. He touches on everything from labour rights, to what 


https://oatspodcast.com/podcast/episode-50-contesting-the-green-party-leadership-election-w-dimitri-lascaris/
    

 

 

his twitter account is @dimitriLascaris

his email address is Alexander.lascaris.gmail.com

 

in solidarity,

 

Joan Russow

 

Former national leader of the Green party of Canada from 1997-2001 I only recently rejoined the Green Party so that I could endorse Dimitri

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
Request for endorsement for an outstanding Socialist candidate running for the leader of the Green Party of Canada PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Thursday, 01 October 2020 10:41

 

Joan E Russow < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

 


Dear Yanis

 

I have tried to contact you for two months but your e-mail is still full; I thought i would try one more time because october 2 2020 is the last day that green party members in Canada has the opportunity to vote for an outstanding socialist candidate Dimitri Lascaris , and member of the Progressive  International

I

"My name is Joan Russow and I am the former leader of the Green Party of Canada."

 

I was extremely disappointed in Bernie Sanders’ not receiving the Democratic nomination but was revived when I saw that the both of you had launched the Progressive International and I joined immediately and hoped that would be a way of uniting progressives internationally. Especially those running for office. I am writing to you about an outstanding socialist candidate who is running for the leadership of the Green Party of Canada: Dimitri Lascaris.  He is running

 

To defy the powerful

To confront injustice

To unite progressives

To disrupt the status quo

 

He is well-respected lawyer and has taken on corporations through the courts   and he has been a fierce critic of capitalism. Both of us had given up on the NDP when they struck “socialism” from their mandate. You may remember him from when he interviewed you for the real news and from when he reported extensively on the austerity crisis in Greece and met numerous senior officials in the Syriza government.

 

Currently he is running second out of nine candidates and would really appreciate any   support you, Bernie or progressive international could give him for his campaign  

 

Here is a recent article and interview about his campaign and campaign

 

Interview: Dimitri Lascaris Is The Green Party Leader Canada ...

 

14 hours ago - I talk with Dimitri Lascaris who is running to become leader of the Green Party of Canada. He touches on everything from labour rights, to what 


https://oatspodcast.com/podcast/episode-50-contesting-the-green-party-leadership-election-w-dimitri-lascaris/
    

 

 

his twitter account is @dimitriLascaris

his email address is Alexander.lascaris.gmail.com

 

in solidarity,

 

Joan Russow

 

Former national leader of the Green party of Canada from 1997-2001 I only recently rejoined the Green Party so that I could endorse Dimitri

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
Protecting Nature is Entirely Within Humanity’s Reach: The Work Must Start Now By Inger Andersen PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Tuesday, 15 September 2020 11:59

 By Inger Andersen

 
UN at 75 TIME FOR COMPLIANCE PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Saturday, 29 August 2020 12:52

  This is reposted  from 2015  UN at 70  by Joan Russow Global Compliance Research Project

16 children, including Greta Thunberg, file landmark complaint to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child

because States still fail to sign, ratified and enact the necessary legislation to ensure compliance with  international  instruments 

At key anniversaries of the U.N., there have been calls for compliance with international instruments.

In 1995, Secretary-General Boutros Boutrous-Ghali indicated support at the 50th anniversary of the U.N., in San Francisco, and, at the 55th Anniversary, Secretary-General Kofi Annan urged states to sign and ratify international instruments.

Human welfare, ecology and negotiation must be a priority over global supply chains and "profit-driven" development through coercion.

In 2015, with the confluence of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the 70th anniversary of the United Nations, COP 21, and the launch of International Decade for People of African Descent, there is an opportunity to again call upon states to sign and ratify international instruments, to determine what would constitute compliance with these and to undertake to comply with them through enacting the necessary legislation.

This could also be the time to advance and reinforce the concept of peremptory norms as stated in Article 53 of the Vienna Convention on the Law of treaties:

“A treaty is void if, at the time of its conclusion, it conflicts with a peremptory norm of general international law. For the purpose of the present convention, a peremptory norm of general international law is a norm accepted and recognized by the international community of states as a whole.”

Peremptory norms have been described as those derived from treaties, conventions and covenants which have been ratified by all states or by most states representing the full range of legal systems and the major geographical regions. Also, peremptory norms could be derived from U.N. General Assembly Declarations and Conference Action Plans.

Ratifying key legally binding agreements

International Covenants such as on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) and its protocols, on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR); Conventions such as Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), on Torture (UNTC), on Biological Diversity (CBD) and its protocols, on Endangered Species (CITES), on Climate Change (UNFCCC), on World Heritage Convention / WHC), on Desertification (UNCCD), on Ozone (MP),on Rights of the Child (CRC), on Women (CEDAW) and its protocols, on Racial Discrimination ( (ICERD), on Genocide (CPPCG) on Rights of Migrant Workers, on Labour (ILO), on Transnational Organized Crime and the Protocols Thereto (CTOC) on Persons with Disabilities(CRPD); Declarations such as Rights of indigenous Peoples UNDRIP; peace Treaties, such as NPT, Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT), Anti_Personnel-Mine-(APM), Cluster Munitions (CCM), Arms Trade (ATT). Respect for the jurisdiction and decisions of the ICJ, and the ICC Rome Statute are paramount. 1992

1992 UN FRAMEWORK CONVENTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE

2017 THE UN TREATY ON THE PROHIBITION ON NUCLEAR WEAPONS

 

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The U.N. at 75: A Time for Compliance PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Saturday, 29 August 2020 11:28

 

GLobal Compliance Research Project, 

A PRPRINT FROM UN at 70 BECAUSE IT IS STILL A TIME FOR COMPLIANCE

If states comply with these many instruments, the global community will have more respect for the rule of international law, and more faith in the United Nations, including for the compliance with and implementation of the SDGs. Credit: UN Photo/Joao Araujo Pinto

If states comply with these many instruments, the global community will have more respect for the rule of international law, and more faith in the United Nations, including for the compliance with and implementation of the SDGs. Credit: UN Photo/Joao Araujo Pinto

 At key anniversaries of the U.N., there have been calls for compliance with international instruments.

In 1995, Secretary-General Boutros Boutrous-Ghali indicated support at the 50th anniversary of the U.N., in San Francisco, and, at the 55th Anniversary, Secretary-General Kofi Annan urged states to sign and ratify international instruments.

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U.N. Member States Accused of Cherry-Picking Human Rights PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Sunday, 28 June 2020 11:49

 

Protestors gather outside the White House to demonstrate against torture on the 10th anniversary of the opening of the U.S. prison facility at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. Charles Davis/IPS

UNITED NATIONS, Mar 2 2015 (IPS) - The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR) Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein has criticised member states for ‘cherry-picking’ human rights – advocating some and openly violating others – perhaps to suit their own national or political interests.

Despite ratifying the U.N. charter reaffirming their faith in fundamental human rights, there are some member states who, “with alarming regularity”, are disregarding and violating human rights, “sometimes to a shocking degree,” he said.

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Crisis Hits Oil Industry in atin america PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Monday, 25 May 2020 10:35

Crisis Hits Oil Industry in latin america

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Mexico's state-run oil giant Pemex faces a difficult outlook due to the fall in international oil prices and the crisis resulting from the coronavirus pandemic, which threatens its production and finances, in a situation analysed during the 29th La Jolla Energy Conference, organised online by the Institute of the Americas. CREDIT: Emilio Godoy/IPS

Mexico's state-run oil giant Pemex faces a difficult outlook due to the fall in international oil prices and the crisis resulting from the coronavirus pandemic, which threatens its production and finances, in a situation analysed during the 29th La Jolla Energy Conference, organised online by the Institute of the Americas. CREDIT: Emilio Godoy/IPS

MEXICO CITY, May 22 2020 (IPS) - While it attempts to cushion the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, the Latin American and Caribbean region also faces concerns about the future of the energy transition and state-owned oil companies.

These questions were discussed at the 29th La Jolla Energy Conference, organised by the Institute of the Americas. It was held online May 18-22, rather than bringing together more than 50 speakers at the institute’s headquarters in the coastal district of San Diego, in the U.S. state of California, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Alfonso Blanco of Uruguay, executive secretary of the Latin American Energy Organisation (OLADE), said during a session on global trends and the regional energy industry that the changes seen during the pandemic will spread after the crisis and will be long-lasting.

“There will be structural transformations and we are convinced that most consumer behaviors will change after the pandemic. Demand will vary due to changes in the main areas of transportation and other energy areas. The effects on fossil fuel consumption will be strong and there will be a greater impact on renewable energies,” he said.

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COVID-19 Has Blown Away the Myth About ‘First’ and ‘Third’ World Competence PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Thursday, 21 May 2020 08:31

COVID-19 Has Blown Away the Myth About ‘First’ and ‘Third’ World Competence

For Anglophone Africans, it is doubly interesting that two of the greatest failures in handling COVID-19 are the former coloniser, Britain, and the English-speaking superpower, the United States of America. Both countries’ national governments have made just about every possible mistake in tackling COVID-19.

JOHANNESBURG, May 15 2020 (IPS) - One of the planet’s – and Africa’s – deepest prejudices is being demolished by the way countries handle COVID-19. 

For as long as any of us remember, everyone “knew” that “First World” countries – in effect, Western Europe and North America – were much better at providing their citizens with a good life than the poor and incapable states of the “Third World”. “First World” has become shorthand for competence, sophistication and the highest political and economic standards.

So deep-rooted is this that even critics of the “First World” usually accept it. They might argue that it became that way by exploiting the rest of the world or that it is not morally or culturally superior. But they never question that it knows how to offer (some) people a better material life. Africans and others in the “Third World” often aspire to become like the “First World” – and to live in it, because that means living better.

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‘Biodiversity protection needed to prevent future pandemics’ PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Tuesday, 05 May 2020 07:09
‘Biodiversity protection needed to prevent future pandemics’
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Janvic Mateo (The Philippine Star ) - April 26, 2020 - 12:00am
MANILA, Philippines — Environment advocates are pushing for stronger biodiversity protection measures to prevent the spread of infectious diseases in the future.
 
Theresa Mundita Lim, executive director of the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity, said the decline in biodiversity and ecosystems can result in the emergence of infectious diseases such as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
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