Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Today, December 10, is human rights day


 Did you "Write for rights" with Amnesty International? Every year on December 10th, activists in more than 80 countries gather on their own or in large and small events to press governments to respond to a human rights concern on selected high-priority cases. Amnesty members also write letters of hope and solidarity directly to prisoners or people experiencing human rights violations. 
   Today I focussed on development and respecting our Canadian indigenous peoples' rights concerning their land. Unfortunately, it seems our federal government is more concerned with developing resources than with respecting our indigenous peoples and the environment. Sadly our nation is now a pariah on matters of environmental stewardship.  

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