Chalk River, Ontario: the private
company, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories, is planning a nuclear waste disposal
facility about a kilometer from the Ottawa River 180 miles upstream from Ottawa.
The waste source would primarily be the Chalk River nuclear facility, most
recently in the news as a source of nuclear trash trucked from Chalk River to
Savannah Georgia in 2017 (Previous1and2). The facility would
take in a million cubic metres of nuclear waste from 2020 to 2070, leaving the
waste to contaminate the land, the water table, the Ottawa River, and the
downstream major cities of Ottawa and Montreal. Chalk River nuclear labs is
asking for a ten-year renewal of its operating license from the Canadian Nuclear
Safety Commission which will hold public hearings from Jan.23rd to 25th at
Pembroke Ontario. The company has not consulted with Indigenous group about
storing the nuclear waste, as required under the United Nations Declaration on
the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Partial
sources online: "'Insanity' to allow nuclear waste disposal near Ottawa River,
Indigenous groups say," Jan. 18, 2018,CBC News;
"Proposed radioactive waste disposal site in Chalk River raises concerns," Apr.
10, 2017,CBC News.
– from Night’s Lantern The Pope Visits Chile and
Chile: the country hosted a visit
from Pope Francis in the midst of a major controversy concerning sexual abuse by
Catholic priests. TheTampa Bay
Timesreports that the visit was marked by the burning of
11 (sic) Roman Catholic Churches. The source of the fire bombings is
unclear though the media tries to blame the Mapuche Indians who have
historically resisted European excesses. Many people remain angry at the Pope's
appointment of a bishop with close ties to the country's best known exposed
pedophile priest, Rev. Fernando Karadima. In the last ten years 78 members of
religious orders or priests have been charged with or publicly accused of sexual
abuses. While commiserating with victims of abuse during his visit the Pope's
departure from Chile was marred by his statement refusing to accede to
allegations - without proof beyond the accusations of Karadima's victims, that
Bishop Juan Barros knew about and had covered up Karadima's crimes. The
appointment of Barros and public discrediting of victim testimony reminds those
who feared the Church's complicity and allegations of Pope Francis's
collaboration with the Videla government during Argentina's 'dirty war'. Partial
sources online: "In Chile, pope met by protests, threats, burned churches," Jan.
"Pope Francis accuses Chilean church sexual abuse victims of
Jan. 19, 2018,The
Followingthe pardon of war criminal genocidaire Alberto
Fujimori, the popularity of President
Pedro Pablo Kuczynski has fallen to a new low (20%). Kuczynski is currently
married to Nancy Ann Lange of Rock Springs, Wisconsin, cousin of Jessica Lange,
and has worked for American banking and resource extraction as well as the World
Bank and IMF. Outside the spheres of corporate politics people generally believe
Fujimori killed too many people and had too many Indigenous women sterilized,
with too great a profit to himself and his family, to be convincingly pardoned.
The Pope was called in to attempt a reconciliation in this predominantly
Catholic country, but has avoided directly confronting the problem of Fujimori.
Usually the Church stands against forced sterilization and death squad murders.
It has made an attempt to take up the interests of Peru's Indigenous peoples who
were Fujimori's main intended victims. The pope was able to note in a footnote,
some protest toongoing(AP)
advocacy of sterilizing women without informed consent. Visiting Peru's
Amazonian rainforest the pope declared the Amazon "the heart of the Church" and
"our common home," a commonality which has historically enforced a genocide of
the Amazon's Indigenous peoples. The papal visit was greeted with several fires
including the burning of Christ on the Lima hillside, which officials traced to
a short circuit. Shortly before the Pope's visit the Vatican took over the
Sodalitium Christianae Vitae, a right-wing Catholic movement whose founder Luis
Fernando Figari is fleeing charges of sexual abuse: the society was intended to
recruit "soldiers for god," while countering liberation
sources online: "Ahead of Pope Francis visit, Vatican takes over Peru Catholic
movement whose founder was accused of abuse," Nicole Winfield (AP), Jan.
10, 2018,thestar.com; "Pope Francis tells Indigenous
in Peru that Amazon is the ‘heart of the church’," Nicole Winfield (AP),
Christine Armario, Jan. 19, 2018,thestar.com; "Pope
lands in Peru as president seeks help in political crisis," Jan. 18,
2018,Reuters; "The Latest: Pope decries sterilization
campaigns in Peru," Jan. 19, 2018,Associated
from Night’s Lantern: evidence of a genocide in
Qikiqtarjuaq, Nunavut: For
the first time the Government of Nunavut has dispatched a medical team to
address tuberculosis in Qikiqtarjuaq where 10% of the residents have TB.
Nunavut's chief medical officer is worried by high infection rates in about two
thirds of the territory's communities. Historically the problem has been denied
adequate Federal resources, concern and attention. Last Fall the Federal
government of Canada launched a program to address tuberculosis among the Inuit,
whose TB rate in 2015 was 270 times that of non-Indigenous
Canadians.Previous. Tuberculosis among the Inuit is an affliction historically
documented in, for example, surviving data on the shipments of thousands of
Inuit TB patients to Hamilton Ontario from the 1940's to 1960's. Within a
perspective of theConvention on
Genocide, this is
part of a larger emergency which has continued for so many years without being
adequately addressed, that there is a strong argument for the intention of
sources online: "10% of residents in Nunavut community infected with TB, crisis
team to visit," Dec. 29, 2017,CBC
"Inuit, Ottawa launch task force to fight tuberculosis in the North," Nick
Murray, Oct. 8, 2017,CBC
"'It gave me a sense of closure': Database on Inuit tuberculosis graves offers
some answers," Nick Murray, Oct. 5, 2017,CBC
Maskwacis, Alberta: Maskwacis is
four Indigenous communities about 70 to 100 kilometres to the south of Edmonton.
By unofficial report, since December fourteen people have taken their own lives
(Morin,CBC). Community members say emergency suicide
hotlines connect to people with no understanding of Indigenous culture. The
people fear hospitals which might lock them up or where children services will
take away their kids. Within a perspective of the Convention on Genocide, this
is part of a larger emergency where the conditions of a genocide remain
inadequately addressedassuring its
continuation.Partial sources online: "No state of emergency on Alberta First
Nation reeling from number of suicides," Martha Troian, Jan. 11,
2018,APTN National News;"'We are dying': Maskwacis
community members overwhelmed by suicides," Brandi Morin, Jan 14,
- J.B.Gerald, Gerald and Maas Suppressed News 2018
Fascists Burned Down Libertatia Squat in #Thessaloniki | Enough is Enough!: According to the cops around 100.000 people attended at the nationalist demo in Thessaloniki today, including many fascists. After the demo started under the statue of Alexander the Great, a large group of fascists attacked the social center “The School”. The cops didn’t stop the fascists during their attack against the social center School (video below). Anarchists repelled the fascist attack and the fascists had to retreat.
byWarren Bernauer, Henry Heller and Peter Kulchyski // The imprisonment of these indigenous women exemplifies a central aspect of what John Bellamy Foster, Brett Clark, and others have called “ecological imperialism”—the ecological dimensions of the imperialist relationship between the periphery and core of the global capitalist economy.1 These include “the growth of the center of the system at unsustainable rates, through the more thoroughgoing ecological degradation of the periphery,” as well as relations of economic and military domination, driven by the ecological rupture inherent in the capitalist mode of production (or “metabolic rift”).2 Foster and Clark cite the nineteenth-century rush to extract soil nitrates from Peru and Bolivia for use in fertilizer, and the subsequent War of the Pacific, as a classic case of ecological imperialism. The 2003 invasion of Iraq was, for Foster and Clark, a contemporary example of this same core dynamic, whereby imperialist powers resort to military invasion to plunder the resources of countries in the global periphery.
epmundo.com // La última maldad que le hicieron a la familia de Lisbeth Ramírez - Luego de varias horas de espera en el campo santo Jardín Metropolitano de San Cristobal, donde inicialmente se había informado sería llevado el cuerpo sin vida de Ramírez, las autoridades avisaron los allegados de la occisa que sería sepultada en Cárdenas.
A través de un audio difundido por el diputado a la Asamblea Nacional Franklin Duarte, se conoció que en el sitio se presentó una situación irregular debido a que agentes de la Policía Nacional no permitieran el paso de los ciudadanos que pretendían acompañar a los familiares de la víctima en el cementerio.
Relatives of Lisbeth Ramírez Mantilla, the only woman killed during the police and military operation in El Junquito against Óscar Pérez and her group, had to travel to Táriba Consolidation cemetery in Cardenas municipality, in Táchira, after they were notified that there the young woman's burial would take place.
After several hours of waiting in the holy garden Metropolitan Garden of San Cristobal, where initially had been informed Ramírez's lifeless body was taken, the authorities warned the relatives of the woman who would be buried in Cardenas.
Through an audio broadcast by the deputy to the National Assembly Franklin Duarte, it was learned that the site presented an irregular situation due to the fact that agents of the National Police did not allow the passage of citizens who wanted to accompany the relatives of the victim in the cemetery.
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