Archive for January 2012

Fundamental Justice Issues at Stake in Gateway Pipeline Debate

January 25, 2012

Enbridge’s Northern Gateway project, comprising two 1,170 kilometre pipelines from northern Alberta across Indigenous lands to Kitimat, BC, would carry 525,000 barrels a day of diluted bitumen from the tar sands to the west coast for export, and return 193,000…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Indigenous Rights

Fate of Tar Sands Pipelines Crucial for Climate Justice

January 12, 2012

KAIROS’ August 2011 paper outlines the key issues in the controversy over both the Gateway and Keystone pipelines.  Both violate the principle of Free, Prior and Informed Consent as enshrined in the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples,…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Indigenous Rights

Remembering Bishop Samuel Ruiz: Justice and Indigenous Rights in Mexico and Canada

January 10, 2012

On January 24, 2011 Bishop Samuel Ruiz of Chiapas, Mexico died at the age of 86. He had been bishop for 51 years, including 40 in Chiapas. With his death, the church lost a great leader; his ministry was a…

Post filed in: Indigenous Rights

Les élections congolaises – Un pas en arrière

January 9, 2012

Si l’Union africaine et les pays voisins ont accepté les résultats des élections présidentielles et législatives tenues récemment en République démocratique du Congo (RDC), la plupart des observateurs nationaux et internationaux y ont relevé de graves irrégularités qui ont entamé…

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