Canadian business and state denounced by a Canadian in Brussels, due to their complicitness in murdering of Colombian Indigenous

By Anonymous (not verified), 10 December, 2009
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Climate Caravan Radio

3 days ago a group from the SOCIAL AND CLIMATE JUSTICE CARAVAN visited the Canadian embassy in Brussels to seek protection for a man from Colombia who has received death treaths from Colombian Paramilitaries. The Canadian state is responsible for this due to upcoming free trade agreements as well as, along with the US, not signing the charter to protect indigenous around the world. Also Canadian mining business COSIGO RESOURCES are implicated in using these paramilitaries to obtain native lands.

Dave Bleakney of the Canadian union of postal workers entered, was nearly forcibly evicted from the building but activists from all continents of the world outside blocked the door, blocking the police action. A woman rep from the embassy came down, they talked, dave left.

This interview is what dave said upon leaving the embassy, without police harrassment this time, about his view on his countries dirty business action.

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INDEPTH ARTICLE ON THE SITUATION IN COLOMBIA - Colombian paramilitaries assassinate indigenous leader in the name of Canadian multinationals (call out for global solidarity climate justice action)
http://climatecaravan.wordpress.com/2009/12/09/colombian-paramilitaries…

** PRESS RELEASE** Canada linked to Indigenous murders in Colombia (audio included)
http://climatecaravan.wordpress.com/2009/12/07/canada-murders-in-colomb…

Canada: Human Rights Hypocrites
7 December 2009

Legislation ratifying a free trade agreement between Canada & Columbia is being passed in the Canadian Parliament. Canadian officials, claim that a free trade agreement with Colombia, will result in an improved human rights situation in Colombia. In recent days in Columbia five indigenous leaders have been murdered for their opposition to the Canadian mining firm Cosigo Resources of Vancouver.

It is objectionable that Canadian transnational companies are complicit in human rights abuses of this magnitude. Canada remains one of two countries that refuse to sign & ratify the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous peoples. How can the Canadian government claim that Free trade agreement will improve human rights, when they refuse to acknowledge the importance of Indigenous rights?

Contact:
Olivier de Marcellus 0041793427025 (French English)
Dave Bleakney (Canadian Postal Workers, English), and Jose Goyes (CRIC, Colombia, Spanish), 0032-489281693
Audio interview MP3 28 mins – http://radio.indymedia.org/uploads/climate_caravan_radio_-_canada_busin…

Location
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