Excellent. Must read.
Excellent. Must read.
My original post began here:
I spent a lot of time when I was young reading about the civil rights struggle in the U.S. and South Africa – which is good, because I learned stuff.
BUT while I was doing that, there was a genocide going on in my backyard and I did not know about it. No one talked about it. Hey! It’s been going on for a little over a hundred years! No one saw anything?
We have been lazy, blind (some were wilfully), naive, un-knowledgeable, sometimes ignorant. NO MORE.
It’s okay to defend Natives across the world who are murdered by Canadian companies. BUT we should also and more-so defend our own First Nations here. We owe it to them.
And put our money and our energy where our mouth is. It is so easy to have peace of mind after giving to SPCA or CARE or World Vision (or even Amnesty International) to correct poverty and human rights violations abroad ot to defend animal rights. But too often, we do it while ignoring people who are freezing, starving, living in shacks, having no schools, their rights denied here in Canada, sometimes across the street.
Now Amnesty International reports about Canada because we’ve been complacent and asleep at the wheel.
We so-called progressive people should start in our country. OUR pollution. Our waste. OUR human rights violations. Because when we do nothing, we are the colonialists. We benefit from the system.
Another wake-up call, also very serious:
Your vision is inspiring.
And here is mine: all women from the 4 quadrants (the Red, the Yellow, the White and the Black) will unite and rise to defend Mother Earth.
For our children For our grandchildren. And their grandchildren. Seven generations.
Hear the drums of our determination.
Rise, my sisters. It is time.
Shame on you Mr. Charest!
The behaviour of Quebec Premier Jean Charest trying to sell asbestos in India is shameful and he is going to get a piece of my mind. Is health and safety good only for developed countries? And Charest is a former federal Environment minister!!! He can’t say he is not aware of the risks.
C’est « honteux et indéfendable », ces tentatives de Jean Charest de vendre de l’amiante en Inde. Un ancien ministre de l’Environnement ne peut pas plaider l’ignorance. La santé et la sécurité, c’est un luxe réservé aux pays développés?