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Shout Out for Global Justice
On June 25, please join the Council of Canadians to challenge the G20 and demand trade, water and climate justice!
* Maude Barlow, national chairperson of the Council of Canadians and chairs the board of Washington-based Food and Water Watch.
* Leo Gerard, International President of the United Steelworkers and Vice-President of the AFL-CIO.
* Amy Goodman, host and executive producer of Democracy Now!, a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program airing on over 800 TV and radio stations in North America.
* John Hilary, executive director of War on Want, which campaigns for human rights and against the root causes of global poverty, inequality and injustice.
* Naomi Klein, award-winning journalist, syndicated columnist and author of the international bestsellers, The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism and No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies.
* Dr. Vandana Shiva, founder of Navdanya, an environmental justice organization that counts 5,000,000 farmer families in sixteen states of India among its members. Before becoming an activist, Dr. Shiva was one of India's leading physicists.
* Pablo Solon, Bolivian ambassador to the United Nations and lead negotiator for Bolivia at the December 2009 climate conference in Copenhagen.
* Clayton Thomas-Mueller, aboriginal activist and tar sands campaigner with the Indigenous Environmental Network.
Check out full details at http://www.canadians.org/g20/event.html
The G8/G20 meetings took place in Ontario from June 25-27, 2010. Toronto-based organizations of women, people of colour, indigenous peoples, the poor, the working class, queer and trans people and disabled people organized a peoples convergence with 40,000 people taking to the streets, standing up for justice in collaboration and solidarity!
Activists, community members, inspired and outraged individuals came together as a movement to demand justice for people and the planet. Over a week of mobilizations, events, workshops and direct actions took place in the face of state and police repression, violence and infringements on rights and freedoms.
We must continue to mobilize and build greater solidarity among our communities- an important part of this is supporting all those arrested during the G20 summit, including our allies still in detention, and those released on bail.