EDMONTON Oct. 6, 2013 : Calgary's Alex Neve who is a Canadian human rights activist and the Secretary General of Amnesty International Canada said in Edmonton today that the human rights issues with aboriginal women and girls are so serious and wretched that Prime Minister Harper cannot be the only one to say no to a national inquiry and no to a comprehensive national action plan, things are not fine!
Last Year Edmonton Oct. 2012 - Chief Shawn Atleo - National Sisters in Spirit Rally & Stolen Sisters Awareness Walk 2012 Edmonton - http://youtu.be/CdEV5GAX69Q
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EDMONTON Sept. 14, 2013 Part 1 of 2 : Shannon Stunden Bower was first guest speaker at today's "Stand up for Science 'It's your future, make it your science' event that was held beside the City Hall bell tower. Organizers say science matters to all Canadians. Good science, when coupled with good decision-making, keeps our water and air clean, keeps us healthy, keeps our food safe and prepares Canada for the future. Science in the public interest is crucial for our well-being and long-term prosperity. To make the public aware of this, and to call on the Federal government to make a strong commitment to science in the public interest. ‘Stand Up for Science’ rallies will take place across the country on September 16th 2013.
EDMONTON Nov. 24, 2013 : Over 50 people rallied today on the steps of the Alberta Legislature, raising awareness of the human rights abuses committed in the Middle East. The focus of today,s rally was mainly on Ethiopians living and working inside Saudi Arabia and the human rights abuses they suffer at the hands of some Saudis involving murder, rape, worker abuses, and organ-trafficking.
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From left to right - Gagan Gill, Leah Dejenu, Sogand, and Belen Samuel.
This should be seen by all members of the Canadian Parliament... Keith Duncan
EDMONTON Sept. 8, 2013: On September 8th, Canadians in recovery from addiction will join with friends and family to combat negative perceptions towards individuals in recovery. Our mission is to build awareness, challenge societal stigma, and celebrate the role that recovery plays in improving life for individuals, families, and communities. We believe that recovery saves lives. We envision a world in which recovery from addiction is a common, celebrated reality - a world where individuals will not experience shame when seeking help. We are passionate about sharing the faces, voices and stories of recovery in hopes of inspiring and inviting others to join us on the rewarding, yet diverse, path to wholeness. Together, we will demonstrate the power and proof of recovery from addiction.
Hi Doug, I just wanted to thank you for the interview at Recovery Day Edmonton and for the great U-tube Video. That was my first interview so I was relieved to hear it sounded good
“We’re not anarchists,” said Noel Somerville, “we’re a bunch of old guys who are really kind of ticked off at the way we’re being treated, and we will keep on making that clear.”
Edmonton January 17, 2014 : An old-fashioned sit-in was staged inside the constituency office of MLA Fred Horne by several Albertan seniors and supporters. The sit-in that began Thursday afternoon ended peacefully early today. Portions of this YouTube features the 7 protesters, 5 of them seniors occupying Fred Horne's office late last night around 11;30 pm, an hour before Edmonton police showed up and asked the protesters to leave.
During the sit-in food was not allowed into the locked office but supporters came by and left food outside beside some lit candles. Other portions of this youtube were recorded during a press conference at 10 am this morning. Many seniors joined politicians,advocates,press people and other supporters during this press conference in front of Fred's office.
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The print newspaper is down, but not out. It remains a close friend to hundreds of millions of people around the world - every day. Yet it is threatened on two fronts: its ability to adapt profitably to 21st century technology, and its declining trust-worthiness: Only 30 percent of Canadians trust journalists - and it's not clear whether they are the readers who have quit or the readers who remain. In the 2011 Dalton Camp Lecture, veteran journalist Neil Reynolds says that to increase trust, there must be an end to anonymous sources.
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Edmonton February 11, 2014 - Suzanne Patles of the Mi'kmaq Warriors Society, spoke to an audience inside the Telus building at the University of Alberta as part of a national tour to raise awareness about the struggle at Elsipogtog against shale gas fracking, their ongoing assertion and exercise of nationhood, and the repression they face from police and courts.
Immediately soon after Suzanne took to the podium she pointed out and named RCMP officers in the audience.
A months-long blockade in opposition to shale gas fracking by SWN at Elsipogtog First Nation (located in Kent County, New Brunswick) came to national attention on October 17, 2013 when the blockade was violently attacked and dismantled by dozens of RCMP officers armed with assault rifles, pepper spray and K-9 units. Forty members of the blockade were arrested, and a number of members of the Mi'kmaq Warriors Society face charges. All funds raised during the tour will go towards legal support.
Edmonton February 11, 2014: Chief Calvin Bruneau spoke to a full house audience at the University of Alberta's Telus building Tuesday night. Chief Calvin Bruneau spoke about the history of the Papaschase land in south Edmonton and why it was decided members of the Papaschase First Nation set up a blockade on Queen Elizabeth II Highway in Edmonton on January 16, 2013.
EDMONTON November 13, 2013: U.S. Attorney Sam Morison was appointed by the U.S. defence department to run the appeal of Omar Khadr’s convictions of five war crimes by a U.S. military commission in 2010. Morison spoke in Edmonton Tuesday night at The King’s University College to a packed house inside the King's Atrium.
41:27 "The United States is Trying to Impose a Form of Martial Law on the Entire World..."
43:07 "It's Illegal to Fight The United States, It's The deer Hunter Theory of The Law Of War, Omar Khadr was Basically a Deer..."
43:35 "If This is an Unacceptable for a US Citizen,
Why Should it be Acceptable for a Canadian Citizen?"
On June 6, 2011, an unassuming ranch near the town of Hardin, Texas (about an hour outside Houston) was swarmed by Liberty County sheriff’s deputies, FBI agents, Texas Rangers, and officials from the Texas Department of Public Safety. News choppers buzzed overheard as law enforcement fanned out over the property with cadaver dogs. Backhoes were brought in to excavate random spots. Continued...
In researching chemtrail sightings and theories, I was stunned to learn that this phenomenon didn’t begin with people noticing persistent contrails in the sky, wondering what they could be, and searching for explanations. Chemtrail theories actually began as a horror story about deliberate world depopulation, crafted and spread by a small network of Christian Patriot conspiracy researchers – including one rather infamous anti-Semite.
There are strong indications that at least some of these guys were trying to create a contrail cash cow for themselves, which has forced me to rethink the entire chemtrail phenomenon. It was my original view that the chemtrail issue is not, as the U.S. Air Force contends, a hoax. I believed that like most conspiracy theories, chemtrail theories evolved in organic fashion from various anecdotes and incidents. Continued...
Edmonton February 28, 2014: Outspoken peace advocate and former president of the National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces, Moaz al-Khatib provided a University of Alberta audience Friday night, via webcam, an insider’s perspective of the state of the civil war, its humanitarian crisis, the politics of the opposition forces, and his thoughts on the future of Syria.
Edmonton March 2, 2014: Hundreds of protesters, some who came from various parts of the province gathered in Sir Winston Churchill Square for lively family-friendly rally. Alberta Federation of Alberta (AFL) New release says the Redford government is trying to dictate pension plan changes without negotiation. If this goes ahead, it will break the pension promise made with thousands of Albertans.
Picture : All political parties were invited to attend today's rally but only the NDP and it's complete caucus showed up on stage lead by Brian Mason in support of Alberta workers.
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UPDATE: March 7, 2014: Public Interest Alberta Claims a Cautious Victory on Protecting Seniors Drug Coverage. The Health Minister announced yesterday that the government was reversing its plan to scrap universal drug coverage for Alberta seniors. Calgary Herald: The retreat came following months of pressure from seniors concerned the changes unfairly targeted vulnerable residents with the highest medical needs.