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Stephen Harper’s Politics Put Canada To Shame
Voters on Monday shouldn’t be pulled in by ‘wedge issues’. Canada simply can’t afford to continue with the Conservatives’ commitment to carbon pollution
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California's Drought: The Canary in the Coalmine?
'There is no place on earth that can be safe, secure or healthy in a world that is running out of water.'
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This World Water Day, a Recovery Plan Is More Important Than Ever
Twenty-two years ago, the United Nations General Assembly declared March 22 to be World Water Day. In a world is facing a severe and growing water crisis without a roadmap, this day is more important than ever. Our collective abuse of water has caused the planet to enter "a new geologic age" -- a "...
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Everyone in Detroit Should Have Access To Clean Water
Today, two UN experts, Catarina de Albuquerque, the special rapporteur on the human right to drinking water and sanitation and Leilani Farha, the special rapporteur on housing, will visit Detroit Michigan on Monday, October 20 to assess the charges that water cut-offs violate the human right to...
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Detroit Must Do What Is Right—Turn the Water Back On
The brutal policy of shutting off access to drinking water has rightly drawn the world’s ire. Like the suspension of democratic rights via emergency management, mass water shutoffs are not a humane or viable response to Detroit’s crisis. United Nations experts have said this is a violation of the...
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A Life of Activism Gives You Hope, Energy and Direction
Maude Barlow received an Honorary Doctor of Laws from York University in Toronto yesterday morning. Here are her speaking notes for the Convocation ceremony. Chancellor Gregory Sorbara, President Mamdouh Shoukri, the Senate of York University, and all the graduation students, It is a great honour...
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Groups Appeal to UN for 'Humanity' as Detroit Shuts Off Water to Thousands
'By denying water service to thousands, Detroit is violating the human right to water.'
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Our Commons Future Is Already Here
A stirring call to unite the environmental and global justice movement from Maude Barlow
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Maude Barlow: 'The World Has Divided into Rich and Poor as at No Time in History'
As world leaders gathered in Toronto for the G20 summit last week, leading activists from around the world joined thousands in Toronto's Massey Hall to oppose the G20 agenda. Maude Barlow was one of the key speakers at the event. She heads the Council of Canadians, Canada's largest public advocacy...
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Maude Barlow: The Al Gore of H2O
The outspoken Canadian activist tells Erin Anderssen that she will bring the same doggedness she displayed in opposing NAFTA and globalization to her new post as the UN's senior adviser on water issues
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