There is no population explosion
Because of Probe International’s work to stop the Three Gorges dam, Dai Qing, China’s foremost female journalist, asked us to publish the English-language version of Yangtze! Yangtze!, a remarkable book that rallied public opposition to what threatens to become the world’s largest and most harmful dam, and led to her 10-month imprisonment.
On the night of August 27, 1993, a dam burst high in a remote province in China, sending torrents of water crushing down on nearby villagers. Close to 300 people were killed and thousands made homeless.
Hydro-Québec has demanded that we send you a later of retraction
The World Bank needs your tax dollars to continue its destruction of the Third World’s environment
Jointly with the Crees, we successfully prosecuted the Canadian government, Hydro-Québec, and Canadian engineering companies for their threats to James Bay and China’s Three Gorges. Now, we must ensure that these parties comply with the verdict of the International Water Tribunal.
I am extremely proud of our efforts over the past 10 years to reform the World Bank, CIDA, and other international financial agencies. Many of our supporters – and you may be among them – have been writing letters to these institutions, and we have had our share of successes. Environmentally disastrous projects in the Amazon, in Africa, in Thailand, and in China have either been canceled or postponed because of thousands of letters from `those Canadians`.
For years ago, Canadian government officials went to Thailand and – according to documents we obtained through Access to Information laws – made a secret deal with the Tai government: Let Canadian taxpayers give you a free food irradiator, using foreign aid funds, the officials said, and we will promise to import your irradiated food into Canada.
Foreign aid institutions have fuelled the Third World’s debt crisis devastated the global environment. The time has come to shut them down.
It contribuetes to the Third World`s debt and the destruction of the Third World`s environment. It administers a multi-billion dollar federal government pot called the `Canada Account`, which provides still more handouts and contributes to our own deficit.
Most Canadians haven’t heard of the Three Gorges Dam in China, but in all likelihood this proposed dam on the Yangstze River will soon become a household term, not through praise and the largest dam in the world, but due to the notoriety and disgrace it could bring Canada. We have been loved and admired by the Chinese since the days of Dr. Norman Bethune, but that admiration could turn to contempt if the Three Gorges dam is built.
Petro-Canada is threatening rainforest species – and native communities – with extinction.
Canada’s engineering giants are vying to flood 1,000,000 Chinese off their land. With Canadian foreign aid, they may succeed.
Too many foreign aid projects have been making life worse for the Third World’s poor. Now the poor are asking us to stop.
Hooker Chemical, Union Carbicide, Babcock & Wilcox, Inco, MacMillian Bloedel — the world, tragically, is not short of companies that bring us Love Canals, Bhopals, and Three Mile Islands, or whose activities poison the atmosphere. plunder birgin forests. and scar the country side.