(February 12, 1991) Beijing – The telephone call from an agitated Chinese woman came at 9:30 Saturday morning, November 16. At that moment, 3 miles away in the Great Hall at Tiananmen Square, Secretary of State James Baker was sitting down to talk about human rights with China’s prime minister, Li Peng, and 7,500 miles away in Washington D.C., the Senate was passing a unanimous resolution on deploring China’s mistreatment of journalists in general and one in particular: an outspoken ex-political prisoner, 50 year old Dai Qing.
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.
Canadian dam builders plan to drown subarctic wilderness
(October 27, 1990) View speech
(October 15, 1990) In the third part of series, Ann Danaiya Usher comments on big dams in the light of the “sustainable development” discourse.
(October 9, 1990) Environmental review of export projects sought.
Cameroon rainforests under siege
The destruction of Calancan Bay
Involuntary resettlement must be stopped
Dammers eye Mekong river
(May 6, 1990) Leading feminist languishes in prison for her role in Beijing pro-democracy demonstrations last year.
Indian coal development creates hellish conditions
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.
Oil exploration threatens Ecuadorian rainforest