Sep 3rd, 2019
Edwin Espinal and Karen Spring on recent break in north Honduras Simcoe County Honduras Rights Toronto Event September 18, 2019 By Janet Spring Simcoe County Honduras Rights Monitor On Friday September 30, we received devastating news that the prosecutor in Edwin Espinal and Raul Alvarez’s bail heari...
Aug 22nd, 2019
Verna Friday from Bear Island (Temagami First Nation) and Beth Brass Elson from Chimnissing Anishinabek Territory (Beausoleil First Nation) flank John Hawke in Midland court today. -AWARE Simcoe photo AWARE News Network Around a dozen people, most of them veterans of the Site 41 battle, turned out to...
Aug 21st, 2019
Karen Spring and Edwin Espinal play chess for the first time. ‘Our [Canadian] politicians are involved in turning a blind eye to human rights abuses all around the world,’ said Karen Spring by: Erika Engel Collingwood Today In an apartment in Honduras’ capital city Tegucigalpa, a husband ...
Aug 20th, 2019
Karen Spring, Edwin Espinal and Janet Spring flank Raul Alvarez after he’s released from La Tolva jail in Honduras From the Simcoe County Honduras Rights Monitor Committee The following meeting is being sponsored by the Simcoe County Honduras Rights Monitor Committee: Canada’s Role in Honduras ...
Aug 16th, 2019
Edwin Espinal considers a bottle of drinking water he had smuggled out of La Tolva jail, where he was held on trumped up charges for 19 months. US Trained Honduran Police Get Medieval as Political Prisoner Edwin Espinal Released By Adrienne Pine MintPress News “It’s sad how the United States i...
Aug 16th, 2019
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland chat with Honduras Foreign Affairs Minister Maria Dolores Agüero at the Lima Group meeting in Ottawa this spring. The strange, distasteful case of Canada and Honduras By Rick Salutin Toronto Star I feel flummoxed, a word I’ve never...
Aug 10th, 2019
Edwin Espinal, no longer behind bars. @adriennepine Edwin Espinal spent more than 18 months in a maximum-security prison in Honduras, in pre-trial detention; ‘I’m still shocked they let him out’ by: Erika Engel Collingwood Today Edwin Espinal and Karen Spring have been partners for...
Aug 9th, 2019
Celebration the day after the release by the side of Highway 92 in front of the political prisoners sign. Among those attending were Simcoe North MP Bruce Stanton (next to Janet Spring, at left) and Vicki Monague (not shown). -AWARE Simcoe photo CTV News report Family in Simcoe County rejoices The S...
Jul 29th, 2019
John Hawke by Andrew Mendler Midland Mirror The main entrance to Awenda Provincial Park is open again. The protest was disbanded by park staff and the Southern Georgian Bay OPP on July 28, more than five weeks after the blockade was first established. How did it start? Johnny Hawk, a 34-year-old Chr...
Jun 28th, 2019
John Hawke by Andrew Mendler Midand Mirror John Hawke has blocked off the main entrance to Awenda Provincial Park in opposition of the Williams Treaty land claim settlement agreed upon by seven area First Nations. The 34-year-old Christian Island resident dropped a tree across the roadway at the par...