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Apr 4th, 2018
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In happier times: Edwin Espinal and Karen Spring Simcoe County family demanding release of Honduran political prisoners, including their own family member By Erika Engel Collingwood Connection Human rights abuses in Honduras are little known and likely rarely discussed at a typical Canadian dinner ta...
Mar 28th, 2018
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Edwin Espinal, in November 2015 with young friends in Rio Blanco where he had gone to support Berta Cáceres, just months before her assassination. -Karen Spring photo From Simcoe County Honduras Rights Monitor  The Spring family of Elmvale is hosting a meeting on the extreme danger faced by their dau...
Mar 23rd, 2018
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Link to some updated information From Waasekom Niin On April 14th, 2018 All Nations will be Gathering on the Worlds Purest known Aquifer in a form of extended ceremony for the Water. It will be an all-day event leading up to the ceremony: • Information sharing about the Alliston Aquifer • Guest speak...
Mar 19th, 2018
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Edwin Espinal on day of arrest, January 19 2018 From Alliance for Global Justice  Go to this link for a two-step process, to contact Honduran authorities and US and Canadian representatives. 26 political prisoners in Honduras remain detained in the context of the 2017 electoral crisis and the pro-dem...
Mar 17th, 2018
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Springwater DM Don Allen By Kate Harries AWARE News Network Simcoe County councillors have voted overwhelmingly once again not to provide funds so local First Nations and Metis can engage in consultation on an archaeological management plan (AMP). On Tuesday March 13 2018, council voted 21-8 (a weigh...
Mar 17th, 2018
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  from The Friends of the Waverley Uplands Join the Friends of the Waverley Uplands in their support of the local First Nations on World Water Day in a simultaneous rally and ceremonial vigil to protect the Alliston Aquifer. WHEN: Thursday March 22nd, 2018 at 6:30am WHERE: Please meet at the Wav...
Mar 16th, 2018
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James Hill, Canadian ambassador to Costa Rica, Honduras and Nicaragua. Canada reiterates concerns following publication of OHCHR report on human rights violations in the context of the 2017 elections in Honduras From Embassy of Canada, San José, Costa Rica – Canada is deeply concerned by the ob...
Mar 15th, 2018
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Edwin Espinal and Karen Spring Elmvale’s Spring family lobbies Liberal government to help free son-in-law from Honduran jail by Ian Adams Wasaga Sun  A woman who grew up on a farm outside Elmvale is in the middle of the fight for human rights in the Central American nation of Honduras. And whil...
Mar 5th, 2018
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AWARE News Network About 100 people gathered outside the Wyebridge Community Centre in a vigil for the water, as a community liaison committee of local residents appointed by Dufferin Aggregates held its first meeting inside. Speakers included Vicki Monague, Beth Brass Elson, Roley Monague, Jeff Mona...
Mar 5th, 2018
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MEDIA ADVISORY A few hundred people are expected to participate in a sacred prayer vigil to protect the Alliston Aquifer at the Wyebridge Community Centre. Participants include local area residents, concerned citizens, environmental groups, First Nations, Sustainable Trent and leaders of the Site 41 ...