April 30th: Earth Day is every day! Stories from the frontlines of life-protecting struggles to defend lands & water (online)

Join Amnesty International Canada on Sunday April 30th, 4:30pm – 6pm EDT (TBC) – the event is free! (This is 2:30pm to 4pm Saskatchewan time)

With guest speakers:

·       Juana Zúniga, of the Environmental Committee of Guapinol in Honduras.  Juana and other community members continue to face death threats, surveillance, and lethal attacks as they seek to protect the Guapinol River from the impact of an iron ore operation that has been set up in a biodiverse protected area.

·       Rosa Marina Flores Cruz, of the Assembly of Indigenous Peoples of the Isthmus in Defense of Land and Territory in Oaxaca, Mexico and the Indigenous Futures Network. Marina is an Afro Zapoteca woman defender involved in community resistance to energy megaprojects that continue to dispossess Indigenous peoples and violate their rights.

·       Chief Na’Mok is among the five hereditary Chiefs of the Wet’suwet’en Nation and one of the land and water defenders who have been criminalized for resisting the CGL pipeline that threatens the destruction of the Wet’suwet’en land, water, and traditional way of life.


Amid the urgency of the climate crisis, Indigenous, Black and other racialized and marginalized communities are leading the way, defending lands, water, forests, clean air and climate justice. It puts them on a collision course with powerful companies, authorities, and economic interests who continue to put short term profits before human rights. Defenders are under attack but their courageous struggles continue.

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Photo Credit: Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images

STATE CAPITOL BUILDING, ALBANY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES – 2018/04/23: More than 1500 people took the streets of Albany and marched from Sheridan Hollow to the Capitol Building as part of the “Cuomo Walk The Talk” day of action, governor’s seat candidates participated in the protest, Democrat Cynthia Nixon marched the streets of Albany and Green Party’s Howie Hawkins marched and got arrested later at the Hall of Governors in the Capitol Building. Actor and activist James Cromwell was also among the 55 people arrested at the Hall of Governors in a non-violent act of civil disobedience, demanding Cuomo to stop all fracking infrastructure, move to 100% renewable energy, and make polluters pay. (Photo by Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images)
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