Saturday, 19 October 2013

WEST PAPUA: POLICE AGAIN OPEN FIRE, BEAT AND ARREST PROTESTERS IN PAPUA-WIDE CRACKDOWN ON KNPB DEMOS

In several centres across West Papua on October 16, Indonesian police and army (TNI) have again cracked down violently on peaceful political demonstrations held by the West Papua National Committee (KNPB), resulting in the injuries of several participants, with unconfirmed reports of police opening fire in related incidents against KNPB members in Kaimana.
The demonstrations, called for October 15 by the KNPB to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the founding of the International Parliamentarians for West Papua, were delayed for a day out of respect for the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha.   The rallies were also highlighting the historic speech made by Vanuatu Prime Minister Moana Kalosil Carcasses to the United Nations General Assembly in late September, calling for the international community to take action on West Papua.........(MORE) 

‘OTSUS Plus’ a further blurring of Papuan History

WEST PAPUA MEDIA: “ All leaders have notes of their mark in history, so I figure this forms mine in the history of Papua.” These were the words of the Papuan Governor Lukas Enembe to journalists following the acceptance of the draft Papuan  ‘Special Autonomy (OTSUS) Plus’ legislation.  The draft legislation was a result of work by the Cenderawasih University (UnCen) Academic Assistance Team together with the Papuan Provincial Government............(READ MORE)

Bobii: Australian PM’s Words Hurt the People of Papua

“People seeking to grandstand against Indonesia, please, don’t look to do it in Australia, you are not welcome. ………. The situation in West Papua is getting better, not worse” were the words of Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on 7 October 2013 after three Papuan citizens scaled the wall and entered the Australian Consulate in Bali(1)  .......... READ MORE

W est Papua M edia: Police violently break up 3rd Congress

  • October 19, 2013
    West Papua Media team and local stringers
    Early reports received from West Papua Media stringers have described another serious and violent crackdown across West Papua on October 19 by Indonesian security forces, against peaceful gatherings commemorating the third anniversary of the brutal crackdown on the Third Papuan Congress in October 2011.
  • click to see more below...
  • West Papua Media: Police violently break up 3rd Congress NFRPB commemorations across West Papua

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Guarani Kaiowa Idle No More- Brazil
@Idle_No_More Solidarity Sydney Australia are in solidarity with our indigenous sisters and brothers in Brazil -and Globally. We know that the Guarani Kaiowa People have spent decades being driven from their ancestral lands as profit driven agricultural barons seek ever more land for ever more profit by any means necessary. The indigenous people of Mato Grosso de Sul struggle with not only disposession but with the additional issues of introduced addictions and sickness caused by inability to access and harvest traditional foods we hear their call. Today Guarani Kaiowa People are standing as one with Indigenous People from throughout Brazil to assert their rights to the Freedom so many of us in the Western First World consider they have, despite not once having to fight for or defend it. 

 When Indigenous Peoples of the World Stand to defend their way of life and their very existence we stand in solidarity with them. With their stance as in Brazil, they will be IdleNoMore - IdleNoMore Brazil is uniting the traditional voices and todays understandings using all peaceful means to assert. #Oct7Proclaim #IdleNoMore

Monday, 11 February 2013

Canberra Brisbane #IdleNoMore ACTION FEBRUARY 13TH against push for constitutional recognition

#IdleNoMore ACTION FEBRUARY 13TH against push for constitutional recognition…

- BRISBANE: rally at QLD State Parliament at 10am
- CANBERRA: rally outside Federal Parliament House 8:30am-12 noon

On February 13, Australia’s Federal Parliament will vote on the ‘Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Recognition Bill 2012’. This legislation is tokenistic, provides the original sovereign tribes of this continent with NO BENEFITS and is simply an attempt by the Commonwealth Government of Australia (and their corporate backers) to put off the real issues at hand – SOVEREIGNTY & TREATY.

Listed below is what the Act of Recognition will do:

1) The Parliament, on behalf of the people of Australia, recognises that the continent and the islands now known as Australia were first occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

2) The Parliament, on behalf of the people of Australia, acknowledges the continuing relationship of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples with their traditional lands and waters.

3) The Parliament, on behalf of the people of Australia, acknowledges and respects the continuing cultures, languages and heritage of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Although this may sound good, none of the above enactments provide any legal basis for our claim to SOVEREIGNTY, land rights, water rights, protection of our languages or cultural heritage. This ‘Act of Recognition’ is just like Kevin Rudd’s apology – words without change.

The other part of this ‘Act of Recognition’ is what is known as a sunset clause which means that the Act will cease to exist after 2 years. After this 2 years is up, they will once again decide whether the Australian public is ready for a referendum on Constitutional recognition. As we all know, the push for a referendum on Constitutional reform (specifically the recommendations of the ‘expert panel’ which included Government appointed ‘Aboriginal leaders’ like Noel Pearson, Pat Dodson and Marcia Langton) is yet another effort to put off the question of sovereignty and treaty. Both of these efforts by Government are attempts to sell our SOVEREIGN RIGHTS, to sell our LAND RIGHTS and our SONG, DANCE & STORY.

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advice from Canberra mob is that The Tent Embassy is a Safe Place to Sleep overnight in Canberra if Required
join the Event & more here ....
https://www.facebook.com/events/248871905247434/

Sunday, 13 January 2013

#idlenomore Action From Idle No More Sydney Au Rally (video) #j11

Further #IdleNoMore Global Idle No More Digital Blockades of Canadian Govt & Embassies 16th, 28th January


Further Idle No More GLOBAL digital blockades of Canadian Govt and embassies January 16th & 28th

from 2-5pm (your local time) Twitter #opidlenomore
Please translate and repost this message at will

Following some successes in the initial Global Digital Blockade in which those monitoring reported: 
  • lengthy delays in calling Canadian Embassies in South Africa and New Zealand and Canberra, Australia while the Australian Sydney Consulate closed for the afternoon.
  • Australian Canadian Embassy website offline for 43 minutes.
  • New Zealand Canadian Embassy website offline for at least an hour ten minutes.
  • extremely slow access to UK Canadian Embassy website over a period of three hours.
 Following checks and confirmation of these reports by reliable sources and in solidarity with Canadian First Nations Call for the a National Day of Action we have decided repeat our blockade tactic:

!6th January Global in solidarity with Canada First Nations People. 
28th January Global in solidarity with Canada First Nations People. 
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Calling for EVERYONE to Call your local Canadian Embassy or Consulate
Calling for everyone to email their local (or any of the listed) Canadian Embassies Consulates or PM Harper. Send this photo:

This image will be updated with latest From Chief Theresa Spence

BY PHONE FAX AND EMAIL
WARNING; Using these services to cause annoyance send offensive or obscene messages may be a breach of Australian laws. Your legitimate reason for using these carriage services is to voice your concerns about the treatment of Canadian Native people and their resources.  
Telephone: (02) 9364 3000
Fax: (02) 9364 3098 
Email for enquiries not related to visas or immigration: sydny@international.gc.ca (please note the absence of the "e" in Sydny) 
PLEASE DO NOT redirect your spam to this email address. :) :) :)

""NOW GOING GLOBAL""
Idle No More January 11th DIGITAL BLOCKADE: Make sure PM Harper has been told https://www.facebook.com/events/492953227413039/?context=create

Join the  Digital Blockade of the your local Canadian Consulate/Embassy. Or ask them all. You have a right to demand that Canada listen to and act on the decisions of First Nations people. It is NOT illegal to do so

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AUSTRALIA - TARGET IS SYDNEY CONSULATE 2pm-5pm
Consulate General of Canada Level 5, 111 Harrington Street Sydney, NSW 2000

Ask that PM Harper hear and implement Chief Theresa's and other First Nations solutions AND obey the will of the grassroors people in favour of his Party and their Corporate lobbyists.

BY PHONE FAX AND EMAIL

WARNING; Using these services to cause annoyance send offensive or obscene messages may be a breach of Australian laws. Your legitimate reason for using these carriage services is to voice your concerns about the treatment of Canadian Native people and their resources.

Telephone: (02) 9364 3000

Fax: (02) 9364 3098

Email for enquiries not related to visas or immigration: sydny@international.gc.ca (please note the absence of the "e" in Sydny)
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CANADA: Fax: 613-941-6900
E-mail: pm@pm.gc.ca
http://www.pm.gc.ca
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NEW ZEALAND:

High Commission of Canada
Level 11,
125 The Terrace
Wellington, 6011
New Zealand

Telephone: (64 4) 473 9577
Freephone from Auckland: (09) 309 8516
Facsimile: (64 4) 471 2082
E-mail: wlgtn@international.gc.ca
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UNITED KINGDOM:
Macdonald House
1 Grosvenor Square
London, W1K 4AB
Telephone: 0207 258 6600
Fax: 0207 258 6333
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UNITED STATES: Your default time is 10am EST
Government of Canada, please contact the Enquiries Centre by calling 1-800-0-CANADA (1-800-622-6232), (613) 944-4000 or (613)944-9136(TTY). You can also send an email: enqserv@dfait-maeci.gc.ca.
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For other Countries the Canadian Government has kindly provided a list of contacts here.Go to the country required and click the contacts tab: http://www.international.gc.ca/cip-pic/geo.aspx?view=d
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PLEASE DO NOT redirect your spam to this email address. LULZ:) :) :)

NOTHING TO DO WITH US BUT WE UNDERSTAND ANON FAMILY HAVE ISSUED THE FOLLOWING COMMUNIQUE:

"Prime Minister Stephen Harper: By issuing Bill C-45 our government has attacked the Rights of Indigenous First Nations denying them autonomy over their resources. You should have known it was wrong to persecute First Nations people. You did not. You should expect us. Anon Family#OpIdleNoMore is now in force.   ' 

Saturday, 12 January 2013

The UnSettlement of Australia Ceremony 26 January 2013.

On January 26th 2013 IdleNoMore Solidarity Sydney Australia and grassroots representatives of The United Nations under Occupation in Australia...
Cordially invite you,original people citizens residents refugees and visitors to join us for
THE UNSETTLEMENT OF AUSTRALIA CEREMONY commencing at 8am at Occupy Sydney, corner Elizabeth St and Martin Place.
The ceremony will make its way to the Ceremony site at 8-30 am sharp.
The Ceremony commences with an apology by unsettlers of The Stolenwealth of Australia to aboriginal peoples for past and present injustices by Government businesses and people including but not limited to the misappropriation by whatever means of land air water culture heritage and children and the attempted cultural genocide perpetrated by past and present Federal and State Governments. Unsettlers will derecognise sovereignity by any but grassroots driven aboriginal customary people and call on the Australian Government to make immediate restoration and ongoing reparations in such manner as the grassroots aboriginal people see fit. The Australian Government will be instructed to pay the back rent owed for their time as uninvited tenants.
In return aboriginal people will return to the uncolonisers the gifts Colonisers bestowed on aboriginal people. Drug and alcohol addiction. Disposession. Diseases . Dependency. Child Abduction. Resource monopolisation. Religion. Smallpox infected blankets.
Unsettlers will row off to sea.
The people will depart for Victoria Park where from 11am Indigenous Social Justice Association will be issuing Aboriginal Passports for all non indigenous people.

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Listen to Your Tribal Voice: Idle No More

Published on Dec 27, 2012
Performed by: Doonooch Dancers

We dedicate this song to our First Nations brothers and sisters in Canada in support of the IDLE NO MORE movement.

"Listen to your tribal voice, Idle No More"

This is a Spirit Gathering song, an original from Warabinda, our brothers in Queensland. We would like to acknowledge the sharing of this song and dance.

Respect!

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Idle No More Drum / Didge Music Circle J11 at Canada's Consulate in Sydney

  
Come Make Some Noise " wake up PM Harper, hear the grassroots voices of
Join Idle No More Solidarity Sydney and Our Didge & Drum Circle supported by our  Musical dis-Army 

from 2pm Friday January 11th at the Canadian Consulate at 111 Harrington Street, The Rocks , Sydney, NSW 2000.
Bring:
Percussion Instruments
Didgeridoo (males only)
Drums
Percussion Instruments

POTS & PANS

Aboriginal & Indigenous Flags
"Idle No More" Placards Banners Posters

On January 11th 2013 at 10 am Ottawa Time Hunger Striking Chief Theresa Spence will join a delegation of APN Canada First Nations Chiefs to meet Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper. There is caution in the minds of grassroots First Nations People who have borne witness to countless broken promises at the Government Altar of Broken Schemes. The immediate issue for Many First Nations is the Repeal of legislation which gives First Nations no say in the future of their local water and other resources. It is another assault on Indigenous rights and Canadian First Nations have a list of unrequited grievances which go back 500 years.

 Idle No More Sydney Stand and act in solidarity with our First Nations brothers and sisters in Canada and support their call for the Canadian government to hear and act to resolve their concerns. 

 See also The Idle No More digital blockade of the Sydney Canadian Consulate 
http://idle-no-more.blogspot.com.au/2013/01/idlenomore-digital-blockade-of-canadian.html

Sunday, 6 January 2013

Idlenomore GLOBAL digital blockade of Canadian embassy January 11

Not able to attend The Drum Didge Circle Protest in Sydney in person?
Join the  Digital Blockade of the Sydney Canadian Consulate. Or attend in person and ask Prime Minister Harper to implement First Nations solutions.
Attend in person
Consulate General of Canada Level 5, 111 Harrington Street Sydney, NSW 2000
Ask that PM Harper hear and implement Chief Theresa's and other First Nations solutions AND obey the will of the grassroors people in favourv of his Party and their Corporate lobbyists.
BY PHONE FAX AND EMAIL
WARNING; Using these services to cause annoyance send offensive or obscene messages may be a breach of Australian laws. Your legitimate reason for using these carriage services is to voice your concerns about the treatment of Canadian Native people and their resources. 
Telephone: (02) 9364 3000
Fax: (02) 9364 3098
Email for enquiries not related to visas or immigration: sydny@international.gc.ca (please note the absence of the "e" in Sydny)
PLEASE DO NOT redirect your spam to this email address. :) :) :)

""NOW GOING GLOBAL""
Idle No More January 11th DIGITAL BLOCKADE: Make sure PM Harper has been told https://www.facebook.com/events/492953227413039/?context=create

Not able to attend The Drum Didge Circle Protest in Sydney or An Idle No More Event near you in person?

Join the  Digital Blockade of the Sydney or your local Canadian Consulate/Embassy. Or ask them all. You have a right to demand that Canada listen to and act on the decisions of First Nations people. It is NOT illegal to do so

...................................................................................
AUSTRALIA - TARGET IS SYDNEY CONSULATE 2pm-5pm
Consulate General of Canada Level 5, 111 Harrington Street Sydney, NSW 2000

Ask that PM Harper hear and implement Chief Theresa's and other First Nations solutions AND obey the will of the grassroors people in favour of his Party and their Corporate lobbyists.

BY PHONE FAX AND EMAIL

WARNING; Using these services to cause annoyance send offensive or obscene messages may be a breach of Australian laws. Your legitimate reason for using these carriage services is to voice your concerns about the treatment of Canadian Native people and their resources.

Telephone: (02) 9364 3000

Fax: (02) 9364 3098

Email for enquiries not related to visas or immigration: sydny@international.gc.ca (please note the absence of the "e" in Sydny)
...................................................................................
CANADA: Fax: 613-941-6900
E-mail: pm@pm.gc.ca
http://www.pm.gc.ca
...................................................................................
NEW ZEALAND:

High Commission of Canada
Level 11,
125 The Terrace
Wellington, 6011
New Zealand

Telephone: (64 4) 473 9577
Freephone from Auckland: (09) 309 8516
Facsimile: (64 4) 471 2082
E-mail: wlgtn@international.gc.ca
...................................................................................
UNITED KINGDOM:
Macdonald House
1 Grosvenor Square
London, W1K 4AB
Telephone: 0207 258 6600
Fax: 0207 258 6333
...................................................................................
UNITED STATES: Your default time is 10am EST
Government of Canada, please contact the Enquiries Centre by calling 1-800-0-CANADA (1-800-622-6232), (613) 944-4000 or (613)944-9136(TTY). You can also send an email: enqserv@dfait-maeci.gc.ca.
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For other Countries the Canadian Government has kindly provided a list of contacts here.Go to the country required and click the contacts tab: http://www.international.gc.ca/cip-pic/geo.aspx?view=d
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PLEASE DO NOT redirect your spam to this email address. LULZ:) :) :)

NOTHING TO DO WITH US BUT WE UNDERSTAND ANON FAMILY HAVE ISSUED THE FOLLOWING COMMUNIQUE:

"Prime Minister Stephen Harper: By issuing C-45 our government has attacked the Rights of Indigenous First Nations denying them autonomy over their resources. You should have known it was wrong to persecute First Nations people. You did not. You should expect us. Anon Family #OpIdleNoMore is now in force   '



Friday, 4 January 2013

Idle no more Sydney Calendar

Sydney Idle No More Calendar
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January 5th leaving 2pm Healing Circle Flashmob join at Occupy Sydney Martin Place & Elizabeth St
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A statement of support for Chief Theresa Spence's hunger strike backed call to meet with Canadian Prime Minister Harper and support for Canadian First Nations struggle will be made. A call for an end to The Northern Territory Intervention , Welfare quarantining , State Child Abduction , criminalisation ,disproportionate incarceration along the systemic genocide and State Terrorism of Australianaboriginal and indigenous people will also be made at the above and all subsequent Actions
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January 6th IdleNoMore Solidarity @ Lovefest Jacks Bar Erina... Family friendly day out. Enjoy a smorgasbord of musical talents : Gambirra , Novakayn Josh Watoe Watkins and a pow wow about Idle No More as a side serve...
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Wednesday January 9th 6pm Idle No More planning meeting at Occupy Sydney Martin Place & Elizabeth St
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FRIDAY January 11th 2pm IdleNoMore Solidarity Sydney Didgeridoo led Music Circle...byo didge drums etc..outside Canadian Consulate Harrington St The Rocks
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Saturday January 19th pow wow & planning day for UnsettlementvDay at Occupy Sydney Martin Place
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Saturday January 26th Unsettlement Day. ( location to be confirmed) . Unoccupiers will issue a full and unequivocal apology for past and continuing ecovandalism , marine despoilation , genocidal practices, State Child abduction and family destruction.. Oh and the theft and misappropriation of the land and water resources so carefully managed by aboriginal people for millenia.Unoccupiers will call on the Australian Government to pay the rent. Aboriginal representatives will in return hand back the laws diseases deceit discrimination religion drugs alcohol and smallpox infected blankets which the Uncolonists will load into their dinghy before rowing off into the sunset.
This will be the dawning of the Australian age of Idle No More.
Celebration follows ceremony.
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February 14th  TJ HICKEY RALLY 10-30am Rally 9th CNR GEORGE & PHILLIPS ST WATERLOO
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MARCHING TO STATE PARLIAMENT TO PRESENT THE PETITION
Anniversary of TJ Hickey's death due to at the least inappropriate Police actions:
9 YEARS IS TOO LONG!!
RE-OPEN THE INQUIRY.
DEMAND JUSTICE FOR TJ AND ALL DEATHS IN CUSTODY.
organised by the Hickey Family and Indigenous Social Justice Association , ph Ray Jackson 0450 651 063 or Raul Bassi 0403 057576
supported by IdleNoMore Solidarity Sydney.
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Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Amnesty International support Idle No more

by Amnesty International Canada:

Editor’s Intro: In the letter bellow, issued yesterday, Amnesty International urges Prime Minister Stephen Harper to meet with hunger-striker Chief Theresa Spence as her peaceful protest reaches Day 18. Chief Spence is demanding a meeting involving Harper, a representative of the Queen, and First Nations leaders. She wants this meeting to discuss treaty agreements between Canada and First Nations, and dictatorship-style legislation recently passed by the Conservative majorities in Parliament. Such as the amendments proposed by the omnibus budget implementation Bill C-45, which are designed to disempower, exploit, control and marginalize First Nations. So far Harper has maintained a stubborn wall of silence over Spence’s peaceful protest.

Amnesty International Canada’s letter:

28 December 2012

The Right Honourable Stephen Harper
Prime Minister of Canada
Office of the Prime Minister
80 Wellington Street
Ottawa, ON K1A 0A2

Open Letter Urging a Meeting with Chief Theresa Spence

Dear Prime Minister:

Amnesty International is increasingly concerned over the health and well-being of Chief Theresa Spence of Attawapiskat. As you are aware, Chief Spence has said that she will continue her hunger strike until you meet with her. She is now in her third week without food.

We note that Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Minister John Duncan has offered to meet with Chief Spence. This, however, is not what Chief Spence has requested.

Chief Spence’s hunger strike, and the broader movement of Idle No More protests, were sparked by a federal legislative agenda that goes far beyond the Department of Aboriginal Affairs. Changes to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, the Fisheries Act, and the Navigable Waters Act, along with the proposed Safe Drinking Water for First Nations Act, to name only a few examples, all have profound implications for the rights of Indigenous peoples as set out in Treaties, affirmed in the Canadian Constitution, and protected by international human rights standards.

These bills and amendments should only have been brought forward after good faith consultation with Indigenous peoples and only if their rights had been appropriately considered and protected. This did not happen. The responsibility for this serious breach of Canada’s legal obligations toward Indigenous peoples lies not only with the Department of Indian Affairs, but with the Canadian Government as a whole.

The Supreme Court of Canada has said there must be “reconciliation” between the power of the state and the prior sovereignty of Indigenous peoples. Laws passed by Parliament must be balanced against the laws, customs and perspectives of Indigenous peoples and “equal weight” must be given to each. Any infringement of the Constitutionally-protected rights of Indigenous peoples must be strictly justified.

The government must always deal “honourably” with the established and asserted rights of Indigenous peoples. And in every case, in order to uphold the “honour of the Crown”, there must be good faith consultations to ensure that Indigenous peoples’ concerns are “substantially addressed.”

International human rights standards, such as the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, require that decisions affecting the rights of Indigenous peoples be made only with their full and effective participation. And when the decisions concern the lands and resources of Indigenous peoples, the appropriate standard is that of free, prior and informed consent.

Prime Minister, we call on you to acknowledge Canada’s responsibility to fully respect and uphold the rights of Indigenous peoples and to ensure their full and effective participation in any and all decisions that could affect these rights. We urge you to meet with Chief Spence as an immediate demonstration of your commitment to building a collaborative partnership with Indigenous peoples.

Yours sincerely,

Béatrice Vaugrante
Directrice générale
Amnistie internationale Canada
50 rue Ste-Catherine Ouest, bureau 500
Montréal (Québec) H2X 3V4
+1.514.766.9766

Alex Neve
Secretary General
Amnesty International Canada
312 Laurier Avenue East
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 1H9
+1.613.744.7667

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