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Saturday, January 5, 2013

Idle No More Solidarity From An Industry Insider Whistle-Blower

This is a re-posting of a Facebook post by Navneet Gupta on Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 4:02pm ·  

In Solidarity With The Idle No More Movement (Please Share)

Thanks For Your Efforts! In Solidarity!
From A Former Insider Turned Whistle-Blower: Canada imports industrial waste which is then dumped on native lands, as federal laws do not apply to native lands. This has resulted in much higher incidences of disease (Cancer, other immune disorders, etc.) in native communities that are already marginalized (Hamilton, Brantford, Sarnia, Walpole Island). I worked in the waste management industry for some years. Information on landfills are 10-15 years out of date in Canada (ECO Report, 2006-2007). This makes it impossible to ‘monitor’ or ‘enforce’ waste regulations that only look good ‘on paper’. Sheila Copps had deep tied to organized crime. She was the Deputy Prime Minister of this country (Canada). However, before that, she was our liberal ‘environment’ minister, and before that, she used to work for Philip ‘Environmental’ which was involved is these so-called ‘waste management’ practices. She lifted the ban on the trans-boundary movement of waste which helped facilitate this criminal practice of importing industrial waste from the states and dumping it on native lands.
Canadian resource extraction companies abroad are equally disturbing with respect to both human rights abuses among indigenous populations and to the environment. The amount of open transgressions by Canadian companies operating abroad is staggering: Canadian mining companies are far and away the worst offenders in environmental, human rights and other abuses around the world, according to a global study commissioned by an industry association but never made public. The four “hot spot” countries with the most incidents were India, Indonesia, the Philippines and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Regionally, however, Latin America had the most incidents, followed by sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia.
There remains an active campaign to track, target, & obliterate what is left of natives at home and abroad via several countries. Most notably Canada, due to it's exploitation of vast natural resources (foreign and domestic) which conflict with traditional native values.  Since this never makes the 'news', it becomes even more vital that we shine a light on this.
"To learn who rules over you, determine who you cannot criticize" - Voltaire. Corruption At The Highest Levels Via Corporate Raiders & Criminal Empires (i.e. Non-Disclosure Agreements, Confidentiality Agreements, Gag Orders, Intimidation, Harassment, Character Assassination, Loss Of Job, Freedom, Life..).
Also important to point out that this is not just a 'native problem', it is a Canadian (Global) Problem!!!
"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We (i.e. all species) are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly affects all indirectly." Letter from a Birmingham Jail
“We must all live like brothers (& sisters), or we will all perish together as fools.”.

Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.(1929 – 1968).
A "meeting" with the chiefs is not good enough (Most of them are just as corrupt as our leaders). Where have they been the past few decades while conditions on reserves have remained extremely poor? We need concrete action with regards to the condition on reserves in addition to basic environmental protections which are being dismantled to pave the way for easier extraction of natural resources to fuel and feed this unsustainable economy. The way native peoples have been treated on reserves for decades (generations) is a *Collective Canadian Human Rights Atrocity* and we are ALL responsible. It has escaped the *Canadian Consciousness*.