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If you love democracy, if you think that all those soldiers in World War Two died for something valuable, PLEASE help to organize some little thing in your community, or join a rally.   Or just pass this email along.

There are protests right across Canada on Saturday, January 23rd, many start at 1:00 pm.   The Saskatoon one is in front of City Hall. 

There are 192,000 Canadians signed up on the facebook group, “Canadians Against Proroguing Parliament” (noon, Friday Jan 25th, Saskatchewan time).  The numbers continue to climb.  Before I started writing this there was 191,900.   I just checked and it’s  192,066   (12:06 pm).  Think of all the people who are not on facebook! 

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Council of Canadians website

Parliament was scheduled to start on January 25th.  It was prorogued. 

Thank all that is good!   Canadians are saying “no way”.  You are not going to shut down Parliament.   /Sandra

“When a government starts trying to cancel dissent or avoid dissent is frankly when it’s rapidly losing its moral authority to govern.” (Stephen Harper, Canadian Press, April 18, 2005)

On December 30th Stephen Harper announced – without consulting anyone – that he will be Proroguing Parliament and suspending democracy until March 3. This is the second time he has done this in under two years.
Proroguing means: More

Advocates protest BLM’s wild horse removals on the Ruby Pipeline path

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“If BLM cares so much about the ecological balance, it would not be enabling the Ruby gas pipeline to rip the public wild lands and watersheds here apart,” says Fite adding, “The horses, sage-grouse, antelope and everything else are caught in the crosshairs of BLM selling out the public lands that belong to all Americans—to ranchers and big energy interests.”

Wild Horse Protests Follow the Money to New York City

New York City, NY (January 14, 2010)—Wild horse and burro advocates demand immediate investigations of the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Wild Horse and Burro program as well as a moratorium on roundups, until sustainable management practices are implemented to protect the American wild horses in the West. Protesters will gather on Sunday, January 17 from 1 P.M. to 3 P.M. at Columbus Circle (59th St at Central Park S). The press conference will be held at 2 P.M. The public objects to BLM’s removal of wild horses for fast tracked energy deals on public land in the West, such as the Ruby Pipeline, and objects to schemes to subsidize corporate welfare ranchers.
“The Roundups must stop. The destruction of public land must stop. Government agencies and private corporations must be held accountable and must safeguard wildlife—not eliminate it,” says Ginger Kathrens, Volunteer Executive Director, The Cloud Foundation (named for the famous wild horse Kathrens has documented for the PBS/Nature series) 
Members of the public are furious that the BLM continues roundups despite Federal D.C. District Court Judge Paul Friedman’s recommendation that BLM postpone Calico until the issue of out of state transport and long term holding can be decided. More

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