Monday, October 7, 2013

Atlantic Regional Solidarity Network Annual Gathering 2013!

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Atlantic Regional Solidarity Network Annual Gathering

November 29, 30, and December 1, 2013

If you are interested in issues that affect Latin America and the Caribbean, this is the gathering for you. Activists and interested participants from around the Maritimes gather to meet, network, plan and strategize on issues in these regions and explore what is going on, how we are affected and what we can do about it. It’s a great weekend to find ways to get connected with global solidarity and social change. 

This year's theme is Media in the Global Economy: Corporate Media, Human Rights Defenders, and Growing Alternatives. We will be exploring the mass media’s role in shaping perceptions and politics, how it is affecting the work of human rights defenders in Latin America as well as looking into the role that alternative media plays in struggles both here and in Latin America. We will be welcoming Haitian writer and activist Jean St. Vil as well as investigative journalist Dawn Paley as resource people throughout the weekend, and a full agenda for the weekend will follow soon. 

Please mark the dates on your calendar and join us! All are welcome!

The last day to register is November 15th, 2013, but bursaries are limited so apply early!
For more information or to register, please contact Kirk Morrison at kirkus_morrison(at)

Saturday, July 6, 2013

The Atlantic Regional Solidarity Network (ARSN) Stands in Solidarity with Indigenous and Settler Peoples United Against Fracking in New Brunswick

The Atlantic Regional Solidarity Network (ARSN) is a network of people and organizations in Atlantic Canada who work in solidarity with the people of Latin America and the Caribbean according to their wishes and needs in the struggle for self-determination, peace and justice. ARSN is committed to working for changes in Canada which will be beneficial that struggle. This includes supporting the struggles of Indigenous nations and other communities in Canada in their defence of their territory and the earth for the benefit of all.

The Atlantic Regional Solidarity Network stands in solidarity with Elsipogtog Mi'kmaq First Nation and the grassroots Indigenous people of Wabanaki as they assert their legal Aboriginal rights and responsibilities to their traditional territory and resources by opposing shale gas exploration, and supports the coalition of Mi’Kmaq, Maliseet, Passamaquoddy, Acadian and other Maritimers gathered around the Sacred Fire in Kent County, New Brunswick engaged in non-violent defence of Mother Earth.

ARSN calls on Canada and New Brunswick to recognize and respect Indigenous rights to self-determination, including the right of Indigenous peoples to free, prior and informed consent regarding all decisions that affect them, their territories, and resources. We also condemn federal and provincial government’s failure to respect and adhere to the Aboriginal and Treaty rights of Indigenous communities in Canada, the criminalization of non-violent defenders that has taken place to date, and the unequal application of the law to indigenous peoples opposed to shale gas exploration in New Brunswick.

July 6, 2013