Magazine article Canadian Dimension

This Dimensian

Magazine article Canadian Dimension

This Dimensian

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Farewell Saul Landau

You may have heard that long-time CD collective member Saul Landau passed away in September after a long illness. Saul was fully engaged in the work of the CD collective and a frequent commentator on CD's radio program, Alert. His close friend, Lev Gonick, pays tribute to Saul's life and work.

Canadian corporate giants rape the globe

This is CD's third special issue on mining in just the last few years. Canada, one of the world's largest mining nations, operates in more than 100 countries and is among the top five world producers of potash, uranium, nickel, gold, platinum, aluminum, diamonds and steel-making coal. The focus this issue is on the many ways the Canadian state supports the mining industry at home and abroad. Just before this issue went to press the Harper government announced it is readying a campaign to help mining companies expand their exploration and extraction activities around the world. According to government sources, assistance will include signing investor protection deals with foreign countries and pushing consulates and embassies to promote Canadian mining projects.

Documenting the truth

In this issue, CD is pleased to feature powerful images from the lens of Latin America-based photographer James Rodriguez, who has documented the brutal abuses of Canadian mining companies in the region for many years, and the continued brave resistance of indigenous communities. Several of his photos appear in the focus section and on the magazine's cover. Rodriguez's work can be seen at MiMundo. …

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