Cornwall ON – Green Peace Activist and Officer Kumi Naidoo compared the Alberta Oil Sands politics to those of Apartheid recently. As stories leak about run off from the Oil sands contaminating water supplies it’s a very timely subject.
“During apartheid, the government did not act in the interests of all its citizens,” Naidoowrote recently on The Huffington Post. “Here in Canada, it appears the rights and health of First Nations peoples are also being violated and ignored.”
I had the opportunity to chat with Mr. Naidoo at the G20 rally in Toronto this year.
The war against society by the big oil companies has to tip at some point as we as a society are being held hostage while technologies that can not only improve the environment, but assist our economy are being held back.
Climate change is real and we need to focus on ways to improve the use of fossil fuels until we can move to cleaner technologies.
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