Leading civil rights activists should have been on front page

Dear editor,
Please tell me why such an important event featuring Maude Barlow, Leo McGrady and Tarah Millen was not front-page news?

Maude Barlow spoke recently in the Comox Valley.

Maude Barlow spoke recently in the Comox Valley.

Dear editor,Please tell me why such an important event featuring Maude Barlow, Leo McGrady and Tarah Millen was not front-page news?We live in very uncertain times when governments are going ahead with projects that don’t seem to be the best for our lands, rivers and lakes and oceans. How are we the public going to have our voices heard when such important meetings are stashed away amongst local events.Regardless of the lack of publicity many people showed up for the meeting and the events of the following day. Where was the reporting of the successful attendance of these events?Just to show you the importance of the people mentioned above, below is a press release that explains pretty well their contribution to our planet and towards the welfare of the human race.Two of Canada’s leading civil rights leaders came to the Valley on Sept. 23 of this year. One of them, Maude Barlow, is the national chairperson of the Council of Canadian a very important citizens’ advocacy group.She is also the co-founder of the Blue Planet Project, which works internationally for the right of water. Maude also chairs the board of the Washington-based Food and Water Watch and is a executive member of the San Francisco-Based International Forum on Globalization and a councillor with the Hamburg-based World Future Council.Leo McGrady, author and lawyer was one of a number of lawyers who ran a legal aid clinic out of the offices of the Georgia Straight newspaper in the days before there was any organized legal aid in British Columbia.He also wrote the first Protester’s Guide to Civil Disobedience in B.C., which has been an invaluable aid to activists for almost two decades.They were joined by Tarah Millen, a young activist who has been campaigning to halt the slaughter of dolphins in Japan.Jan Rowthorn,Comox

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