The banner proudly proclaims "The UN Commitee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination calls on the Swedish government to stop all activities at the proposed nickel mine in Rönnbäcken south of Tärnaby, Västerbotten, Sweden." It then goes on to say "The intervention is pending a UN investigation on whether mining plans violate the UN racial discrimination rules." So basically the UN have said nothing of the sort.
This is nothing new, a Sami open letter to Beowulf in January 2011 mentions using the UN Commitee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination to stop the mine.
Here is the source of that document. It's a general document on discrimination and the sami are a small part of it. It just talks about issues affecting Sami. The initial article posted here is totally false.
Like others, I don’t believe this is genuine. That would be the wrong move. ‘Leapfrog’ would not be received well in Stockholm, when the Saami are registered within the Swedish constitution. That’s where their influence lies. Anyway, the Swedish government wouldn’t accept any lessons on racial discrimination from other nations who are only united by one motive, that is: self-interest! The international community now has one main objective – to raise cash! Some of Sweden’s revenue raised from mining goes into the coffers, distributed to others who cannot balance the books. Not much revenue generated from xxx mt of reindeer sh@te. atb
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