In case you didn't pick up Le Devoir or the Ottawa Citizen on Friday, organizations across Canada and the U.S., including the David Suzuki Foundation, the Broadbent Institute and Canadian Journalists for Free Expression, called on Resolute Forest Products to drop its multi-million dollar lawsuits aimed at silencing Greenpeace and Stand.earth in a newspaper ad appearing in both newspapers. 

Ad appearing in the Ottawa Citizen

 

The organizations are condemning Resolute's attack on public discourse, free speech and the very heart of our democratic society.

Other notable voices have also come forward in the defense of free speech and forests. More than 200 authors such as Margaret Atwood, Yann Martel and Stephen Fry have signed a pledge with Greenpeace to support free speech and the right to speak up for forests. 

But that's not all! More than 400,000 people from around the world have signed an appeal to publishers buying paper from Resolute. These voices are all asking publishers to disavow the logging company's heavy-handed attempt to silence environmental organizations and intimidate individual activists who have rightfully criticized its unsustainable forestry practices.

We cannot let Resolute destroy an organization with over 45 years of history protecting the planet. 

Sign this petition calling on the publishing industry — which buys millions of pounds of book paper from Resolute — to stand up for forests and free speech.