ANTI-POVERTY protesters planning to stay overnight in the former Toronto Police headquarters had their plans changed by the old tenants. Moments after members of the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty stormed through the front doors of 590 Jarvis St., police stormed through the back doors and began hauling the squatters out one by one.
Police arrested 14 people in the melee.
Scientists say they've found evidence the North has now become a source of atmosphere-warming carbon dioxide. A new study from the Pew Center on Global Climate change says the Arctic tundra is no longer absorbing carbon dioxide, but it rather releasing it.
The following is an interview "with John Perkins, a former respected member of the international banking community. In his book Confessions of an Economic Hit Man he describes how as a highly paid professional, he helped the U.S. cheat poor countries around the globe out of trillions of dollars by lending them more money than they could possibly repay and then take over their economies."
[In the recent presidential [s]election] most counties [in Florida] fell more or less in line with what one would expect based on the share of Republican registrations, but some differ wildly.
All of those with touch-screen voting had results relatively in line with her expected results, while all of those with extreme variance were in counties with optical scanning.
According to the official statistics for Cuyahoga county [Ohio], a number of precincts had voter turnout well above the national average: in fact, turnout was well over 100% of registered voters,
and in several cases well above the total number of people who have lived in the precinct in the last century or so...One precinct with 558 registered voters cast nearly 9,000 ballots
Baghdad's highest Shia authority has denounced the US military assault on Falluja and called on all Iraqi religious authorities to support the Iraqi people.
"We back our brotherly Sunni Muslims in the city of Falluja and nothing on earth will spoil our brotherhood with them."
Two brief articles on the movement to change the US Constitution to allow non-US born citizens to become US President, focused exclusively for Arnold Schwarzenegger's future run at the Whitey House.
Think Bush is bad? Consider a man who has made a career killing brown-skinned "terrorists" in blockbuster Hollywood movies and spearheading right-wing, racist policies as Governor of California. At the last National Republican Convention, Schwarzenegger recalled listening to President Nixon speak as "a breath of fresh air", and dramatically noted his conversion to the Republican Party at that time, saying, "if he [Nixon] is a Republican, then I am a Republican!"
Especially interesting given recent talk of making it easier to strip non-US born citizenships and deporting these people based on "anti-terrorism" legislation.
Two police officers fired in Stonechild case
They deny any role in death of native teen who froze in 1990 outside Saskatoon
By KATHERINE HARDING
With a report from Canadian Press
Saturday, November 13, 2004 - Page A6
Fourteen years after an aboriginal teen was found frozen to death in a field outside of Saskatoon, two police officers have been fired for their involvement in the case.
Well, now it appears to be official. On October Seventh, 2004 Imperial Oil (otherwise known as Esso) has submitted an application to build the single largest mega project of industrialization in the history of the settler state of Canada. Along with several Inuit and many other Dene Nations, the Deh Cho (Dene) Nations of the Mackenzie Valley are among those whose land will be traversed by a 1700 kilometere long natural gas pipeline.
Police Use of Stun Guns on Children Riles Parents
Officers Taser Boy, 6, and Girl, 12
MIAMI (Nov. 13) - Miami-Dade police have acknowledged using a stun gun on a
second youngster just weeks after subduing a 55-pound first-grader with a
In the second instance, a 15-year-veteran officer used his Taser to
immobilize a 12-year-old girl who was playing hooky from school.
www.chinaview.cn 2004-11-13 19:40:05
SEOUL, Nov. 13 (Xinhuanet) -- Some 15,000 South Korean farmers on Saturday clashed with riot police during their demonstration against the government's negotiations on opening the country's rice market.
Wisconsin Republican Rep. James Sensenbrenner, a leading advocate of the bill, said all its provisions stemmed directly from the report of the 9/11 Commission.
The bill also seeks to prevent illegal immigrants from obtaining drivers' licenses and would withdraw recognition of ID cards issued by Latin American embassies that many immigrants carry that now allow them to open bank accounts, obtain drivers licenses and even board aircraft.
By John Pilger
"Mainstream media speak as if Fallujah were populated only by foreign 'insurgents.' In fact, women and children are being slaughtered in our name."
Food bank lineups are getting longer all over the country with an astonishing increase in the number of children, students and working families forced to ask for a handout. BC leads the way with 41.7% more children needing emergency food parcels this year. Way to go Gordo...give Ralph something to shoot for.
The military says keeping men aged 15 to 55 from leaving is key to the mission's success.
"If they're not carrying a weapon, you can't tell who's who," said an officer with the 1st Cavalry Division.
Gonzales was involved in drafting and approved an August 2002 memo to the president which included the opinion that laws prohibiting torture do "not apply to the President's detention and interrogation of enemy combatants." The memo also said that an interrogation tactic only constituted torture if it resulted in "death, organ failure, or serious impairment of body functions."