Henry Zoe, the MLA for North Slave, was charged Sept. 10 for an incident that is alleged to have occurred in the summer.
Zoe is the second MLA currently facing charges in the Northwest Territories legislature.
Inuvik Twin Lakes MLA Roger Allen is facing a charge of sexual assault and is scheduled to appear in court on Oct. 18.
On Thursday, September 23, 2004, actions against Fairmont and Delta Hotels took place in Victoria, Vancouver, Calgary, Saskatoon, Winnipeg and Montreal, in solidarity with the struggle of the indigenous Secwepemc people who have been re-occupying their land at the Sun Peaks Resort near Kamloops, BC.
110 members of USWA Local 1-3567 have been on strike against Weyerhaeuser Northwest Hardwoods in Delta since mid July.
A group of Yukoners, including students and teachers from Vanier Catholic School, descended upon a major U.S. military base over the weekend.
This essay is originally from Nihilism, Anarchy, and the 21st Century by A!
If socialism has been, at best, a corrective to the worst excesses of Capitalism then where else can we draw our inspiration from? If the mainstream of socialism (so called state socialism, communism, or social democracy) is solidly interested in the same progressive, economic assimilation as the dominant world then we could look to its rivals. If these rivals (libertarian and utopian socialists) have shown that they are co-optable or worse, that they are not capable of being effective in the time of crisis then where do we turn?
If people couldn't effectively combat the system of the 19th century, when it was just becoming a worldwide system rationalizing everything, including its opposition, what hope do we have today long after the fact?
The CanWest newspaper chain got international exposure this week. The New
York Times, probably the world's most prestigious newspaper, wrote about
CanWest's editorial policies....The story started when the Ottawa Citizen revised an Associated Press story from Iraq. AP reporter Hamza Hendawi wrote, "U.S. jets pounded
targets in Fallujah" without "weakening the Sunni militants who have
steadily expanded their control of the city." The Citizen changed that to,
"U.S. jets pounded terrorist positions [without] weakening the Sunni terrorists." The change was deliberate.
"Since the end of the battle of Najaf, things have become a jumbled mass of new violent outbreaks and conflicting pronouncements by all sides of the Iraqi conflict. Hidden in this confusion is an entirely new American military-political strategy that promises to wreak further havoc in the cities of Iraq, while shifting dramatically the equation of forces. If the U.S. succeeds, it will set the stage for a massive military offensive just after the November elections, one which may be magnitudes more brutal than anything we have seen so far. If the U.S. fails, it could generate the sort of high profile set-back that ruins Bush's electoral chances and/or leads to yet another major change in U.S. political-military strategy."
by Macdonald Stainsby |
September 20, 2004 |
Before the Republican Guard vanished on the outskirts of Baghdad in early April 2003, the US invasion had run into two major stumbling blocks in its advance on the Iraqi capital: guerrilla resistance and major sandstorms... At the time, with many of us hoping that this attempt to colonize Iraq would fail, I heard one friend remark "Allahu Akbar!" ("God is Great!") in reference to the possibility that this unexpected supernatural intervention was divined. Perhaps the Creator-- as the indigenous refer to it in the Arctic -- is trying to prevent an ecocidal and genocidal colonization that is happening, with next to no fanfare, right now.
"The largest combat veteran's group in the United States has asked President George W. Bush to tell the Canadian government that a monument in British Columbia to Vietnam War draft-dodgers should not be built....The Veterans of Foreign Wars says the proposed monument, to be erected in Nelson, is a tribute 'to cowards' and a slap in the face to the 42 million Americans who have served in the military over the years."
Cuba condemns an impotent UN controlled by the superpower. Poor countries have paid three times there debt but the unpayable debt has still doubled while one rich country spends $900B on the war machine every year. They call for a develpment tax on international financial transactions and a stronger G-77.
Also see Cuba lobbies to end embargo
Bus riders across the GVRD are angry and getting organized to stop the proposed bus fare increase. "The impacts of these transit fare increases will be simply devastating to the marginalized and working people who ride the buses every day. We deserve better than fare increases and bus cuts", explains Zailda Chan, an organizer with the Bus Riders Union.
By Uri Avnery
| haaretz.com | Fri., September 24, 2004
Not long ago a European interviewer asked me: "In your youth you were a member of the (right wing) Irgun. Now you belong to the radical peace camp. When did you move from the one extreme to the other? At what moment did this happen?"