National Post | Wednesday, November 03, 2004 | By April Lindgren
Toronto - The Ontario government is hooked on gambling proceeds and has no
plans to scale back operations, Premier Dalton McGuinty acknowledged
yesterday following the release of a report that shows problem gamblers
generate more than one-third of provincial gaming revenue.
We still don't know the results of the multi-million dollar farce of democracy known as the US Presidential Elections but if you want to know if Americans have "abandoned their chief in a time of war" (don't they know they are always at war?), then tune into US IndyMedia for all the electoral gossip. The big deal at the moment seems to be that "Ohio voter groups have called for a statewide walkout and protest in Columbus as the US presidential election hinges on thousands of provisional ballots and claims of disenfranchisement."
Jury selection took place today for Justin Goodman's upcoming November 15 trial on charges of "assisting escape from lawful custody" and "assault on a police officer", related to the Canadian government's attempted deportation of two Iranian refugees on January 21, 2003
An American Indian Movement activist charged with murder in South Dakota almost 30 years ago may learn more next month about the strength of the U.S. case against him.
The victory belongs not to a man but to the project of creating a country guided by humanism and solidarity in its domestic and international spheres. It is also a victory for a development model embracing endogenous development and the social economy as alternatives to voracious, destructive neoliberalism.
There are reports of unprecedented civil disorder in Uzbekistan, where several thousand people have taken to the streets in the city of Kokand.
"Throughout this election cycle progressives resolutely determined to affirm their values and principles with their vote have been called out and attacked by left luminaries: we don't care for poor, working people, we fail to understand the dangers of Bush, we've fallen prey to infantile hero-worship. Our intellects have been impugned, and we are accused of being too rigid, absolutist, purist....The left elite continues to earnestly plead/intellectually bully for the sacrifice of just some, wee, little, tiny, bit of our integrity. And for what purpose? A Kerry presidency?.... And I always thought the left stood for something."
Montevideo, Uruguay - (KRT) - Socialist Tabare Vazquez appeared to win a
majority of votes for president in tiny Uruguay on Sunday, adding his nation
to South America's political swing to the left and potentially denying the
United States an important ally in the region.
Deaths of Iraqis have soared to 100,000 above normal since the Iraq
invasion, mainly due to violence, with many of the victims being women and
children, according to public health experts from the United States.
News Story with introduction by Hunter Gray
I am quite certain that Wal Mart will be smashingly defeated in its sick
incursion into the Circle of Teotihuacan. In addition to the rapidly
mounting opposition to its hungry adventure -- by a wide and angry range of
the peoples of Mexico -- there is also the power of Tezcatlipoca. Although
generally seen as a Toltec deity who was taken by the later Aztecs, His
roots do go back into the era of Teotihuacan.
The US military has increased its military
strength around Baghdad in recent days, while
insurgency and clashes are continuing across the
Bin Laden's Amazing ability to show up at the right time
October 31st, 2004
Note immediately: I am not interested in making this article about whether or not 9-11's "official" story is a lie. You know already, unless you too have gone onto auto-pilot for three plus years ....The argument I am making is the one in between discussing whether or not to consider this legitimate inquiry. So, instead, I shall take up a few points that have been rolled out into our ears every single time that the idea comes of being against the FBI's conspiracy theory.
The current repression has led Haitian and international human rights observers to draw comparisons with the darkest days of the 1991-1994 military regime, and with the 1957-1986 dictatorship of François 'Papa Doc' Duvalier and his son, Jean-Claude 'Baby Doc'. The difference, they say, is that the current government has had the blessing of the international community.
"From Guatemala to Iran, from Chile to Nicaragua, to the struggle for freedom in South Africa, to present-day Venezuela, American state terrorism, licensed by both Republican and Democrat administrations, has fought democrats and sponsored totalitarians. Most societies attacked or otherwise subverted by American power are weak and defenceless, and there is a logic to this. Should a small country succeed in breaking free and establish its own way of developing, then its good example to others becomes a threat to Washington."