Via NY Transfer News Collective |
By Camille T. Taiara
"EARLY THIS MONTH the federal government launched the latest crude
offensive in its so-called war on terror. Titled the October Plan,
the program called for 'aggressive - even obvious - surveillance' of
a wide range of individuals (regardless of whether or not they're
suspected of any criminal wrongdoing) until the Nov. 2 presidential
election, according to an internal document leaked to the press."
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- Haitian police and U.N. troops moved into a slum that has become a flashpoint for unrest, using bulldozers to remove a barricade of torched cars that had blocked traffic in the capital.
Canada's part-time soldiers will provide one-stop shopping for aid to communities hit by disaster or a terrorist attack under a new proposal that will see specialized army planning officers set up in major towns and cities.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez stepped
upthe pressure on wealthy landowners Saturday, saying he will send troops to
confiscate unused farmland if large property owners refuseto give up the land to
help the poor.
MONTREAL - The reappointment of a police chief previously barred from a First Nation community is being met with anger by some Kanesatake residents.
"B.C. Muslims have been trying for at least two years to silence what they
call the "grotesque" anti-Jewish views of radical Vancouver cleric Sheik
INUVIK, N.W.T. - Imperial Oil has announced plans to start the preliminary stages of building a gas production facility in the Mackenzie Delta.
Globe and Mail | Saturday, Oct 23, 2004 |
By Geoffrey York
Huang Benlin "is a small wiry man in a grease-stained shirt, a migrant worker from a
small village in Sichuan province who has suffered 24 years of low wages,
exploitation, long hours and cruel bosses. Now, he is plotting his revenge."
Vancouver Sun | Friday, October 22, 2004
By Vaughn Palmer
Victoria - Ferry workers are still recovering from "shock, horror, dismay,
and disappointment" over the arbitrator's binding decision in their bitter
dispute with BC Ferries.
YELLOWKNIFE - The Deh Cho's grand chief says he's willing to compromise his stand on how a pipeline is reviewed if federal officials do the same.
Thousands of people from more than 70 countries came to a very wet
London last weekend to take part in the European Social Forum
(ESF) and the various autonomous events across the capital. They
came to see if 'another world is possible' , yet as expected, last
weekend was hijacked by people whose vision seems seriously at
odds with many people involved in grassroots politics.
The arrival of Christopher Columbus was commemorated last week in countries across the Americas except in Venezuela.
This past October 12, President Hugo Chavez did not commemorate the arrival of Columbus to this continent in 1492. Instead, Chavez paid homage to 16th Century indigenous chief, Guaicaipuro, at the National Pantheon in Caracas.
October 21, 2004 | Vancouver
"A city police officer has been criminally charged with assault after allegedly throwing a local activist through a plate-glass window."
Kenny Milley, a member of the Innu Nation, has been sentenced to two years in prison for his resistance to a police attack on the reserve of Sheshatshiu. Innu women and children occupied the band council office in March, after waiting five and a half years for the council to delegate them housing. RCMP officers and Child, Youth and Family Services officials were repelled by about 50 to 60 family members who rushed down to defend those occupying the offices.