In the article below, Counterpunch regular contributor Gary Leupp outlines the strategy of the U.S. in expanding their empire through lies, duplicity and terror.
Hedy Epstein, 79-yr old kinder transport survivor and Holocaust
educator, who was roughed up demonstrating against the Wall this
spring, and strip-searched at B-G airport on leaving, will be joining the
synagogue vigil on Oct 2.
This was publicly announced (along with the decision not to vigil at the
synagogue on Yom Kippur, which falls on Saturday this year). The
synagogue rabbi wrote to Hedy asking her not to come. She rejected
his appeal, with a poem, exchange below.
"The Democratic Party, the party of slavery, has a long history of mass murder and empire building. They are not an alternative to the American Empire. Especially on foreign policy, there is remarkable consistency between republican and democratic administrations. If the Nuremberg standards were applied every President since World War Two, both democrat and republican, would have to be hung.... A vote for the democrats is a vote for imperialism and war...."
- Prime Minister Paul Martin has "rigged" votes in the Commons to guarantee Liberal support for the controversial U.S. ballistic missile defence system, says an outspoken Grit.
- Canada's Policy on Ballistic Missile Defence
(Source : Canada Department of National Defence ; issued Oct.5)
October 8, 2004
The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) is rejecting the government's claim that amendments to B.C. privacy laws will be sufficient protection for British Columbians if their medical and financial records and other personal information are handed over to U.S.-linked companies.
Feminist Daily News Wire |
October 13, 2004
They were the first animals with backbones to walk on land. They witnessed the rise and fall of the dinosaurs and were present at the birth of a bipedal ape who went on to become the most destructive species the planet has ever known.
Globe and Mail | October 15, 2004
By Naomi Klein
Next week, something will happen that will unmask the upside-down morality
of the invasion and occupation of Iraq. On Thursday, Iraq will pay
$200-million (U.S.) in war reparations to some of the richest countries and
corporations in the world.
Flashpoints radio interviews Kevin Pina
October 15, 2004
Canadian activists be advised that the RCMP is presently in command of the "training" of Haitian police and are in charge of the overall UN police "stabilization mission" contingent. Add this to the gruesome context below.
Globe and Mail | Friday, October 15, 2004 - Page A7
By John Ibbitson
"Senior government officials are increasingly angry [...] about what they claim is a major but surreptitious shift in
this nation's foreign policy. Canada, they say, is moving away from a
balanced approach toward the Middle East in favour of explicit and virtually
unqualified support for Israel."
CAMBRIDGE BAY, Nunavut - Scientists say several kinds of Arctic seabird
are dwindling in numbers and some are changing their eating habits as ice
conditions change in the north.
OTTAWA | Oct. 5 | CNW Telbec |
Mr. Justice Dennis O'Connor released today
a Consultation Paper relating to the Policy Review portion of his mandate. The
Paper invites individuals, groups and organizations, including government
institutions, to provide their views on whether a new review mechanism is
required for the RCMP's national security activities and, if so, what it
should look like.
Interfaith Sancuary Coalition |
October 13, 2004
Montreal - Appalled that several people have now entered a second year
living in sanctuary, churches across Canada have declared a Sanctuary Week
from October 17th to 24th. The United Church of Canada, which is
currently offering sanctuary in two of the five known cases, has called
upon its congregations across the country to devote a part of their weekly
prayer services to the issue of sanctuary, to invite local MPs to attend
the services, and to write the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration to
ask for a solution for the current sanctuary cases, as well as for the
implementation of a right of appeal for refugee claimants, in order to
prevent the need for recourse to sanctuary.
Nyack, N.Y.. -- More than 2,000 people opposing the war in Iraq, including
teachers, lawyers and the father of an American beheaded by terrorists,
are sending Iraqis personal photos with protest messages to showcase "what
Americans are really like."
FREDERICTON -- Finance Minister Jeannot Volpe says threatening letters have forced the cancellation of the Progressive Conservative party's annual general meeting scheduled for this weekend in Edmundston, according to reports.
The Lord government is coping with a strike by more than 800 hospital support workers in Moncton, and with pulp mill closures in Miramichi and Nackawic.