By GLORIA GALLOWAY |
Globe and Mail |
Thursday, Sep 23, 2004
OTTAWA -- Canada's labour unions remain opposed to free trade, but said
yesterday they reluctantly accept its existence and will now push to make
it better as Canadian jobs face increasing threats from emerging markets
such as China and India.
Dozens of hunters hoping to bag a moose in the Chilcotin's Nemiah Valley have been turned back at two First Nations roadblocks.
"Yesterday's arrests at Sun Peaks Resort is another stage in the long, nasty and
protracted battle to protect traditional Secwepemc territory from the
wanton destruction by the massive expansion of Sun Peaks Resort."
Not content with arresting and abusing hundreds of non-violent protestors during the Republican National Convention, New York cops are now vowing to crack down on the radical cycling group Critical Mass.
The first person left and therefore was not arrested. The remaining three were arrested and brought to Kamloops. One person is still in custody and is in the process of taking a fast.
OCAP | 19/09/04
The end of this month will close the first year of McGuinty
Today over 50 poor people who live in the Downtown East Side (DTES) staged
a demonstration during the Governor-General's visit. In preparations for
the tour that was lead by (Vancouver Mayor) Larry Campbell and (City Councillor) Jim Green the Police cleaned
the streets of any visible signs of the catastrophe we live in. Following a
press release sent out by the Anti-Poverty Committee, the schedule was changed and the
Governor-General tried to sneak past us, with no luck!
The owner of Vancouver's Da Kine Smoke and Beverage Shop, which sold marijuana over the counter, is staying in jail.
| September 18, 2004
MONTREAL (CP) - About 100 protesters booed and jeered the Romanian
president Saturday, preventing him from giving a speech at a city park.
About a fifteen minute walk from the street vendors
and businesses of the downtown Palestinian cultural
capital of Ramallah, is a dangerous subversive place
according to the Israeli authorities. So much so that
they in fact in 2002 raided the Khalil Sakakini
Cultural Center and according to the Miami Herald
"seized a computer and a cellphone, broke dozens of
windows, swept books off shelves, peppered walls with
shrapnel and bullets, spit pumpkin seeds on the floor
and allegedly stole 3,700 shekels."
Chamberlain, SD, Sep. 20 (UPI) -- A spokesman for a group of North American Indians threatened re-enactors following Lewis and Clark explorations with violence. "We didn't bring our bows and arrows today, But if you continue, we will harass you. We will bring our bows and arrows."
"Seven Questions," on Haiti: Derrick O'Keefe and Anthony Fenton
Stateless and Exhausted
Refugees in Montreal face the endurance test of Immigration Canada By
In the streets of Montreal this past Saturday, September 18th, Palestinian
refugees and their supporters held a demonstration under the banner
"Stateless and Deported". Approximately 1000 gathered on Saint Catherine
street to put an end to their deportation back to refugee camps throughout
the Middle East. Through the sunshine and autumn air, a steady chant
could be heard - "Nous sommes fatigués! Donnez nous nos papiers!" This
chant ("we are tired! give us our papers!") speaks volumes of the refugee
experience in Canada.
An interesting and provocative article addressing issues of free speech and fascism from an anarchist perspective; originally posted to http://www.infoshop.org. The author lives in the U.S. so there are a lot of references to American politics and history; nonetheless, this is an intelligent and thoughtful article for all anti-fascists.