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.
Public Service Alliance of Canada members, representing customs workers from Montreal, Dorval and Mirabel, demonstrated for three hours at the Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport.
Globe and Mail | October 15, 2004 | By Naomi Klein
By all means, pay Saddam's victims -- but surely that means Iraqis, not rich [American]
It seems the Carlyle Group has resorted to Spam Tactics to try to defraud Iraq and the world out of $57 Billion dollars, for themselves and the Kuwaiti Government.
A fired worker from a Republican organization which registers voters for the upcoming election has revealed that his bosses threw out the registrations of some Democrat voters. Further investigation has revealed that this practice may have been widespread amongst different organizations, some of which have used the name of Democrat organizations to attract voters.
A video link is available here.
James Baker III was appointed by GW Bush to find ways of implementing the US foriegn policy of reducing Iraq's debt. James also just happens to be a senior partner in the Carlyle Group which stands to gain $1Billion+ from a proposal sent to the Kuwaiti government in which the group would help Kuwait maximize on the repayment of money owed to them by Iraq. Money, which without Baker's influence, would be diffficult to recover.
Legal experts have called this a "classic conflict of interest" and "one of the greatest cons of all time".
short film on Canada in the Arctic with the NYTimes...
From an American bourgeois perspective to be certain, but a piece that contains important information about the need to maneuver the military up north, despite whatever might come as a result.
1. Funding Appeal for Afghani Family
2. Support Letters needed for Russian Family facing Deportation
3. Roma Refugee in Solitary Confinement and on Hunger Strike
4. Support Anti-Fascist Refugee Viktor Kononovich
5. Bring him home: Update on Mohamed Cherfi
6. Tilo Johnson: Deported to Nigeria
Stephen Leahy |
Inter Press Service | BROOKLIN, Canada | Oct 5, 2004
traditional right to save seeds is being threatened by
proposals to collect royalties on virtually all such
seeds following agribusiness giant Monsanto's victory
over grower Percy Schmeiser.