On October 13, 2004, a group of encapuchados (masked-up rebels) attacked a motorcycle police contingent with firebombs outside of the University of Chile in Santiago. The cops opened fire on the rebels, using live rounds, and hitting an anarchist, who has been identified by the corporate media as Gustavo Fuentes.
Backed by United Nations so-called peacekeepers, the U.S.-installed Haitian regime continues its siege of poor neighborhoods in the capital, Port au Prince, in an attempt to crush ousted President Jean-Bertrand Aristide's Lavalas party. The following is the result of a clandestine interview with a woman called Nancy, conducted last Sunday in the slum of Bel Air.
By COLIN PERKEL |
TORONTO (CP) - A Jewish, pro-Palestinian student suspended for three years for participating in two noisy campus protests is suing York University and its president for $800,000 even though the school withdrew the punishment.
The ASCII squat, a free public internet space run by hackers and
activists in Amsterdam, was evicted yesterday by the local
ASCII was set up recycling old computers and using only free software
(GNU GPL) to bring broader access to technology for the populace.
"Given the current escalation of Israeli depredations in Gaza and the daily US bombings of Falluja, it is interesting to examine Amnesty International's (AI) statements on the situation. AI is widely viewed as an authority on human rights issues, and thus it is of interest to analyze its output on these recent events. Careful scrutiny of AI's record reveals that, its typical response to the daily obscene deeds by either Israeli or US armies is a few barely audible ruminations with an occasional lame rebuke. The impotence of these responses raises many questions."
The United States Senate has passed legislation designed to jump-start the construction of a pipeline down the Alaska Highway.
The bill includes permitting approvals and loan guarantees worth nearly $18 billion.
Alaska's major oil producers maintain the incentives are a critical factor in construction of the pipeline.
The following is a summary of a few recent court victories along with upcoming dates. I'm posting it to give people in other parts an idea of what activists in Montreal are facing over the next while. If you are in Montreal, remember that these proceedings are long and boring and stressful. Try your damndest to get out and support your comrades. If you are in other parts of the country or world, consider sending a letter of support. It makes a difference.
Both the exaltation of the military persona of Chávez and its ahistorical linking to that of Bolivar, is intended to legitimise neoliberal politics with demagogical words. They have also played up the "US Invasion" scare, an ironic prelude to this government's giving away of the country's oil to corporations like Chevron-Texaco or Repsol-YPF, paladins of capitalist globalisation.
By Fred Weston |
October 11, 2004
Adams Oshiomhole, Nigeria Labour Congress President, has confirmed that the
general strike against the latest fuel price hike is starting today and will
be total. It is going to be a four-day warning strike.
The situation in Nigeria is very tense as over the weekend Oshiomhole
Concordia's decision to deny Barak a venue leaves one fearing a slide "down that slippery slope of intellectual totalitarianism", wrote Troy. Yes Sir! echoed the editorials of The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star, the Montreal Gazette, and the National Post.
10/12/2004, from The Tyee
Adding a voice to mounting criticism, 'punk riot' onlooker claims Vancouver police subjected her to degrading ordeal.
Fielding complaints about police conduct has become a routine part of Larry Wucherer's job as president of the Aboriginal Council of Winnipeg... "this is a consistent, regular thing from the community."
So the council has joined forces with another community group, United Against Racism, to launch a new program aimed at monitoring police behaviour on the beat. The groups will hold a meeting Wednesday they hope will attract enough interest to spark the creation of a Winnipeg chapter of Copwatch.
The fourth anniversary of Israel's violent crackdown on the Palestinian uprising, which coincided with its latest massacre of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, occasioned a number of analyses, many concluding -- wishfully -- that the Intifada has been "counterproductive" for the Palestinians, or even a "failure."
"Europeans, intellectuals and artists may argue all night about exaggerated threats, torture at Abu Ghraib prison and the looting of art treasures. But this carries no weight with conservative working- class people in the US. The Republicans are past-masters of presenting themselves as victims of the liberal elite, a horde of quibbling lawyers, haughty academics, depraved journalists and know-it-all actors. And at times they are quite right. There is no doubt that most intellectuals and 'experts' are out of touch with ordinary life and are hopelessly self-centred. They laugh at popular tradition and all the hicks in remote places in the back country who still support Bush. But Fox News and the Republicans thrive on the bitterness their divisive attitude creates."