The British Columbia government has served a trespass notice to native protesters occupying part of a golf course at the Sun Peaks resort
sevenoaksmag.com | August 31, 2004 |
Lorne Mayencourt, BC Liberal MLA, recently spent 5 nights living in the Downtown Eastside (DTES), getting an up close view of the lives of those his government has helped to keep in, or push into, abject poverty. Mayencourt
On Saturday, August 28, two busloads of OCAP members and supporters
traveled to the exclusive York Mills/Bayview area to confront a display of
Liberal arrogance. The luxurious home of Party supporter Joseph Kurian
was the venue for the "Red Hot Grits" BBQ - the biggest provincial Liberal
fundraising event of the year.
Fairmont Hotel (in Santa Barbara, California) security (assaulted) a 14 year old NYM warrior during a peaceful info rally which (led) to the arrest of two NYM Warriors.
Were I still young, innocent or academic enough to believe in things like
"paradigms," I'd say mine shifted this past weekend. For thirty rainy
hours outside unceded Kamloops in unceded British Columbia's unceded
interior, the fight for Native sovereignty leapt out from the realm of
white guilt, rhetorical device or empty analogy, and became a movement
that I witnessed; a reality that humbled me; a project in which I was
offered a small part to play. On Sunday, August 29, a group of nearly two
hundred Native and non-Native demonstrators led by grassroots Secwepemc
activists took to the sprawling and malignant Sun Peaks ski resort to
protest the expansion of the mini-Whistler and its centerpieces - the
Delta hotel and an incipient golf course.
Argentine police fired tear gas at about 2,000 demonstrators protesting a visit by International Monetary Fund Managing Director Rodrigo de Rato after several hundred stormed the central bank.
Convention in New York City, several hundred social justice and human rights activists have been arrested. Arrestees have been beaten by the police, subjected to insufferable jail conditions, and vilified by the mainstream media. Bail has been set as high as $200,000. Some of those arrested--people with immigrations issues, activists who have been injured in the course of the arrest--are in high risk situations and must be released from jail as soon as possible.
by Andrew Kennis; The NewStandard; August 29, 2004
A rally in New York City today to protest Starbucks Coffee's negative reaction to recent union organizing efforts ended with four arrests, including the detention of two Starbucks employees who are members of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) union branch 660 (IU 660).
| Aug 30 2004
SASKATOON - Members of the Clearwater River Dene Nation have set up a blockade on the road that goes through their reserve to the Cluff Lake uranium mine.
The band members have placed heavy equipment, vehicles, and a gate across Highway 955.
| Aug 30 2004
Aug 30 2004
Toronto Sun | August 29, 2004
A 24-YEAR-OLD woman was arrested after she suffered head injuries during a violent protest by anti-poverty militants at a Liberal Party barbecue on an upscale north Toronto street. About 100 protesters, including organizer John Clarke, marched on Oxbow Rd. in an effort to block Liberals and their supporters from the Red Hot Grits barbecue at 17 Oxbow Rd., near Bayview Ave. and York Mills Rd.
Globe and Mail
By BRUCE LITTLE |
Monday, August 30, 2004 - Page B4
Canadians like their high ranking on the United Nations' human development index, but might be less proud of the country's placement on another UN list -- the human poverty index for rich countries. We're fourth on the first index (out of 177 countries), but a dismal 12th (out of 17) on the second.
| Andy Bromage | 08/30/2004
NEW YORK -- Tens of thousands of demonstrators marched through the streets of Manhattan Sunday, decrying President Bush as a liar, thief and war criminal on the eve of the Republican National Convention.